Why Holiday in St Lucia?
St Lucia has been described as the emerald jewel in the Caribbean’s crown, with its lush rainforest interior, fringed by white sandy beaches. The majestic Piton Mountains rise out of the turquoise waters, providing a dramatic backdrop to this island paradise which has long been an award-winning destination.
British Airways offer daily flights during the winter months, and everyday excluding Tuesdays during the summer months. These flights are direct and predominantly fly from London Gatwick but occasionally from London Heathrow also. Virgin Atlantic also offer direct flights on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s during the winter months. A range of flight classes are available from Economy, Premium Economy, Club/ Business and First Class.
People and Culture
The people and subsequent culture of Saint Lucia are a mixture of African, Caribbean, and European influences. The language spoken on the island is English, but the local Creole language is also widely used. Locals take immense pride in their culture and heritage. They are known for their friendly and welcoming nature, making visitors feel at home. The island is a tropical paradise with a rich and vibrant culture, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a unique Caribbean experience.
Festivals and Carnivals
Festivals and celebrations are an integral part of Saint Lucian culture, with many being tied to religion. The most famous festival is the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival which takes place in May, showcasing both local and international talent. Music is a major part of the culture of Saint Lucia, with calypso and soca being the main genres. Soca music is especially popular during the carnival season which takes place in July. Saint Lucia also has a rich cultural heritage in traditional dancing. The iconic “La Rose” and “La Marguerite” groups showcasing the island’s unique folk dance traditions. Every Friday night there is an event called Jump Up St Lucia which takes place in Rodney Bay – a must see if you like to explore local bars, street food and live music!
Rainforest and Wildlife
St. Lucia is a tropical paradise, boasting a diverse array of wildlife and lush rainforests. The island’s many forests are home to a plethora of unique plant and animal species, including over 30 types of birds, 7 species of mammals, and countless types of reptiles and amphibians. Rainforests provide a natural buffer against climate change and an important habitat for many threatened and endangered species, such as the St. Lucia parrot, the St. Lucia racer, and the green iguana. Visitors to St. Lucia can explore the rainforests via hiking or on guided tours, taking in the stunning natural beauty of the island and learning about its unique biodiversity.
– Climb the Piton Mountains
– Explore the worlds only drive in Volcano, Sulphur Springs and Mud Baths
– Take a ride on the rainforest zipwire
– Experience a quad bike guided tour
– Plunge into a deep sea dive
– Sail around the crystal clear Caribbean waters
– Tee of at Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate
Just to name a few….
Variety of Accommodation
St. Lucia offers a wide range of hotels from luxury all-inclusive resorts to quaint boutique hotels. The island is home to popular hotels like Sugar Beach, Jade Mountain, and Cap Maison where guests can enjoy top-notch amenities like private beaches, infinity pools, and gourmet dining experiences. Those seeking a more authentic and local experience can opt for smaller hotels like the Ladera Resort or Ti Kaye, set on a hilltop overlooking the iconic Pitons. Those in seek of romance can visit the couple only hotel, Stolentime by Rendezvous or for something more active, the sister hotel, The BodyHoliday. Furthermore, travelers can explore East Winds Inn, offering sustainable and nature-centric stays. From lavish to laid-back, there is a hotel for everyone in St. Lucia. A huge collection of Villa Properties are also available to those who prefer!
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