Picture-perfect St Lucia | Escape

Is there any place in the Caribbean more ready for Instagram? As our photo album shows, St Lucia has photogenicity to spare

  • At the heart of Castries, St Lucia’s intimate capital, is the historic market — the place to come for fresh produce, charming craftwork, and vendors’ welcoming banter (#fresh #buylocal #goodmorning). Photo by Danielle Devaux
  • The most iconic view of St Lucia: the twin Pitons, their steep slopes covered in lush forest, rising above the picturesque town of Soufrière (#whataview #breathtaking #headforheights). Photo by Michael Murray/Alamy Stock Photo
  • Rodney Bay, St Lucia’s tourism epicentre, has a spectacular beach and upscale restaurants and resorts, but it holds on to a relaxed vibe, with fishermen’s boats lined up near the old jetty (#sun #sand #sea #timeforaswim). Photo by Danielle Devaux
  • From its elevated perch on Morne Fortune, Pink Plantation offers amazing views of Castries Harbour, an orchid-filled garden, and a spectacular French creole menu (#thinkpink #historic #bringyourappetite). Photo by Danielle Devaux
  • At St Lucia’s southern tip, the town of Vieux Fort still boasts a handful of traditional gingerbread houses, with ornate fretwork and shady verandahs (#architecture #heritage #sayhello). Photo by Findlay/Alamy Stock Photo
  • On the outskirts of Soufrière, easily accessible by car, Toraille Falls are surrounded by flower-filled botanical gardens, and feature a plunge pool perfect for a refreshing dip (#nature #wild #taketheplunge). Photo by Danielle Devaux
  • Sheltering Rodney Bay, Pigeon Island — now connected to the mainland by a man-made causeway — is one of St Lucia’s key historic sites, home over the centuries to indigenous Caribs, French pirates, and the British military (#fort #panorama #forhistor
  • St Lucia’s Marigot Bay. Photo by Simon Dannhauer/Shutterstock.com