Known as either St. Lucia or Saint Lucia this is a luxury holiday destinations where it is still possible to find the best boutique hotels and resorts which, given the size of most St Lucia 5 star hotels, are not overrun with tourists.
St. Lucia was once described as the ‘Helen of the West Indies’ largely because its strategic location, within easy reach of North America, meant it was frequently fought over by Britain and France. But the tropical Caribbean island has another similarity with Helen of Troy as its golden sands, palm fringed beaches and lush rainforests make it strikingly beautiful.
Its twin coastal peaks, the primeval Pitons, soar 610 metres out of the sea making them a dramatic landmark on an island that is a bijou 43 kilometres long and 22 kilometres wide. Soufriere volcano is also the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater, while the rainforests with their wild orchids, giant ferns and brilliantly plumed tropical birds are among the Caribbean’s finest. In addition, the island possesses world-class facilities for golf and tennis, brilliant markets and its stunning reefs, sheltered bays (such as Marigot), and well equipped marinas are perfect for water sports.
Having been inhabited long before colonial times, St. Lucia also offers a rich body of cultural French and English heritage with some African thrown in for good measure. The French/English mix is embodied at sites like Pigeon Island, as well in its brilliant cuisine and passion for cricket.
It is this diversity that makes luxury Caribbean holidays to St. Lucia so attractive.
Luxury suites and villas all with spectacular views and a world-class rainforest spa
11 rooms, Scuba-diving, kayaking, paddle boats, paddle boards, windsurfing, hobbie cat, 4-12 years plus a teens club, 67 villas, All-inclusive
An all-inclusive well-being resort with an amazing beach, award winning spa, and a diverse range of facilties
Cycling, fencing, archery, volleyball, guided walks & table tennis, Scuba-diving, snorkelling, waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kayaking & paddle boarding, All-inclusive price, 155 rooms, 8 suites
One of the most romantic luxury Caribbean retreats
29 suites with pools, Snorkelling, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing & kayaking
Small and intimate hideaway full of tropical character and as far from a typical Caribbean resort as one could imagine
30 rooms, Kayaks, pedalos, aqua-view boards, Hobie Cats, diving, scuba diving & snorkelling, All-inclusive
A luxury boutique hotel located on a vast estate of beautiful rolling hills on the northern tip of the island
15 rooms, 34 suites, Kayaking, Hobie Cat, snorkelling, kitesurfing, waterskiing & windsurfing, All-inclusive option available
Lying in 242 hectares of private rainforest on the lush southwest coast of St. Lucia
49 rooms, 2 suites, All-inclusive option available, Scuba-diving, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing & catamaran excursions
A small and intimate hotel which takes full advantage of its natural surroundings as each retreat offers spectacular open air views
32 suites, Horse riding, fishing, canopy adventure, sunset cruise, island tours & hikes, All-inclusive price
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