Saint Lucia (map) is a sovereign island country in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Its capital is *Castries. Warm sunshine, cozy beaches, stunning natural beauty – all are reason enough to escape the drudgery of winter and all are found in abundance on the unique Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August; Experiences hurricanes.
The twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton, map) are striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere that are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean.
Ladera Resort (map) located on a volcano ridgeline, 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, with views of the Pitons. Cap Maison Resort & Spa (map) The 50-villa resort almost better resembles a Mediterranean cliffside hotel than it does a Caribbean resort. Oceanview Villa Suite with Pool & Roof Terrace.
George FL Charles Airport, which is near Castries. Ferries to and from neighbouring islands are available, if rather expensive. The most extensive official service is operated by Express des Isles, which runs services to Martinique, Guadeloupe.
The main way for tourists to get around St. Lucia is by taxi, either arranged by the hotel, taxi agency or individual operators. For the budget travellers or the more adventurous tourists, local buses provide a cheap and fun way of getting around.