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St. Lucia

St Lucia is located in the Lesser Antilles. Although it is located in the Caribbean, it borders the Atlantic Ocean. About 160,000 people make their home on St Lucia, with Castries being the capital city. Among the many unique characteristics of the island, two citizens from it, Derek Walcott and Arthur Lewis, were awarded with the prestigious Nobel laureate award.

St Lucia is a great destination for travelers avoiding crowds since it is not as well known as other Caribbean destinations. St Lucia is centrally located in the Eastern Caribbean, and it is surrounded by Barbados, St Vincent, and Martinique.

The natural environment of St Lucia resembles a South Pacific island. Mountain ranges extend a couple thousand feet, shadowing the rainforests. Within the rainforest, rare and unique species make their home, such as the native parrot of the island. There are also a variety of tropical trees, including papaya, mango, and coconut.

St. Lucia has a rich cultural heritage dating back to native tribes that once made the island their home. The current residents of St Lucia are friendly and welcoming. Tourists can interact with them at street markets or idyllic countryside villages.

Adventure seekers will find a lot to do on the island. St Lucia is full of great diving spots for snorkelers and scuba divers, and there are great hiking trails cutting through the rainforests where bird lovers can observe the St Lucia parrot in its natural habitat. There is also opportunities to play golf, sail, or just relax under the sun on the beach. Also, perhaps the islandís most unique feature is a large crater where a volcano formerly existed where tourists are permitted to take a vehicle across it.

 

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