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Saint Lucia

St Lucia

One of the most scenic islands in the West Indies

St Lucia is an beautiful island of contrasts, having breathtaking beaches backed by lush and mountainous terrain including the majestic twin Pitons. Located close to Barbados, this is a wonderful destination for everyone as it has a good choice of resorts suitable for couples, honeymooners and families.

Explore the bustling capital of Castries, take time out to enjoy the unspoilt splendour of the lush rain forests of the interior, visit the volcanic peaks of the Pitons and of course enjoy the coastline which includes numerous hidden coves located to the north of the island.

Soufriere and Anse Chastanet are brilliant places for snorkelling as there are coral reefs to explore.Soufriere also has Sulphur Springs where you can walk through the crater of the volcano before bathing in the mud pools which are rich in minerals.

Be sure to visit Rodney Bay – one of the most popular destinations on the island. Visitors love it here due to the abundance of top-class hotels, shops and bars, making it a great place to visit night and day. You can try some of the excellent street dining and enjoy some of the local food specialties or treat yourself to a meal in one of the outstanding eateries.

If you fancy a bit of an adventure, head to the rainforest situated near Rodney Bay where, you can travel up and down the mountain side aboard an eight seater gondola. You’ll glide over the magnificent tree canopy and be treated to unique views of the giant ficus trees and bird life. If you’re feeling super-adventurous, there’s a zip-line down the mountainside – what a buzz!

We at Designer Travel have an absolute passion for travel and customer service. Our team of dedicated and enthusiastic travel experts know where to look and what to recommend. We are ABTA bonded and independent so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting a great service and we have access to thousands of flights and accommodation options. Any requests can be looked into for you so if you fancy an activity holiday, a hideaway boutique retreat off the beaten track or a family villa with a pool for a month-long stay, we can help. Of course, St Lucia is renowned as a romantic destination and many couples choose to say ‘I do’ here every year and that’s certainly something we can arrange for you.

To start arranging your luxury break to St Lucia, or anywhere else in the world you’d like to go, please complete the enquiry form or give us a call – we’ll be delighted to assist.

Key Highlights
  • You must take a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Pitons – they are amazing!
  • There are a good selection of adult-only and all-inclusive hotels available
  • Arrive in style and book a helicopter transfer to your hotel
  • There are plenty of activities on offer including hiking, horse riding and zip lining
  • Visit Diamond Falls Botanic Gardens and take a dip in the mineral baths
  • Get around via minibus, taxi, bus or hire a car for complete flexibility
  • We can help you plan your dream wedding here – please ask us for details
  • For a hotel focused on wellbeing and activities, take a look at BodyHoliday Saint Lucia
  • For an ultra-luxurious stay you will never forget, choose the fabulous Jade Mountain Resort
  • Twin-centre holidays can be arranged

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT -4 hours

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

Climate Information

Hot and tropical climate throughout the year, tempered by sea breezes and north-eastern trade winds.

The driest period is from February to May although it should be noted that short tropical showers can occur throughout the year.

Leisure & Activities

The Pitons
Probably one of the most iconic views in the world, The Pitons are two giant mountainous volcanic plugs situated in the south-west of St Lucia near the town of Soufriere. The Petit Piton is 743m high and the Gros Piton is 771m. There are three options to view The Pitons; by air, by sea or, the most popular way, by car or taxi. There are great views from Soufriere, but a local taxi driver will take you to the best spots.

Rodney Bay
Rodney Bay is one of the most popular destinations on the island. It’s the home of many fashionable hotels, shops, restaurants and bars, making it a great place to visit night and day. There’s also street dining with exotic cuisine as well as local mouth-watering delicacies. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, try one of the many spa treatments which are available on the beach front or in one of the hotel spas.

Rainforest Adventure
Situated near Rodney Bay, in the north of St Lucia, you can travel up and down the mountain side in the rainforest aboard an eight seater gondola. Gliding over the tree canopy surrounded by giant ficus trees and bird life. For the more adventurous, there’s a zip-line down the mountainside.

Hotels in St Lucia