The fort for which the town of Vieux Fort was named still stands, quietly watching guard over all who inhabit the area, even though military forces have long since abandoned it. Today, tourists visit this special structure in droves, in addition to many of the other important attractions that are readily available to anyone who wishes to seek them out.
You will find a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the beach names for more information concerning that particular location.
Vieux Fort: This beach is located opposite the more popular beaches of Vieux Fort's eastern shore, Anse Des Sables and Sandy Beach. While not typically a spot flocked to by tourists, it is worth going to if you're on the southern tip of the island and want to get away from the more popular beaches.
A second place worth considering is Anse des Sables. Anse des Sables is a far-reaching stretch of white sand beach, which opens out into a shallow bay on the southern end on the island. This windward beach is located on the Atlantic side of St. Lucia, so you may experience strong gusts from the trade winds.
Jalouise: The beach is a few miles south of Soufriere on the southwestern coast. From Soufriere, take Baron Dr south until you reach the end. Take a right and you'll be led to the Jalousie Hilton on the beach.
Vieux Fort and the surrounding areas have many other beaches to choose from. For more in formation concerning beaches available, read this page.
Vacationers can explore some other intriguing local landmarks in this area.
|Lighthouse||1.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Vieux Fort||Saint Lucia|
One of the frequently visited local attractions is Maria Islands. <p>In 1982, the government of St. Lucia declared Maria Islands a nature reserve. Today they function as a wildlife habitat where flora and fauna are protected and guests can learn about the unique tropical topography.</p>
Another attraction you might want to consider is Edmund Forest Reserve. <p>A hike through Edmund Forest Reserve is a three-and-a-half hour long experience that will give tourists an inside look of some of St. Lucia's most pristine and well-kept forest land.</p>
Vieux Fort has a wider range of choices. You can read this article which is all about natural attractions in and near the area if you need some more facts.
In addition, vacationers can enjoy two other attractions. The table directly below enables you to learn more details concerning the other miscellaneous attractions close to Vieux Fort.
|Diamond Falls Mineral Baths||Mineral Bath||Cresslands, 10.7 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|New Jerusalem Mineral Baths||Mineral Bath||10.2 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
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