ST. LUCIA ISLAND

ST. LUCIA : DESTINATIONS - CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

ST. LUCIA
Simply Beautiful!

ST. LUCIA, the lovely small Island Nation, one of the windward islands of the West Indies, with a Coastline of 158 Km., lies 34 Km. South of Martinique, 42 Km. North of St. Vincent and 160 Km. Southwest of Barbados.

The lovely Island of St. Lucia was formed by volcanic eruptions over millions of years. St. Lucia counts with exuberant tropical jungles, fertile lowlands and valleys, rainforest, and beautiful beaches with the Atlantic Ocean on its east coast and the calm Caribbean Sea on the west coast. Their forested mountains from north to south complete the beautiful scenery. The mountains contain many streams and fertile valleys. The highest peak is Mount Gimie reaching 950 m. (3117 feet).  The Pitons, pair of sharp peaks that rise from the ocean on the southwest coast are Saint Lucia’s picturesque beauty. The Pitons are a symbol of St. Lucia and are the most recognizable landmarks in the Caribbean. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named St. Lucia’s Pitons as a World Heritage Site.  The Pitons Management Area extends over 11 square miles and includes the magnificent twin peaks of Gros Piton of 788 m. and Petit Piton of 739 m. St. Lucia’s volcano is named “Qualibou” (the last eruption was during the year 1766) is located outside the town of Soufriere where warm waterfalls, thermal waters, and boiling pools of heavy Sulphur are found in the crater of the volcano.

The island has a multicolor culture mainly expressed in its cuisine, considered one of the best in the Caribbean area. To the three different civilizations, other factors are added as the tropical climate, the ocean, and its volcanic soil what allows easily obtaining the six types of banana, a wide tropical fruit variety, and excellent fishing.

Castries is St. Lucia’s Capital City, a small city easily visited on foot. The population of St. Lucia is approximately 160,000, a third part of whom reside in the capital city. Port Castries is one of the rare deepwater ports in this area. The Vigie airport is very close, located 2 km. in the north. The island possesses a varied culture with a history steeped in traditions influenced by English and French heritages. The main language in Saint Lucia is English although many St. Lucians also speak French. Creole is St. Lucia’s second language, is widely spoken by the St. Lucian people. Wonderful climate, outstanding beauty, and friendly islanders make St. Lucia Simply Beautiful!

Climate

St. Lucia’s climate is tropical, although moderated by northeast trade winds, The dry season extends from January to April, with a rainy season from May to August.

Flora & Fauna

Tropical sunlight, heavy rainfall, and fertile soil combine to produce an abundance of tropical flora, including a selection of orchids and jasmine. The central highlands provide nesting places for many birds, including the birds of Paradise and the Jacquot Parrot named as their national bird.

Tourism

St. Lucia is the perfect island for a tropical wedding or honeymoon destination.

Sports

Long walks and cycling are the best forms to explore the natural parks and the reserves in St. Lucia, as well as to discover the waterfalls and the hidden tropical forests. The sports in the water are very popular like being oar, kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing.

Gastronomy

St. Lucian’s cuisine has a wide selection of menus based on different influences. West Indian, French, and Creole recipes can be found in the gastronomy of St. Lucia. The menus with fish and seafood are the traditional dishes. The desserts are accompanied frequently by bananas, coconuts, guavas, handles, papayas, fruits of the passion, and pineapple. The local Piton Beer (Lager) is very good and local

“St. Lucia Rum Distillery” produces a great selection of Rum.

 

St. Lucia Top All-Inclusive Resorts
  • BODYHOLIDAY Saint Lucia

BodyHoliday Saint Lucia Resort is known for its unique approach to wellness. BodyHoliday continues to deliver on its promise; "Give us your body for a week and we will give you back your mind."

The resort offers a great beach vacation, backed by luxurious rooms and delicious cuisine. It is also designed to be the most relaxing and rejuvenating wellness vacation in the world. Here you can enjoy a spa treatment every day included in your room rate.

Facility Info: Number of Rooms 155, Suites 3

Food and Drink, Property Amenities, Room Amenities, Spa, Sports and Activities, Wedding, Nearby Excursions.

  • COCONUT BAY BEACH RESORT & SPA

Paradise waits on Saint Lucia's exotic south coast, at Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa. With 250-rooms, four dining options, seven bars, five swimming pools, and a full-service oceanfront spa, the resort caters to families, couples, and honeymooners alike. With the perfect location and endless activities, Coconut Bay offers two seemingly different worlds in one heavenly location.

Facility Info: Number of Rooms 250

Family Resort, Food and Drink, Property Amenities, Room Amenities, Spa, Sports and Activities, Wedding, Nearby Excursions

  • HIDEAWAY AT ROYALTON SAINT LUCIA

Discover Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, the perfect place to open yourself up to an elegant adults-only vacation experience. Savor gourmet cuisine, artfully prepared cocktails, and enjoy the impossibly blue ocean, doing as much or as little as you’d like. For couples and singles alike, this 166-room adults-only resort is a luxurious vacation for guests over the age of 18.

Facility info: 166-room adults only

Daily water sports, fitness programs, yoga on the beach, mixology classes beside the pool, and unforgettable evenings of sunset champagne toasts, world-class dining, and incomparable entertainment.

  • RENDEZVOUS RESORT ST. LUCIA

Rendezvous is a uniquely intimate island retreat. Every aspect of this all-inclusive resort has been created to give couples space and time they need to connect. The luxury Rendezvous is a truly idyllic destination for celebrating life’s big moments, it’s also the ultimate getaway when you’re in need of a little alone time.

