St. Lucia

She lies in the Lesser Antilles, in the waters of the Eastern Caribbean, near where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean intersect. After the British and French wrested control of the volcanic, pear-shaped island from the indigenous people, the two nations staged seesaw battles to possess St. Lucia. French, British and African cultures are the dominant influences here, but there’s a spicy sprinkling of Lebanese, Greek, Portuguese and Chinese communities to complete the mix. For nearly 20 years, St. Lucia has hosted a major international jazz festival and boasts two Nobel laureates.

The towering green peaks, the Pitons are icons on the lush landscape, as is Fort Rodney, an old British military barracks. Many visitors love mountain biking and hiking on the island, through the rainforest. Beneath the surface, divers plunge into sites off the island’s west coast, around Anse Chastanet Reef. Nearly 200 fish species can be found. You can critter hunt to your heart’s content, for colorful invertebrates and watch schools of tropical fish flit about, or watch turtles cruise by.

Scuba Travel Ventures can arrange both resort stays and live-aboard bookings for you to enjoy the wonders of St. Lucia.

Tours

Anse Chastanet

New Specials Daily 1-800-298-9009 Do you miss the vacations you used to take back in the day? You know the ones: Where you felt so in tune with your natural surroundings you chose a...

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Jade Mountain

New Specials Daily 1-800-298-9009 Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St...

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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

New Specials Daily 1-800-298-9009 Peacefully situated on the cliffside above Anse Cochon cove lays the 33 charming gingerbread cottages of Ti Kaye. Rustic elegance in the midst of...

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