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St. Lucia History
St. Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the
boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located
north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and
south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238.23 sq mi) and has
a population of 174,000 (2010). Its capital is Castries.
One of the Windward Islands, Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of
Syracuse by the French, the island's first European settlers.. They signed a
treaty with the native Carib Indians in 1660. Britain took control of the island
from 1663 to 1667; in ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times and
rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the
French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island.
Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia
was also known as the "Helen of the West Indies".
Representative government came about in 1924 (with universal suffrage
from 1953). From 1958 to 1962, the island was a member of the Federation
of the West Indies. On 22 February 1979, Saint Lucia became an
independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations associated with the
United Kingdom. Saint Lucia has a legal system based on English
St. Lucia is one of the Windward Islands, located in the middle
of the Eastern Caribbean chain. Its terrain is a combination of
high mountains, forests, low-lying lands and beaches.
Mountain ranges runs the length of the island and forests
dominate the mountains, while jasmine, scarlet chenille and
wild orchids provide splashes of color to the lush green
The month of July is characterized by essentially constant
daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 87°F
throughout the month.
Daily low temperatures are around 79°F.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 68% (mildly humid)
to 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical July.
July falls during the hurricane season in St. Lucia. Rain is
common but is generally brief and scattered quickly returning
Vacationers should be aware that there can be a
great deal of variation in weather between the
different regions of St. Lucia. If you are visiting one of
the beaches around Castries or Rodney Bay, expect
temperatures to be high but not unbearable due to
the cool breeze off the water. Visitors exploring one
of the trails through the rain forest in the center of the
island need to be prepared for some very hot and
humid weather without any relief from the winds.
Adventurous travelers can cool off on a hike to one of
the Piton mountains, the distinguishing landscape
feature of St. Lucia. Temperatures will drop
significantly as the altitude increases and travelers
may even want to bring along a light jacket to stay
comfortable in the cool weather.
Soufrière is located on the southwestern coast of St. Lucia and
was the former capital when under French possession. It is also
the oldest town in St. Lucia. Unlike Castries, much of the original
architecture still stands today, so if you want a taste of French
colonial architecture, Soufrière is the place to be. The waterfront of
this town is so picturesque it draws movie studios and tourists
alike. Soufrière is an excellent destination for visitors to experience
both the St. Lucian culture and the environment. Soufrière has
everything, from beautiful beaches to towering mountains. For the
adventurous traveler, it is the perfect destination for both relaxation
and adventure. Just outside of Soufrière is the popular drive-in
volcano which is thought to have once been a site for human
sacrifice by the Arawak Indians. Visitors are allowed to drive very
nearly into the volcano and then be guided around the area by a
tour guide. Just south of the town of Soufrière along the bay, the
most distinguishing feature of St. Lucia can be found, the Pitons.
These two towering twin mountains are not only beautiful to look
at, but they a popular hiking destination that draw people from
around the world.
4.5 Star Resort
Ladera is a resort that travelers dream about a small, lush, tropical gem that is world
acclaimed yet still relatively unknown. Located
in south western Saint Lucia, Ladera is a
paradise like no other to ignite your passions.
Two miles from the port town of Soufriere, on a
lush hill- side of mango trees, lay the lure of
Ladera. With only 6 villas and 26 suites and a
dedicated, attentive staff, Ladera offers an
intimate experience and the ability to cater to
Amenities and Activities
Lounging at Ladera's main pool and deck area overlooking
the Pitons and Caribbean Sea, with cocktails and snack
service available poolside.
Soaking and relaxing in the restorative sulphur mineral baths
at the spa.
Complimentary beach shuttle service to Sugar Beach.
Complimentary beach towels and snorkeling equipment.
Live local entertainment at the Bar at Dasheene, including
the weekly Shak-Shak Band performance during Sunday
A weekly wood carving demonstration at the Bar at
Saturday morning Soufrière market tour followed by a
cooking class hosted by Ladera's Chef.
