St. Lucia is one of the most famous and desired of the Caribbean islands. The island is spectacular, with long white sandy beaches that are surrounded by turquoise waters. Here the idyllic Caribbean scenery is found in abundance, it is a true picture of paradise. Inland the terrain becomes more mountainous and there is the Soufrière Volcano which is the only volcano in the world that you can drive into. Whilst in the jungle visitors can take the aerial tram through the rainforest, it is a once in a lifetime experience.
A wonderful destination to visit, St. Lucia is surprisingly easy to reach from the UK. With regular direct flights and sensational weather from December through to May, it is ideal for those seeking some winter sun. St. Lucia is a picturesque and relaxed island and many of the hotels on the island are luxurious and in stunning locations. There is a serene focus on wellness and relaxation with many of the hotels, including at the famed BodyHoliday, a luxurious wellness retreat, and The Rendezvous.
At hotels such as the BodyHoliday a beachfront setting meets a superb choice of wellness treatments ensuring rejuvenation of both body and mind. This is alongside a wide range of watersports and activities. For those who love marine life and exploring the waters and snorkelling, St. Lucia is incredible. The reef at Anse Piton is very close to the shore and really worth a visit. As is the island’s old capital Soufrière. Soufrière is home to the Rabot Estate which famously grows cocoa, used for creating ‘Hotel Chocolat’ treats – a haven for chocolate lovers!
Full to the brim with natural beauty, St. Lucia is home to The Pitons. These are two volcanic mountain ranges spanning the width of the island, making up a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Meanwhile Pigeon Island is a National Trust landmark with two beautiful beaches and housing a military ruin to explore. The local Creole cuisine is just another enchanting gem of St. Lucia and a treat for any foodies, especially those with a love of fish.