St Lucia

Mark and David's verdict
There are plenty of gorgeous hotels on and overlooking the beaches of St Lucia where you’ll be tempted to stay put. But don’t get too comfortable – this is a spectacular island crying out to be explored, from its glistening forests and volcanic peaks to its sleepy fishing villages and lush plantations.

Recommended tour operator: Classic Collection

Classic Collection says

St Lucia’s reputation as the Caribbean’s most scenic island is well founded. In addition to palm-fringed beaches and lush rainforest, it boasts a rich culture infused with Creole, French and African influences.

  • Great for activities
  • Natural beauty
  • Wide choice of hotels

Don’t miss a visit to the iconic twin peaks – the Pitons – designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby are the Diamond Waterfalls, set in tropical gardens, plus the world’s only drive-in volcano.

Adventurers can go diving, zipwire across the rainforest canopy, take a jeep safari tour and a helicopter flight. There is golf at St Lucia Golf & Country Club and the chance to experience the island’s unique culture at Fond Latisab Creole Park.

When it comes to accommodation, we’ve got all options covered. St Lucia has a wide choice of all-inclusive hotels to suit most budgets and tastes. If you’re looking for an adults-only escape, we have selected the best on offer and St Lucia is home to some superb family resorts.

Of all the Caribbean islands, St Lucia has one of the most diverse selections of luxury hotels and it’s consistently one of the most popular choices for honeymoons – we rate it as one of the most romantic places on earth. Check out the quirky and spectacular Ladera Resort, for example.

Here are a just a few examples of other specific resorts which our team recommends.

Set in a Unesco World Heritage site, the luxurious Sugar Beach will catch your breath from the moment you arrive. It’s set between the two Pitons and has a spectacular beach with charming cottage-style accommodation scattered throughout the tropical gardens. Some cottages have a private plunge pool too.

For something really special, East Winds is an intimate hideaway with a handful of cottages and some of the best service in the Caribbean. The rates are all-inclusive but there’s no queuing for the buffet here – think silver service, lobster barbecue, a glass of fizz before dinner and thorough indulgence throughout.

The boutique-style Calabash Cove Resort & Spa is a long-standing boutique hotel for adults only and it has a loyal following. We’re not surprised and especially love the charming accommodation and pretty gardens.

With daily non-stop flights from the UK, St Lucia is easy to reach too. Click here for more about our holidays in St Lucia.

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