The Spa at Ladera features indulgent treatments inspired by
Saint Lucia's volcanic history and the lush rainforest that
surrounds this peaceful retreat.
Ladera's award-winning restaurant, is known throughout
the world for its eclectic, innovative cuisine. The restaurant
welcomes guests from all over the island, who often come
here for lunch and dinner to enjoy the unbelievable
panoramic view firsthand, enjoy live music most evenings,
and indulge in the delicacies - both local and international that make Dasheene one of the Caribbean's finest dining
experiences. Featuring what is perhaps the freshest food
in the Caribbean, Dasheene's daily menu provides an
excitingly delicious combination of fresh caught fish, locally
grown and freshly picked produce and other entrees and
indulgences, all presented in a style of casual elegance.
The Bar at Dasheene is open from 9am each day. It is a
perfect setting for a pre-dinner cocktail or to enjoy a live
music show. Part of Dasheene Restaurant, the Bar shares
the same unobstructed sea views flanked by St. Lucia's
signature twin volcanic Piton peaks.
One bedroom Villa Suite with Plunge Pool
Suite features - A spacious open - air living room
with an adjacent open air bedroom, bathroom
and comfortable sitting area with Piton and
Caribbean Sea view. A private plunge pool with
waterfall, minibar with coffee and tea, robes,
iron/board, hair dryer, a Ladera Necessaire kit
which includes binoculars, eye masks, slippers
and a star chart. You will also receive Jeeves,
your own person butler, which is a two way radio
that will connect you to the reception desk and
8 Nights $6,197
*no air conditioning
Resort is located on a hillside, no direct
access to beach. There is a shuttle
between the resort to the beach
Resort has one restaurant. Taxi to town
is about $30 round-trip.
I have toured this resort and the view
really is that incredible!
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy
5 Star Resort
The Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is without question located in one of the most
spectacular sites in the world, the majestic valley of the Pitons (Val des Pitons). The
beauty of the Pitons, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is unparalleled.
The atmosphere is unobtrusive and lends to a truly intimate and relaxed experience.
The resort is spread across more than one hundred acres of tropical forest
unsurpassed for its natural beauty, with the only white sand beach in the area.
Formerly a working sugar plantation, the property has a long history of owners
including Lord Glenconner, famously known for his friendship with Princess
Margaret and the once famous proprietor of the Bang Restaurant.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is located on the south western part of St. Lucia
about 3 miles outside the town of Soufriere, between the world famous Pitons.
Soufriere is a historic town with the island's main natural attractions; the drive-in
volcano, botanical gardens and waterfalls in close proximity. It is a 45 minute drive
from Hewannorra International Airport (UVF).
Amazing rainforest spa. Private spa huts in the
trees with a creek running alongside.
The pool sits at the bottom of the Gros Piton.
Only white sand beach in the area.
Excellent snorkeling right off the beach.
Rainforest hiking trail.
Sea kayaking, snorkeling, hobie cat sailing,
windsurfing and even night fishing are all
offered in the crystal waters of the National
Marine Reserve, just a step from the beach.
Yoga and Pilates classes.
Caribbean dance classes.
The Great Room, The Great Room, for discerning diners there
is the elegant Great Room, with its old world colonial charm
serving Caribbean influenced fare in candlelit, air-conditioned
surroundings. Beautifully presented personalized tasting menus
are also available nightly reflecting the cultural influences of
Sugar Beach's expert culinary team and utilizing the freshest
local ingredients. Enjoy dishes such as seared scallops on a
puree of Jerusalem artichoke, Kobe beef with a rich red wine
jus, or perfectly cooked Mahi-Mahi with green fig mash &
tropical salsa. A well-devised wine list ensures the ideal
accompaniment for every course.
Bayside Bar & Restaurant, enjoy open-air sea side dining with
a magnificent view of the Pitons, available for breakfast, lunch
and dinner. Guests can enjoy an a la carte continental or full
The Terrace, Set on the ground floor of the elegant Great
House and with stunning views of the lily pond and glistening
The Beach Bar, Bar is open 9:00am-11:00pm. Beach menu available 10:30am7:00pm. Beach Service: Get served the cocktail of your choice or food from the
Bayside snack menu when relaxing at the beach or pool. Simply raise the red flag
next to your beach or pool lounge and a member of the beach team will be there to
provide you this very personalized service.
