Saint Lucia Caribbean
The 238 sq. mile Windward Island is located between Martinique and St. Vincent with an English and French patois speaking population of approximately 180,000. It has been self-governing since 1967 and is part of the British Commonwealth. St. Lucia is well connected to the world via two airports. The international airport offers direct flights from the US, UK, Canada and Germany. Flight time from Miami is 3 hours 40 minutes. The calm, deep waters on the Caribbean side offer two state-of-the-art marinas and natural harbors.
From the iconic twin peaks of the Pitons rising from the sea, to breath-taking beaches set against lush rain forest covered mountain backdrops and thundering waterfalls, St Lucia is blessed with dramatic scenery. With this spectacular natural beauty and a unique cultural heritage, St Lucia has developed a flourishing tourism industry. In 2017 visitors to St Lucia rose by the highest growth rate in the Caribbean to reach a record 1.1 million visitors (out of which 386,000 were stay-over visitors). Highly acclaimed hotels and spas across the island have given St Lucia an excellent international reputation and attracted celebrities and further investment in the real estate market. Yet most of the island still remains authentic and unspoiled, something which locals are seeking to preserve. The interior of the island includes 18,000 acres of protected Forest Reserve. A mix of high end villas, resorts, small and medium hotels, guest houses and private rooms as well as a multitude of attractions and activities and a small but vibrant fishing and farming sector ensures that there is something for everyone.