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Whether you're planning your honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or a family vacation, St. Lucia offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Top Things to See and Do in St. Lucia
Visit the Pitons:, two iconic peaks that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see attraction on the island. You can take a guided tour to the top of one of the peaks or go hiking on the trails that lead up to them.
Take a dip in the mineral baths: the island is home to a number of natural mineral baths, including the Diamond Mineral Baths and the Sulphur Springs. These baths are said to have therapeutic properties and are a great way to relax and unwind.
Go snorkeling or diving: the waters around St. Lucia are home to a rich array of marine life, making it a great destination for snorkeling and diving. There are a number of guided tours available, or you can rent equipment and explore on your own.
Visit a plantation: St. Lucia has a rich history of sugar production, and there are a number of plantation estates on the island that you can visit to learn more about this part of the island's history.
Explore the capital city, Castries:Castries is the capital of St. Lucia and a great place to experience the island's culture and history. The city is home to a number of historic landmarks, including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Derek Walcott Square.
Go birdwatching: St. Lucia has a number of rare and endangered bird species, including the St. Lucia parrot and the St. Lucia oriole. The island is a great destination for birdwatchers, with a number of guided tours available to help you spot these and other species.
Take a boat tour: St. Lucia is surrounded by beautiful waters, and there are a number of boat tours available that allow you to explore the island's coast and see some of its most stunning natural features.
Go on a rainforest hike: The island is home to a number of rainforest reserves, including the Rainforest Aerial Tram, which offers guided tours through the canopy of the rainforest.
Visit Marigot Bay:Marigot Bay is a stunning natural harbor on the west coast of the island that is popular with boaters and tourists alike. The bay is home to many restaurants and shops, and it's a great place to relax and enjoy the views.
Go ziplining: If you're looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity, consider going ziplining through the rainforest.
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What were Caribbean hotels like before trade winds were replaced by blasts of air conditioning, when morning exercise was a walk on the beach and when you sat watching the sunset instead of cable TV? You can still find that Classic Caribbean at Anse Chastanet Resort on St. Lucia's quiet southwestern coast where two magical peaks, the Pitons, leap from the sea and the mountains are covered with luminous greenery.
Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature. So he created a hotel that makes the foliage and the flowers, the perfumes and the peaks, the sea and the bird song an integral part of your vacation experience. The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort's two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.
With such a unique setting as his canvas, Nick Troubetzkoy was inspired to design a one-of-a-kind resort. He was committed to an environmentally conscious development before "green" became fashionable.
A dozen rooms are tucked in behind the coconut palms that line the beach and the remainder tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing tradewinds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.
Extra-large deluxe and premium suites underscore the visionary, innovative, sometimes whimsical side of Nick Troubetzkoy: in one suite, the balcony is built around a full-grown red gommier tree; in another a flamboyant tree drapes its red blossoms around the balcony. Some have their 4th wall open entirely to the vistas, yet are completely private.
Anse Chastanet's ever growing art collection provides a visual feast of its own. There are impressive wooden sculptures and plaques, earthy burlap compositions, painted "sky ceilings" and vibrant acrylic paintings invoking memories of Matisse and Picasso.
And while the sensuous seclusion of the rooms provides some guests with the perfect excuse for lolling away the day on the balcony, others head out to partake in the many activities on offer; yoga, snorkeling, scuba diving, tennis, sunset sailing, sea kayaking or jungle biking, hiking and bird-watching among the ruins of an 18th century colonial plantation.
The less actively inclined simply do nothing, lie on the beach or get pampered in the resort's spa, Kai Belté. There is a casual beachside bar and restaurant; on the hillside, a panoramic hillside lounge and two treehouses provide the romantic setting for candlelit dinners, with musical backdrops by local entertainers. Tranquility, Romance and Adventure at Anse Chastanet.
The high season in St. Lucia is typically from mid-December to mid-April, while the low season is from mid-April to mid-December.
During the high season, the weather is generally warm and dry, making it a popular time for tourists to visit.
The high season is also when many of the island's festivals and events take place, such as the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival and the Saint Lucia Food & Rum Festival.
During the low season, the weather is generally slightly hotter and more humid, and there's a fair bit more rainfall (see the chart below).
However, the low season is also a good time to visit St. Lucia if you're looking for a more laid-back vacation and want to avoid the crowds.
St. Lucia Weather: Average temperatures
The average temperatures in St. Lucia vary slightly throughout the year, with the warmest temperatures occurring in the summer months of July and August.
It's worth noting that these are average temperatures, and actual temperatures can vary depending on a number of factors, including elevation and location on the island.
The temperatures in the mountains are generally cooler than those in the coastal areas.
It's also important to be prepared for the possibility of rain, as St. Lucia experiences a tropical climate with a wet season from June to November.
