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St Lucia

St Lucia luxury 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.

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
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Time Zone
GMT -4

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Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents

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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

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.

The Landings, Saint Lucia

Contemporary hotel

With the most stunning views of St Lucia's best beach and the island's only private harbour, The Landings is the epitome of exclusive, stylish and luxury. There is an excellent swimming pool, spa, tennis courts and complimentary membership of the St Lucia Golf and Country Club.

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Special offers in St Lucia

Rendezvous, Saint Lucia

Contemporary hotel from £2,445 pp incl. flights

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offer

Early booking offer - save up to 40% of accommodation cost
Book by: 30 September 2016

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 want.

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