The beach life
A half-moon bay carved out of St Lucia’s north-east coast, Labrelotte Bay is all about beachside bliss. It’s a curve of honey-coloured sand backed by a smattering of swaying palms, and the sea is in signature St Lucia style – clear, warm and brilliantly blue. There’s a section for swimming, and as you’d expect, the snorkelling is fantastic. Other watersports are on hand for when you’re up for an adventure – try wakeboarding or windsurfing, or perhaps give waterskiing a go.
If you prefer your adventure firmly on dry land, Labrelotte Bay is a few minutes from the St Lucia Golf Resort & Country Club, the only 18-hole course on the island. It’s set in the beautiful Cap Estate and comes complete with panoramic sea views.
Flight time from the UK to St Lucia is around 8 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from St Lucia airport to Labrelotte Bay is approximately 1 hour 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.