St. Lucia's Pitons stand as the iconic symbol of the island that boasts "Welcome to Paradise" to arriving visitors. The Gros Piton reaches 771 meters high and the Petit Piton 743 meters. The Pitons, located on the southwestern coast, aren't the only things that stand tall on this beautiful island, though.
We recently returned for our second visit to Castries, the capital city of this nation, located in the Windward Islands of the West Indies. Word is, the island probably was spotted by Columbus in 1502. Britain and France traded control of the island for a period of time until the end of the Napoleanic Wars in 1814 when the British took control for good until St. Lucia gained full independence in 1979.
Here are some of our favorite reasons to check out St. Lucia.