If you’re looking for a picture-perfect paradise that has it all and more, why not consider Saint Lucia? The mango-shaped Caribbean island, which is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, is fringed with brilliant soft sandy beaches, golden in the north, and exotic dark silver in the volcanic south west.
But beautiful beaches are just an introduction to the immense beauty that Saint Lucia has to offer. A lush, emerald blanket spreads over much of the island, covering lofty mountains and plunging valleys in dense verdant rainforest. And in a dramatic culmination of scenic wonder in the south west, the Pitons rise impressively out of the sea. This pair of rainforest covered, magical mountains are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and a strong contender for the Caribbean’s most arresting attraction.
Apart from Saint Lucia’s stunning scenery, the island’s beauty can also be found in its wide choice of award-winning accommodation. Whether you are looking for a small family-run guesthouse, a boutique hotel, an all-inclusive resort, a spacious villa or luxurious resort, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. So whether travelling as a couple, family or with a group of friends, you are sure to find your ideal home away from home.
For a small island, there is so much to see and do. Many of the natural attractions are based in the Soufriere area where the majestic Piton Mountains reside. In this area, you will also find the Caribbean’s only drive in volcano at the Sulphur Springs where you can take a lovely mud bath. There are beautiful botanical gardens to explore, as well as marvelling at the sparkling waterfalls. For the adventurous why not go diving or snorkelling? You can also zip-line through the rainforest, jungle-bike through an old sugar plantation, horse-ride along the beach, go whale and dolphin watching and enjoy a number of cultural tours to learn more about Saint Lucia’s rich Creole heritage.
With three street parties every weekend and the vibrant restaurants and bars of Rodney Bay Village, Saint Lucia is also great for evening entertainment.
The island is also perfect for chocolate lovers offering fantastic cocoa plantation tours where visitors learn how chocolate is grown and processed with the opportunity to make their very own chocolate bars and do some tasting along the way.
But there is no pressure to do anything in Saint Lucia. You can be as active or relaxed as you want to be.