St Lucia Holidays
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With its breathtaking beauty and sweeping sands, St Lucia is a picture-perfect island paradise, with more than a few surprises in store. From pirate coves to lush green jungles, adventurers will love what’s on offer in this tropical wonderland – and those seeking relaxation are sorted too, as the island is home to more than 25 sumptuous spas.Beaches
There are over 50 beaches to explore, from sugary-soft white sands to dramatic volcanic bays. The livelier waves of the east coast make it a watersport-lover’s dream, whilst snorkelers and scuba divers will be wowed by the 1,800ft drop-off at the base of the Pitons.
Tucked away in the north-east, Grand Anse is one of the island’s most secluded beaches, and is best reached by 4x4. The 1.5km-long bay is virtually deserted, so you’ll likely only have the local wildlife for company - including four species of turtle, who make their nests on the unspoilt sands.Food & Drink
The heady combo of Creole, French and West Indian flavours make St Lucia a haven for foodies, with delicacies including the national dish of green fig and salt fish. Local fruits are also enjoyed in abundance, from juicy mangoes to golden plantains, which are fried in coconut oil and salt to create a sizzling beach treat. If you fancy a tipple, the local ‘shandy’ is also a must, with its refreshing mix of beer, ginger ale and lemon juice. Culture
St Lucia’s colourful and diverse heritage is at the heart of its modern culture, with the historic Creole language, or patois, still widely spoken across the island. The nation is also home to a renowned jazz festival, which brings together some of the world’s best musicians for a toe-tapping annual celebration. Nightlife
Every Friday, the iconic Street Party takes over the town of Gros Islet, with calypso and reggae beats providing the backdrop to an epic food festival. High rollers will also love the Treasure Bay Casino, and the delicious cocktails at Rodney Bay’s Delirius bar make for a truly elegant night out.Important InformationFlight Time: 9 hoursTime Difference: -4hrCurrency: Eastern Caribbean dollarOfficial Language: EnglishVaccinationFor all up to date healthcare requirements, please check with your doctor before booking your holiday.
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St Lucia WeatherThe 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.
Things To Do on St Lucia Holidays
The PitonsTowering 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 SoufriereWe’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 IslandThis 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 HeavenSt 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!