The Cane Bar, a new specialty rum bar featuring cutting edge style, a glowing white
bar, and comfortable over-sized furniture in a palette of white and soft charcoal, as
well as a wide selection of rum and a "rummelier" to help guide guests through their
choices. In addition to the offerings behind the bar, The Cane Bar also features a
range of tasty dishes to provide the perfect accompaniment to your chosen libation.
Enjoy a sashimi or sushi platter featuring the freshest catch of the day, try the slider
trio with fish, chicken and beef topped with caramelized onions and organic arugula,
or freshly grilled chicken, beef or vegetarian satay served with traditional satay sauce
and bok choy kimchi. Dish selections may change according to market availability.
This air-conditioned bar is open from 6:00pm to 1:00am, seven nights a week. Guests
must be 18 years and over. Lighter fare served until 12:30am.
The Late Night Bar, features funky cutting edge style and fantastic artwork. The
charcoal walls offset brightly colored asymmetric chairs and large white day beds. In
addition to the air- conditioned lounge, there is an open air terrace for cocktails under
the stars and in the shadow of the Petit Piton. Open seven nights a week, 6:00pm1:00am. Guests must be 18 years and over.
With a reservation in any Sugar Beach, A
Viceroy Resort luxury accommodations,
this St Lucia resort offers personalized,
intuitive butler service. The butler
welcomes guests on arrival and offers to
unpack luggage, provide a laundry service,
dinner reservations and will organize any
other special requirements. A dedicated
cell phone to the butler is also provided, so
guest needs are fulfilled by Sugar Beach's
first class personnel.
Tucked amid the lush vegetation and fruit trees these accommodations offer enclaves of privacy, tranquility
and stunning views. The spacious bedroom speaks to the resort’s plantation history with high beamed
ceilings and romantic voile draped four poster bed. A small sitting area provides further space to relax
indoors, while outside a private terrace and plunge pool are an added bonus for those who like to bask in
the warm Caribbean sunshine. Luxury Cottages have breathtaking views of the dramatic Pitons, or views of
the sparkling waters of Anse des Pitons below.
The spacious, breezy bedrooms invite respite from the Caribbean sun with their crisp, white palette. Elegant
hardwood floors and custom-made furnishings, including a dreamlike four-poster bed, romantic voile
draping, sensually soft sofas, and a tropical sanctuary feel, re-emphasize the indulgent St Lucia villa
Four-poster bed with silky high-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and romantic voile draping
A walk-in closet/dressing room
iPod docking station
Complimentary internet access (either WiFi or hard wired)
Large flat screen TV & DVD player
Tea and coffee making facilities
Signature bathroom amenities
Large bathroom with Victorian-style claw foot bath and enormous walk-in shower
Plunge pool and private patio
Personalized butler service
8 Nights $,7206
Notes on Sugar Beach
Amazing location between the pitons
Only white sand beach in St. Lucia
Unique artwork throughout the resort
chosen by the owner
A resort shuttle runs every 15 minutes
for easy access to hillside rooms
Matt Damon recently stayed at Sugar
As the capital of St. Lucia, Castries is one of the more developed
parts of the island. The town of Castries has twice been
destroyed by fires that have consumed much of the original
architecture. The rebuilding efforts have created an interesting
mix of surviving historical architecture and modern concrete
buildings. Visitors will find a variety of things to do in and around
Castries ranging from shopping to sightseeing. At Pointe
Seraphine, located on the north side of the Castries harbor, you
will find fantastic duty free shopping in a modern mall setting for
tourists and cruise ship passengers. In the heart of Castries you
will find shopping at street markets where local vendors sell their
produce and crafts. The Castries Central Market is the largest of
these street markets and offers the best deals in fruit and other
produce. Across from the Central Market you can find the
Vendor's Arcade which offers a set of craft stalls offering
souvenirs and hand made crafts to visitors. There are certain
landmarks in Castries that would be a shame to miss if you are
planning a trip to the city, one such landmark is the 400 year old
saman tree that defines the center square of the town.
