A British Commonwealth Island country, Saint Lucia, located off the coast of Central America lies in-between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia covers a total area of 620 square kilometers. With tourism as the most important economic activity of Saint Lucia, banana exports which supplemented in the past are now inevitably on the decline. Featuring numerous beaches, resorts, rainforests and an extremely scenic landscape, Saint Lucia is a popular vacation spot due to its tropical weather.
Popular tourist attractions include the Botanical Gardens, the Soufriere Sulfur Springs, Fort Rodney, ‘The Pitons’ – majestic twin peaks, and Pigeon Island National Park, Saint Lucia invariably figures on most Caribbean cruise tours. Home to two airports and a small picturesque harbor, Saint Lucia is conveniently accessible by ferries and channel shuttles from many neighboring islands as well.