A sovereign island country in West Indies, St. Lucia is located on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of this country is Castries and the population is about 165,595 as per the report of 2010. You can find many exciting things here like fishing villages, reef - diving sites. The capital of St. Lucia, Castries is a famous cruise port.
The improvements in roads, educated workforce, water supply, port facilities have fascinated many tourists and because of this foreign investment in tourism is much higher in this country. The main source of revenue in St Lucia is its offshore tourism and banking industry. Inflation in this country is also relatively low.
Top attractions to visit in St. Lucia
- Marigot Bay : It is the most beautiful bay on St. Lucia. The harbour here is sheltered and deep. Visitors are carried from the bay to the hotels on the opposite side with the help of water shuttles.
- Snorkelling and diving in Anse Chastanet Marine National Park : Anse Chastanet coral reef harbors is a beautiful place to visit for the people who love diving. When you go two to eight meters in the water, you can see soft corals, brain corals, coloured sponges and many more creatures. Anse Mamin is a less crowded place with a lovely secluded feel and great snorkelling.
- Pigeon Island National Park : Island to the mainland is connected by a causeway where you can hike and also enjoy the panoramic view of the northwest coast of St. Lucia. You can find the ruins of a military building which is used during the battles, two white-sand beaches and a small restaurant.
- Shopping at Castries Market : The market of Castries is the best place if you want to experience the slice of local life on St Lucia. Gift baskets of spices, batiks, hand-made brooms and usual souvenirs can be purchased from the market. The most active day is Saturday.