Tall, green and lush, St. Lucia typifies the best of the Grenadines. See the dramatic twin peaks of Les Pitons at Soufriere Bay, the active volcanic area with fumeroles and bubbling mud pots, and a colony of artists and craftspeople producing appealing designs in everything from fine art to fanciful clothing. Shop the colorful open markets or slip across the island to visit the quaint fishing village of Anse la Raye where natives still fashion boats from gum trees. This is paradise in the Caribbean. The lush forests, the lovely Marigot Bay and the charming French atmosphere of Castries, the capital city, are all impossible to forget.