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Bursting with the romantic energy of the majestic Pitons, this island is an overflowing treasure chest of adventures, sun-drenched shores, and nightlife. Be a rainforest explorer one minute, volcano conqueror the next or simply rejuvenate and relax on a picture-perfect beach. In St Lucia, you are the tropical-welding master of the Universe.View all St Lucia hotels
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Chefs on the island love to use locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables which grow in abundance, and there are some fantastic hotel restaurants around the island that are open to non-residents. Visit The Edge in Rodney Bay Village for waterside dining and ‘Eurobbean’ style food – a unique fusion of European and Caribbean cuisine. Experience a chocolate menu at Boucan at Hotel Chocolat, delectable cuisine at The Cliff at Cap and Dasheene at Ladera, and amazing lobster and local food at the Coal Pot in Castries. For appetising authentic dining, Friday Night Fish Fry at Anse La Raye should not be missed.
A Friday night outing to Anse La Raye Fish Fry is a must where you can eat the fresh catch of the day in this beachfront fishing village. It’s a fun night out. If flora is your interest then a visit to the botanical gardens, home to the Diamond Waterfalls, is a venue that should definitely be on your excursion list. If you’re on the island in May you can enjoy big-name jazz over four days, and if you’re in St Lucia in July during Carnival you’ll find the streets alive with music, colourful costumes and bags of calypso.
Many of the hotels on the island are family-friendly offering great onsite facilities for children with kids’ clubs and mini-kids’ clubs as well as water parks – you’ll find everything from crèches for babes in arms to fully equipped activity centres for teenagers. Parents should check out hotels such as the St James’ Club Morgan Bay, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, Windjammer Landing Hotel, and Sugar Beach – your kids will love them.
Sip champagne and canapés as the sun sets while you are taking a romantic sunset cruise off the coast of St Lucia; the views are breathtaking, the sunsets stunning. There are several ‘adults’ or ‘couples’ hotels on the island such as Sandals, Rendezvous, and Coconut Bay Resort & Spa so visitors without children can enjoy being pampered in utmost peace in some idyllic locations.
Looking for nightlife? Then head to Rodney Bay which is a hub of activity in the evenings and where you’ll find a good variety of bars and restaurants open until late with live music, dancing, karaoke and great food. Every Friday night, in addition to Anse La Raye Fish Fry, you’ll also find music in the street at the Gros Islet ‘Jump Up’ Street Party, where vendors sell local foods and beverages.
Seclusion, romance, stunning sunsets, swaying palms, gorgeous beaches… you can have it all on the exotic tropical island of St. Lucia, it’s breathtakingly beautiful and makes a perfect Caribbean destination for a romantic wedding or honeymoon. Hotels are created for romance in St Lucia where, for example, you can enjoy your own private plunge pool and whirlpool in an Ultra Grande Luxe beachside suite at Sandals Grande St Lucian, hide yourself away in a hillside rainforest chic villa with private pool and deck at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort just a stone’s throw from the towering Pitons, or soak up awe-inspiring panoramic views from your bedside at the boutique resort of Cap Maison. Whether you choose to get married on a gorgeous beach bordering the crystal blue Caribbean Sea, have an intimate wedding ceremony set in colourful tropical gardens, or just honeymoon in St Lucia, your holiday will provide memories to treasure.
Want a dive-like experience at your own comfort depth without the hassle of full-on Scuba training? Then try SNUBA, a mix of snorkelling and scuba, it’s thrilling. For an adventure on land and lots of laughs try the St Lucia Segway nature trail experience. It’s great fun once you get the hang of it.
For the very best of Caribbean weather visit St Lucia during the dry season which is between December and March and when temperatures average around 27°C. Temperatures start to rise in April leading into the rainy season between June and November when it is hotter and more humid, but year round temperatures are pleasant averaging 29°C/30°C and usually accompanied by cooling trade winds. Even during the rainy season there are generally hours of sunshine each day and rain showers tend to be short, sharp and blissfully warm. Fantastic holiday bargains are available between June and November – this is hurricane season but they are rare. Visit from March to August if you’re a nature lover, you’ll have the opportunity of seeing turtles come ashore to nest on the same protected beach that they visit every year.
With thick lush rainforests you’ll find lots to do if you’re seeking adventure. Discover the real St Lucia by hiking or mountain biking through unique rainforest trails, and for real adrenaline seekers there’s an exhilarating rainforest canopy ziplining course with 12 lines to test the adventurer in you. If you’re pretty fit you’ve just got to take on a guided trek up Gros Piton on the west coast – it stands 2,619 feet above sea level and offers fantastic views of the sea and island from its peak… if you make it! All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) will give you a thrill of a lifetime. Take an off-road guided tour through rainforest and banana plantations via a waterfall on a soft adventure guided tour to add excitement to your holiday.
Your chosen resorts all offer loads to do, but getting out to see some of the local area is a must in St Lucia and we have chosen the attractive peninsular called Pigeon island for your forays. For hotels in the north we run a weekly shuttle to this National landmark, or you can make your own way there at any time. Your entrance fee is included and you’ll have time to climb up to the ruins of Fort Rodney for sweeping views across the north of the island. If that sounds like hard work, then take a towel and your swim suits and enjoy the clear, unspoilt turquoise waters below the fort – snorkel and mask recommended! Please see your Virgin Holidays representative at your welcome briefing for times and full details.
Helicopter transfers - Why not travel in real style to your hotel? Helicopter transfers depart from Hewanorra International Airport and take you to Vigie Airport where you will then have a short ground transfer to your hotel. Helicopter Transfer time: Approx 30 min.
Car Hire - Being such an easy island to navigate your way around, hiring a car is the best way to explore the island. Don’t forget to bring your driving licence! Please speak to our Concierge rep for more information.
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