St Lucia Holidays
St Lucia is the perfect Caribbean island for your luxury holiday, with honey-coloured beaches, coral reefs, sulphur springs and magnificent waterfalls. You will find the best beaches in the north or south-west of St Lucia, but for the truly dreamy palm-lined coves and bays scattered around the coast, you'll need to hop on a boat. The turquoise waters offer superb diving and snorkeling and a trip to the rainforest may reward you with a sight of the rare St Lucia parrot. Soufriere is the town closest to the famous Piton Mountains, the iconic image of St Lucia, these striking, verdant mountains are a must see to get a full flavour of the rugged landscape that characterises the island. A visit to a clapboard rum shop is also a must, as is bargaining for souvenirs in Castries Market. St Lucia truly has something for everyone and after dining on callaloo soup and pepperpot stew, end the perfect day at one of the live music bars or clubs.
Points of Interest in St Lucia
Whilst on holiday in St Lucia, explore the historic capital, Castries, with its exquisitely decorated cathedral. Soufrière boasts the world's only 'drive-in' volcano, or you can visit the picturesque Diamond Waterfalls, Botanical Gardens and steaming sulphur springs. Rare leather back sea turtles can be seen during April to June at Grand Anse Beach.
Eating out in St Lucia: Try saltfish with green figs and fried plantain, two local dishes.
Shopping in St Lucia: Castries market is perfect for bargain hunting, while Pointe Seraphine is the place for duty-free shopping.
St Lucia Events: Try the Jazz festival mid May or the St Lucia Carnival mid July.
Hotels in St Lucia
The award-winning Cotton Bay Village in Castries is the perfect hideaway in village-style setting. It is also suitable for family holidays with a kid's club and nanny service. For picture perfect views, the eco-friendly and luxury boutique hotel Marigot Bay is well equipped for an exclusive stay. Finally, the views from the Jalousie Plantation are also second to none as it's located in the Pitons valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read up more on our hotels in St Lucia.