Tourism is the leading economic sector in Saint Lucia, contributing an estimated 13.8% of GDP and direct employment for approximately 20,000 employees.

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you’re after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.

Total visitor arrivals for 2014 was mixed; stay over visitors increased by 6.1% to 338,158; cruise visitors increasing by 8% to 641,452 respectively. There was also an increase in yachting visitors from 2013 to 2014, accounting for a 19% increase to 47,196, the highest since 2012.

Saint Lucia’s accommodation sector has performed relatively strong. The island’s tourism plant encompasses a mix of self-contained villas, luxury condominiums and over 4,000 rooms available in more than 100 properties.

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