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Island Watch: Luscious St Lucia!!!

17 Jan

Are you finally ready to take the big vacation you’ve been saving up for all year?  Or maybe you’re just ready to make a big move to a location that’s a veritable paradise.  Well, you need to check out St. Lucia!  An island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea, its tropical climate and wonderful atmosphere, as well as its hospitable and friendly people, will give you an experience that you won’t ever forget.

“The Land, The People, The Light.”  This is the national motto of St. Lucia, and it is a good representation of the kind of experience you will have on the island.  Hosting a beautiful volcanic landscape, it actually features more mountains than any other Caribbean Island, the highest point of which is 950 meters above sea level.  In fact, one of the most popular tourist locations is a drive-thru volcano!

Home to some of the best Caribbean food available, St. Lucia can give you a dining experience that’s a vacation all by itself. From Colombo to bakes or salt fish and green figs the huge variety of food on the island is guaranteed to tickle your taste buds.  The best Caribbean recipes can be found on the island of St. Lucia, home to some of the best West Indian foods in the world!  You can find many of these Caribbean recipes online to give yourself an idea of what to expect!

St Lucia isn’t just home to food and volcanoes though.  Music is a big part of St. Lucian culture, which is host to many genres, including Calypso, Salsa, and Reggae.  In fact, St. Lucia has held an internationally acclaimed International Jazz Festival since 1991!  In addition to all of the wonderful Caribbean food and music at your disposal on the island of St. Lucia, there’s also a rich and diverse culture for you to explore.  St. Lucia is home to the renowned artist Sir Dunstan St. Omer, who was knighted in 2010 for his contributions to the arts.  The island is also home to the Nobel Prize winning writer, Derek Walcott.

With so much to do on the island of St. Lucia, you might be trying to figure out why anyone would ever want to leave.  Well, the country has been experiencing a population boom for 1.5% every year for the past 5 years, and for good reason!  With such a rich and varied experience to be had on the island, you’d be doing yourself a favor by checking out all of the things this wonderful gem of a country has to offer!

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4 Comments

Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Island Watch: Luscious St Lucia!!!

  1. Fred Stahl

    January 19, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Derek Walcott died some time ago, hence, it was his home.

     

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