|St. Lucia is an island that charter yachts travellers
to the Caribbean loves to visit--a small, lush tropical gem that
is still relatively unknown to the wider word but frequently explored
by charter yacht Emerald Seas and its guests. One of the Windward
Islands of the Lesser Antilles, it is located midway down the Eastern
Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and north of
Barbados. St. Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide. The
Atlantic Ocean kisses its eastern shore, while the beaches of the
west coast owe their beauty to the calm Caribbean Sea.
In natural beauty, St. Lucia seems
like an island plucked from the South Pacific and set down in
the Caribbean. Its dramatic twin coastal peaks, the Pitons, soar
2,000 feet up from the sea, sheltering magnificent rain forests
where wild orchids, giant ferns, and birds of paradise flourish.
St. Lucia has been inhabited since long before colonial times,
and its cultural treasures are a fascinating melange of its rich
past and its many different traditions.
There is a broad array of exciting and exotic activities available
on St. Lucia. The island's steep coastlines and lovely reefs offer
excellent snorkeling and scuba diving charter yachts guests. Emerald
seas, along with many other charter yachts, enjoy sailing to this
location because it provides quiet anchorages and calm beaches.
Of course,St. Lucia also possesses excellent facilities for golf,
tennis, sailing, and a host of other leisure pursuits. Not to
be missed is St. Lucia's Soufriere volcano, the world's only drive-in