A great illustration of the Caribbean’s geologic past, Saint Lucia is a mountainous island with a distinctive flavour and personality, derived from the French and British colonists who regularly fought for control during and after the Golden Age of Discovery. Nowadays it’s a great stopover for cruise ships, docking at the magnificent harbour of the capital Castries.
Two peaks that rise off the coast are the main attraction of Saint Lucia; the Pitons pull in the adventurous crowds that wish to hike and explore the lush tropical forest that surrounds them. There are a lot of unique birds and plants as well as beautiful beaches and walking trails. Nearby is Soufriere, a town hosting the world’s only drive through volcano.