Real Estate St Lucia
St. Lucia is the jewel of the Caribbean crown. It is a picturesque haven that is cast in an environment that makes it one of the most desirable destinations in the world. The island is not just well known for its ancient dormant volcano but also for its iconic scenery and beautiful sandy beaches.
Cultural reward is not generally associated with wars between the English and French over a number of centuries, but St Lucia has been the beneficiary of such disagreements. It has ensured a rich mixture of the cultural influences with English the official language and Kweyol, a French patois, spoken by locals. St Lucia also offers a tourist friendly experience for all to enjoy and hosts internationally renowned festivals, such as Carnival and Jazz, which are an eclectic blend of music genres and traditions. View festival calendar
The island is home to the twin-peaks, known as The Pitons and an UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. St Lucia has been billed as “Simply Beautiful” and was recently accredited “Best Island in the Caribbean” by the US based Global Traveller magazine.
St Lucia has a population of around 160,000 people and the Island itself is 27 miles long and 14 miles wide. You can drive from the north, to the south of the Island in around 1 hour. The capital city, Castries, is located in the northern section of the island and represents approximately 40% of the population. The island has 2 international airports and docking for super yachts in its renowned marina. View map of St Lucia
The northern most part of the island is famously known as the entertainment hot spot, with internationally acclaimed restaurants catering to a wide range of tastes, offering a variety of international cuisines. The south and surrounding coastal towns cater more for the adventure seeker with an array of soft adventure activities including hiking, biking, mountain climbing, waterfalls, eco-tours and ultra-chic boutique hotels.
St Lucia has a mix of public and private beaches, the majority of which have white soft sands. Anse Chastenet beach however is covered with black sand, due to previous volcanic activity. Grande Anse, a mile long stretch of beach, is due to become part of a new National Park. Visitors can enjoy observing the natural wonder of endangered LeatherBack Turtles coming ashore and laying their eggs.
St Lucia has a hot, tropical climate throughout the year, balanced by the northeast trade winds. The average annual temperature is estimated between 27°C and 32°C. The island is rarely effected by hurricanes and any rainfall is usually short lived.
There are Wellness Centres placed strategically in all the towns and villages around the island. There are 33 Health Centres, 3 public hospitals and 1 private hospital. All are equipped with doctors and nurses providing a high level of healthcare.
St. Lucia is known for successes at many regional and international sporting disciplines. The most popular played sports on the island are football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, netball and cricket.
Driving in St. Lucia is done on the left side of the road.