The French were the island's first European settlers. They signed a treaty with the native Carib Indians in 1660. England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667. In ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times, and rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia was also known as the "Helen of the West Indies".
Saint Lucy, a Christian saint known as Santa Lucia in Italian, Sankta Lucia in Swedish and Santa Lucía in Spanish, has given her name to many places, and things that take their names from those places:
Katie fled the UK for sunny SaintLucia with her family on Friday after being left 'absolutely devastated' that her fans had lost thousands of pounds because she promoted a conman's business on Instagram ... However, the family visit to Saint Lucia is the couple's first long haul holiday since they visited the Maldives last October.
A rendering of how the golf will look at CabotSaintLucia, a new course in the Caribbean that will open in 2022 (Courtesy of Cabot Saint Lucia) ... The site of Cabot Saint Lucia, a new course in the Caribbean that will open in 2022 (Courtesy of Cabot Saint Lucia) ... Cabot Saint Lucia).
The properties people are eyeing range from city stays with New York skyline views to luxurious all-inclusives in Mexico to family-friendly resorts in the Caribbean... This sprawling resort takes up 60 acres of SaintLucia's northwest coast with access to a private beachfront that counts 64,000 square feet of soft white sand and warm, gentle waters.