St. Lucia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K 60fps)

St. Lucia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K 60fps)

Floating like an emerald tear-drop between the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea is the island nation
of St Lucia. At 27-miles long and 14-miles wide, it’s one of the second largest of
the Windward Islands. Named in honour of St Lucy of Syracuse by early French colonists, you may be surprised to learn that this is the only country on the planet
named after a woman. But then again, it will all make perfect sense once you feel the warm embrace
of St Lucia’s beaches, forests and mountains. St. Lucia has long been a place of shelter: her surrounding maze of hidden coves and bays providing safe harbours
throughout the ages. For centuries the original Arawaks and Caribs made their homes
around the island’s northern bays, In the 1550s, the notorious buccaneer, Peg Leg Le Clerc,
became the first European to settle here. From his hilltop hideaway on Pigeon Island, he and his fellow swashbucklers would swoop on passing Spanish galleons. After the pirates came the plantations, and the bittersweet years of sugar and slavery. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, St Lucia was pulled back and forth fourteen times between the French and British, before finally gaining her independence in 1979. While the British brought their rule of law, the French blessed the island
with a sense of style that mixed perfectly with
the Carib and African cultures. For, just like a woman, St Lucia has always
been a place of creation. Right in the heart of the capital, Castries, the main square pays tribute to two of the
island’s Nobel Prize winning sons. Relax in the shade of the 400 year-old
monkey pod tree, and take in the soft pastels of
the surrounding streets. Just across from the park,
visit the basilica, filled with murals that blend the colours
and traditions of Africa, the Caribbean and the West. At the Central Market, taste the fruits of this island’s rich,
volcanic soil. Enjoy some real St Lucian home cooking. Then spend some time seeing crafts, lovingly made by local hands. An easy mile to the south, the creation story continues, at Eudovik’s Art Studio. Watch as master carvers transform tree roots from deep in the forest
into sensual works of art, a true collaboration between Mother Nature
and man. On the south-west coast, the town of Soufriere is cradled by some of
the island’s greatest natural treasures. There’s a relaxed style here too, along the waterfront and streets of this sleepy
French colonial town. St Lucia, is a place that can take your breath away, and breathe new life into your soul. Which is why the island is a favourite with
honeymooners and lovers of all ages. Take a short boat ride from Soufriere to one of the island’s finest resort beaches,
Anse Chastanet. Stay right by the sands, which are caressed by the warm Caribbean Ocean. Or stay high on the hill, where the islands iconic peaks of
Petit and Gros Piton feel so close, you can almost reach out and touch them. Nestled between these two volcanic spires, is one of the west coast’s
most secluded hideaways. At Sugar Beach, fine sands, crystal waters and some of
the island’s sweetest views await. St Lucia is a place of rejuvenation too. Not far from Soufriere, take a soak at Sulphur Springs and coat your body in healing mud that comes
from deep within the Earth. When it’s time to cool down, take the Tet Paul Nature Trail,
into the high country. From here, look down upon an island
of possibilities, for this is a place of
endless mystery too. Shelter, creativity, beauty, rejuvenation and mystery; these are the things that make this island so easy to love. So come and feel the embrace of
one of the world’s greatest islands: St Lucia.

100 thoughts on “St. Lucia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K 60fps)

  1. A correction and an apology. Our editing crew were obviously so mesmerised by St. Lucia’s beauty, they let a rare production boo-boo slip through. The notorious buccaneer, Peg Leg Le Clerc, actually settled on Pigeon Island around 1550, not 1950 as stated in the voice over! We’ll let the offenders off this time, but if it happens again they’ll be walking the plank! ; )

  2. you also show anse mamim when you quoted anse chastnet. about 2 seconds later it is indeed anse chastnet. the resort with the balconies is Jade mountain. You will probably break your spine driving there the road is horrendous.

  3. I wish more pronunciation practice was given before doing this video, you'll butchered names left, right and centre…geeze.

