St Lucia in the Windward Islands has one of the most glorious, lush and mountainous interiors in the Caribbean where vertiginous roads twist and turn to give snatched glimpses of the inviting sea below.
The island’s most photographed and photogenic site are the Pitons, the twin towering peaks that are reminders of St Lucia’s volcanic past and bookend a particularly scenic beach.
The international airport is on the south coast and the main tourism centre of Rodney Bay is in the north. In between the two Marigot Bay is a popular resting place for yachts touring the islands while the west coast fishing town of Soufriere is the gateway to the waterfalls and exotic plants in St Lucia’s dense rain forest.
Rodney Bay has St Lucia’s best choice of restaurants and shops on St Lucia along with a cinema and golf course. A short drive away the exclusive waterfront Cap Estate, a former sugar plantation, now has 250 homes on its 1,500 acres from apartments to substantial detached villas in spacious grounds.