When compared to highly popular islands like Saint Maarten, the island of Saint Lucia seems ridiculously tiny being that it’s less than thirty miles long and not even fifteen miles wide. The island’s defining physical features remain its natural landscapes and the volcanic areas.
Banana trade was abundant in Saint Lucia during its early evolution and some of these banana plantations that were erected during the “banana heyday” can still be seen on the island and are very popular with sightseers exploring St. Lucia. Speaking of which, the island’s own tourism has grown exponentially.
Besides the old structures that provide a glimpse into Saint Lucia’s history, the island’s tourism is also bolstered by the vast amount of nature permeating throughout the island which includes winding rainforests and several mountainous peaks. Saint Lucia has resisted from becoming too commercialized, focusing its efforts on environmental tourism instead.
Despite its relatively small size, Saint Lucia is actually considered among the more prosperous islands in the Caribbean, its residents earning about $6,000 each year. This has lead to a considerable proliferation in the amount and variety of real estate offered on the island.
The people of Saint Lucia are also regarded as some of the friendliest and approachable in all of the Caribbean, welcoming tourists and foreigners with genuine warmth and in some cases often inviting them in for lunch or dinner. What Saint Lucia may lack in high end entertainment is made up for with a pleasant ambiance and an agreeable aesthetic that has attracted hundreds of nature lovers to the Caribbean island.