St Lucia is an independent Commonwealth State, having gained independence from the UK on 22 February 1979, a day celebrated each year with a public holiday. The country is located in the Eastern Caribbean and has a beautiful mountain terrain, including Mount Gimie and the Pitons, which are the island’s most famous landmarks
St. Lucia’s other attractions include national parks, botanical gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a drive-in volcano. The country’s history has been influenced by the native Carib people as well as Africans, the British, and the French. Its official language is English; however, locals also speak French Creole.