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St Lucia

ST LUCIA

Rising like an emerald tooth from the flat Caribbean Sea, St Lucia definitely grabs your attention. Glossed over as some sort of glam honeymoon spot, this mountainous island has
much more to offer then just posh digs.
Who says the Caribbean is all about lying on the beach? If that’s all you do in St Lucia
you’re missing out. The rainforest-choked interior is made for hiking; a canopy of green
covers the island like a haze. Rolling hills grow to form volcanic mountains and reach to
the sky. The iconic Pitons rise from the waves to the clouds like pyramids of volcanic stone.
This isn’t some glammed-up, theme-park holiday spot – St Lucia has a pulse. Your senses
are bombarded with the sights, smells and sounds of an island that’s truly alive. Towns like
Castries move and shake to the sound of car horns, the smell of rotis fresh from the oven
and reggae blaring on the speaker.
Sure you can find a beach to sit on and a nice hotel right beside it. There is great scuba
diving to be found under the waves and the sailing is top notch. But it’s much more than
that. If you’re looking for a Caribbean destination that will let you get under the skin of
West Indian life – St Lucia is the one.

FAST FACTS
„ Area 238 sq miles
„ Capital Castries
„ Country code

%758

„ Departure tax EC$68
„ Famous for Jacquot parrot, the Pitons
„ Language English, Creole
„ Money Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$);

EC$1 = US$0.38 = €0.24 = UK£0.19
„ Official name Saint Lucia
„ People St Lucians
„ Phrase Soon come back
„ Population 170,000
„ Visa Not required for US, EU or Common-

wealth visitors; see p647

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HISTORY

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Archeological finds on the island indicate
that St Lucia was settled by Arawaks between
1000 BC and 500 BC. Around AD 800 migrating Caribs conquered the Arawaks and
established permanent settlements on the
island.
St Lucia was outside the routes taken by
Columbus during his four visits to the New
World and was probably first sighted by
Spanish explorers during the early 1500s.
Caribs successfully fended off two British attempts at colonization in the 1600s only to
be faced with French claims to the island a
century down the road, when they established
the island’s first lasting European settlement,
Soufrière, in 1746 and went about developing
plantations. St Lucia’s colonial history was
marred by warfare, however, as the British still
maintained their claim to the i...
ST LUCIA
Rising like an emerald tooth from the flat Caribbean Sea, St Lucia definitely grabs your at-
tention. Glossed over as some sort of glam honeymoon spot, this mountainous island has
much more to offer then just posh digs.
Who says the Caribbean is all about lying on the beach? If that’s all you do in St Lucia
you’re missing out. The rainforest-choked interior is made for hiking; a canopy of green
covers the island like a haze. Rolling hills grow to form volcanic mountains and reach to
the sky. The iconic Pitons rise from the waves to the clouds like pyramids of volcanic stone.
This isn’t some glammed-up, theme-park holiday spot – St Lucia has a pulse. Your senses
are bombarded with the sights, smells and sounds of an island that’s truly alive. Towns like
Castries move and shake to the sound of car horns, the smell of rotis fresh from the oven
and reggae blaring on the speaker.
Sure you can find a beach to sit on and a nice hotel right beside it. There is great scuba
diving to be found under the waves and the sailing is top notch. But it’s much more than
that. If you’re looking for a Caribbean destination that will let you get under the skin of
West Indian life – St Lucia is the one.
St Lucia
FAST FACTS
Area 238 sq miles
Capital Castries
Country code
%
758
Departure tax EC$68
Famous for Jacquot parrot, the Pitons
Language English, Creole
Money Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$);
EC$1 = US$0.38 = €0.24 = UK£0.19
Official name Saint Lucia
People St Lucians
Phrase Soon come back
Population 170,000
Visa Not required for US, EU or Common-
wealth visitors; see p647
© Lonely Planet Publications
628
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