St. Lucia seems like an island plucked from the South Pacific and set down in the Caribbean. Its dramatic twin coastal peaks, the Pitons, soar 2,000 feet up from the sea overlooking a rain forest where wild orchids, giant ferns, and birds of paradise flourish. Brilliantly-plumed tropical birds abound, it is truly a tropical paradise. The rainforest is broken only by fields of banana, coconut, mango, and papaya trees.
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