Tourism in Saint Lucia

Tourism to Saint Lucia is so vital, that it is the runner-up for the position of the most economically-important industry, behind bananas. It is expected that tourism will take the place of the most economically-important industry in Saint Lucia in the near future, as the market for bananas becomes more competitive among the Caribbean islands. Saint Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and for its large number of beaches and resorts. Crime is becoming increasingly prevalent in St. Lucia and this could threaten the development of the tourist industry.

Other Attractions

Although cruises and beaches are what draws most tourists to Saint Lucia, other attractions include:
The Pitons, two volcanic plugs rising more than 700 m directly from the sea that form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sulfur Springs – Located in Soufriere, it is the world’s only drive-in volcano.

St. Lucia Botanical Gardens – This botanical garden has a wide variety of plant species, and a sulfur waterfall.