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Wonders of Saint Lucia

Pitons - one of the most prominent wonders of Saint Lucia. Petit Piton is the steepest mountain
Pitons – one of the most prominent wonders of Saint Lucia. Petit Piton is the steepest mountain / Mike Fleming, / CC BY-SA 2.0

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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.

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WorldViolet Top 12 wonders of Saint Lucia

Geological wonders

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.

Soufrière sulphur springs, Saint Lucia
Soufrière sulphur springs / D G Brown, / CC BY 2.0
Diamond Falls

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.

Diamond Falls, Saint Lucia
Diamond Falls / Gary J. Wood, / CC BY-SA 2.0
Gros Piton

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.

Petit Piton

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.

Sault Falls, Saint Lucia
Sault Falls / John C. Willet, / CC BY-SA 2.0
Ansi La Raye Falls

A beautiful cascade with a total height of some 15 m.

Saltibus Waterfall

Series of five waterfalls, each leap is 3 to 10 m tall.

Biological wonders

Maria islands ecosystem

Small islands, covered with shrubs and cacti. On islands live numerous rare and even endemic species, including five endemic reptiles.

Archaeological wonders

Petroglyphs at Dauphin River

Group of prehistoric petroglyphs that seem to depict a family of mother, father, and child. Several rock-cut basins nearby.

Architecture wonders

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.

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, Saint Lucia
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries / Akalvin, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0
Fort Rodney

Ruins of an English built fort from the late 18th century.

Morne Fortune with Fort Charlotte

Ruins of a fortress that was built in 1764.

WorldYellow Recommended books

Insight Guides Pocket St Lucia

St Lucia is one of the most luscious Caribbean islands, home to dramatic vistas, sweeping beaches and a lively Creole culture. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide St Lucia, a concise, full-color guide to this tropical paradise that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that St Lucia has to offer.

Fodor’s In Focus Barbados & St. Lucia

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.

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