A "Kingdom of Nature" thanks to its mountainous terrain and lush flora, Saint Lucia's quaint towns, beautiful beaches and bays, mineral baths, and banana plantations are unmatched by other Caribbean Islands—Two 3,000 foot volcanic peaks rise skyward from the Caribbean Sea reigning over a unique cultural fusion of French, British and African traditions bring the island's beauty and rich heritage to life.
1. THE ARCHITECTURE
Archaeological ruins are abundant in Saint Lucia. La Sikwi, Creole for sugar mill, is located within the gardens of a 400-acre banana cocoa plantation—Invergoil Estate.Built in 1860, when sugar was Saint Lucia's main export crop, the decaying site was renovated into a museum in 1990. Tour guides demonstrate how sugar cane was turned into raw sugar and molasses.
2. THE GARDENS
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is a peaceful retreat from the outside world with a breathtaking waterfall and hot mineral springs with age old medicinal waters. You'll enjoy the beauty and sultry warmth of the tropics whilst walking through lush fertile vegetation and marveling at the diverse tropical fauna.
3. THE COCKTAILS
Ladera Resort's Bar at Dasheene offers an absolutely perfect setting for cocktails. Admire the natural beauty of the grand Pitons while sitting back, relaxing and enjoying a "Blue Lagoon" from their extensive cocktail menu. We know you're already daydreaming.
The stunning views from the Tet Paul Scenic Trail have been described as absolutely heavenly. From the majestic Pitons to the far away islands of Martinique and Saint Vincent, you can see it all including gorgeous Jalousie Bay.
5. THE BEACHES
Imagine yourself on a dreamy white sand tropical beach nestled between the majestic volcanic peaks. That's Jalousie Beach. Jalousie is French for "jealousy" and it is easy to see why. Soak in the rays while enjoying a refreshing swim in the clear emerald water of the Caribbean Sea and marvel at the abundant sea life as you snorkel beneath the waters of the National Marine Reserve.