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!

 

Firefly

Firefly

Firefly, St Lucia

Firefly is a spacious villa offering four bedrooms in the main house and a separate guest cottage. This home is set amidst lush green trees and colourful flowers . The turquoise wo...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £720per night
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La Bagatelle

La Bagatelle

La Bagatelle, St Lucia

La Bagatelle is located just off of the Anse Chastanet road in Soufriere on the south west coast and has over 5400 square feet of living space. The villa has 2 floors facing the oc...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: Soufriere
From £320per night
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La Paloma

La Paloma

La Paloma, St Lucia

La Paloma is a wonderful six-bedroom villa located in Vigie and only a short drive from Vigie Beach and Castries. The entrance to the La Paloma villa is through antique Mexican ...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Vigie, Castries
From £300per night
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Le Gallerie

Le Gallerie

Le Gallerie, St Lucia

Le Gallerie is a beautiful six bedroom villa located in the hills above Anse Chastanet Beach and boasts panoramic views of the ocean and The Pitons. The villa is traditional in des...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Soufriere
From £726per night
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Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree, St Lucia

Lemon Tree is a lovely two bedroom villa that sits on a cliffside location in the beautiful Saline Point, one of the most exclusive areas of Cap Estate - itself the most prestigiou...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £320per night
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Morne Trulah

Morne Trulah

Morne Trulah, St Lucia

Morne Trulah is a beautiful four bedroom villa and widely regarded as boasting one of the best locations in St, Lucia, thanks to the 330 degree views of the Caribbean. Located with...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Rodney Bay
From £720per night
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No 6 The Harbour

No 6 The Harbour

No 6 The Harbour, St Lucia

No 6 The Harbour is situated in the townhouse development of The Harbour, located in Rodney Bay within easy walking distance of Reduit Beach, two shopping malls with duty free shop...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Location: Rodney Bay
From £220per night
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North Pointe Villas at Windjammer Landing

North Pointe Villas at Windjammer Landing

North Pointe Villas at Windjammer Landing, St Lucia

North Pointe villas are the new luxury and contemporary beachfront villas located at Windjammer Landing. The villas offer 2 or three bedrooms, and the cool white interiors have bee...

  • Bedrooms: 3-4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 3-4
  • Location: North west coast
Pepperpoint House

Pepperpoint House

Pepperpoint House, St Lucia

Pepperpoint House St Lucia is located on the exclusive Cap Estate community in the north of this lovely Caribbean island. With fabulous views of the property gardens and the oceans...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £200per night
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Residence Du Cap

Residence Du Cap

Residence Du Cap, St Lucia

A lovely family style villa, Residence du Cap is situated on approximately three quarters of an acre. The home is nestled on the hills of an old sugar plantation of Cap Estate offe...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £380per 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.