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St Lucia

St Lucia luxury holidays

Introduction

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.

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.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
9 hours

Time zone
GMT -4

Currency
Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents

Language
English

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

Special offers in St Lucia

Windjammer Landing, Saint Lucia

Traditional resort from £1,845 pp incl. flights

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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 families.

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Top itineraries in St Lucia

Windward Isles & French Antillles Adventure

13-day escorted tour

This exciting 13-day small group tour with Explore takes in the beautiful white coral beaches, verdant rainforests and dramatic mountain landscapes of the Windward Isles and French Antilles, visiting Saint Lucia, Dominica and Martinique.

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Top places to stay in St Lucia

The BodyHoliday, St Lucia

Contemporary hotel

The relaxing, all-inclusive BodyHoliday is a fantastic beachfront resort on Saint Lucia - the perfect place to energise and revitalise your body and mind.

Ti Kaye Village, Saint Lucia

Accommodation

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 getaway.

Cap Maison, Saint Lucia

Contemporary resort

This wonderful boutique hotel sits on a ocean bluff and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding vistas, luxurious surroundings, superb facilities and impeccable, discreet service.

Calabash Cove, Saint Lucia

Accommodation

Tucked away on a gently sloping hillside with fabulous views over Saint Lucia’s Bonaire Bay, Calabash Cove is quite simply a magnificent resort.

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When to go to St Lucia

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