Wonders of Saint Lucia
The small island of Saint Lucia is rich with interesting natural landmarks – waterfalls, unique ecosystems, geothermal area. Key landmarks are the breathtaking Pitons – two giant, cone-shaped volcanic plugs which are visible from almost any place in Saint Lucia.
Map with the described wonders
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Top 12 wonders of Saint Lucia
Soufrière sulfur springs in Saint Lucia
Geothermal area with hot sulfur springs, fumaroles, and mud pools. Boiling water of a very dark color flows from the springs.
Some 17 m tall waterfall. The waterfall is adorned with colorful mineral sediments, caused by sulfuric springs. Sediments change their color over time, from yellow to green or brown. Around the falls, in the gorge have been formed beautiful botanical gardens.
A giant volcanic plug, 771 m high, very steep, cone shaped hill rising from the Caribbean. Contains different vegetation zones, including elfin forest. Many rare species.
A giant volcanic plug, 743 m high, even steeper than Gros Piton. Contains different vegetation zones, including elfin forest. Many rare species.
Sault Falls (Dennery Falls)
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lesser Antilles, approximately 20 – 35 m tall. The falling water forms a curtain over a slightly rounded cliff.
Ansi La Raye Falls
A beautiful cascade with a total height of some 15 m.
Series of five waterfalls, each leap is 3 to 10 m tall.
Maria islands ecosystem
Small islands, covered with shrubs and cacti. On islands live numerous rare and even endemic species, including five endemic reptiles.
Petroglyphs at Dauphin River
Group of prehistoric petroglyphs that seem to depict a family of mother, father and child. Several rock-cut basins nearby.
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries
The largest church in the Caribbean, 61 m long and 30 m wide. This Neo-Romanesque basilica has an ornate interior. Constructed in 1899.
Ruins of English built fort from the late 18th century.
Morne Fortune with Fort Charlotte
Ruins of fortress that was built in 1764.
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Known for its sophisticated resorts, British style, and warm inviting hospitality, Barbados is an island of broad vistas, sweeping seascapes, and acres of sugar cane. Mountainous St. Lucia is covered by rainforest that makes it one of the greenest islands in the Caribbean, and it also has vibrant coral reefs that draw scuba divers from all over the world. The two islands offer both all-inclusive and regular resorts and are linked by frequent air service, making the short hop in about 20 minutes.