A lesser-known gem of the Caribbean, Saint Lucia is a treasure trove of unrivalled natural gems and massively appealing tropical settings. The island nation, a dream come true for nature enthusiasts, is tucked between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean.
Numerous beaches and resorts that embellish the country's vast, scenic shoreline are the obvious lures for tourists to board flights to Saint Lucia. Further, plenty of untamed natural trails and national parks in the country pack in exciting excursions, pulling in nature-enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies like a flam allures moths. Country's impressive cultural heritage and amazing architectures are also there for all to see and admire. Tet Paul Nature Trail, Pigeon Island National Park, Marigot Bay, Rodney Bay and St Lucia Botanical Gardens are some attractions that find place in any St. Lucia travel itinerary.
With tropical and moderate climate all year-round, due to the northeast trade winds, Saint Lucia makes sure that there is no bad time to sojourn the nation. Dry season from January to April, however, tends to be more substantial, when it comes to plan holidays in this Caribbean nation. This is the best time for tourists to explore country's splendid natural gems. Rainy season spans from May to August. Amazing greenery and exquisite flora & fauna at the island are the great lures for nature-lovers to book their holiday packages to St. Lucia during this time.
Holidaymakers sojourning St. Lucia must not miss out to delve into the county's fantastic culinary delights. A variety of offerings available throughout the island are gratifying and epicureans will be really pleased to find a broad range of authentic and intercontinental delicacies. Local cuisines consist mainly of fresh vegetables, rice, fish and a variety of curry, and can be found at most local restaurants. Big cities like Castries and Soufriere have many upscale restaurants where dining is a pleasant treat. Of course, a number of parties and festivals held in various communities are also where foodies can sample delicious local cuisines.
Like other Central American countries, St. Lucia flaunts an array of shopping avenues offering something for all. Big spenders buying packages for luxury holidays in the country can get their desirable deals at trendy malls such as Blue Coral Ltd in Castries and JQ Shopping Mall in Rodney Bay. La Place Carenage, a duty-free gift and souvenir outlet in Castries, is another good option for shopaholics to find some epic deals on jewelries, arts and crafts and souvenirs. Many shops at William Peter Boulevard and Bridge Street in Castries also sell good at duty-free prices.
Keeping in with the increased influx of regional and global tourists in the nation, there has been a considerable surge in the growth of quality lodging facilities in Saint Lucia. While big brands are available in and around major cities and tourist destinations, there is no dearth of economical, independent properties throughout the island. SunWest Villas Rodney Bay, Villa Beach Cottages Castries and Mago Hotel, Soufriere are some of the renowned accommodation alternates in Saint Lucia.
Although, Saint Lucia is safe for travellers, both solo as well as in groups, it would be great if you take some common-sense percussions. Make sure your accommodation is secure, including your yacht if that is where you choose to stay. Avoid travelling alone in isolated area, especially after dark. Take particular care of your belongings at beaches and other crowded areas. Always book your tickets, accommodation and holiday packages through a reliable travel agent!