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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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Two St. Lucia Holiday Traditions

Two St. Lucia Holiday Traditions

December 03, 2018

Street parades filled with glowing lanterns and world-class racing yachts sailing into Rodney Bay – these are two of the most beautiful holiday sightings during December on St. Lucia. Many of the Island’s residents spend the time before the holidays carefully crafting hand-made lanterns from a variety of materials to celebrate the Festival of Lights and Renewal. These colorful and unique lights often portray social or historical events, some in an abstract fashion and others in a more traditional manner.

They hang outside the owner’s homes until Saint Lucy’s Eve on December 12, when they are taken up to join the parade of celebrants and “light the way.” An assortment of festivities that accompany the holidays include a fireworks display, a march to the harbor, and other cultural activities. Another favorite event is the end of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) race. The finish line for the 2,700-mile event is right here in Rodney Bay, and locals and visitors alike come out to the marina or the harbor channel to watch. Prizes are awarded on December 17, as the ending segues into one huge party.