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:
(NewsUSA) - August ... Calabash Cove, a secluded luxury resort on the island of SaintLucia, is a place where adult singles and couples can enjoy an intimate beachfront location with no crowds and plenty of peace and quiet for reading, relaxing, and reflecting ...Summer is festival season at many Caribbean islands and Saint Lucia is no exception ... ....
INVERNESS, Nova Scotia, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabot, Canada's premier luxury golf resort and residential community, announces its plan to develop, manage and operate a new master planned resort community in SaintLucia – the brand's first international property.
At a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning, the first earth was turned on CabotSaintLucia, a luxury golf resort and residential community with a Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw-designed layout at its heart ... Features of that kind would stand out anywhere, but all the more on Saint Lucia, a popular tourist destination where golf barely registers as a blip.