St. Lucia is a British Commonwealth country that is an island in the Caribbean off the coast of Central America. It lies between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. St. Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and its numerous beaches and resorts.
The twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton) are striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere, and are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean. Climbing the Gros Piton is an achievable goal for most people. The trailhead begins at an elevation of about 600 feet (approx. 180 m) above sea level and requires about two hours of moderate to strenuous hiking to reach the summit of about 2600 feet (approx. 800 m) above sea level. An additional one-and-a-half hours are needed to descend. Guides are required and entrance costs $30 US. Taxis or local buses can be used to reach the trail head.
The Sulfur Springs, just south of Soufriere, are one of the main attractions on the island. There is a pool that the hot water runs through, so make sure to go for a dip! Snorkeling is also popular and a number of beaches are suitable.
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(source : wikitravel)