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Beach bliss with a twist of Caribbean spirit
Holidays in St Lucia will transport you to a world of dramatic landscapes consisting of vibrant green rainforests, azure oceans and waterfalls surrounded by botanical gardens – the perfect destination for a romantic escape or family holiday. This exotic island is a melting pot of British, French and African influence, resulting in a unique culture that boasts colonial style buildings, a warm, laid back atmosphere and exquisite cuisine.
Some of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean lie off St Lucia’s coast; the Anse Chastanet reef is home to over 150 species of fish, including parrotfish and seahorses, so grab your snorkel mask and explore. If you prefer to stay on dry land, head to the crescent shaped strip of golden sand at Labrelotte Bay, which calls for nothing but sun soaked relaxation.
Visit Soufrière to find yourself surrounded by some of the best natural scenery on the island. Indulge in natural hot springs and explore shimmering waterfalls, all while wrapped in a staggering volcanic landscape. Alternatively, Castries, St Lucia’s historic capital, is the perfect destination to indulge in luxury shopping and fine dining. The harbour is the main attraction, where you’ll be mesmerised by the magnificent cruise ships that pepper the shore.
St Lucia boasts world class island relaxation, accompanied by charming harbours, inspiring colonial architecture and upmarket amenities. The island is dotted with luxury hotels, bars and restaurants, so you’re able to experience the Caribbean at its best. Spend your days languidly enjoying the ocean views, exploring the coral reefs or indulging in designer shopping, fine dining and beachside bars.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, the adults only Ladera Resort offers awe inspiring views of the Pitons and treats its guests to their own private pool and award winning dining experiences. Alternatively, Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort sits right on the beach within the Piton Valley, with rooms providing world class mountain or ocean views. This hotel is also a PADI certified dive centre, and is the perfect choice for those wanting to explore the island’s coral reefs.
Whatever you choose to do, our family holidays in the Caribbean offer plenty of fun in the sun, whatever age your children are.
Flight time from the UK to St Lucia is around 8 hours 30 minutes.
St Lucia is hot all year round, although the summer months coincide with hurricane season, and the heaviest rainfall is between June and November. Good news if you fancy some winter sun – the driest months are between December and March, when the average temperature is a balmy 28°C.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to St Lucia.
A 10% gratuity charge will typically be added to your hotel and restaurant bills in St Lucia, so check carefully. Any additional tipping is at your discretion, although 10% is a good guide. A dollar or two would be appreciated by maids, porters and drivers.
The official language of St Lucia is English.
When travelling to St Lucia, the following immunisations are recommended: hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. All routine immunisations should be up to date. For full details, please contact your GP.