St Lucia is the quintessential Caribbean island. Its fabulously volcanic and mountainous landscapes give that lush, green, tropical backdrop to its idyllic, blue-meets-white shores, St Lucians are friendly, and their food is perfect Caribbean fare!
Head to Soufriére to explore above the waves and below, as diverse sea life and coral reefs sit just below the surface. The Botanical Gardens here also offer a great excursion, as rare and diverse flora and fauna positively spring from every bed.
In the Soufriére area lies Boucan, the most idyllic resort for any chocolate fan, and the renowned home of chocolatiers Hotel Chocolat. The adult-only boutique on the Rabot estate offers luxury, paired-back elegance in its accommodation and a cocoa-inspired chocolate paradise on the menu.
Just north of Soufriére is Anse Chastenet, where cheery colour and perfect views out to the Pitons make for an immersive St Lucian stay, and the weekly Jazzy Champagne Sunset Cruise brings the carnival spirit - perfect is the sublime views and poolside perfection have left you feeling too quiet!
Castries is the island’s capital, in the north east. Understand some of the island’s history (and the mark of historical legacy) in the very streets, as the famous local poet Derek Walcott, Nobel Prize-winning and recently deceased, now has a square named in his honour, whilst local food joints jostle elbow to elbow with historical buildings like the Pink Plantation House, all vying for your attention.
The unspoilt beauty of Ladera, up amongst the rainforest verdance of the Pitons, is still only minutes away from the sea. The perfect forest retreat for couples, Ladera offers perfect privacy in its unusual design - each room purposefully lacks one wall, bringing that island paradise and the most perfect views into your bedroom as a fourth wall.
Here at Inspiring Travel Company, we’ve been in love with the Caribbean for more than forty years. This leaves us well-placed to advise and suggest the perfect locations for you, whether you choose one of our stunning Caribbean hotels or choose to opt for one of our luxury tours.
Luxury tours of the Caribbean encompass a completely bespoke, tailor made itinerary to check all of the must-sees and must-dos off your checklist, creating a truly magical, once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience, whether you’re travelling on a big family trip, as a couple on honeymoon, or even as a lone ranger taking in some of the world’s most stunning sights.
For a St Lucia adventure with a little extra, we suggest our sister brand ITC Sports Travel’s cricket cruise through the West Indies in early 2019.