The best beaches of St. Lucia:
This five-mile long beach (unusual by St. Lucia standards) on Rodney Bay offers calm waters, which makes it ideal for swimming. You can rent water sports equipment at this popular beach, or frequent one of the many nearby restaurants. Rodney Bay also is home to the Rex St. Lucian and Royal St Lucian hotels.
If you can take your eyes off the incredible scenery created by the Petit Piton and Gros Piton volcanic peaks, this is a great beach for snorkeling and scuba diving. Jalousie Beach is south of Soufriere.
Another excellent beach for snorkeling and diving, Anse Chastanet has a sharp underwater dropoff that reveals beautiful coral and sea walls.
Pigeon Island National Park
This is a quieter beach on the north end of the island. If you are up for a climb after sunning and swimming, you will be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean.
This is the spot for turtle watching, as leatherback sea turtles ramble out of the sea onto the beach to lay their eggs.
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What they are saying about St. Lucia:
Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you’re after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.
The perfection of this escape should be shared. Tropical weather, welcoming accommodations, and unexpected adventures await all who travel to this paradise island. Romance can be found at upmarket resorts and intimate inns. Bask together under the Caribbean sun, sail into a champagne sunset, and cuddle beneath the vast starry sky. Discover new romance and re-spark old love over a candlelight dinner on a secluded beach.
For those planning a family getaway, you too can visit Saint Lucia. Enjoy on-site water parks, kids’ menus and evening entertainment for everyone. Adventure seekers can surf and sail in the pristine waters. ATV adventures and rainforest zip-lining are family favourites. Relaxation isn’t far off either with many resorts offering kids’ activities so parents can enjoy a cocktail, a quiet hour together, or a couple’s massage. Grab the kids, your partner and your sunscreen; this is a family holiday that everyone will enjoy.
Located just north of Trinidad & Tobago, the small island of St. Lucia is famous for being more mountainous than it’s Caribbean counterparts, with Mount Gimie being the highest point (950m above sea level). A third of the population lives in the capital of Castries, where you will find many beautiful restaurants providing a traditional spicy Creole cuisine.
The twin Pitons Mountains offer a unique hiking experience, complete with a sensational backdrop to the island’s amazing beaches. Here you will also find excellent scuba-diving and snorkelling tours, hosted by locals who love to welcome new visitors. Also look out for the ‘drive-through’ volcano, providing you an experience you will never forget!
Magnificent, lush scenery, particularly in the south and around Soufrière, makes St. Lucia one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands.
A popular honeymoon spot, St. Lucia is filled with romantic retreats.
Sybaritic lodging options include an all-inclusive spa resort with daily pampering on the menu, a posh dive resort sandwiched between a mountain and the beach, and two picturesque resorts optimally positioned right between the Pitons.
The St. Lucia Jazz Festival draws performers and listeners from all over the world.
The friendly St. Lucians love sharing their island and their cultural heritage with visitors.
St. Lucia receives plenty sunshine all year round similar to most of the other Caribbean islands. The hurricane season spans between June and November but they haven’t been directly hit in many years (not counting Dean in 2007 and Tomas in 2010!!!). July to September can be quite hot and humid so stay close to a pool or the beach. Average temperatures reach 84 degrees Fh.
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St. Lucia remains relatively unspoiled, a checkerboard of green-mantled mountains, valleys, wild orchids, and fishing villages. The island has a mixed French and British heritage, but there’s a hint of the South Pacific about it as well. Music reverberates throughout St. Lucia, and the savory smells of a rich cuisine waft through Marigot Bay and Soufriere. A favorite stop-off for island-hoppers, yachties and jet-setters, St. Lucia offers volcanic rock beaches, lush fruity landscapes, and a lively nightlife of limbo, jazz and rum punch.
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