Saint Lucia’s Coat Of Arms
What Saint Lucia’s Coat Of Arms Means For Your Marigot Bay Vacation
The Coat of Arms is a symbol representing the official seal of the Government of Saint Lucia, and was originally designed in 1967 by Sydney Bagshaw, the American graphic artist who adopted the island as his home in the early ‘sixties.
For Independence in 1979, the design was updated to today’s colourful version, which includes the Tudor-Rose and Fleur-De-Lis representing England and France in their historical grapple for Saint Lucia over the course of two centuries.
There is a stool symbolic of the African culture and a torch which represents lighting a path to the future. A pair of Amazona versicolor or Saint Lucia Parrots flank the shield which shows a bamboo cross representing the national plant of the island.
And below, the motto which still sums up the unique appeal of Saint Lucia: “The Land, The People, The Light.”
On your vacation at Marigot Beach Resort and Marina, you’ll experience one of the most breathtaking corners of ‘The Land’ whose captivating scenery gave rise to the moniker ‘Helen of the West Indies’ and we’ll introduce you to many more amazing places on the island.
You’ll be dazzled daily by ‘The Light’ of golden sunshine and shimmering Caribbean sky, bewitched nightly by the blazing skyscapes around sunset and moonrise, hypnotised to sleep by the inky, star-punctured darkness.
And most unforgettably, you’ll meet “The People” from Marigot Beach and Saint Lucia, who make the island’s memorable moments all the sweeter. They are still the everyday heroes our Nobel laureate, Sir Derek Walcott, wrote about in his epic poems.
We invite you to celebrate Saint Lucia’s 40th Independence on February 22, 2019 - wherever you are!