Saint Lucia is located along the Eastern Caribbean with Martinique to the north and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the south. The volcanic island has a very rugged landscape with a central north-south oriented mountain range, deep valleys, rivers, and numerous steep cliffs. The highest point is Mount Gimie (950 m) and the two volcanic spires of the Pitons, which is a designated World Heritage Site.
Saint Lucia has a well-developed terrestrial and marine protected area systems plan. The three largest marine managed areas are Soufriere Marine Management Area, the Canaries/Anse La Raye Marine Management Area and the Point Sable Marine Management Area.