Holidays to St Lucia are all about intrepid adventures, storybook scenery and downtime on the beach. This real-life Treasure Island combines jungles, volcanoes and secluded sandy coves.
This tropical treasure is much more than a beach retreat. Soaring volcanic peaks, lush rainforests and multi-coloured waterfalls are just some of the highlights. Resort-wise, luxury is St Lucia’s middle name. Pick from boutique hideaways set in secluded hills, or sprawling hotels with panoramic private beaches.
A cultural melting hotpot
North and south of the island are two distinct cultural hubs. Rodney Bay in the north boasts a pristine, modern marina full of seafront bars and upmarket restaurants. Soufriere in the south is infused with retro Caribbean vibes – you’ll find candy-coloured villages, barbeque stalls by the roadside and fish fry-ups on the beach.
St Lucia’s unspoilt landscape calls out to be explored in the most adventurous way. You can zip-line through the rainforest, hike the Piton Mountains or cruise through the world’s only drive-in volcano. There’s every kind of watersport to try, from kayaking and windsurfing to deep-sea fishing and jet-skiing.
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This horseshoe-shaped bay is tucked away in the north-west corner of the island. A pristine white-sand beach sweeps the length of its coast, surrounded by tropical rainforest and mountains soaring out of the sea. In the middle, there’s a man-made lagoon and modern marina full of shops, bars and upmarket restaurants. You’ve got both stunning tropical scenery and an exciting entertainment hub here.
This tranquil spot is at the northernmost tip of the island surrounded by rainforest-covered hills, lush greenery and beaches framed by turquoise waters. There’s an 18-hole golf course nearby, as well as easy access to Gros Islet, Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island National Park. You’ve got the perfect balance of activities and relaxation time here.
Cap Estate is pretty much bang in the middle of St Lucia’s northern tip. The surroundings promise a generous dose of peace and quiet, with secluded sunbathing spots only 10 minutes’ drive away. You can catch a glimpse of authentic island life in the surrounding villages, and there’s an 18-hole golf course right on your doorstep.