St. Lucia Weather: Average precipitation
TRAVEL SPECIAL: St. James's Club Morgan Bay
St James Club Morgan Bay 5 nights from 1,938 per person
From golden sunsets and the blue Caribbean Sea, to the warmth of our hearts and smiles, St. Lucia is Simply Beautiful. Nestled beachfront, St. James's Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia beach resort is a vibrant, colorful, and refreshingly casual All-Inclusive resort, distinguished by its romantic waterfront setting, just minutes from the world-class Rodney Bay Marina, Cap Estate Golf Course, and capital city of Castries.
With 345 rooms spanning seven categories – including 100 hillside rooms and suites. Choose between ocean view, pool view or garden view. Every room features one king or two double beds, and additional guests can be accommodated on a twin rollaway or sofa bed (please request in advance). For your comfort and convenience, all rooms include air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bathroom/shower, safety deposit box, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee maker, iron/board, satellite TV, and beach towels. Complimentary Internet access is available in the lobby. All rooms are non-smoking.
Indulge your senses and your palate at St. James's Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia beach resort, where dining is always a welcome escape from the ordinary. Our four distinct Restaurants and Bars are designed with you in mind—each with its own unique charm, setting, and delicious menus—to enhance your Caribbean holiday experience. Imagine a bountiful breakfast in a tropical garden, a leisurely lunch on a palm-lined beach, and a romantic waterfront dinner on our private covered pier. Throughout the day, colorful tropical drinks make a splash by the pool. While vibrant evening entertainment in our Sunset Lounge provides the perfect setting for candlelight and cocktails.
Bon Apetit! All-Inclusive means you can relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks everyday surrounded by tropical gardens, gentle ocean waves, and the warm, friendly service St. Lucia is famous for—all included, no tips or cash required. St. Lucia is well-known as one of the best Caribbean vacation destinations for dining, from local seafood festivals to international sophistication.
St. Lucia attracts food and wine enthusiasts from around the world to experience the island's rich culinary heritage. Just minutes from the resort, world-class restaurants include an amazing array of international fare such as French Creole, classic steak and seafood houses, Thai, Indian, Caribbean and many other flavorful delights. Our Concierge will be happy to help you explore St. Lucia's culinary delights with restaurant suggestions, reservation assistance, and taxis.
A favorite for couples, families, weddings, and honeymoons, St. James's Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia is the perfect place to indulge in an All-Inclusive Caribbean vacation. Relaxation, romance, fun and a hint of Adventure. St. James's Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia beach resort has it all!
Our wide array of accommodations, activities, water sports, restaurants, bars, and amenities make St. James's Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia your ideal destination for a relaxing tropical getaway. Picture yourself unwinding by a palm tree on the beach, or perhaps during a beachfront spa treatment or romantic dinner overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This is your time to relax, enjoy, and experience the charm and tropical wonder of St. Lucia and the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Sea in general is a region that is prone to hurricanes.
The island of St. Lucia is at some risk of hurricanes from June to November, which is the hurricane season across the Caribbean.
The risk of experiencing a hurricane in St. Lucia is relatively low, as the island is far enough south to avoid the majority of storms that form in the Atlantic Ocean.
High and Low Season Prices in St. Lucia
Hotel and airfare prices in St. Lucia can vary depending on the time of year and demand.
The high season in St. Lucia is typically from mid-December to mid-April, while the low season is from mid-April to mid-December.
Typical airfares from DFW
Airfares vary by season, but also day of week, and are definitely affected by holidays.
The chart above shows the typical minimum and maximum fares for a economy class ticket from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Hewanorra International (UVF), by month.
Types of Accommodation
St. Lucia is home to a number of luxury resorts that offer high-end amenities and services, such as world-class spas, fine dining, and private beaches.
There's actually very few big brand-name hotels (Zoetry, Royalton, and Sandals is about it). Most resorts on St. Lucia are independent boutique hotels, such
as The Hotel Chocolat, Jade Mountain, and Cap Maison.
Besides the big brands, there are about a dozen other all-inclusive resorts.
Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort 5 nights from 18,731 per person
Our luxury St Lucia resort is set within over 100 acres of lush rainforest on the site of an 18th Century sugar plantation, the lushly landscaped grounds sweep down to the stunning white sand Sugar Beach and the glimmering Caribbean Sea. The plantation's luxury villas and villa suites, and luxury Sugar Mill rooms boast elegant plantation styling, four-poster beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, personalized butler service and every modern amenity for a pampering stay. Each of our St Lucia resort's villas and villa suites affords spectacular views of the Pitons or the Caribbean sea.
The indulgent, world-class Rainforest Spa, a full PADI dive facility, sumptuous waterfront dining, and chic bars and lounges ensure the quintessential St Lucia resort vacation experience, all close to the isle's top tourist attractions.
