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    St. Lucia Island Resorts
    Island Geography

  • The Geography of St. Lucia
  • Saint Lucia is a volcanic island and more mountainous than most other Caribbean nations. The highest point is Mount Gimie at 950 meters above sea level. The Pitons, located between the towns of Soufriere and Choiseul on the West side of the island, are two matching peaks that form St. Lucia's most famous landmark. One of St. Lucia's most popular attractions is a unique drive-in volcano.

    One third of St. Lucia's population lives in the Capital city of Castries. Other major towns include Soufriere, Vieux Fort, Rodney Bay, and Gros Islet. St. Lucia has a tropical climate with a dry season from January to April and the rainy season from May to December. The northeast trade winds bring relief from the fierce tropical sun. Like the rest of the Caribbean, St. Lucia is prone to hurricanes from late summer through the fall months.
  • The coastline of St. Lucia is without a doubt its greatest attraction. The shoreline boasts miles of white sand beaches, secluded inlets, and natural harbors. The island is surrounded by some of the Caribbean's most pristine coral reefs teeming with tropical marine life. High hills and sea cliffs look out over the beaches to the turquoise waters beyond.
  • The interior of St. Lucia is mostly tropical rainforest. The island is abundant with lush green foliage and exotic flowering plants. St. Lucia's forest offers many secluded waterfalls which are a favorite with island visitors. The forest is alive with a rich variety of birds, reptiles, and small mammals.

  • Location
  • The Island of St. Lucia is a nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Lesser Antilles and is north of the Grenadines, northwest of Barbados, and south of the Isle of Martinique. St. Lucia is also known as one of the Windward Islands of the Antilles, as these islands were considered windward to sailing ships in the area.
  • Because St. Lucia changed hands between the English and French so frequently it became known as the "Helen of the West Indies" in reference to the mythical Helen of Troy who caused such strife between the Greeks and Trojans.
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