Hotels in St Lucia
Holidays to St Lucia are famed for their outstanding natural beauty, with nature reserves and national parks ripe for exploration. As well as the jungle-clad Piton Volcanic Mountains, Pigeon Island National Park is attached to the island by a causeway, and offers unrivalled views of the Caribbean Sea. Grand Anse Nature Reserve is home to a whole host of cuddly creatures, but a glimpse of the endangered sea turtles is a highlight of holidays in St Lucia.
More scenic sights on holidays to St Lucia can be found inland at the Botanical Gardens, complete with a Diamond Waterfall spouting colour-changing water, and Soufriere's surreal 'Drive In' Volcano. Castries, the island capital, is a must-see on holidays in St Lucia; the town is a riot of colour, with clapboard houses and a majestic Cathedral, and packed with shops selling delicious dark rum.
Taste Creole cuisine on holidays to St Lucia, and you'll find the delectable dishes of Pepperpot stew and Callaloo soup are washed down very nicely with a rum cocktail. Holidays in St Lucia don't end once the sun sets, and the party kicks off in true Caribbean style in the island resorts. Rodney Bay throbs with live music, clubs and bars along the waterfront, or spend an extended happy hour on Reduit Beach, with beach bars blasting out the soothing sounds of calypso.
St Lucia Travel Notes
GMT: -4 hours
Language: English, some French-based patois.
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollars. US Dollars are widely accepted, as are major credit and debit cards.
Tourist/Visa/health information: British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter St. Lucia for tourist stays up to 1 month only. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months. Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisation are recommended for protection against disease. Yellow fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country or area.
Please contact the St. Lucia Tourist Board on 020 7341 7000 for up to date country information.
Flight information: Virgin Atlantic and British Airways offer direct services to St Lucia. Virgin Atlantic offers 3 direct services per week. British Airways flights operate via Antigua and offer up to 2 services per week. The average journey time is 8hrs 45 minutes. Both of these leading airlines offer upgraded cabins so why not ask your travel consultant for details.