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Discover Our Mountain Majesty

Talk show super-star Oprah Winfrey once said that St. Lucia's two majestic volcanic plugs, the fabled twin peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton, located south of Soufrière and situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are among the top ten things to have in your "bucket list." We couldn't agree more! Every time returning visitors see the Pitons, they often remark that it seems like they are seeing them for the first time, every sighting is mind-blowing. On a full-day excursion to the Pitons, you can hike all the way to the top, noticing everything from the orchids, the hummingbirds, the butterflies, the canopy of trees and one of the most spectacular views you will ever encounter.  

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St. Lucy of Syracuse

St. Lucy of Syracuse

December 02, 2019

If you’re reading this, we know you’ve heard of St. Lucia, but have you ever wondered who exactly the sacred namesake of our beautiful island was? During the early 4th century A.D., St. Lucy of Syracuse, the saint of light, provided food and other aid to Christians forced into hiding by the oppressive decrees of several Roman emperors. On December 13 each year, as folks across the world celebrate St. Lucy’s Day, on the island of St. Lucia, we celebrate National Day. The main festivities, which include the National Festival of Lights and Renewal, take place the evening of the 12th, as islanders bring the homemade lanterns they’ve crafted to march in a parade through the capital city of Castries. Official St. Lucy’s Eve activities conclude with a dazzling fireworks display, with many revelers continuing the party till dawn.