Part of the Windward Islands chain in the Eastern Caribbean, St. Lucia’s shores are met by both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. This little isle packs a lot into her forty three by twenty two kilometres. Rainforest hills lead down from the Pitons to the sea, where marine reserves protect the habitat of tropical fish and migrating whales. A lively party scene around Rodney Bay contrasts with unhurried beach life at Reduit Beach. Away from the coast the emphasis is on eco-tourism—activities including hiking and biking encourage visitors on a St. Lucia holiday to explore the interior.