St. Lucia

With a secluded feel and breathtaking beauty, St. Lucia is a utopia for ecotourists. Twin green-mantled peaks known as the Pitons tower over a verdant, rolling landscape. A luxurious rainforest blankets much of St. Lucia; other attractions include a drive-through volcano, bubbling sulfur springs, plunging waterfalls, banana plantations, quaint villages, and palm-fringed black- and white-sand beaches.

St. Lucia

Getting Ashore

Ships dock at Pointe Seraphine, a mile from Castries, the capital. When the port is busy, La Place Carenage, across the harbor from Pointe Seraphine, is the go-to.

Fast Fact

The 238-square-mile island is in the Lesser Antilles between Martinique and St. Vincent.

Port Shopping

The best duty-free shops are at Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage.

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Diamond Falls Botanical
Gardens & Mineral Baths

The mineral-rich waters are said to have curative effects, and the botanical gardens are among the Caribbean’s best.

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Pigeon Island

The modern-day beach refuge is also one of St. Lucia’s most important historical monuments.

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Sulphur Springs Park

More than 20 natural pools purge steaming water from the Earth at the educational natural marvel.

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Morne Fortune

A former French-British battle site, now it’s home to a military cemetery, the Inniskilling Monument, and what’s left of Fort Charlotte—now Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

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Upon Arrival: Castries

Cruise ships dock at Pointe Seraphine, roughly a mile from Castries, the St. Lucian capital. The best shopping is right at the pier in the open-air duty-free shopping complex. Within the Spa...
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Things to do in St. Lucia
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Just Offshore

North of Castries, Pigeon Island National Landmark is a living museum that is hailed as one of the most important national monuments of St. Lucia hist...

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Volcanos, Waterfalls, and Jungles

St. Lucia’s legendary Sulphur Springs Park is a 113-acre fantasyland located within the Piton World Heritage Site. The geological playground ...

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The Pitons

To the south of Castries on the island’s western coast is the former french capital of Soufrière. The picturesque fishing village is framed by the ...

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Join a professional crew aboard a beautiful racing yacht for an engaging beginner sailing lesson and exhilarating voyage around St. Lucia.

Explore the natural wonders around Soufriere, the town founded by St. Lucia’s early French settlers, and go inside the world’s only drive-in volcano on a guided visit to the crater.


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Where
Pointe Seraphine Cruise Terminal and across the harbor in La Place Carenage.

What
Duty-free jewelry, watches, perfume, crystal, rum, and local crafts.

Currency
Officially the East Caribbean dollar, but US dollars are gladly accepted.


Brands in St. Lucia

Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani

ALOR

ALOR

Bremont

Bremont

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Diamonds International

Bulgari

Bulgari

Available at:

Diamonds International

Bulova

Bulova

Citizen

Citizen

Color Diamonds By Effy

Color Diamonds By Effy

Available at:

Effy Jewelry

Crown of Light

Crown of Light

DiVersa By Effy

DiVersa By Effy

Available at:

Effy Jewelry

Effy Hematian New York

Effy Hematian New York

Available at:

Effy Jewelry

Fendi Timepieces

Fendi Timepieces

Forevermark

Forevermark

Available at:

Diamonds International

Gift Collection

Gift Collection

Available at:

Diamonds International

Hublot

Hublot

Available at:

Diamonds International

John Hardy

John Hardy

Available at:

Diamonds International

Kabana

Kabana

Korite Ammolite

Korite Ammolite

Lauren G. Adams

Lauren G. Adams

MarahLago Larimar

MarahLago Larimar

Available at:

Diamonds International

Philip Stein

Philip Stein

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Shinola

Shinola

Tag Heuer

Tag Heuer

Did You Know?

Though native to southern Africa, the bird-of-paradise flower thrives on St. Lucia.