St Lucia

An uplifting island in every way and one of our favourite Caribbean retreats, St Lucia is nicknamed “The Helen of the West” because of her beautiful typography. St. Lucia is just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, lined with beautiful palm-fringed beaches…and the beaches are just an introduction to St. Lucia!

A mountainous island, St. Lucia is covered with an emerald blanket covering plunging valleys and rising peaks in lush rainforest. It’s a spectacular setting for adventure seekers. The most iconic and recognisable symbols of the island are the scenic wonders of the Piton Mountains which rise majestically from the Caribbean Sea in the south. We highly recommend a tour or sail down the coast to see the Pitons if you are staying in the north.

For adrenaline junkies there is mountain biking through the rainforest, zip-lining over it, or climbing a Piton. For the more relaxed adventure take a visit to a cocoa, sugar or banana plantation; indulge in some sailing on a luxury yacht from the Rodney Bay marina; or even drive into a volcano and see the sulphur springs.

Meeting the St. Lucian people is the icing on the cake when visiting this island. They are widely regarded as one of the most welcoming in the Caribbean. There is a vibrant mix of Carib, African, French and English culture and history which influences their day-to-day life and especially the cuisine on offer!

If you’re feeling romantic, St. Lucia is an ideal location. The annual World Travel Awards have declared their feelings by awarding the island the coveted “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” an impressive eight times. But St. Lucia is not an exclusive preserve of those wanting a romantic retreat, it’s a great place for your villa vacation whether it’s just the two of you or all the family!

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DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

The island has a distinctive local cuisine, which is a sumptuous mix of West Indian, Creole and French food, so be sure to try out the local dishes and if you have a chef let them spoil you with their delectable cooking. St. Lucia is a well-developed island and you will easily find a great array of dining choices. In the Rodney Bay area you will find plenty of options; whilst some of the luxury resorts, such as The Cliff at Cap Maison, offer fabulous ocean front a la carte dining. Hotel Chocolat, located in the south, is worth a special mention as it has a great restaurant where every course contains chocolate (astonishingly delicious!).

The island loves to party, and does so every weekend, in spirited fashion out on the streets of several fishing villages. Try not to miss the Gros Islet Friday fish fry, or go bar-hopping in Rodney Bay and, if you are a night owl, make sure that Bar Delirius is one of your night-time stops!

 

Anantha Asmani

Anantha Asmani

Anantha Asmani, St Lucia

Anantha Asmani is situated on a hilltop in the ultra prestigious gated community of Mount du Cap, part of the Cap Estate. Cap Estate is one of the island's most exclusive residenti...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £655per night
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Arc en Ciel

Arc en Ciel

Arc en Ciel, St Lucia

Arc en Ciel is a spectacular property situated on Beau Estate, between the World Heritage site of the Pitons - imagine waking up to the panoramic ocean views and the world-renowned...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Soufriere
From £1,606per night
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Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Blue Moon, St Lucia

Blue Moon St Lucia is located on the fairway of the 18-hole championship golf course at Cap Estate and enjoys beautiful views of the golf course and the Caribbean Sea. Cap Estate i...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £232per night
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Cap Maison

Cap Maison

Cap Maison, St Lucia

Cap Maison is an elegant award winning luxury boutique hotel in St Lucia set in a stunningly beautiful oceanfront location above a picturesque, sandy beach. With immaculately lands...

  • Bedrooms: 1-3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 1-3
  • Location: North west coast
From £720per night
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Cap Pavilion

Cap Pavilion

Cap Pavilion, St Lucia

Cap Pavilion is a beautiful four-bedroom villa, inspired by Oliver Messel's Caribbean designs and constructed in an open-architectural style from coral stone rendering, with cool g...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £659per night
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Capella Marigot Bay

Capella Marigot Bay

Capella Marigot Bay, St Lucia

Capella Marigot Bay is a beautiful resort on the west coast of St. Lucia and features a number of tastefully decorated rooms and suites. One Bedroom Resort View / Bay Vi...

  • Bedrooms: 1-3
  • Maximum Guests: 7
  • Bathrooms: 1-3
  • Location: Marigot Bay, west coast
From £549per night
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Cayman Villa

Cayman Villa

Cayman Villa, St Lucia

Villa Cayman is a luxurious villa situated high on Sea Breeze hills in Cap Estate.  Cap Estate is a residential area in St Lucia with private homes and an 18 hole championship gol...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £718per night
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C’est La Vie

C’est La Vie

C’est La Vie, St Lucia

Located on the peninsula of Trouya Pointe, St Lucia, C'est la Vie has been designed in traditional Caribbean style with some Balinese influence and offers a free flowing layout all...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Gros Islet
From £444per night
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Colibri Cottage

Colibri Cottage

Colibri Cottage, St Lucia

Colibri Cottage is a delightful six bedroom villa situated on Malgretoute Bay, a quiet haven for sailboats and yachts. This villa features a large swimming pool overlooking the Car...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: Soufrière
From £351per night
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Equinox

Equinox

Equinox, St Lucia

Perched on a hillside in Cap Estate is Villa Equinox - a charming four bedroom villa with a swimming pool,  swim-up bar and plunge pool. This lovely property overlooks the spectac...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £423per night
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GETTING THERE

British Airways flies daily from London Gatwick to St Lucia year round.
Virgin Holidays flies 5 times a week in Winter and 4 times a week in Summer.
Thomas Cook also has a winter charter service out of Manchester.

St. Lucia is just 8 hours flight time from the UK, flights depart the UK in the mornings, arriving St. Lucia in the afternoon and return late evening, arriving the UK early the following morning.

Note the international airport in St. Lucia is approx. 1.5 hours transfer time, we therefore strongly recommend booking a private transfer with us to ensure your transport is organized. Helicopter transfers are also available and a fantastic alternative with stunning views of the island en route.

Capital: Castries
Flying time: 8 and a half hours
Language: English is the main language, the locals also speak Creole (a broken French/English dialect)
Country Size: 238 sq. miles (616 sq. km), 27 miles long, 14 miles wide
Time Difference from UK: -4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer
Currency: he official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, which is linked to the US dollar at US$1 to EC$2.70. You can also pay for most items with US dollars, and hotel rates are quoted in US dollars. ATMs issue EC dollars.
Voltage: The electric current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Plugs are square with three pins the same as UK plugs
Driving: Left hand side of the road.
Airport: The international airport is Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) and located in the South (approx. 1.5 hour transfer time to the north). The domestic airport, George F.L. Charles (SLU), is situated in the north, near Castries the capital and is used for flights island-hopping to neighbouring shores.
Entry Requirements: Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure from St. Lucia. For British passport holders, a visa is not required.
Drink the water:: Yes, the water is safe to drink
Beaches: All the beaches in St. Lucia are public beaches. Although some beaches are located by large hotels, there will always be a place to park and a way to walk onto the beach, such as at the Sandals La Toc Resort. A very long sandy beach, called Vigie Beach, is also located by the airport in Castries.
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel to St. Lucia. We recommend that you pack mosquito repellent.

St. Lucia’s climate is hot and tropical, with an average annual temperature of 26° C (79° F). The rainy season is from June to November and the drier period between December and May. The average rainfall is between 160-360cm depending on altitude and time of year.