Santa Lucia is filled with breathtakingly beautiful views, tasty dishes, and everything else you might want to experience during your vacation. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular places that you may want to visit when you’re in Santa Lucia, and these are downright mandatory if you don’t have any idea about how you can spice up your stay on the island. I’ve already talked about the reasons I decided to move to this amazing Caribbean island and I won’t go into too much detail as I want to share some of the best views with you.
If you love the beach and diving, there are two places you might enjoy visiting while in Santa Lucia. One of them is The Pitons, which seems to be the preferred destination for climbers and divers alike, since the sight has two towering peaks that are 798 meters and 750 meters high, respectively. The mountains were created naturally over 200,000 years ago by the volcanic activity in the area. Whether you enjoy the scenery, like to have your chance at climbing one of the peaks or perhaps want to explore the underwater cliffs in the area, one thing’s for sure. You’ll definitely love this place.
Marigot Bay is the second spot you might want to get to if you’re into beautiful beaches. The bay looks like it was taken out of a motion picture, and believe it or not, it actually was. This is the place where Doctor Doolittle was filmed back in 1967. It’s true that part of the popularity of the bay is due to the movie, but it’s undoubtedly one of the most enthralling beaches you’ll ever get to visit in your lifetime.
If what you’re trying to do is enjoy the beautiful sights while visiting a town, then what you need to do is get yourself to Soufrière. This is a fishing village that was founded around the middle of the 18th century. Given that religion, in general, and Christianity, in particular, are everywhere in Santa Lucia, you’ll have the chance to go to the town square, where the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located. Unfortunately, the place also has a rather dark history, considering that many plantation owners were executed in the village square, where there used to be a guillotine. Fortunately, these days such practices have become obsolete, and in spite of Soufrière’s rather grim past, the center of the town is nevertheless charming. It may be worth underlining that Soufrière is where Josephine, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte was born. When in the area, be sure to go to Sulphur Springs Park, which is one of the most active geothermal regions in the proximity of the village. In spite of the fact that the risks of any volcanic eruption ever happening on the island are scarce, what with the last one having occurred over 40,000 years ago, the pit still vents sulfur, so you’ll be able to see it rise in the air.