The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is known for its dramatic natural beauty, so you will want to have your camera ready at all times. Remember, the best photographs are often taken early or late in the day when the light is at its softest.
Here are 10 places to capture memorable photographs you will be proud to share on Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or your own favorite photo-sharing websites.
There are 28 island nations in the Caribbean, and over 7,000 islands, so what makes a trip to Saint Lucia so special and unique?
From April 29 to 8 May 2016, the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is celebrating its twenty-fifth milestone with the theme “Unforgettable Journey”. This top Caribbean event now includes jazz, R&B and calypso music along with a fashion show (Saint Lucia HOT Couture), dance, art, theater and culinary arts, so there’s something for everyone to look forward to.
By land or sea, Laborie village on Saint Lucia’s southwest coast is a wonderful place to visit, and a unique place to experience an authentic way of life on the island: fishing. Any given day, the long arc of white sand known as Laborie Beach, is populated with colourful pirogues, the local fishing boats used extensively to haul in daily catch from around the coast. And it’s not just the red, green and blue painted hulls that are colourful; Saint Lucia’s fishing boats have names like ‘Respect Life,’ ‘Jah Provide’ and ‘No Retreat, No Surrender,’ sometimes without spellcheck being employed before the christening.
For a small island, Saint Lucia has a mighty big history when it comes to producing Nobel Laureates. In fact per capita, we are second in the world of Nobel prizes with our two esteemed winners, Sir Arthur Lewis [Economics 1979] and Mr. Derek Walcott [Literature 1992]. Every year in January, the achievements of these two island scholars are celebrated during Nobel Laureates Week, under the patronage of Dame Pearlette Louisy, Saint Lucia’s Governor General. This year is no different, and Saint Lucia has enjoyed poetry readings, tributes and glittering parties attended by the island’s most literary alumni, and again been reminded of that proud Nobel heritage no other small island can claim.
Canaries (or Kanawe in the local patois) is located on the West Coast of Saint Lucia, a small, colourful fishing village nestled along the main road between Anse La Raye and Soufriere, boasting breathtakingly beautiful views whether approached from the north and south by road or by sea.