Cap Maison Resort & Spa
4.5 Star Resort
On the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, known worldwide for its
natural beauty, the Cap Maison Resort & Spa is a lovingly
created boutique hotel in a truly breath taking location in one of
St. Lucia's most desirable areas. Set atop a private oceanfront
bluff with magical sunset views over the clear blue waters of
the Caribbean Sea, Cap Maison combines luxury, elegance,
charm, and uncompromising standards of five star personal
Maximizing its incomparable position within four acres of
tropical landscaped gardens, with its sandy secluded beach
below, our luxury resort offers a private retreat in spacious
suites, many with private roof terraces and pools. Cap
Maison's exceptional facilities make it a perfect destination for
honeymooners, families or individuals. The St Lucia Golf &
Country Club is minutes away, tennis adjacent, and the
restaurants and bars of Rodney Bay are but a short drive.
Cap Maison Resort & Spa
A stylish boutique resort designed to feel like
Featured on the TV show The Bachelor
One public pool, many suites feature a
Beautiful cove beach
Live music three nights a week
Cooking classes available
Located close to Rodney Bay shopping and
Cap Maison Resort & Spa
Beach Bar-informal bar located on Smugglers Beach.
Cliff Bar-cliff-top bar with sea views with a focus on
rums and fresh seasonal fruits drinks.
Theo's Bar-honesty bar located in the main house
lounge. Open 24 hours.
Cliff At Cap Restaurant- serves a classic French
cuisine with a Caribbean influence, opened daily for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress code is casual
elegant and reservations for dinner are required.
Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill-located right on
the beach under thatched roof Caribbean style, serves a
wide selection of rums, wines, cocktails, cold beers and
other refreshments. Guests can revel in their addictions
at lunchtime to the ever vibrant Caribbean music,
deliciously fresh seafood, dripping ribs and homemade
Cap Maison Resort & Spa
One Bedroom Ocean View Villa Suite With
Situated on a bluff overlooking Smugglers Cove
Beach and surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens,
these large split level suites (2,800 feet) come with a
downstairs living/dining area with private verandah,
walk in wardrobes and an outside private Jacuzzi tub
on the balcony to the first floor four posted bedroom.
Without losing sight of the ocean you can while away
the time gazing out to sea in your own private
Jacuzzi tub or take a midnight plunge
8 Nights $6,843
Notes on Cap Maison
The resort is very quiet and small
Very elegant Spanish architecture
Good location if you want to spend time
Located on a cliff side, beach is located
down a stairway on the side of the
Available Tours in St. Lucia
*Additional fees apply for
Best Of St Lucia Cultural & Heritage Tour 2012
Tour the undiscovered and unspoiled island of St.
Lucia in air conditioned comfort while experiencing the
truly Saint Lucian way of life, with a tour that takes you
to Fond Assau. There you will practice traditions such
as preparation of cassava bread, cooking on
macambou leaves, catching crayfish in the river,
collecting honey from a beehive and the very authentic
display of wood-sawing while in Chak Chak where a
band plays traditional music in the background. The
historic buildings of Castries comes alive as wellinformed tour guides take you on a walk through the
architectural history of an old colonial island city, make
a stop to do some well-needed shopping, whilst at the
same time enjoying the spirit and life of the modern
Soufriere Jeep Discovery & Waterfall Revelation
A scenic journey through Saint Lucia’s banana plantations,
fishing villages, rainforest and lush tropical vegetation. Your
guides will share the local history and stories about significant
sites along the way to Soufriere, home to the majestic Pitons.
