Saint Lucia is in the Eastern Caribbean located south of Martinique and north of Saint Vincent. Measuring 27 by 14 miles, it is the second largest of the Windward Islands. It became an independent state in 1979 but still reflects the influence of the French and British. They exchange control of the island fourteen times, earning it the nickname, “Helen of the West Indies.” Most Saint Lucians speak Creole and their currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. But you will find the English language and the U.S. dollar are always welcome. And so are you!