Saint Lucia Cruises
St Lucia offers you everything you would expect to find on a Caribbean island: a tropical climate, rainforests and unspoilt beaches. Your cruise ship will take you to the capital of the island, Castries. It is a city that’s throbbing with life with the stunning backdrop of the soaring Morne Fortune. Its streets burst with tempting shops and markets that will do untold damage to your credit cards. [ReadMoreMob]
The many restaurants on the island serve a combination of Creole with French and West Indian influences. Seafood features heavily on the menu (especially langouste and conch) as does the local beer and rum.
Taking a walk on the wild side, venturing further inland gives you the opportunity to take an aerial tram through the treetops of the rainforest.The north of the island is home to Pigeon Island National Park where you can explore the remains of Fort Rodney.
For a taste of tropical luxury, a cruise holiday to St. Lucia is just the ticket.
Castries, St. Lucia
The majestic Pitons, twin volcanic peaks, rise more than 740 metres (2,427 feet) above sea level and dominate the St Lucian landscape. Visible from many points on the island, Gros Piton and Petit Piton, located near the town of Soufriere, are the most photographed landmarks of St Lucia, and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
The vast majority of life in rainforests resides in the canopy. St Lucia's Rainforest Aerial Tram lets visitors experience the beauty and excitement of the canopy. As you glide peacefully through the treetops on your open-air aerial gondola, you can admire the tropical rainforest canopy and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife.
Also known as the St Lucia Botanical Gardens, the Diamond Botanical Gardens are located on Soufriere Estate, one of the oldest estates on the island. Considered to be one of the island’s top natural wonders, the six acre site is home to a range of tropical flowers and plant life. Nearby you will also find the Diamond Waterfall and mineral baths, which were originally built for the troops of King Louis XIV.