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This 44-acre national landmark, easily accessible via land bridge, bears witness to the historic tug-of-war between the French and the British that flipped St. Lucia's ownership 14 times. Remnants of military buildings and rusty cannons are...

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Gros and Petit Piton are not just St. Lucia's pointiest (and most photographed) landmarks, they're also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are worthy adversaries for hikers. It's an athletic rite of passage to ascend Gros Piton, the second-highest...

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Morne Coubaril Estate, Soufriere, St Lucia

This working cocoa and coconut plantation offers a peek into the St. Lucia of the 18th century, and it's a playground for nature lovers and thrill seekers, too. Guests can sample cocoa beans and coconut products and take a gander at a replica of...

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Plunge into the island's rum-making history with St. Lucia Distillers' 90-minute Rhythm of Rum tour, which kicks off with a short film, is followed by a visit to the copper stills and molasses vats and ends with a tasting of over 18 different...

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The open-air gondola dangles travelers above St. Lucia's rain forest on a 2.5-hour treetop trek through the towering gum trees, ficus trees and ferns. A professional naturalist points out some of St. Lucia's abundant birdlife (the island has 177...

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St Lucia
Built on a deck overlooking the Vigie marina, the Coal Pot is a local favorite that makes a breezy, delightful spot for a lunch or dinner with a view. Named after the traditional methods of island cooking, the restaurant specializes in some...
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la Toc Rd, Charlotte, St Lucia
The Hardest Hard is a quintessential Saint Lucian food stop. Set under an almond tree off La Toc Road, this restaurant, with a zinc roof and a blue and yellow exterior that matches the Piton beer bottle, has a windowless...
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Morne Doudon Rd, Castries, St Lucia

Meet the Eudovic family for a history lesson and a demonstration of the island's impressive wood-carving tradition at their studio in Castries. Intricate, hand-carved furniture, plaques and detailed masks are on sale at the gallery next door....

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John Compton Hwy, Castries, St Lucia
Built in 1891, Saint Lucia's most colorful and largest open-air market sits in the heart of its capital. It's a one-stop-shopping favorite for fruits, vegetables, spices, handmade arts and crafts, and even handwoven beachwear. The produce is...