PLACE OF INTEREST IN ST LUCIA

The island is endowed with one of the most magnificent panorama in the world. Prolific with natural beauty, St. Lucia is abundant with beautiful forests, towering peaks, ancient fortresses, precious fishing villages and grand town squares. The island is rich in unexplored territories lying hidden away in the intricacies.

Castries

The capital city of St. Lucia homes several St. Lucian historical sights like the La Toc Battery, the uniquely ornated Cathedral and the Central Library with exquisite architecture. This bustling city provides excellent shopping in the town market. One of its features contain Bagshaws where the art of silkscreening can be observed.

 

Morne Fortune (Hill of Good Luck)

Facing Castries, Morne Fortune was the key battlefield during the period of upheavals over colonial possession of the island. The French began building a fortress at this military outpost during the 17 th century but the construction was completed by the British after the French surrendered in 1796.

Marigot Bay

This is another significant wartime base where a British Admiral once trapped the French by camouflaging his fleet with palm fonds. This beautiful bay is presently a yacht haven making it one of St. Lucia's most magnificent spots.

Dereck Walcott Square

This square is located in Castries with a 400 year old samaan tree shading the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception built in the year 1897.

Anse-le-Ray & Canaries

These tiny fishing villages offer an interesting study of one of the island's main traditions which is fishing in dug-out canoes.

Soufriere

Soufriere is the oldest town in St. Lucia which was established by the French in 1746. Located in the south of the island, it is an unusual market place decorated with colour murals and gingerbread embellishments.

Choiseul

Soufriere is the oldest town in St. Lucia which was established by the French in 1746. Located in the south of the island, it is an unusual market place decorated with colour murals and gingerbread embellishments.

Gros Islet

This fishing village is converted into a radiant carnival scene, every friday night presenting soca and reggae music and dancing on the streets which is commonly called a "jump up".

Pigeon Island

This 40-acre islet connected to St. Lucia by a raised track is a spectacular nature park reflecting a thousand years of history. Marked trails leading to a number of historical sites are strewn over this islet such as the remains of an 18 th century British fort and Fort Rodney, where an Admiral of the same name spied on French ships from its strategic spot. The Pigeon island also includes two isolated beaches and is also the major venue of the island's annual Jazz Festival.

 
 

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