Home of the Majestic twin Peaks "The Pitons"

Saint Lucia, a sailing destination

"Saint Lucia is also one of the few islands in the world that boasts a drive-in volcano."

St. Lucia, the largest of the British West Indies, is one of those true gems if one wants to get away from the rat race and yet do more than lie on the beach, tanning and sipping umbrella drinks. From zip lining through the rain forest canopy to the magnificence of the Deux Pitons, hiking the well marked inland trails or ATV riding to a secluded waterfall, there is something for everyone.

The Deux Pitons, a World Heritage Site, are two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea (2,502' and 2,414' high respectively), linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. They lie on the west coast of the island near the town of Soufriere and are probably the most spectacular physical features in the Eastern Caribbean. Between the Pitons near shore, there is some wonderful snorkeling in crystal clear water. The hike up Gros Piton is not for the faint of heart, but is rewarded by a spectacular panorama. Don't forget your camera!

At Rodney Bay, an easy walk to the partially restored fort stands atop Pigeon Island with a magnificent view of the bay below and Martinique to the north. The marina restaurants offer everything from sushi to ice cream or just an espresso, for a change of pace from shipboard fare. Island tours are available and certainly recommended.

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