Castries is the capital of Saint Lucia, a beautiful island country located in the Lesser Antilles, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.
The island was discovered by a French pirate who visited it frequently in the 1550’s. It became inhabited in the 1605 by British colonists, but it was soon abandoned again. Castries became a permanent settlement in 1643 and, from that time on, the island that was equally attractive for the French and the British changed rulers frequently for centuries, until it gained full independence in 1979.
Castries, Saint Lucia, has a lot to offer to visitors who want to explore the land as well as for water sports enthusiasts. The City Library and Fort Charlotte are among the major attractions downtown, but visitors can also choose to climb to the top of Morne Fortune to take in the amazing view or to enjoy the beautiful beaches, including Vigie Beach, Choc Beach or Malabar Beach. After a busy day spent at sea or in the city, visitors can enjoy the exotic local cuisine – what makes Castries cuisine really famous is the seafood and the rum.