St Lucia - Simply Beautiful
St Lucia enjoys economic and political stability, has a friendly, easygoing population and boasts claim to the moniker Helen of the West Indies. This Windward Island is fast emerging as the destination of choice for real estate investment, holiday home or retirement living.
Ideally situated midway down the arc of islands that constitutes the Caribbean chain, the 27-mile long and 14-mile wide island is serviced by two international airports and is the perfect launch pad for sailing expeditions to the nearby Grenadines.
St Lucia’s vibrant history has left it a legacy of African and European influences. The African descendants who comprise the majority of the approximate 160,000 population are primarily Catholic and speak the mellifluous French based Creole while education, judicial and traffic systems are distinctly British. Saint Lucia enjoys moderate temperatures year round and its lush volcanic terrain has been recognised from the earliest voyagers as spectacular. Characterised by its majestic volcanic Pitons and an underwater extravaganza that arises from its coral volcanic mix – visitors have been hoarding this well-kept secret for centuries.
There is no end of activities available to those who would seek diversions. St Lucia is host to the world renowned St Lucia Jazz Festival, the Food and Rum Festival, the Heineken Kalalu World Music Festival and the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) annual race. World class yachting facilities, an explosive cultural calendar which culminates in the colourful July Carnival, and tremendous natural beauty make the island an infinitely desirable destination.