Facility Info: Number of Rooms 65, Suites 35

Room Amenities, Property Amenities, Food and Drink, Spa, Sports, and Activities, Wedding, Nearby Excursion.

  • ROYALTON SAINT LUCIA RESORT & SPA

Royalton Saint Lucia is located in the landscape of Saint Lucia inside a private cove. Welcomes each guest on a vacation in upscale style and comfort. Modern facilities, warm staff, and refreshing island ambiance. All-Inclusive Luxury escape with world-class dining and fun for all ages. Royalton Saint Lucia features 3 distinct sections for all ages, a family-friendly experience in the general resort area, a Diamond Club area for an upgraded level of service with an exclusive pool, beach, and dining areas, and Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia an adult-only vacation escape.

Facility info: Number of Rooms 290

Luxury Accommodations, Diamond Club, Restaurants, Bars & Entertainment, The Royal Spa, Royalton Fit, Weddings, Groups

  • SANDALS GRANDE ST. LUCIAN

Situated on a peninsula surrounded by the sea on both sides, this resort boasts unique suites with 24-hour room service and personalized Butler Service; a full-service Red Lane Spa; fitness center; tennis pavilion; eight specialty restaurants and five pools - including a lagoon pool where guests can swim right up to their rooms. With Sandals exchange program, guests can also enjoy all the amenities and services of nearby Sandals Regency and Sandals Halcyon including complimentary golf greens fees (transfers included).

Facility info: Number of Rooms 301

Adults only resort 18+

Facility info: Number of Rooms 301

Adults only resort 18+

Pools & Recreation: PADI-Certified scuba diving (and all equipment), Snorkeling trips (and all equipment), Hobie Cats, paddle boards, kayaks, Professional instruction for water sports, Green fees at our golf courses in select resorts, Beach volleyball, basketball, pool tables, Day and night tennis, Motorized water sports.

Health & Wellness: State-of-the-art Fitness Center, Red Lane Spa

Entertainment, Day and Night

Local Adventure Tours

  • SANDALS HALCYON BEACH

Overlooking a serene bay with pristine white-sand beach and emerald waters, and nestled in amongst stunning tropical gardens, this resort showcases such exquisite natural beauty and warm laid-back energy to your life. Beachfront resort features the best in island escapes, breathtaking suites with private pool sanctuaries, thrilling land, and water sports, six distinct 5-Star Global Gourmet restaurants.

Facility info: Number of Rooms 169

Pools & Recreation: 2 Freshwater pools, 3 Jetted pools, Water sports, Motorized watersports, Non-motorized watersports, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Other sports, Aerobics, Tennis courts, Beach activities, Daily activities, Nightly entertainment, Scuba diving pool.

Health & Wellness: Fitness centre, Sauna steam room, Spa ($), Spa treatments ($), Nutritionist available ($), Acupuncture available ($)

  • SANDALS REGENCY LA TOC

Set along 220 lush acres on a half-mile crescent-shaped beach, this spectacular resort offers a 9-hole golf course, nine world-class restaurants, and eight bars serving Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines.

Offers a range of accommodations from ocean view rooms to luxurious Villa Suites on Sunset Ocean Bluff featuring private pools, butler service, and 24-hour room service. Amenities such as rolling fairways, a full-service Red Lane Spa, and 9 restaurants bring this resort to the pinnacle of perfection. This all-inclusive resort is recognized as the most sparkling jewel in the islands.

Facility info: Number of Rooms 331

Pools & Recreation: 4 Freshwater pools, 4Jetted pools, Golf, Water sports, Motorized watersports, Non-motorized watersports, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Other sports, Tennis courts, Other activities, Beach activities, Daily activities,

Nightly entertainment.

Health & Wellness: Fitness center, Sauna steam room, Spa ($), Spa treatments ($), Water aerobics.

  • SERENITY AT COCONUT BAY

This new, all-inclusive, adults-only resort provides an exclusive and relaxing hideaway. At this deluxe retreat, all suites are just steps away from their own plunge pool, and each offers spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, The Greathouse Restaurant pairs the romance of a grand Saint Lucian mansion with the best of global cuisine, an extensive wine list, and top-shelf cocktails. There are 9 restaurants on-site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which includes 6 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. Distinctive amenities feature a personalized wet bar, extensive butler services, 24-hour room service, complimentary Wi-Fi, gourmet in-suite dining, private airport transfers, and more.

Facility info: Number of Rooms 36

Pools & Recreation: This all-inclusive property offers an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center.

Surfing/boogie boarding.

Health & Wellness: Spa Services: Body treatments, Facial treatments, Outdoor treatment areas, Couples treatment rooms, Body wraps, Body scrubs, Aromatherapy treatments, Ayurvedic treatments, Sauna in the spa, Massage, Steam room in the spa. Reflexology.

  • CAP MAISON BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Set in a stunningly beautiful location with its own secluded sandy beach. Being both private yet near to the chic Rodney Bay area and adjacent to the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club, it is in one of the most sought-after spots on the island appealing to both the active as well as those seeking a relaxing retreat.

Facility info: Number of Rooms 49

Pools & Recreation: Pool/ beach towels, Infinity pool, Pool with a view, Outdoor pool, Private pool, Fitness Centre with Gym/Workout Room.

Health & Wellness: Spa, Couples massage, Facial treatments, Foot massage, Full body massage,

 

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