Travel Reports » Saint Lucia

St. Lucia is an island state in the area of the West Indies in the Caribbean. St. Lucia is located north of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and 33 kilometers south of Martinique. Barbados is located 146 km to the southeast. St. Lucia has 165.000 inhabitants and the capital is Castries. On the island there are two inactive volcanoes, the “Twin Pitons”, the Gros Piton and the Petit Piton. The highest point of the island is Mount Gimie with 950 meters. The main export goods today are bananas, flour and rice. In the early 20th century sugar cane was still the most cultivated agricultural product. The ruins of the sugar mill in the Roseau Valley is now a tourist destination.