Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock/Jackie SmithsonSt. Lucia PItonsJalousie beach and one of the Pitons11-March-2011Jalousie Beach

Families will love:

  • Island's iconic Pitons rising off the coast
  • Thousands of acres of mountainous rain forest
  • Perfect for water sports enthusiasts and eco-adventurers

The Pitons, two volcanic cones rising a half-mile off St. Lucia's southwestern coast, serve as the island's iconic symbols. Formed by volcanic eruptions, St. Lucia has, at its interior, thousands of acres of mountainous rain forest, laced by 29 miles of trails, a fact that earns the island its nickname of "the Emerald Isle." St. Lucia's mix of beaches, verdant valleys, banana ... more
The Pitons, two volcanic cones rising a half-mile off St. Lucia's southwestern coast, serve as the island's iconic symbols. Formed by volcanic eruptions, St. Lucia has, at its interior, thousands of acres of mountainous rain forest, laced by 29 miles of trails, a fact that earns the island its nickname of "the Emerald Isle." St. Lucia's mix of beaches, verdant valleys, banana plantations and dense forests lure sun-lovers and water sports enthusiasts, as well as eco-adventurers. On St. Lucia, you can see the steaming sulphur pools of a real volcano, hike the island's lush forests, stroll through fragrant gardens, watch for leatherback turtles and zoom through the treetops on a zip line.

Because of the island's topography, most roads wind around hills and mountains, making driving slower than usual. Plan your outings so that you visit attractions near each other, and avoid day-long road trips. By doing so, you limit your time on the twisting roads, minimizing the chances of car sickness and maximizing your time at attractions and on the beach.

Be sure to check out our exclusive Caribbean Vacation Guide for Families, offering plenty of useful information about various Caribbean islands!

Written by Candyce H. Stapen less

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