The dual personality of St Lucia sees some of the most spectacular contrasts to be found anywhere in the Caribbean. The bustling capital of St Lucia, lively resorts and hidden coves of the north are the perfect complement to the unspoilt splendour of the lush, tropical rainforests of the interior and the serene calm of the south with its twin volcanic peaks, the Pitons, making a luxury St Lucia holiday a truly luxurious holiday destination.
Culturally there is an interesting mix of English, French and Creole in its traditions, cuisine and language. Thanks to these activities, St Lucia holidays are perfect for people of all ages, from fun-seeking families to couples in search of a private getaway.
Time Difference: GMT -4 hours
Flight duration: 8 hours 40 minutes (direct)
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (although the US Dollar is widely accepted)
St Lucia has a hot, tropical climate throughout the year, tempered by sea breezes and north-eastern trade winds. The driest period is from about February to May, though short showers can occur throughout the year.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London Gatwick.