SAINT LUCIA

Overview

Look beyond the palm-fringed beaches to discover an unspoilt rainforest, majestic mountains, chocolate plantations and an array of activities to enjoy.

 

Whether you’re after romance, rejuvenation or adventure, you can experience a holiday that is as authentic as it is unrivalled in what it has to offer.

 

The island packs a lot into its small size; it’s just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide. This starts with where you stay as you can choose from a wide range of award-winning, diverse accommodation from boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts through to spacious villas and luxury retreats.

 

As well as golden beaches, Saint Lucia has rainforests which are home to a number of endemic birds, aromatic plants and spices.

 

Food is a big part of the experience, from the Friday night barbecues at Anse La Raye and Gros Islet to the French and Creole influenced cuisine in some of the region’s finest dining establishments.

 

Visitors can relax or be active with an abundance of activities including zip-lining, bird-spotting, horse-riding, whale and dolphin watching, snorkelling and a Segway tour. They can also relax in one of the many spas on the island and be enveloped by the smell of essential oils.

 

There is something for everyone whether you are travelling solo, as a family or a couple. Saint Lucia is easily accessible from the UK with 13 flights from London Gatwick operated by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic and weekly flights from Manchester with Thomas Cook.

Airlines

British Airways

Fly to more Caribbean islands from Europe than any other airline. Whether customers are looking for a calm island retreat, an action-packed adventure, or a place to get away from it all, the Caribbean has something for everyone. Spotlight topic


Saint Lucia is also served by direct Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin Atlantic flights.  Regional services into Saint Lucia are operated by Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT, Rainbow International Airlines and Trans Anguilla.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

Many cruise lines include Saint Lucia on their Caribbean itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

Boucan Hotel

Sits amongst the lush cocoa groves of our Rabot Estate in Saint Lucia, and gives you the opportunity to experience the unparalleled romance of a cocoa plantation. Spotlight topic

 

Sandals Resort:
Scattered amongst the tropical islands of Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas, Grenada and our first and newest resort in Barbados are 15 incomparable Luxury Included® Sandals resorts. Spotlight topic


Elite Island Resorts:

Elite Island Resorts is an impressive collection of seven unique beachfront resorts and provides the best in Caribbean holidays. Spotlight topic


Anse Chastanet:

Discover the Classic Caribbean at Anse Chastanet on St. Lucia’s quiet southwestern coast where the Pitons leap from the sea. Spotlight topic


Jade Mountain: 

Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. Spotlight topic


Saint Lucia offers a wider range of accommodation options. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Nineteen CTO-member tour operators serve St. Lucia. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean.

Itinerary

Follow in the footsteps of Ashley Roberts (singer and presenter) on her trip to Saint Lucia.
Day 1: Relax and unwind with a luxurious spa treatment and then head to Rodney Bay Village, famous for its restaurants, casino and nightlife. 
Day 2: A visit to Soufriere on a catamaran taking in the beautiful western coastline on route to the South of the island, home to the stunning Piton mountains as well as Hotel Chocolat and its Cocoa plantation! You can also visit the Sulphur Springs, the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano and plunge into the healing and therapeutic mud baths found there. 
Day 3/4: Spend the days relaxing on the beach 
Day 5: Enjoy the historic trail on Pigeon Island where 17th Century fort ruins can be explored and stunning views of Sanit Lucia's Northern coastline can be seen. 
Day 6 – Ashley’s final experience was back in Soufriere in the south of the island, where she walked the scenic Tet Paul Nature Trail, which offers stunning views of the entire South-West coast and teaches visitors about Saint Lucia's ancient traditions.

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