An uplifting island in every way and one of our favourite Caribbean retreats, St Lucia is nicknamed “The Helen of the West” because of her beautiful typography. St. Lucia is just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, lined with beautiful palm-fringed beaches…and the beaches are just an introduction to St. Lucia! Our selection of...
An uplifting island in every way and one of our favourite Caribbean retreats, St Lucia is nicknamed “The Helen of the West” because of her beautiful typography. St. Lucia is just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, lined with beautiful palm-fringed beaches…and the beaches are just an introduction to St. Lucia! Our selection of luxury villas in St Lucia are bound to meet your expectations.
A mountainous island, St. Lucia is covered with an emerald blanket covering plunging valleys and rising peaks in lush rainforest. It’s a spectacular setting for adventure seekers. The most iconic and recognisable symbols of the island are the scenic wonders of the Piton Mountains which rise majestically from the Caribbean Sea in the south. We highly recommend a tour or sail down the coast to see the Pitons if you are staying in the north.
For adrenaline junkies there is mountain biking through the rainforest, zip-lining over it, or climbing a Piton. For a more relaxed adventure take a visit to a cocoa, sugar or banana plantation; indulge in some sailing on a luxury yacht from the Rodney Bay marina, or even drive into a volcano and see the sulphur springs.
Meeting the St. Lucian people is the icing on the cake when visiting this island. They are widely regarded as one of the most welcoming in the Caribbean. There is a vibrant mix of Carib, African, French and English culture and history which influences their day-to-day life and especially the cuisine on offer!
If you’re feeling romantic, villa rentals in St Lucia offer the perfect escape. The annual World Travel Awards have declared their feelings by awarding the island the coveted “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” an impressive eight times. But St. Lucia is not an exclusive preserve of those wanting a romantic retreat, it’s a great place for your villa holiday whether it’s just the two of you or all the family and we invite you to browse through our selection of villas to rent in St Lucia.
The island has a distinctive local cuisine, which is a sumptuous mix of West Indian, Creole and French food, so be sure to try out the local dishes and if you have a chef let them spoil you with their delectable cooking. St. Lucia is a well-developed island and you will easily find a great array of dining choices. In the Rodney Bay area you will find plenty of options; whilst some of the luxury resorts, such as The Cliff at Cap Maison, offer fabulous oceanfront a la carte dining. Hotel Chocolat, located in the south, is worth a special mention as it has a great restaurant where every course contains chocolate (astonishingly delicious!).
The island loves to party, and does so every weekend, in spirited fashion out on the streets of several fishing villages. Try not to miss the Gros Islet Friday fish fry, or go bar-hopping in Rodney Bay and, if you are a night owl, make sure that Bar Delirious is one of your night-time stops!
British Airways flies daily from London Gatwick to St Lucia year round with up to 9 flights per week.
St. Lucia is just 8 hours flight time from the UK, flights depart the UK in the mornings, arriving St. Lucia in the afternoon and return late evening, arriving the UK early the following morning.
Note the international airport in St. Lucia is approx. 1.5 hours transfer time, we therefore strongly recommend booking a private transfer with us to ensure your transport is organized. Helicopter transfers are also available and a fantastic alternative with stunning views of the island en route.
8 and a half hours
English is the main language, the locals also speak Creole (a broken French/English dialect)
238 sq. miles (616 sq. km), 27 miles long, 14 miles wide
Time Difference from UK:
-4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer
he official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, which is linked to the US dollar at US$1 to EC$2.70. You can also pay for most items with US dollars, and hotel rates are quoted in US dollars. ATMs issue EC dollars.
The electric current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Plugs are square with three pins the same as UK plugs
Left hand side of the road.
The international airport is Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) and located in the South (approx. 1.5 hour transfer time to the north). The domestic airport, George F.L. Charles (SLU), is situated in the north, near Castries the capital and is used for flights island-hopping to neighbouring shores.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure from St. Lucia. For British passport holders, a visa is not required.
Drink the water::
Yes, the water is safe to drink
All the beaches in St. Lucia are public beaches. Although some beaches are located by large hotels, there will always be a place to park and a way to walk onto the beach, such as at the Sandals La Toc Resort. A very long sandy beach, called Vigie Beach, is also located by the airport in Castries.
Health and Safety:
No inoculations are needed to travel to St. Lucia. We recommend that you pack mosquito repellent.
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