ST LUCIA…FOR INSPIRATIONAL BEAUTY
Are you looking for a dream holiday in luxurious surroundings, perhaps to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or honeymoon?
St Lucia is an island country in the Eastern Caribbean, NW of Barbados. Although only 27 miles long by 14 miles wide, this tropical paradise offers sensational natural beauty and sandy beaches. There are a wide range of watersports and outdoor activities, and a range of eateries to suit any budget. This Windward Island is the only country in the world named after a woman and she is sure to intoxicate you with her romance, beauty and warm welcome!
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Our top 5 reasons to visit St Lucia
1. Superb natural scenery
St Lucia offers rainforests, lush vegetation, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, sheltered bays, coves, hidden beaches and old plantations. The twinned volcanic peaks of Piton are a world heritage site.
2. Stunning white and black sandy beaches
Jalousie has views of the towering Piton peaks. Reduit is best for families and those who want to try windsurfing, waterskiiing and jet skiing. Anse Chastanet black sand beach, which is fringed by palm trees, is perfect for snorkelling. The wild East coast is best explored by jeep or horseback and isn’t recommended for casual swimming.
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3. Range of outdoor activities and watersports
On the west coast, swimming, scuba diving (and snorkelling) are very popular, with a rich variety of marine life, (more than 150 fish species), coral, sponges, pinnacles and shipwrecks. Kayak up the Roseau River, or take a guided hike, bike or horse ride through the rainforest. Hike up challenging Gros Piton, or take in the scenery on some gentler nature trails.
You can take a zip line, rope bridge walk and aerial car through the rainforest, or a helicopter tour over the mountains and rainforest. Cricket, sailing and horseracing are popular island activities.
4. Food and drink
There are a range of eateries from fine dining, family and beachside restaurants to street vendors. With a blend of West African, European and Indian cultures and a St Lucia twist, try curries, freshly caught white fish, lobster and lambi (conch) shellfish and barbequed pork and chicken. Fried plantain is served widely throughout the island. Sip Chairman’s Reserve local rum and cocktails.
5. History and culture
Head to Pigeon Island, a 44 acre nature reserve joined to the mainland by a road in the 70’s. The pirate, ‘Peg Leg’ Le Clerc, used it as a look out to see and attack ships. The ruins of later military buildings can still be seen. The relaxed French colonial town of Soufriere is beautiful while the capital CASTRIES has high end shops and market selling local produce and handicrafts. The perfect souvenirs! St Lucia even offers chocolate tours…from bean to bar!
When To Go
Dry season is between December and the end of May. Wet season, which is best avoided, is from June to end of November. Average daily temperature is 30 degrees C.
Experience a festival…the Jazz festival is in May.
Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Direct flights from London Gatwick with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
9 hour flight time.
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