There’s a reason the British and French spent centuries fighting over Saint Lucia. Louis XVI’s doctor once famously boasted that the island was ‘full of every life-giving property’.
Nowhere can this vibrancy be better seen than in its products. Blessed with volcanic soil, geothermal baths, strong rum and clever people, the horned island’s natural beauty and rich creole culture have not only made it one of the most desirable destinations in the Caribbean, but also one of the premier producers of premium Caribbean food, beverage and wellness products.
Saint Lucia is the perfect haven for romance or adventure and it is home to some of world’s most beautiful natural beaches. Much of the island is mountainous and covered in a blanket of thick rainforest. It’s south-west corner has arguably the most arresting sight in the whole Caribbean; the green and precipitous volcanic cones of Petit Piton and Gros Piton rising out of a blue ocean.
However, Saint Lucia is a lot more than a tropical paradise. It was ranked the number two easiest place to do business in the Caribbean and number one in the English speaking Caribbean (by the World Bank – Doing Business Report 2012). The island is well positioned within the Caribbean region as the largest partner in the new Eastern Caribbean Single Market & Economy. It remains well connected to major gateways in North America.