  4. YES ! Such a beautiful mysterious Island !!! I'm surprised this is the only country in the world named after a woman. I've always wanted to visit those two mysterious volcanic peaks – such beautiful nature and vegetation and Island people 🙂

  5. "The Sun, The Sand And The Sea" (Island Tourism Anthem)

  6. wow, I had no idea that any of the islands in the Caribbean had jagged mountain peaks like the Petit and Gross Piton! they make it feel more like something from the South Pacific. So far I have only been to St Thomas, St John and Turks and Caicos (which is basically completely flat). so thanks for this great video… St Lucia just took a big jump to the top of my list for travel!

  7. Usain Bolt said that of all the countries in the world, St Lucia is his favorite to relax….wow. And Oprah Winfrey when asked about St Lucia said, “one of the top five places to see before you leave this great place called Earth,”

  8. I went there on my honeymoon back in 82, we were deeply in love and the islands treated us with love and respect. Sadly, she was killed by a drunk driver 2 weeks after our time there. Someday I must return and sprinkle some of her ashes there ! PURA VIDA, ONE LUV !!

  9. St. Lucia is expensive as fcuk and these slaves are on revenge to rip-off all the tourist in the land they were given for free. Worst, 8EC$ for locals and 8 U$ for tourists for pigeon island. STAY AWAY!

  10. St Lucia is meddling in Venezuelan affairs. By what right does his government interfere in the affairs of a sovereign country?

  11. light rails sunnyvale, cupertino, saratoga west san jose and the commuter trains train tracks and the signals highway and freeway and all of the railroad crossing signals.

  12. I’ve been to every island in the Caribbean and St. Lucia is definitely the most beautiful island in the Caribbean. My absolute favourite.

  13. I just came from St. Lucia. And darn, I wished I stayed much longer than just a week there. Saint Lucia is full of beauty and grace. Lush rain-forest (I took bicycle tour here), truly glamorous marine jungle (I snorkeled as well), very delicious food, and truly helpful and friendly people. I really enjoyed being in Saint Lucia. I simply fell in love with this lovely island.

  14. Expedia Will you please do a travel guide of Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico?

  15. Conheci St. Lucia através de um programa de viagens há muitos anos atrás.
    É incrivelmente linda!

  16. Did I hear this right? A buccaneer in the 1950s!!!??? Is he a time traveler or something?? Leclerc must’ve discovered the fountain of youth then.

  17. I had what I have called the best 3 years of my life on St Lucia. I owned a 57' motor yacht on which I lived and which I operated as a day charter boat. I had close friends and woke up every morning happy for the new day. After 3 years I became restless and sold the boat to someone who couldn't tell the pointy end from the square. He wrecked the boat on a beach . Bad day.

  18. Roasting in Phoenix right now as I text..
    It's around 182 degrees I think..
    Me and wife are heading to St. Lucia in early November.
    Never been on a "legit" island before, so we're excited!
    I just hope it's cool.

  19. Lovely island, Just posted a video from our time there, please check it out, you will LOVE it! Yes, masters, you will!

  20. The low voiceover seems to suggest that you guys are sharing a beeg secret . Thanks for showing us the beauty of this lovely place .

  21. I loved St Lucia even though I was only their for a day with my daughter and grand daughter I had an amazing time. I am going back with them.

  22. We've visited St Lucia many times . . . In fact 12 yrs running stayed at the Rex St Lucian Rodney Bay made many friends there . . Very friendly and lovely people. We liked nothing better than taking a local bus to Castries visiting local shops/restaurants and bars. Surprisingly I never heard any mention of the Pitons a pair of twin mountains that dominate the skyline even have a local beer named after them. A truly wonderful destination we always went in January temperature was spot on for the Brits but there will always be a shower every day!! Hence it's a green and pleasant land.

  23. Wish, I get to travel to the Caribbean some day. I have never traveled outside of India anytime. The only exception was a three day trip to Maldives in 2008.

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