St Lucia is the quintessential Caribbean island. Its fabulously volcanic and mountainous landscapes give that lush, green, tropical backdrop to its sandy shores and sparkling seas, whilst 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 UNESCO World Heritage Pitons make for an immersive St Lucian stay, and the weekly Jazzy Champagne Sunset Cruise brings the carnival spirit - perfect if the sublime views and poolside perfection have left you feeling too quiet!
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.
The flatter, more developed north of the island gives a great contrast with the South, making the destination perfect for a twin-centre holiday. Explore the capital, Castries; sample the weekly Friday night street party in Gros Islet; or take in the restaurants, bars and nightlife of Rodney Bay.
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.
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Luxury St Lucia Holidays Fact File
December - April
8 hours 35 minutes
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London Gatwick
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- 4 hours