St Lucia Map
Other than the Google St Lucia Map (which for driving directions isn’t always very accurate) there are several free tourist maps available on island and online. By far the best physical St. Lucia map published overseas is by a small company in Hungary called Gizi maps. It can be ordered online for $14.95 (it’s not available on island). This is a worthwhile investment, especially if you plan on renting a car (there are few road signs). Skyviews maps has a good interactive map of St. Lucia. You can get the printed version for free on the island. The best downloadable online map we found is from mapsland.com These tourist maps can also be found at many locations on the island. Finally, if you’re looking for an official detailed topographical map, you can obtain this from the St. Lucia Maps and Surveys Department for a small fee.
St Lucia Map and Country overview
St Lucia is 248 square miles with the interior mostly mountainous. There is one main road which goes almost all the way around the island (sparing out the north-eastern section). The island comprises of 11 Political and geographic districts, varying in size and population density. Castries, Rodney Bay, Vieux Fort and Soufriere are the largest towns and the only place where you can find banks, hospitals, hardware stores, and larger supermarkets. The other communities have credit unions, health centers and small convenience stores. The North of St Lucia is the island’s main center of activity and population. Castries, Gros Islet and Rodney Bay offer numerous resorts and guesthouses, st lucia beaches, shopping, a cruise port, two marinas, golf, entertainment and nightlife. While the North may be too crowded and commercial for some, a visit to St Lucia would not be quite complete with a trip to the nation’s capital. Worth seeing is the Castries market, the Derek Walcott square and the Cathedral, as well as the La Toc battery, the Howelton House (Caribelle Batik), and the Government House on Morne Fortune. Further North on the st lucia map, popular attractions include the Rainforest tram and zip line, Pigeon Island National Park, Fond Latisab, and Lushan Country Life.
The West Coast is very mountainous and lush, with a scenic but narrow winding road. Soufriere, where many st lucia attractions are located, is known for the majestic Pitons (a World Heritage site) and Sulphur Springs “drive in-volcano.” This area is also one of the best scuba diving spots in the Caribbean. Soufriere offers fine st lucia dining and exclusive high-end resorts and villas. Popular st lucia attractions include the Gros Piton Trail, Petit Piton Trail, Fond Doux Estate, Toraille Waterfall, Piton waterfall (warm), Sugar Beach, Anse Chastanet Beach, the En bas Saut Trail & waterfall, Tet Paul Nature Trail, New Jerusalem Hot Springs, Morne Coubaril Estate (Plantation tours, Ziplining & horsebackriding), Soufriere Estate and the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens. Further north there is the Canaries waterfall, La Plas Kassav, la Sikwi Sugarmill, Anse Cochon, the Anse la Raye Fish fry, the Rum Distillery and Marigot Bay. Many boat rides, fishing tours and whale watching tours start or end in Soufriere.
Islands near St Lucia
Islands near St Lucia include St Vincent to the South, Martinique and Dominica to the North, and Barbados to the East. St Lucia, Martinique, and Dominica, Guadeloupe are connected by st lucia ferry, the Express des Isles. To get to Barbados and St Vincent, you have to book a flight.
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