St. Lucia Travel
St. Lucia, the largest of the Windward Islands, is famous for its twin volcanic peaks, Petit Piton and Gros Piton.
Long dormant, the peaks attract hikers looking for an adventurous climb. St. Lucia's palm-lined white sand beaches attract sunbathers, while its blue waters entrance snorkelers, divers, and windsurfers. The beaches are mainly located in the northern part of the island, while lush rainforest and banana plantations are in the southern part. Native son and poet Derek Walcott won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Sightseers will want to explore Soufriere, the French-colonial capital and the island's oldest town. The island's culture reflects its French and British ancestry.