Tourism in Saint Lucia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The valley between the two twin peaks, Petit Piton and Gros Piton, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Saint Lucia, an island in the Caribbean islands, has a relatively large and lucrative tourism industry, attracting an estimated 350,000 visitors per year.[1] Due to the relatively small land area of the country, most of the governmental promoting is performed by the state operated Saint Lucia Tourism Board.

Most tourists are attracted to the relatively unspoiled landscape and beaches, as with many other Caribbean islands.

Tourism industry[edit]

Petit Piton, seen from the Ladera Hotel restaurant.

Tourism to Saint Lucia is so vital, that it is the runner-up for the position of the most economically important industry, behind bananas. It is expected that tourism will take the place of the most economically important industry in Saint Lucia in the near future, as the market for bananas becomes more competitive among the Caribbean islands. Saint Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and for its large number of beaches and resorts. Crime is becoming increasingly prevalent in St. Lucia and this could threaten the development of the tourist industry.

Other attractions[edit]

Although cruises and beaches are what draws most tourists to Saint Lucia, other attractions include:

Cities[edit]

View of the capital city of Castries

Main cities that tourists are drawn to include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TNT Vacations Overview of Saint Lucia". Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Soufrière Travel Guide". Retrieved 2007-05-19. 

External links[edit]