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St Lucia Holidays

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As a tropical paradise, St Lucia sits as one of the finest places to visit in the Caribbean. Crisp waters, home to adventure and all-round beautiful weather.

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  • Picture-perfect vistas
  • Beautiful Caribbean weather
  • Home to adventure and discovery
  • Crisp, blue waters
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    What are the best beaches in St Lucia?

    Considered by many to be THE tropical paradise, a holiday in St Lucia can seem almost too good to believe. So, to convince you, here are some of our favourite beach spots for 2022 holidays to St Lucia.

    • Anse des Pitons – Nestled between the island’s iconic Piton peaks, this beach spot has a view that will take your breath away.
    • Vigie Beach – Less than a twenty-minute walk from the George F.L. Charles airport, you can begin your island experience almost immediately.
    • Anse Cochon - Take a break from the sugar-white shores and sunbathe atop the dark, volcanic sands of this serene spot.
    • Reduit Beach - More than just a spot to sunbathe, this beachside destination offers guests water sports, cocktails, and music.
    • Anse Chastanet - With so many options available, this beach is the island’s best spot for snorkelling.
    • Jalousie Beach - If, somehow, you’re in need of the perfect tropical backdrop, look no further. You’re guaranteed to get the perfect holiday snap.

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    What are the top hotels in St Lucia?

    After a day of relaxing on the beach, nothing feels better than drifting off to sleep to the soothing sounds of rolling tides. For an easy stay in paradise, here are some of St Lucia’s best hotels.

  • Mystique Royal St Lucia Resort - Wind down poolside as you watch the sunset over the sandy white beaches of Rodney Bay.
  • Bel Jou Hotel - For the perfect romantic getaway, check into this adult-only hotel, with a rooftop bar, restaurant, and outdoor pool.
  • Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort - With the combo of a beautiful beachside location and dozens of activities and events, this truly is a five-star experience.
  • Ladera Resort - Like something from a storybook, this magnificent destination sits over a thousand feet above sea level, overlooking Soufriere Bay.
  • Anse Chastanet Resort - Surrounded by the lush Caribbean vegetation, guests can go cycling through the undergrowth before taking a relaxing dip in the lagoon.
  • Jade Mountain - This villa resort offers private pools, award-winning menus and the most stunning view.

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    What’s the food like in St Lucia?

    A rich combination of Indian, Creole, and European flavours, St Lucian cuisine brings a zesty kick to every meal. So, for all you foodies out there, here’s what to expect:

    • Lambi - The main ingredient is conch, but this dish holds more than just the sounds of the ocean. The meat’s cooked in a spicy Caribbean sauce.
    • Bouyon - Often served at celebrations, this soup is a hearty mixture of dumplings, pork, and red beans, left to simmer for several hours.
    • Accra - Widely available among the many street vendors around St Lucia, these nuggets of fried saltfish are the perfect finger food.
    • Breadfruit - A common ingredient in many creole dishes, this starchy fruit, cooked on its own can be quite the healthy alternative for lowering cholesterol.
    • Green figs and saltfish - The two main ingredients are boiled separately, then sauteed in peppers and garlic to become St Lucia’s national dish.

    AListing these dishes was the easy part, now let’s help you find places to eat them.

    • The Cliff at Cap - Found within Cap Maison, this hacienda-style restaurant delivers a stunning menu choice as well as a stunning view of Pigeon Island.
    • Flavours of the Grill - For an authentic Caribbean experience at a reasonable price, look no further than this spicy little spot.
    • The Coal Pot - Serving a wide range of seafood dishes, this soothing beachside locale simply radiates sophistication.
    • Organdga, Varna - Everyone can enjoy delicious plant-based and gluten-free St Lucian treats at this charming lunch spot.
    • Dasheene - A relaxing restaurant experience that overlooks a vast rainforest landscape.

    Where is the best nightlife in St Lucia?

    As the sun goes down, and the warm air begins to settle, regular street parties are known to pick up just about whenever and wherever the occasion arises. So, for those looking for a place to while away the night, we recommend these.

    • Treasure Bay Casino - Whether it’s a night on the slots or a night on the town, St Lucia’s first ever casino caters to all manner of guests.
    • Anse La Raye Seafood Friday - Experience the local flavour with a street level mixture of grilled seafood, and cool, refreshing beers.
    • Gros Islet Street Party - What’s better than rum punch by beach? Good music, great company, and delicious food till the wee hours of the morning.
    • Sugar Cane Bar - With a South Pacific twist, this spot is perfect for those wanting a relaxing evening out.

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    What events can I go to in St Lucia?

    For St Lucia, so long as it brings people together events can take any shape or form throughout the year. With food, music and vibrant colours, here’s a list of dates to keep handy for your next holiday.

    • Independence Day (February) - After more than 40 years since claiming their independence, St Lucians still celebrate the occasion with a wild array of activities and parties throughout the island.
    • Fête Pêche (June) - Better known as the Fisherman’s Feast, this event sees St Lucian’s fishermen give thanks for their success on the water. Expect church services and lots to eat.
    • Saint Lucia Carnival (July) - Need we say more? To celebrate Caribbean history, streets are flooded with vivid colours, music, and extravagant costumes.
    • La Rose Flower Festival (August) - In honour of St Lucia’s rich cultural history, rose-themed parades are held in the streets.
    • Saint Lucia Dive & Adventure Week (September) - It just wouldn’t be St Lucia without scuba diving. So, if you’ve somehow had your fill of the beauty above the waves, why not try below?
    • National Day (December) - To celebrate its namesake, St. Lucy of Syracuse church services and lantern making contests are held all around the island.
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    Things to do in St Lucia

    Explore the best snorkelling spots

    For every beach in St Lucia, there’s a chance to dive beneath the surface and witness the magnificent coral reef surrounding it.

