Destination: St Lucia

Rising out of the relative obscurity in which it languished for most of the 20th century, St. Lucia is becoming — post-millennium — one of the biggest players in Caribbean tourism. Since the dawn of the new century, World Travel Awards has named it “the world’s leading honeymoon destination.” Local authorities estimate that 36% of the island’s business comes from visitors either getting married or else on a honeymoon here. At the same time, Natural History Magazine has honored St. Lucia as one of the 50 top eco-tourism destinations in the world.