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Tourist Attractions in Saint Lucia accounts for the growing popularity of this country. There are a number of important attractions in this country, such as the Pigeon Island, National Rain Forest and Latille Gardens.

Pigeon Island in Saint Lucia



Pigeon Island is one of the most important attractions of Saint Lucia, which is situated on the northeastern part of the country. Pigeon Island, the popular national park of Saint Lucia, is a part of the Saint Lucia National Trust. Pigeon Island Museum & Interpretive Centre is situated within the island and its exhibits relates a lot about the history of the island. There are also two calm beaches in this island, where visitors can enjoy swimming and snorkeling.

National Rain Forest in Saint Lucia



This is another important attraction of Saint Lucia, and visitors simply love their experience here. This is the ideal place for bird watching because different bird species can be seen here. Tourists can spend hours watching some of the most beautiful and rarest species of birds. Saint Lucia Oriole, Saint Lucia peewee and Saint Lucia Parrot are some of the commonly sighted birds.

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Latille Gardens in Saint Lucia



A visit to this garden can feel the hearts of the nature lovers with warmth and happiness. This is one of the most beautiful attractions of Saint Lucia and is particularly famous for its pleasant greenery. This garden is characterized by lush vegetation and the trees remain covered with fruits and flowers. The waterfall of Latille Gardens further adds to its beauty.

Other Important Tourist Attractions of Saint Lucia



Some of the other important tourist attractions of Saint Lucia are:-
  • Morne Fortune
  • Marquis Estate
  • Morne Coubaril Estate
  • Mt. Gimie
  • The Sulphur Springs
  • Diamond Falls


Museums in Saint Lucia



Museums in Saint Lucia are the perfect places for learning about the history and culture of the country. The 2 important museums in Saint Lucia, Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre and St. Omer Artmagic are some of the frequently-visited attractions of the country.
Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre, located in Pigeon Island, is one of the popular museums of Saint Lucia. The museum is greatly appreciated by tourists for being a vast storehouse of information and knowledge. Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre is housed in a building, which was previously a mess building of some British officers. The building was renovated and restored in order to retain its former grandeur.

The modern and interactive exhibition of Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre, allows travelers to understand the history of Saint Lucia in a vivid way. Through interactive audio/visual aids and ancient artifacts visitors get the opportunity to have a clue about the first Carib Indian settlers in Saint Lucia. In Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre tourists can also learn about the function of Saint Lucia in the French and British battles.

Saint Lucia Historical Sites



Saint Lucia Historical Sitesare worth paying a visit because they help in the better understanding of the history of the country. The historical sites of Saint Lucia form the top attractions of the country.

Government House of Saint Lucia



The Government House is one of the most beautiful and main historical sites of Saint Lucia. The Government House of Saint Lucia, which is the official residence of the Governor Genera, is situated amidst the brilliant surroundings of the Morne Fortune in Castries. The building still remains as one of the best specimen of the Victorian architecture. An important attraction of the Government House is Le Pavilion Royal Museum, which displays important historical remnants. Tourists need to make an early appointment to visit the Government House.

Fort Charlotte of Saint Lucia



This is yet another important historical site of Saint Lucia. The construction of this fort was started by the French in 1764. This fort witnessed many battles and its control also shifted in between the powers that seized Saint Lucia from time to time. Finally, after 20 years it was completed. Most of the garrison of this fort has been transformed into governmental buildings and educational institutes. Inniskilling Monument is one of the chief attractions of Fort Charlotte.

Morne Coubaril Estate of Saint Lucia



This is one of the most important agricultural sites of Saint Lucia. Cocoa, manioc and coconuts are mainly grown in this estate. This estate welcomes tourist, who can learn about the primitive agricultural methods that are used here. Tourists can also enjoy horse riding in Morne Coubaril Estate.

Saint Lucia Natural Attractions



Saint Lucia Natural Attractions are the most important tourist destinations of the island. Being a land of natural beauty, it attracts a great number of tourists from all over the world through out the year.

The Pitons, located near Soufriere in the Southern part of Saint Lucia are primeval twin peaks having the height of above 2,000 feet. The Pitons are named as the Gross Piton and the Petit Piton. The Gross Piton, which is at the height of 3,000 feet above the sea level and the Petit Piton, is the most beautiful attraction of the western coast of Saint Lucia.