    Sensory overload at the chocolate labs

    With over 2,000 cocoa trees surrounding the Anse Chastanet resort, chocolate has been a staple of the Caribbean lifestyle. And now, thanks to the chocolate labs, you too can take part in its production.

    Pigeon Island pirate treasure hunt

    When François Le Clerc settled in St Lucia in the 16th century, his penchant for attacking Spanish galleons was still riding high, so much so that he continued to fire cannons at any ship that dared to carry the Spanish flag. Join a resident pirate and follow the map to see if you can find the lost treasure.

    Experience life as a jungle explorer

    With over 20,000 acres of rainforest, let the rich earth and fresh air take you on an adventure. From the highest mountains to the lowest valleys, there’s always a trail to blaze.

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    What's the weather like in St Lucia?

    What’s paradise without sunny weather all year round? And although it all remains pretty consistent throughout, here is the yearly rundown.


    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 26 °c 27 °c 8 h
    Feb 26 °c 26 °c 8 h
    Mar 27 °c 26 °c 8 h
    Apr 27 °c 27 °c 8 h
    May 28 °c 28 °c 8 h
    Jun 28 °c 28 °c 8 h
    Jul 28 °c 28 °c 8 h
    Aug 28 °c 28 °c 8 h
    Sep 28 °c 29 °c 8 h
    Oct 28 °c 29 °c 7 h
    Nov 27 °c 28 °c 8 h
    Dec 26 °c 27 °c 8 h

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    Important Information about travelling to St Lucia

    How long does it take to fly to St Lucia?

    A flight to St Lucia from the UK takes about eight hours.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and St Lucia?

    St Lucia is four hours behind the UK.

    What currency do they use in St Lucia?

    The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar.

    What language do they speak in St Lucia?

    The official language spoken in St Lucia is English.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit St Lucia?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to St Lucia?

    There is currently no tourist tax to pay in St Lucia

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to St Lucia?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to St Lucia on the FCO website.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Los Angeles?

    British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit St Lucia. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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    Top St Lucia Hotels

    Harbor Club, Curio Collection by Hilton

    Gros Islet, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Bel Jou Hotel - Adults Only

    Castries, St Lucia, St Lucia

    St. James's Club Morgan Bay

    Choc Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Coco Palm

    Rodney Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    The Landings St Lucia

    Rodney Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Windjammer Landing

    Labrelotte Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Bay Gardens Inn

    Gros Islet, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Harmony Suites - Adult Only 12+

    Rodney Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    St. Lucian by Rex Resorts

    Rodney Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Mystique Royal St Lucia Resort

    Rodney Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Coconut Bay Resort & Spa

    Vieux Fort, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort

    Soufriere, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Calabash Cove Resort & Spa Hotel

    Gros Islet, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Stonefield Estate Villa Resort And Spa

    Soufriere, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Ladera Resort

    Soufriere, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Sandals Regency La Toc

    Castries, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Sandals Grande St. Lucia Spa & Beach Resort - Adults Only

    Pigeon Island, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Sandals Halcyon Beach - Adults Only

    Castries, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Bay Gardens Beach Resort

    Gros Islet, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina

    Marigot Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

    Marigot Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Blu Hotel St Lucia

    Rodney Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Jade Mountain

    Soufriere, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Cap Maison Resort & Spa

    Castries, St Lucia, St Lucia

    East Winds Saint Lucia

    Labrelotte Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Starfish St Lucia Resort All Inclusive

    Rodney Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa All inclusive

    Castries, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Boucan by Hotel Chocolat - Adult Only

    Soufriere, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia - Adult Only

    Castries, St Lucia, St Lucia

    Bay Gardens Marina Haven

    Rodney Bay, St Lucia, St Lucia

    St Lucia Weather

    The island’s enviable tropical climate means that temperatures usually fall in the 24°C and 31°C range, and there’s not much change between the seasons. The hottest part of the year is from August to October, whilst it’s balmier from December to March. If you don’t mind a drop of rain, visit between July and November – if not, head over in March, when there’s ten hours of glorious sunshine per day.
    Jan 26ºC
    Feb 26ºC
    Mar 27ºC
    Apr 27ºC
    May 28ºC
    Jun 28ºC
    Jul 28ºC
    Aug 28ºC
    Sep 28ºC
    Oct 28ºC
    Nov 29ºC
    Dec 27ºC

    Things To Do on St Lucia Holidays

    The Pitons
    Towering at over 2,500 feet tall, you can’t miss these iconic World Heritage landmarks in the far south-west of the island. The twin volcanic spires are a hotspot for climbers, walkers and sight-seers alike, offering jaw-dropping views across the Caribbean Sea from their summits.

    La Soufriere
    We’ve all been to a drive-through restaurant, but how about a drive-through volcano? This world’s first experience is yours at La Soufriere, where you can take a car right through the crater. Its spectacular hot springs reach a toasty 170 degrees, and a little way downstream, the cooler waters are home to natural mud baths, which are said to have healing properties.

    Pigeon Island
    This mysterious hideaway was a bolt-hole for real-life pirates over 450 years ago, and was conquered by the British back in 1778. Guests today can still explore what remains of their Fort Rodney barracks, from authentic cannons to the Officer’s Kitchen - making the 44-acre island a magnet for adventure-seekers and history buffs alike.

    Chocolate Heaven
    St Lucia’s love affair with the humble cocoa bean stretches back to the 1700s, and the island remains a chocoholic’s paradise to this day. From doing the ‘cocoa-rina’ dance to polish the beans at the Fond Doux Estate, to exploring plantations and markets on the Chocolate Heritage Trail, there’s something to suit every sweet tooth. You can even indulge with delectable chocolate treatments at St Lucia’s range of luxury spas – yum!