St Lucia holidays
St Lucia is the second largest of the Windward Islands. Famed for its spectacular natural beauty, it has long attracted tourists but has battled not to become overdeveloped; bananas are still bigger business than tourism as a result and the West Indian way of life remains undisturbed. [See St Lucia holidays itinerary ideas]
Whilst it's possible to spend all your time sunning in a resort by the beach, this unspoilt island has a heavily forested interior that demands exploration, two spectacular Pitons that rise from ocean waves and a host of other dramatic rock formations created when hardening magma plugged the volcanoes on the island.
The capital Castries is set amidst a series of hills and has a beautiful natural harbour as well as a cathedral that sums up the country's mixed influences; the French-designed building is full of African-inspired colours, portraits of a black Madonna and child and services are delivered in English. Climb Morne Fortune, the ‘hill of good luck', for panoramic views of the city, which can get particularly busy when cruise ships dock.
The old capital whilst under French rule was Soufriere, at the foot of the volcanic Pitons; the twin peaks dominate the skyline and stand over the town like sentinels. Spend time admiring the scenery as well as the sulphur springs and mineral baths to the south.
Absorb local colour and flavour at the typical coastal town of Anse La Raye, stroll through the 19,000 acre St Lucia Forest Reserve to see achingly beautiful flora and fauna or hop to the pirate haunt Pigeon Island National Park for some excellent hiking, historical sites, beaches and annual jazz festival.
Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.
Itinerary ideas 
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in St Lucia holidays. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0616.
Places to stay 
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in St Lucia holidays. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in St Lucia holidays, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0616.
The Landings, Saint Lucia
Overlooking St Lucia’s most breathtaking beach and with the island’s only private harbour, this magnificent resort is almost a little world within itself.
Calabash Cove, Saint Lucia
Tucked away on a gently sloping hillside with fabulous views over Saint Lucia’s Bonaire Bay, Calabash Cove is quite simply a magnificent resort.
Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia
With its secluded setting and spectacular views, you will feel at one with nature at this stunningly beautiful 600-acre resort - it’s quite simply in one of …
Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia
High on Morne Chastanet, overlooking St. Lucia’s Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain is Anse Chastanet’s exclusive ‘resort …
Ladera Resort, Saint Lucia
Multi award-winning Ladera is small and personal – just 25 villas and suites perched 1,000ft above sea level. All rooms are open to the air on one side and …
Ti Kaye Village, Saint Lucia
Set on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Anse Cochon Bay, this small and secluded resort, exudes a simple, rustic charm that makes it the perfect barefoot …
Windjammer Landing, Saint Lucia
Set on Saint Lucia’s Labrelotte Bay, between Castries and Rodney Bay, Windjammer Landing is a striking resort suited just as well to couples as it is to …
Marigot Bay Hotel, Saint Lucia
The Discovery at Marigot Bay Hotel is located on St Lucia’s scenic west coast, providing guests with an intimate and luxurious setting and every modern …
East Winds Inn, Saint Lucia
Situated on Saint Lucia’s beautiful La Brelotte Bay, East Winds Inn is a small resort with 30 cottage-style rooms, on a small secluded beach. It is an …
The BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia
The relaxing, all-inclusive BodyHoliday is a fantastic beachfront resort on Saint Lucia - the perfect place to energise and revitalise your body and mind.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Set on an excellent beach in a National Marine Park in the south of the island of Saint Lucia, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort and formerly known as Jalousie …
Cap Maison, Saint Lucia
This wonderful boutique hotel sits on a ocean bluff and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding vistas, luxurious surroundings, superb facilities and …
Rendezvous, Saint Lucia
The all-inclusive Rendezvous is perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape, with the added benefit of the best water sports and facilities you could …