Holidays to St Lucia are all about intrepid adventures, storybook scenery and downtime on the beach. This real-life Treasure Island combines jungles, volcanoes and secluded sandy coves. This tropical treasure is much more than a beach retreat. Soaring volcanic peaks, lush rainforests and multi-coloured waterfalls are just some of the highlights. Resort-wise, luxury is St Lucia’s middle name. Pick from boutique hideaways set in secluded hills, or sprawling hotels with panoramic private beaches.
North and south of the island are two distinct cultural hubs. Rodney Bay in the north boasts a pristine, modern marina full of seafront bars and upmarket restaurants. Soufriere in the south is infused with retro Caribbean vibes – you’ll find candy-coloured villages, barbeque stalls by the roadside and fish fry-ups on the beach. St Lucia’s unspoilt landscape calls out to be explored in the most adventurous way. You can zip-line through the rainforest, hike the Piton Mountains or cruise through the world’s only drive-in volcano. There’s every kind of watersport to try, from kayaking and windsurfing to deep-sea fishing and jet-skiing.
St Lucia has a dry season from December to May and a wet season from June to November. December-February are the best times to travel to Saint Lucia if you’re looking for the best weather.