Stretching from one end of the island to another, the Saint Lucia National Rain Forest, which covers an area of 19,000 acres of lush mountains is one of the Natural Attractions in Saint Lucia. It is the home for rare birds and animals, which includes giant ferns, birds of paradise and many other indigenous tree species along with exotic flowers and fruits.

The Sulphur Spring, which is now dormant, is the only drive in volcano of the world. The bubbly steamy sulphur spring is one of the great Natural Attractions of Saint Lucia, for the tourists. The Diamond Falls is another mineral rich falls of Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia Natural Attractions also include gardens and lovely beaches, which are extremely alluring for the tourists.

Latille Gardens, Saint Lucia



Latille gardens, Saint Luciastands off the eastern coast of the island of Saint Lucia. The island is regarded as one of the treasures among the Caribbean islands. Saint Lucia is also one of the popular tourist destinations in the world. Moreover, the climate is subtropical and the heat is poised with the trade winds blowing from the sea. The island is rich in scenic beauty and the rain forests give a glimpse of the varied species of flora. The Latille Gardens is one of the Saint Lucia natural attractions.

There is also a waterfall in the Latille Gardens, adding beauty to the lush green gardens. The waterfall descending from the mountain plunges with a great force thus creating a pool. The water cascades from a twenty feet height creating the pool, deep enough to swim.

Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre



Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre, situated in Pigeon Island, is one of the numerous attractions of Saint Lucia. Tourists highly appreciate the importance of Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre as a storehouse of knowledge and information.

About Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre



The location of Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre is strategic as Pigeon Island is one of the favorite destinations of tourists in Saint Lucia. The building in which Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre is housed was formerly a mess building of certain British officers, which has been restored and repaired to retain its earlier grandeur.

The modern and upgraded, interactive exhibition helps tourists to understand the amazing history of the country in a lively manner. It is through the help of ancient artifacts and interactive audio/visual aids that visitors get a chance to gather information about the first Carib Indian settlers of the island. They also learn about the role of the islanders in the British and French battles at the time of colonization. The main highlight is the victory of Admiral Rodney at the "Battle of the Saints" in 1782.

The Sulphur Springs, Saint Lucia



The Sulphur Springs, Saint Luciacascades through the rocky mountains forming a pool that adds charm to the place. The Sulphur Springs is the world's only drive- in- volcano, which is now dormant. The spring is a wonderful spot for studying current geological conditions taking place in the Caribbean Rim, situated near the local city of Sofriere. The hot water descending from the mountain is rich in sulfur and other minerals. A bath under the Sulphur Springs, Saint Lucia can be healing and refreshing.

The Sulphur Springs is located in the Sofriere region of Saint Lucia. The area is known for its steam vents and hot springs. When rain falls the ground soaks the water and gets heated by the hot rock. The rock in turn gets heated by the underlying magma. The heated water then comes out through the cracks on the earth's surface emitting gases.

Sofriere derived its name from the Sulphur Springs, Saint Lucia. In French sulphur is called 'sofriere'. The region is so named as it is home to several volcanic eruptions, which have become dormant now. The spring is one of the Saint Lucia natural attractions. The mesmerizing beauty ofthe Sulphur Springs, Saint Luciaattract many people to rejuvenate in nature's lap.

Diamond Falls, Saint Lucia



Diamond Falls, Saint Luciais the lowest among the six falls, which cascade down from the nearby mountains. The Diamond falls is rich in minerals and was the bath house of King Louis XVI of France and his troops. The falls is one among the rich Saint Lucia natural attractions as it is the sole drive- in- volcano in the world. The Diamond Falls along with the Mineral Baths are associated with the Soufriere Estate since 1713. Soufriere is a local town in Saint Lucia, acting as the gateway to the Diamond falls. The town rich with scenic beauty was the former capital of France.

The Diamond Falls, Saint Lucia can be seen in the Diamond Botanical Gardens. It is called the 'drive- in- volcano' . The water flows down the rocks rich in minerals creating a rainbow of colors. The water changes from black to green to yellow and purple.





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