Cheap flights from Saint Lucia
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Flights from Saint Lucia
St Lucia, a country in the Lesser Antilles region in the Caribbean Sea, makes an enchanting destination for tourists out to enjoy a getaway. Those going here will find Rodney Bay in the north with its modern comforts while those venturing to the south in the Soufriere will find a wealth in natural beauty. There are isolated beaches here, as well as old plantations and the famous Pitons, the most photographed natural landmark in the island.
Those looking to learn more about the island will find that it was once a contentious source of tension between the French and the English who both claim the territory. The island changed hands various times in its history, which earned it the name, 'Helen of the West Indies'. This has resulted to a mix in heritage, which is plainly visible in the country's identification as an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations and being part of the la Francophonie.
Where to go
When in a beautiful country such as St Lucia, tourists can find it hard to decide where to start the sightseeing. One possible choice would be the Rodney Bay and Gros Islet, which lies about ten kilometres north of Castries, the capital of the island. Rodney Bay makes a bustling introduction with its large artificial lagoon and marina, where boats are docked. Bars, restaurants, shops, and other establishments can also be found here, which can invite those to enjoy a light-hearted time before setting out for the rugged landscapes down south. Those who want to get away can hop on a yacht and head to Marigot Bay. The towering palm trees and the surrounding hills make such a serene place to relax in. Beaches are also nearby, allowing those who want to enjoy the water to have plenty of choices.
Others who want to enjoy some rigorous activities and explore other parts of the island can head to the Soufriere area. Colonial-era landmarks abound here amidst the bustling seafront, making it a place to look forward to seeing. One must stop by the Morne Coubaril Estate, which lets visitors find out more about the plantation economy in the olden days. History lessons are the not the only things to enjoy here, as one can also go up to the ziplines to sail through the air while supported by a harness. From here, one can join a group going to the Piton Mitan Ridge, where one can catch sight of the bigger Gros Piton and then the Petit Piton. These volcanic plugs are a sight to behold, with their almost perfect triangular shapes that one can never tire of pointing at.
Those who want to enjoy more beaches can make a short trip to St Vincent and the Grenadines, where one can bask in the environment of white-sand beaches in clear waters. One will find some of them lying in the villages near Kingstown, the capital of the island country. Those going around here will find an old colonial feel due to the rough cobblestone streets, arched stone doorways, and covered walkways. There is also the Belmont Lookout here, where one can go up and enjoy the view of the vibrantly green Mesopotamia Valley. From here, one can venture to other spots in the island such as Bequia, an isle in the Grenadines where one can check out more stunning beaches and relax in the laidback atmosphere.
Tourists out to enjoy sunny climes can venture to faraway Spain. One can go here to visit Seville, one of the country's cultural centres. One will find here the World Heritage Alcazar, built back in the 1300s with arched windows and decorative columns, as well as ornate walls and ceilings which will amaze one with the intricate detail. There is also the Museo de Bellas Artes to see, which features dark and serious religious art such as terracotta sculptures of Pedro Millan, and the version of the Sagrada Cena (Last Supper) by Alonso Vazquez. From here, tourists can also visit the immense cathedral of Seville, which is the biggest in the world. Its sheer size and majestic architecture is truly a sight to behold, measuring about 126 metres long and 83 metres wide.
How to get out
Travellers who want to visit other locations from St Lucia can schedule connecting flights via Hewanorra International Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Canada, Air Sunshine, Transat Holidays, American Airlines, British Airways, BVI Airways, CanJrt Vacations, Cancom Airways, Condor, Delta Air Lines, FlyMontserrat, Grenadine Airways, JetBlue Airways, Mustique Airways, Servicios Aereos Profesionales, St Barth Commuter, SVG Air, Sunwing Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, VI Air Link, Virgin Atlantic, and WestJ.
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