The first stop is Morne Coubaril, a 250-acre working plantation
where you’ll learn about 18th century plantation life. As you travel
along an original mule carriage pathway and through
reconstructed slave quarters there are demonstrations of
plantation farming practices including copra, cocoa and manioc
production. From there we continue on to visit the sparkling
Diamond Waterfall and the Sulphur Springs "drive-in-volcano"
where you can immerse in the rich mineral water of the mud
baths heated by the volcano itself and feel rejuvenated. Our final
stop before the return trip is for a delicious buffet lunch prepared
with fresh local ingredients at a restaurant nestled in island
greenery and colorful flowers in Soufriere.
Island Routes ATV Adventure
Experience the island's incredible beauty up close
and personal, as you maneuver your all terrain
vehicle past panoramic views of the dramatic
coastline, through the hills and plantations. So go
off-road, get dirty, and revel in an adventure you'll
St. Lucia Treetop Zipline Adventure
See the world from the treetops and feel like one
with nature, gliding from platform to platform,
hovering over an abundant, tropical landscape.
Adventurers will receive the thrill of their lives with
an aerial view of Saint Lucia's lush rainforest - an
unforgettable experience of nature at its best.
Island Routes Hike The Pitions
Towering nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, the
majestic peak of Gros Piton, along with its twin peak
Petit Piton, dominates the western coast of St. Lucia.
The lush green slopes of these pyramid shaped icons
rise from the sapphire blue waters of the Caribbean,
filling the adventurous traveler with wanderlust. The
view itself is a classic, the Pitons of Saint Lucia, soaring
straight up from the sea's edge, this is definitely one of
the things you must do in your lifetime, a visit to the
Pitons should be number one. Snaking up the misty,
jungle-covered, boulder-strewn mountainsides for the
huge views from the top is an experience well worth the
hike. Afterwards head to a rest stop for a sumptuous
lunch and refreshing swim.
Horseback Ride 'n' Swim
Imagine exploring the incredibly gorgeous island
of St. Lucia on horseback! Amble through a
tropical rainforest atop a sleek, gentle mare or
serene stallion. Ride along a cliff and feast your
eyes on panoramic vistas of the St. Lucia
coastline with the aquamarine ocean sparkling in
the island sunshine. Then, prepare yourself for a
totally unique experience, as you and your mount
cross the white sand of a pristine beach and enter
the warm waters of the Caribbean. Trot through
the crystal seas together and enjoy the ride of
Tropical Jeep Safari
A must-do for the adventure-seeker! You'll have a
blast on this outdoor excursion that will unveil the
simply beautiful St. Lucia landscape all aboard an
open-top, safari jeep! Enjoy the trek through historic
Castries up the Morne (Hill of Good Luck), where the
most breathtaking, panoramic view of the city and
harbor awaits, then leave "modern civilization," as you
commence your jungle journey through the rural
countryside until you reach the quaint fishing village of
Anse La Raye. Enjoy a 20-minute hike through the
rainforest, passing an abundant waterscape of rivers
and cascading waterfalls. Sample local seasonal fruit
and relax in a refreshing river pool before returning to
Island Routes Waterfall Cycling Adventure
○ An adventure seekers' delight. Enjoy a thrilling mountain
bike ride through the rainforest to Errard Waterfall where
you can take a dip in its refreshing waters. Then, cycle
through the forest where you'll learn about local crops
grown on the island. End your tour with a relaxing drive
through the quaint fishing village of Dennery.
Island Routes Helicopter Island Tour
○ Quite simply, there is nothing like flying over a tropical
island with a glass of champagne in hand to enjoy the
journey even more. The feel. The adrenaline. It's a whole
new way to experience the island. Sights: Castries, Marigot
Bay, St. Lucian Fishing Villages, Lush Rainforest, Interior
Mountains, Pitons, Soufriere Volcano, Coral Reefs, Dive
Sites, Remote Waterfalls, Rivers and Valleys; Major
Beaches & Hotels, Plantations, Cap Estate Homes, Rugged
Atlantic Coast, Pigeon Point, Fort Rodney, Rodney Bay
Marina and Rat Island.
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