Offering space enough for families and honeymooners alike, The Jalousie Plantation Sugar Beach, St Lucia is the premier choice among Soufriere hotels for discerning travelers seeking seclusion and tranquility amid unsurpassed natural beauty.
Scuba diving in St. Lucia is a popular activity due to the island's clear waters and rich marine life.
The island is home to a number of dive sites that are suitable for divers of all levels, from beginner to advanced.
St. Lucia has a number of dive centers and operators that offer guided diving tours and rental equipment.
Some of the most popular dive sites in St. Lucia include:
Anse Chastanet Reef: Located near the Anse Chastanet resort, this reef is home to a variety of marine life, including coral, sponges, and a wide range of fish species.
The Pitons: The iconic peaks of the Pitons are a popular dive site, with a number of sunken shipwrecks and colorful reefs to explore.
The Wall: The Wall is a dramatic drop-off that is home to a variety of marine life, including eels, barracudas, and schools of colorful fish.
The Wreck of the Lesleen M: The Lesleen M is a sunken freighter that was intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef. It's a popular dive site for experienced divers, with a variety of marine life living among the wreckage.
The Pitons are two iconic peaks that are located on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. The larger of the two peaks is called Gros Piton, and the smaller peak is called Petit Piton. The Pitons are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are one of the most famous landmarks on the island.
The Pitons are located on the southwest coast of St. Lucia and rise to a height of approximately 2,619 feet for Gros Piton and 2,461 feet for Petit Piton. They are made up of volcanic rock and are surrounded by rainforest, which is home to a variety of plant and animal species.
The Pitons are a popular attraction on the island and can be visited on a guided tour or by hiking the trails that lead up to the peaks. The view from the top of the Pitons is breathtaking, with panoramic views of the island and the Caribbean Sea. The Pitons are also a popular spot for rock climbing and are considered a challenging climb for experienced climbers.
TRAVEL SPECIAL: Jade Mountain
Jade Mountain 5 nights from 20,683 per person
Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia's stunning scenic beauty.
Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy has expanded upon his philosophy of building in harmony with Caribbean nature in his creation of Jade Mountain. The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain one of the Caribbean's most mesmerizing resort experiences.
Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain's sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia's Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.
A wide range of spa services can be enjoyed in the privacy of the Jade Mountain sanctuaries or at Kai en Ciel, Jade Mountain's boutique spa and fitness studio.
The Jade Mountain sanctuaries are deliberately techno-free; there are no telephones, radio or television. Internet access is available at reception and upon guest request, internet can be made available in the individual sanctuaries also. The resort major domos and a dedicated resort team ensure outstanding service around the clock.
Enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain with all of sister resort Anse Chastanet's restaurants, bars, boutiques, art gallery, spa, scuba, bike and watersports facilities as well as 2 soft sand beaches available to Jade Mountain guests at all times.
Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, courtesy Shawn on Flickr. See license.
Things to See and Do in Castries
Castries is the capital of St. Lucia and a great place to experience the island's culture and history. Here are some suggestions for things to see and do in Castries:
Derek Walcott Square is a central square in Castries that is named after the Nobel laureate and St. Lucian poet. The square is home to a number of historic landmarks, including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Government House.
The Castries Market is a bustling market located in the center of the city that sells a variety of local produce, crafts, and souvenirs. It's a great place to experience the local culture and pick up some unique souvenirs.
Vigie Beach is a popular beach located near the airport that offers beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. The beach is a great place to relax, swim, or enjoy a picnic.
The St. Lucia Folk Research Centre is a cultural center that offers a variety of exhibits and educational programs on the island's history and culture.
Morne Fortune is a hill located near Castries that offers panoramic views of the city and the surrounding area. The hill is home to a number of hiking trails that are suitable for hikers of all levels.
Take a boat tour: Castries is located on the coast, making it a great base for exploring the surrounding waters. There are a number of boat tours available that depart from the city and allow you to explore the coast and see some of the island's most stunning natural features.
Marigot Bay is a picturesque bay located on the west coast of St. Lucia that is known for its natural beauty and abundance of activities, including:
Boat tours: Marigot Bay is a great base for exploring the surrounding waters and there are a number of boat tours available that depart from the bay. Options include snorkeling tours, fishing trips, and sunset cruises.
The Marigot Bay Marina: The Marigot Bay Marina is a popular spot for visitors to the bay and offers a variety of amenities, including restaurants, shops, and a swimming pool. The marina also offers water sports rentals and boat charters.
Hiking in the Marigot Bay Nature Reserve, a protected area that is home to a variety of plant and animal species. The reserve offers a number of hiking trails that are suitable for hikers of all levels.
