Caribbean Tourism

Diving & Marine Life

Culture

Cultural Centres Alliance Fran├žaise de Sainte Lucie, in the pyramid at Pointe Seraphine, T4526602, courses and cultural events, library etc. Bonsai Society meets every 2nd Thu of the month, 1700, contact Mary Charles, T4501258. There is a good deal of French influence. Most of the islanders, who are predominantly of African descent (though a few black...

North to Pointe Du Cap

The part of the island to the north of Castries is the principal resort area, it contains the best beaches and the hotels are largely self contained. It is the driest part of the island with little evidence of the banana plantations or rain forest. The John Compton highway leaves Castries past Vigie airport and follows the curves of Vigie Beach and Choc Bay...

Diving & Marine Life

There is some very good diving off the west coast, although this is somewhat dependent on the weather, as heavy rain tends to create high sediment loads in the rivers and sea. Diving on the east coast is not so good and can be risky unless you are a competent diver. Several companies offer scuba diving with professional instructors, catering for the...