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!

 

Saline Reef

Saline Reef

Saline Reef, St Lucia

Saline Reef is located at the northernmost tip of Saline Point in the exclusive community of Cap Estate. Within the lush tropical gardens, guests can choose to relax at the love...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £464per night
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Smugglers Nest

Smugglers Nest

Smugglers Nest, St Lucia

Smugglers Nest is a magnificent villa with lush tropical gardens and a great intimate home for honeymooners and couples. The villa is secluded and easily accessible but not visi...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: North west coast
From £400per night
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Smugglers View

Smugglers View

Smugglers View, St Lucia

Smugglers View is a lovely three bedroom villa located at Becune Park, Cap Estate. Each of the three bedrooms are located on a different level so affording the maximum privacy for ...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: North west coast
From £200per night
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Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St Lucia

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is located on the south western part of St. Lucia in a stunning beachfront location between the world-famous Pitons. The resort is spread across more ...

  • Bedrooms: 2-4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 2-4
  • Location: Pitons, Soufrière
Tamarind House

Tamarind House

Tamarind House, St Lucia

Tamarind House is a beautiful spacious villa nestled in the hills above Anse Chastanet beach on St. Lucia’s West coast and approximately 1.5 miles from Soufriere. Guests are c...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Near Anse Chastanet Beach
From £464per night
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Tamarind Villa

Tamarind Villa

Tamarind Villa, St Lucia

Tamarind Villa is a spacious 7-bedroom home on the exclusive Cap Estate and has been decorated to a high standard, with much of the exterior in an attractive coral stone finish. Th...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £460per night
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The Landings

The Landings

The Landings, St Lucia

The Landings offers the perfect combination of a luxury beachfront resort with spacious designer suites, a private yacht marina, a 7000 square foot signature spa and the genuine wa...

  • Bedrooms: 1-3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 1-3
  • Location: North west coast
From £667per night
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Trou Rolland

Trou Rolland

Trou Rolland, St Lucia

Villa Trou Rolland is a lovely six-bedroom home, which offers panoramic views over the bay of Trou Rolland, right next to Marigot Bay, and is perfect for groups of friends or a fam...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6.5
  • Location: Near Marigot Bay
From £340per night
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Villa Ashiana

Villa Ashiana

Villa Ashiana, St Lucia

Villa Ashiana is a luxury 2 storey villa offering 5 bedrooms and is located on the west coast of St. Lucia. Guests can enjoy watching the yachts at Marigot Bay from the comfort of ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Marigot Bay, west coast
From £464per night
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Villa at Panorama

Villa at Panorama

Villa at Panorama, St Lucia

Villa at Panorama is an exquisite and intimate villa nestled high in the hills of the exclusive Cap Estate and surrounded by lush tropical foliage. This lovely retreat features two...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: Cap Estate
From £344per 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.