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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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The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers: A Journey from Northwest Africa to St. Lucia

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers: A Journey from Northwest Africa to St. Lucia

November 04, 2019

Every year since 1986, the World Cruising Club has hosted ocean-crossing rallies that bring together sailing enthusiasts from around the world. What exactly is a rally, you ask? It’s “safe and social cruising,” and though some participants like to indulge in a little friendly competition, it’s not a race. In mid-to-late November, around 200 boats will depart from Las Palmas on Spain’s Gran Canaria (off the northwest coast of Africa) to travel 2700 nautical miles to St. Lucia. The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) marks a major annual event for our island, with most of the boats arriving in the first half of December. As participants sail into their final destination at St. Lucia’s Rodney Bay, they’re greeted with rum punch, chilled beer, and a massive celebration. Prizes will be awarded during two official ceremonies, on December 11 and December 21. We hope that you can join us to welcome these intrepid sailors to our beautiful island paradise.

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