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An Eastern Car island with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts & fishing villages.
Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden.
Capital Castries, a popular cruise port, is home to bustling markets & shops selling a mix of local tropical produce & locally made crafts.
Jade Mountain Resort: 5-star hotel with iconic views of both the Piti & Gros Piton mountains
Rabot Estate: producer of world's finest cocoa
Popular Reduit Beach offers calm waters for swimming & beach bars
Anse Chastanet beach has a reef for snorkeling & diving
Bathing in warm mud pools is a popular pastime at the Sulphur Springs Park in Soufriere
Helicopter tours offer an overhead look at the dramatic Piton peaks & the island's coastline
Cuisine includes spicy Creole, resorts' gourmet offerings, local callalloo soup & national dish green fig & saltfish
Calypso & costumes are the ingredients for Carnival which climaxes mid-July
Rodney Bay Marina: entertainment & recreation center, hotels, island's 2 largest shopping malls, Treasure Bay Casino, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, spas & therapists who offer activities such as yoga, reflexology, Ayurvedic massages & restorative therapy
Union Nature Trail & Zoo displays the national bird & a trail through the rainforest
Gros Islet Street Party: occurs every Friday night with live DJs & local food
Pigeon Island: home & major venue of the Jazz Festival
Pigeon Island National Park: sun, swim, visit the museum or climb to a vantage point of historic Fort Rodney for distant views of neighboring Martinique
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