Relaxing on the beach: Marigot Bay is home to a number of beautiful beaches, including Marigot Beach and Anse Cochon Beach. These beaches are a great spot to relax, swim, or enjoy a picnic.
The Body Holiday - All Inclusive 5 nights from 2,454 per person
'The island of St. Lucia is for travelers seeking pleasure and enrichment through the wonder of the undiscovered, the adventure of the unfamiliar, the freshness of the unspoiled and the stimulation of the exotic.'
Not our words but a great description of our island and nestled into the northwest corner is Cariblue beach - the home of The BodyHoliday, LeSPORT. Over thirty years ago we fell in love with this spot and our love affair has never diminished and you can see why.
We think that our small part of the island is paradise on earth. The sea is warm and crystal clear. It laps up onto the sand that stretches around the secluded cove; palm trees rustle as the sea breeze gently cools you.
Here we have created a resort that will leave you feeling calm once again.
As you would imagine with a St Lucia all inclusive resort, everything is included! From your accommodation to your food and drink, from a daily Spa treatment to a Discover SCUBA session, from your evening entertainment to tennis classes, it's all in the price.
We always try to make sure that your stay at The BodyHoliday is exactly right for you, so please do ask us if you would like us to organize anything that is not listed.
<b>What's Included?:</b><ul><li>Your accommodation <li>All meals (dinners are a la carte service as well as a BBQ grill) <li>A wide selection of wines with lunch and dinner <li>Bar cocktails and drinks by the glass (premium brands) <li>A programme of a daily 50 minute Spa treatment (excluding your arrival and departure day) <li>Beach & Pool Steward Service <li>Watersports (motorized and non-motorized including tuition) <li>Scuba diving (shore dives) <li>Scuba diving lessons (Discover Scuba) <li>Golf Academy (group lessons) <li>Archery <li>Tennis including group classes <li>Yoga <li>Tai Chi <li>Pilates <li>Spinning <li>Fencing <li>Various forms of aerobics, fitness, dance and stretch classes <li>Water exercises <li>Gym with an instructor <li>Cycling <li>Morning walks <li>Volleyball <li>Live evening entertainment <li>The sunshine, the golden sand and the Caribbean Sea!</ul>
The Diamond Mineral Baths are a natural hot spring located in the town of Soufrière on the island of St. Lucia.
The baths are known for their therapeutic properties and are a popular attraction for visitors to the island.
The Diamond Mineral Baths are located in a lush, tropical setting, with a number of pools filled with natural, mineral-rich water.
The baths are open to the public and offer a variety of facilities, including changing rooms, showers, and a snack bar.
Sulphur Springs are located in the crust of a dormant volcano, and features natural mud baths. After your mud bath, you can rinse off in a natural rainforest waterfall that plummets 50 feet over a cliff into a pool in the middle of landscaped gardens.
Visiting a Plantation
Here are some options for visiting a plantation in St. Lucia:
Fond Doux Plantation: located in Soufrière, the Fond Doux Plantation is a working plantation that offers guided tours of the property, including the plantation house, the cocoa and coconut plantations, and the herb and spice gardens.
Rabot Estate: the Rabot Estate is located in the town of Soufrière and is a working cocoa plantation that offers guided tours of the property. The tour includes a visit to the cocoa fermentation shed and the opportunity to taste a variety of cocoa-based products.
Diamond Estate: the Diamond Estate is located in the town of Soufrière and is a working plantation that offers guided tours of the property, including the plantation house, the cocoa and coconut plantations, and the gardens.
Dennery Estate: the Dennery Estate is a working plantation that offers guided tours of the property, including the plantation house, the cocoa and coconut plantations, and the gardens.
Some of the species you might see while birdwatching in St. Lucia include:
St. Lucia Parrot: Also known as the Amazona versicolor, the St. Lucia parrot is an endangered species that is native to the island. The parrot is a brightly colored bird with a green body, red underwings, and a blue head.
The St. Lucia Oriole: is a rare and endangered species of bird that is native to the island. The oriole is a brightly colored bird with a black body, orange head, and yellow wings.
The Purple-throated Carib is a species of hummingbird that is native to the Caribbean. The bird is a bright green color with a purple throat and is a common sight on the island.
The Scaly-breasted Thrasher is a species of bird that is native to the Caribbean. The thrasher is a brown and orange color with a distinctive scaly pattern on its breast.
There are a number of guided birdwatching tours available on the island that can help you spot these and other species.
Rainforest Aerial Tram
The Rainforest Aerial Tram is a popular attraction in St. Lucia that offers a unique way to explore the island's rainforest.
The tram is a gondola-style cable car that travels through the canopy of the rainforest, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
The Rainforest Aerial Tram is located in the town of Soufrière and operates daily tours.
The tours last around 2 hours and include a guided tour of the rainforest, as well as a visit to the Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths.