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Spectacular St Lucia is seeking your attention

By Carlton Leisure - 23/11/2015

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An island country in the Caribbean, St Lucia is ideally tucked between the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean and receives many an eyeball for most parts of the year. The country looks stunning with its towering mountains, opaque rain forests, verdant valleys and vast stretches of banana plantations. The country which is synonymous to the pitons is home to several historic and natural sites that charms travellers from around the world. Every year thousands of travellers fly to St Lucia to explore its multiple draw cards. If you are also planning to visit St Lucia prior knowledge of its top draw cards could be of great help.

The Pitons

Protruding from the Caribbean Sea base and covered with green vegetation, the pitons made out of volcanic eruption are synonymous to St. Lucia. Enjoying a beautiful location between the towns of Soufrière and Choiseul, these pitons are visible from the different parts of the southwest.

Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfall

Once you are through with the visit to the Pitons, it is time to explore some other forms of natural beauty. Diamond Botanical Gardens is one such attraction where you can spend some hours. Spread over an area of 6-acre, Diamond Botanical Garden is replete with vibrant foliage that imparts you a unique appeal. Situated next to it is the Diamond Waterfall which is nothing sort of a visual delight. The waterfall keeps changing its colours throughout the year due to the mixture of rainwater and volcanic minerals. The tourists visiting this place can take a dip into the fall and have a quick meal at restaurants surrounding it.

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island charms tourists with varying interests. On arrival you will get to know the previous occupants of the park besides learning about the formation of the man-made causeway that links the island to the mainland. In addition to this, the guests can indulge in various activities that include attending a concert. Exploring 18th century military ruins, including Fort Rodney should also be part of your itinerary. There are also some of good restaurants in vicinity where you can stop for a quick meal.

Reduit Beach

Situated between Atlantic and Caribbean oceans St Lucia is home to some of the most popular beaches. But Reduit beach stands out in the crowd with vast coastline and beautiful sunsets. There are bars, restaurants and shops in vicinity to accentuate your beach experience. Filled with tourists from most parts of the year the beach is not for those looking for some romantic moments.

Marigot Bay

With beautiful shore, swaying palm trees, anchored boats and white sandy beaches; Marigot Bay charms local and foreigners alike. The place has also caught the fancy of filmmakers who filmed it into the movies like "Dr. Doolittle," starring Rex Harrison and "Fire Power," starring Sophia Loren. The place offers enough secluded space hence a hot favourite among couples.