Travel By Fingertip...St. Lucia

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Points of Interest In St. Lucia

Castries
One of the busiest port cities in the Caribbean and home to about 60,000 people. Although Castries has been, over the years, victimized by fires and hurricanes, much of the earthy beauty of its 19th Century colonial buildings and streets remain. Of particular historic interest is the area around Columbus Square and Brazil Street. Marquis Plantation: We enjoyed a wonderful trip to this working banana factory. Be prepared for a bit of mud on the shoes - as well as an interesting experience. ADDRESS: St. Lucia Plantation Tours Ph: 442-3762.
Marigot Bay
History has it that in 1778, British Admiral Barrington hid his ships from the French in this secluded Bay, and saved them from destruction. Now a fun spot for yachting, swimming and socializing. ADDRESS: South of Castries.
Fort Charlotte
Changing numerous times between French and British hands, this historic Fort situated on "The Hill of Good Fortune" is a burial ground for several of St. Lucia's past governors. ADDRESS: East of Castries.
Soufriere
This island city dates back to the 18th Century and was named after its towering volcano. Soufriere is home to an enchanting botanic garden and the only drive-thru volcano we've ever heard of.
Diamond Falls & Mineral Baths
Built by decree from Louis XVI for his weary troops, the baths were shut down after the French Revolution and not re-opened until 1966. The mineral baths attract world-wide splashers. ADDRESS: Soufriere.
Mt. Gimie/Piton Canaries
These lush rainforests, valleys and mountain ranges are breathtaking. Guided tours are a must - plan for the good part of your day to be spent here. ADDRESS: East of Soufriere.
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