Covered in a thick blanket of rainforest, the teardrop-shaped Caribbean island of St Lucia is a visual treat. Driving south from the airport you look out onto a dense mass of giant ferns, vines and white milkwood trees with occasional breaks to allow the Caribbean Sea to flash you a blue wink through the foliage.
The iconic Pitons – Gros Piton and the Petit Piton which, together with 3,000 hectares of surrounding forest and nearby coral reefs, make up a Unesco World Heritage Site - dominate the landscape and grace nearly every postcard. But forget pictures, in the end it’s best to put the lenses away and just let the beauty of it all soak in. It’s going to be two days to remember.