The Coasts and Mountains

"Lady's Slipper"

"Lady's Slipper"

Soufrière and The Pitons

Soufrière and The Pitons

The Caribbean Sea

The Caribbean Sea

Canaries

Canaries

Marigot Bay

Marigot Bay

Castries Bay

Castries Bay

Canaries

Canaries

The highest peak - Mount Gimmie

The highest peak - Mount Gimmie

Anse la Raye

Anse la Raye

Some of the rain forest

Some of the rain forest

The Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean

Qualibou, also known as the Soufrière Volcanic Centre (on the very left)

Qualibou, also known as the Soufrière Volcanic Centre (on the very left)

View from our hotel room of the Caribbean Sea

View from our hotel room of the Caribbean Sea

During our stay in Saint Lucia, we were fortunate enough to drive the entire west and east coastlines as well as through the middle of the island through the rainforest and mountains. This island is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, soooo super small. On the east coast, the Atlantic waves crash against rocks and on the west side, the Caribbean Ocean gently laps up on the beach. The coast lines are breath taking and the water around the island is crystal clear not to mention wonderfully warm. As you drive inward, there are forests sprinkled with palm trees that are back-dropped by lush tropical mountains that shoot upwards in jagged points. The few valleys that they do live in are covered in banana trees (because of the banana plantations). There are streams and rivers that wind their way from the jungle down to the oceans. Pictures really don't do the island justice. Seeing it with your own eyes is something different, and a few times I almost had my breath taken away from the stunning views. My favorite was the "Lady's Slipper" which is a natural rock bridge off the coast; close to Castries. The water was so clear you could see straight to the bottom for quite aways out. Seriously such a sweet little island with so much to offer.