St. Lucia gives you the feeling that a small piece of heaven has simply fallen out of the sky and has landed in the Caribbean Sea. St Lucia is a lush, fertile Caribbean island growing bananas, cocoa, vegetables and fruit.
St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, located in the middle of the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent - north of Barbados. St. Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, so you are never far from the sea.
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Soufriere | Saint Lucia
Language & People
You will have no trouble being understood in English, in spite the fact that St. Lucia is an old French colony. The official language is English, even though French Creole or Patios is widely used by St. Lucia's 160.000 inhabitants.
Roughly speaking, about 85% of all St. Lucians are of pure African decent.
A small percentage are of mixed African, British, French, East Indian, and Carib origin, and two small groups are from pure East Indian and European decent.
St. Lucia Resources
St. Lucia Airports
Hewanorra International Airport:
Airport Code: UVF
(Near Vieux Fort).
George Charles (Vigie) Airport:
8 - 10 hours nature trail tour from Castries
You will be going by coach along the scenic west coast of St. Lucia - through lush tropical grenery - to the Fond Gens Libre, "village of the free people" community, to the welcome center. From this point, you are joined by a knowledgeable guide, who will lead you along the trail which winds around the mountain at a gradual gradient.
The first half of the trail is moderate and can be enjoyed by everyone, while the second half is only suitable for the more experienced hiker.
Gros Piton Nature Trail, St Lucia - $129.99
Castries, the capital of St Lucia, approximately 10 miles north from Soufriere on the west coast.
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