Saint Lucia with its pair dramatic mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages on its east coast and its trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, must be included on your list of places to visit in the Caribbean.
St Lucia is also home to the longest string of festivals each summer. The Jazz Festival beginning in May, through the Roots and Soul Festival, Carnival in July, and the Arts and Heritage Festival combine to create a non-stop party for months each summer. This year
Jazz festival is May 4 – May 12
Carnival is July 12 – July 17
Roots and Soul festival is August 25 – Aug 27
Arts and Heritage festival is Oct 18 – Oct 20