Famous for its stunning and majestic pitons, the Caribbean island of St Lucia deservingly holds the catchphrase “Simply Beautiful” and is only fourty four kilometers (27 miles) long and 23 kilometers (14 miles) wide.
St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles island chain. It is located midway down the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and north of Barbados.
The Atlantic Ocean regularly pounds its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast are mostly quite calm and owe their beauty to the calm and crystal blue Caribbean Sea.
The Pitons, named Gros Piton and Petit Piton, are twin volcanic peaks that rise from the sea and really are a breathtaking sight. Adventurous travelers that are wanting to hike up one of the pitons should only attempt to trek up Gros Piton as it is the only piton that has a hiking trail.
When you’r visiting St Lucia there is a small and popular restaurant/lounge that is off the main road a little ways and built high on a cliff that overlooks the pitons. It is a great spot to have lunch and take some awesome pics to show your friends back home what they have missed!
St. Lucia has a hot and tropical climate, with an average annual temperature of 27° degrees Celsius (80° Fahrenheit). The island has gentle trade winds most of the year and has year round temperature between 21° and 32° Celsius (70 degrees and 90 degrees Fahrenheit). Humidity ranges from 66 to 94 percent.
The rainy season in St Lucia lasts throughout the months of May to November. In order to enjoy ideal weather conditions the best time to visit St Lucia is from around the end of November to mid April.