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St. Lucia HistorySt. Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean.[4] Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238.23 sq mi) and has a population of 174,000 (2010). Its capital is Castries.

One of the Windward Islands, Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French, the island's first European settlers.. They signed a treaty with the native Carib Indians in 1660. Britain took control of the island from 1663 to 1667; in ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times and rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia was also known as the "Helen of the West Indies".

Representative government came about in 1924 (with universal suffrage from 1953). From 1958 to 1962, the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. On 22 February 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations associated with the United Kingdom.[4] Saint Lucia has a legal system based on English common law.

St. Lucia is one of the Windward Islands, located in the middle of the Eastern Caribbean chain. Its terrain is a combination of high mountains, forests, low-lying lands and beaches. Mountain ranges runs the length of the island and forests dominate the mountains, while jasmine, scarlet chenille and wild orchids provide splashes of color to the lush green slopes. The month of July is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 87F throughout the month.Daily low temperatures are around 79F.The relative humidity typically ranges from 68% (mildly humid) to 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical July.July falls during the hurricane season in St. Lucia. Rain is common but is generally brief and scattered quickly returning to sunshine.

St. Lucia

Vacationers should be aware that there can be a great deal of variation in weather between the different regions of St. Lucia. If you are visiting one of the beaches around Castries or Rodney Bay, expect temperatures to be high but not unbearable due to the cool breeze off the water. Visitors exploring one of the trails through the rain forest in the center of the island need to be prepared for some very hot and humid weather without any relief from the winds. Adventurous travelers can cool off on a hike to one of the Piton mountains, the distinguishing landscape feature of St. Lucia. Temperatures will drop significantly as the altitude increases and travelers may even want to bring along a light jacket to stay comfortable in the cool weather.St. Lucia

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St. LuciaSoufrireSoufrire is located on the southwestern coast of St. Lucia and was the former capital when under French possession. It is also the oldest town in St. Lucia. Unlike Castries, much of the original architecture still stands today, so if you want a taste of French colonial architecture, Soufrire is the place to be. The waterfront of this town is so picturesque it draws movie studios and tourists alike. Soufrire is an excellent destination for visitors to experience both the St. Lucian culture and the environment. Soufrire has everything, from beautiful beaches to towering mountains. For the adventurous traveler, it is the perfect destination for both relaxation and adventure. Just outside of Soufrire is the popular drive-in volcano which is thought to have once been a site for human sacrifice by the Arawak Indians. Visitors are allowed to drive very nearly into the volcano and then be guided around the area by a tour guide. Just south of the town of Soufrire along the bay, the most distinguishing feature of St. Lucia can be found, the Pitons. These two towering twin mountains are not only beautiful to look at, but they a popular hiking destination that draw people from around the world.

Option OneSoufrire

4.5 Star ResortLadera is a resort that travelers dream about - a small, lush, tropical gem that is world acclaimed yet still relatively unknown. Located in south western Saint Lucia, Ladera is a paradise like no other to ignite your passions. Two miles from the port town of Soufriere, on a lush hill- side of mango trees, lay the lure of Ladera. With only 6 villas and 26 suites and a dedicated, attentive staff, Ladera offers an intimate experience and the ability to cater to your preference. Ladera Resort

Amenities and ActivitiesLounging at Ladera's main pool and deck area overlooking the Pitons and Caribbean Sea, with cocktails and snack service available poolside.Soaking and relaxing in the restorative sulphur mineral baths at the spa.Complimentary beach shuttle service to Sugar Beach.Complimentary beach towels and snorkeling equipment.Live local entertainment at the Bar at Dasheene, including the weekly Shak-Shak Band performance during Sunday Brunch.A weekly wood carving demonstration at the Bar at Dasheene.Saturday morning Soufrire market tour followed by a cooking class hosted by Ladera's Chef.The Spa at Ladera features indulgent treatments inspired by Saint Lucia's volcanic history and the lush rainforest that surrounds this peaceful retreat.Ladera Resort

DasheeneLadera's award-winning restaurant, is known throughout the world for its eclectic, innovative cuisine. The restaurant welcomes guests from all over the island, who often come here for lunch and dinner to enjoy the unbelievable panoramic view firsthand, enjoy live music most evenings, and indulge in the delicacies - both local and international - that make Dasheene one of the Caribbean's finest dining experiences. Featuring what is perhaps the freshest food in the Caribbean, Dasheene's daily menu provides an excitingly delicious combination of fresh caught fish, locally grown and freshly picked produce and other entrees and indulgences, all presented in a style of casual elegance.The Bar at Dasheene is open from 9am each day. It is a perfect setting for a pre-dinner cocktail or to enjoy a live music show. Part of Dasheene Restaurant, the Bar shares the same unobstructed sea views flanked by St. Lucia's signature twin volcanic Piton peaks.Ladera Resort

One bedroom Villa Suite with Plunge PoolSuite features - A spacious open - air living room with an adjacent open air bedroom, bathroom and comfortable sitting area with Piton and Caribbean Sea view. A private plunge pool with waterfall, minibar with coffee and tea, robes, iron/board, hair dryer, a Ladera Necessaire kit which includes binoculars, eye masks, slippers and a star chart. You will also receive Jeeves, your own person butler, which is a two way radio that will connect you to the reception desk and room service.*no air conditioning

Ladera Resort

Resort is located on a hillside, no direct access to beach. There is a shuttle between the resort to the beachResort has one restaurant. Taxi to town is about $30 round-trip.I have toured this resort and the view really is that incredible!Notes

Option TwoSoufrire

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort5 Star ResortThe Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is without question located in one of the most spectacular sites in the world, the majestic valley of the Pitons (Val des Pitons). The beauty of the Pitons, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is unparalleled. The atmosphere is unobtrusive and lends to a truly intimate and relaxed experience. The resort is spread across more than one hundred acres of tropical forest unsurpassed for its natural beauty, with the only white sand beach in the area. Formerly a working sugar plantation, the property has a long history of owners including Lord Glenconner, famously known for his friendship with Princess Margaret and the once famous proprietor of the Bang Restaurant. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is located on the south western part of St. Lucia about 3 miles outside the town of Soufriere, between the world famous Pitons. Soufriere is a historic town with the island's main natural attractions; the drive-in volcano, botanical gardens and waterfalls in close proximity. It is a 45 minute drive from Hewannorra International Airport (UVF).

Sugar Beach

Sugar BeachAmazing rainforest spa. Private spa huts in the trees with a creek running alongside.The pool sits at the bottom of the Gros Piton.Only white sand beach in the area.Excellent snorkeling right off the beach.Rainforest hiking trail.Sea kayaking, snorkeling, hobie cat sailing, windsurfing and even night fishing are all offered in the crystal waters of the National Marine Reserve, just a step from the beach.Yoga and Pilates classes.Caribbean dance classes.

Private Spa Huts

Sugar BeachThe Great Room, The Great Room, for discerning diners there is the elegant Great Room, with its old world colonial charm serving Caribbean influenced fare in candlelit, air-conditioned surroundings. Beautifully presented personalized tasting menus are also available nightly reflecting the cultural influences of Sugar Beach's expert culinary team and utilizing the freshest local ingredients. Enjoy dishes such as seared scallops on a puree of Jerusalem artichoke, Kobe beef with a rich red wine jus, or perfectly cooked Mahi-Mahi with green fig mash & tropical salsa. A well-devised wine list ensures the ideal accompaniment for every course. Bayside Bar & Restaurant, enjoy open-air sea side dining with a magnificent view of the Pitons, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy an a la carte continental or full breakfast. The Terrace, Set on the ground floor of the elegant Great House and with stunning