While the island boasts some of the most stunning white sand beaches in the world, it is also nearly 80 percent covered in beautiful forests and volcanic mountains. In a single day you could go from hiking to the top of the 2,600 foot (798 meter) Gros Piton volcano through a lush jungle, to sipping a tropical drink on a stunning beach at a world-class resort, or diving at one of Lucia’s vibrant coral reefs.
Arrive on Saint Lucia by plane and you will realize this island in the Eastern Caribbean may be small in size, but it’s surely not to be underestimated! Not only is 77% of the island covered in rainforest but Saint Lucia is perhaps most famous for the Pitons, its two volcanic peaks that offer breathtaking views as planes skirt around them in order to land. This striking geography makes it unique in the Carribbean and the perfect place for avid hikers!
From waves along the west coast to black volcanic beaches and fine white sand in front of small and luxurious resorts, Saint Lucia is a natural paradise that flaunts its volcanic origins all-around. Sulphur Springs, one of the many volcanic sites, is the world’s only “drive-in” volcano that allows for hours and hours of exploration. Another highlight is Saint Lucia’s cacao production. Hotel Chocolat is one of the go-to places to taste your way through the island's chocolate heaven.
Saint Lucia’s dry seasons lasts from December to May; its wet season from June to November. Though technically located in the hurricane belt, Saint Lucia is known to dodge major storms.