About : Saint Lucia
A SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL ISLAND
“The colour of the sand ranges from golden in the north of the island, to silver and black in the volcanic south west.”
Saint Lucia gained independence from the UK in 1979. The head of state is still the British monarch, represented on the island by a Governor General.
The French were the island's first European settlers. They signed a treaty with the native Carib Indians in 1660. England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667. In ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times, and rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia was also known as the "Helen of the West Indies".
The Saint Lucia Parrot – the country’s national bird, found in the wild only on the island.
looking for a picture-perfect paradise that has it all and more, put Saint Lucia at the top of your list.
Some holiday destinations are ideal for lounging on the beach, others are great for sightseeing and exploring. Some are ideal for partying the night away, others for quiet, low-key evenings. Some are best suited to romantic couples, others to families intent on having fun. But there’s only one place that has everything.
“ Beaches are just an introduction to the immense beauty that Saint Lucia has to offer.”
What sets Saint Lucia apart is that it ticks every single box. The mango-shaped Caribbean island, which is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, is fringed with soft sandy beaches, golden in the north, and dark silver in the volcanic south west.
Yet beaches are just an introduction to the immense beauty that Saint Lucia has to offer. A lush, emerald blanket spreads over much of the island, with a rich covering of dense rainforest across lofty mountains and deep valleys and, in a dramatic culmination of scenic wonder, the World Heritage status Piton Mountains rise majestically out of the sea.
At the annual World Travel Awards, the island has won the title of the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination an impressive eight times. But Saint Lucia is not the exclusive preserve of those wanting a romantic retreat.
At the same time, with a selection of family-focused hotels, safe swimming beaches, pirate-themed sea adventures and a rainforest waiting to be explored, nowhere in the Caribbean surpasses Saint Lucia for all-round family appeal.
“ An emerald blanket of lush rainforest is draped over much of the island, covering rising peaks and deep valleys.”
Citizenship : Saint Lucia
To qualify for citizenship in Saint Lucia, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements:
• Minimum net worth of US$ 3 million
• Be of outstanding character
• No criminal record
• Have good health recordRead more