With some of the most stunningly beautiful tropical scenery in the world, St. Lucia's topography and exotic ecosystem captivates vacationers and attracts many visitors to the island each year.
The coastal features of this Eastern Caribbean island boast a variety of breathtaking black sand beaches, as well as pristine white sand beaches. And although there are no casinos located on St. Lucia at the moment, vacationers will soon be able to enjoy the glitz and excitement of casino gambling while visiting the island.
You will find several beaches to consider visiting on the island. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that individual beach.
A location that offers snorkeling is Marigot Bay. Marigot Bay is the perfect Caribbean locale, complete with mountain backdrop and cove. This might explain why it attracts visitors from all over the world.
Another option that beach-goers can consider is Reduit Beach. Reduit is located along Rodney Bay and can accessed off the Castries - Gros Islet Hwy. Just north of the large marina you'll find Dauphin St. Take that towards the water, then take a right on Bay St where you should be able to find some parking.
Jalouise: This crescent-shaped little beach used to be one of the island's black sand beaches until it was covered with powdery white sands. The real draw, though, is its arrestingly beautiful location in between some thoroughly impressive, world-famous pitons.
Of course, you'll find some other choices for beaches on the island. To read more about beaches available, visit this page.
An interesting landmark worth visiting is St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. It is situated in North Castries, St. Lucia. The St. Lucia Folk Research Centre features exhibits that represent the daily lives of the native people of the island of St. Lucia. Additionally, the research center includes a library with an extensive collection of books, articles, and other text related to the people and culture of St. Lucia; videos of cultural events; and images that span several decades.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Le Pavillion Royal Museum. It is located within Castries, St. Lucia. With a focus on the Government House of St. Lucia, the museum details the affairs the building and the governor Governor-General, and the role they have played on St. Lucia history. As the representative of the Monarch, the Governor-General has been the day to day manager of St. Lucia since 1627, and you can bet in the nearly four centuries that the office has played a role.
Government House: The current Government House is the third incarnation, with the first being destroyed in 1817, and the second abandoned in 1865. The third and final Government House was completed in 1895.
These are just a few of what's available. For a better look at other sites worth visiting this topic, navigate to this article about other interesting landmarks on St. Lucia.
Sulphur Springs Park is one of the most enjoyable local attractions. One of the island's most famous natural attractions, the sulfur springs draws in over 200 thousand visitors each year. This 46-hectare park boasts a combination of geological features including the Caribbean’s only “drive-in volcano”, world-class interpretation center and two hot water bathing pools.
A second attraction that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings is Pigeon Island National Landmark. Once called the Pigeon Island National Park, this area of St. Lucia has now been dubbed the Pigeon Island National Landmark, and is considered to be one of the most important showings of island history, culture, and nature. Formerly the site of a British Garrison, this park is now a historical park and nature center, with restaurants, community events, and the still standing forts.
Needless to say, there are additional options too. Those needing to find more details about natural attractions on St. Lucia, can do so on this page.
In the mood for some action? Those wanting to test their luck in some gaming action will discover several alternatives on the island.
Treasure Bay Casino, part of Baywalk Mall, is Rodney Bay, in northern St. Lucia. Amass a treasure of your own at Treasure Bay Casino on St. Lucia. With 250 slot machines and a number of table games, along with the opportunity to join the Player's Club, the opportunities for big wins are endless.
The chart just below offers more details regarding the casinos on St. Lucia.
|Dollar Wise Arcade||Gambling Arcade||Blue Coral Shopping Mall||(758) 284-0400||Downtown Castries|
|Treasure Bay Casino||Casino||Baywalk Mall||(758) 459-2901||Rodney Bay, Northern part of St. Lucia|
Moreover, visitors will discover a pair of other attractions. The chart just below offers a few details regarding the other miscellaneous attractions on St. Lucia.
|Diamond Falls Mineral Baths||Mineral Bath||0.9 mi. East of Central downtown Soufriere|
|New Jerusalem Mineral Baths||Mineral Bath||1.8 mi. East of Central downtown Soufriere|
From the calming beaches and the peaceful nature reserves to the awe-inspiring landmarks and the thrilling casino, St. Lucia's attractions are varied enough that every vacationer will find excitement and enjoyment in the exploration of the island. Bring your camera, because you won't want to miss capturing a single moment of what is sure to be the most memorable vacation of your life.
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