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Lifestyle2019-01-10T14:42:46+00:00

Your second home-Saint Lucia

One of the most beautiful places on earth

It comes as no surprise that Saint Lucia continues to receive accolades from the travel industry and visitor polls alike, as being one of the most beautiful islands on earth. It is also regularly tagged as the most romantic as well. This fact makes it one of the most popular destinations for honeymooners.

Choosing to acquire a second home here will give you the ability to step out of the fast lane and back in time, whenever you choose. It is not only a sound financial investment but an investment in your well-being.

The spectacular scenery in the Val des Pitons has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Economy

Saint Lucia is a lot more than a tropical paradise. The Government and judiciary have nurtured stability within the economy through the enactment of policies and legislation aimed at protecting investors and their customers. It has also been ranked by the World Bank from 2007 to 2014 as the number one place in the English-speaking Caribbean to do business (Doing Business Report 2014).

Healthcare

All health care in Saint Lucia is privately funded with the exception of health care services at the Health Centres throughout the island where all Saint Lucians and residents are entitled to free medical treatment at health centres.

There are thirty-three Health Centres, three public hospitals and one private hospital on the island, all equipped with the highly qualified doctors, nurses, caretakers and psychiatrists to provide a high level of healthcare to the population and to visitors.

Entertainment

The northernmost part of the island (where The Landings is located) is renowned as the island’s entertainment ‘hot spot’, with internationally acclaimed restaurants catering to a wide range of tastes. In the south, the coastal towns cater more for the spontaneous adventure seeker, with an array of activities including hiking, biking, mountain climbing, waterfalls and eco-tours.

With a historic blend of African, French and English cultures, the island attracts a variety of cultural and musical festivals including Independence Day, the world famous St Lucia Jazz Festival, The La Rose and La Marguerite Flower Festivals and the St Lucia Carnival, and throughout the year islanders celebrate the end of the week with lively Friday Night Street Parties in Gros Islet and Anse La Raye, where locals and tourists celebrate the weekend with music, food and dance. The Jounen Kweyol (Creole Day) is the premier cultural festival and is celebrated on the last Sunday in October.

The island is also famously known for its two Nobel Laureates – Sir Derek Alton Walcott (Literature 1992) and Sir William Arthur Lewis (Economics 1979).

Sports

Saint Lucia is known for successes at many regional and international sporting disciplines. There is a range of sporting facilities located throughout the island which accommodates other types of sports such as squash and various forms of water sports. There are a national tennis centre and two private tennis academies. The most popular played sports on the island are football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, netball and cricket.

The island is also hosting the renowned Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the Caribbean premiere yachting event.

The varying landscape of St Lucia affords a variety of sport and leisure activities. Take out a boat and experience some of the world’s best sailing or scuba dive down to discover enchanting marine life. Scale the heights of the Pitons via the tropical rainforests or enjoy a round of golf on an 18-hole, PGA championship golf course. The island of St Lucia offers something for everyone.

Food, Art and Culture

Saint Lucia will not disappoint

St Lucia offers a variety of cuisines from all over the world. Choose from Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French or opt for more traditional Caribbean and Creole dishes. Take advantage of the fresh produce grown in the lush, fertile hills of St Lucia and savour the mouthwatering flavour of freshly caught fish and seafood.

With a historic blend of African, French and English cultures, the island attracts a variety of cultural and musical festivals. In February celebrate the history of the island as St Lucia’s national Independence Day sees week-long celebrations including parades, calypso tents and kite flying tournaments. From the end of April to the beginning of May there is the world famous St Lucia Jazz Festival which attracts both local musicians and international jazz superstars. In June experience the sights and sounds of the St Lucia Carnival as it takes over the entire island with colourful costumes, live music and street parades. Throughout the year St Lucia celebrates the end of the week with Friday Night Street Parties. In both Gros Islet and Anse La Raye locals and tourists get together and toast to the weekend with music, food and dance.