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Whether you want to zip wire through lush rainforest, hike up imposing mountains, dive down to forgotten shipwrecks, dance in the rainbow-coloured waterfalls or soothe your soul in the natural hot springs, your holiday in St Lucia can be as active or relaxing as you wish.

St Lucia is an eastern Caribbean volcanic island with mesmerising beauty at every turn. Sink your toes into the soft white sands of Anse Des Pitons beach and take in the awe-inspiring view of The Pitons. Gros Piton and Petit Piton are two cone-shaped jagged emerald green volcanic peaks that tower majestically over the island. Synonymous with St Lucia and, as a UNESCO World Heritage site, these natural wonders live up to the hype and status. Whether you climb to the summit, dive down and explore the underwater cliffs, sail around them, or enjoy the view from the beach, we highly recommend you spend time by The Pitons during your tailor made St Lucia holiday.

Head to Sulphur Springs in Soufriere to experience the world’s only ‘drive-in volcano’. Here you can enjoy a mud bath in the mineral-rich volcano water, followed by a cooling and invigorating dip at Toraille Waterfalls. Locals claim the volcanic minerals can detox the body, soothe sunburn, and even make you look 12 years younger!

Take a walk on the wild side in St Lucia

St Lucia is a honeymoon hotspot, but it’s also a walker’s paradise with its steep forested hills, breath-taking landscapes and thriving wildlife. Did you know that a whipping 77% of St Lucia is covered by lush rainforest? Among the trees there are 186 different bird species, including the St Lucia’s national bird, the Jacquot parrot. For nature enthusiasts, Pigeon Island (aptly named after the red-neck pigeon) is a great family day out. Pack a picnic and hike to see Fort Rodney, which was built by the British in the 18th century. You’ll see undisturbed forests, quiet beaches and spectacular ocean views along the way.

St Lucia’s position makes it very easy to access other islands for a multi-destination holiday. Team an active break on St Lucia with a relaxing stay on the spice isle of Grenada, or head to Barbados to discover the birthplace of rum. For a faster pace of life and just a five -hour flight away, you can be in New York and take a bite of the Big Apple.

Destination Highlights

  • Hike to the summit of Gros Piton for panoramic views over the island
  • Marvel at the natural beauty of Marigot Bay, and learn about its rich naval history
  • Get your heart racing as you zipline through tropical rainforest that’s teeming with wildlife
  • Visit the mineral baths and technicolour falls at Diamond Waterfall and Botanical Garden

Great sample itineraries


Our destination experts can create a bespoke holiday in St Lucia, tailored to include your dream tours, cruises, visits and must-sees. Almost anything is possible, so please call to discuss all your options.

Tobago Cays Aerial View

St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia Multi Centre Holiday

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £2,199 PP
The Caribbean consists of over 7,000 islands, and the sun soaked destinations of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint...
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Multi centre holidays
The Pitons in the evening

New York St Lucia Twin Centre Holiday

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £4,399 PP
Reap the best of both worlds with a visit to the iconic city of New York and a trip to...
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Events & festivals
St Lucia Beach

Antigua, St Lucia and Barbados Multi Centre Holiday

  • 15 Days
  • Guide Price £3,899 PP
Explore three incredible islands in one unforgettable trip, with our multi-centre Caribbean holiday to the sun soaked islands of Antigua,...
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Beach holidays
Captain's cocktail on flybridge

Luxury St Lucia Catamaran Cruise- 6 night / 7 Day

  • 7 Days
St Lucia has one of the most impressive landscapes in the Caribbean. From smoking volcanoes to protected bays, the island...
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Sailing holidays

Our favorite hotels


Whether you fancy being a stone’s throw from the beach, nestled in the rainforest or having the ease of your own private villa, we can help you find your dream place to stay during your St Lucia holiday.

Hilltop Dream Suite
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Ladera St Lucia

An intimate boutique hideaway which towers high above the crystal blue Caribbean Sea commanding some of the best views of...
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Guide Price £2,629
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St Lucia

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Towering 1000 feet above sea level, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat commands stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the paradise...
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Guide Price £2,429
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St Lucia

Serenity at Coconut Bay

Offering intimacy, luxury and privacy, Serenity at Coconut Bay is the perfect choice for couples searching for a romantic retreat....
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Guide Price £2,599
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Bohol

East Winds

Nestled in a tropical cove with turquoise waters lapping at the shimmering white sands is the intimate boutique hotel East Winds....
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Guide Price £3,039
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Explore St Lucia

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9 hours; Direct flights from the UK are available.

Currency

XCD - Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Visa Information

None for British citizens

Language

English

Health Info

No vaccinations required, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid are recommended

The Pitons in the evening

Gros Piton Tours

Standing tall and proud, these twin mountain peaks loom 750-metres-high over the island, rising dramatically from the Caribbean Sea and serve...
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If you’re a bit of a romantic, you’ll want to know this: St Lucia, an island named by 17th century French colonists, has some of the most seductive scenery in the Caribbean. The rainforest-cloaked Piton Mountains will blow you away and many hotels here are perfectly positioned to offer the most dramatic views.

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Hike in the jungle

Explore a range of forest trails in St Lucia’s verdant hills. Tropical birds flutter amidst the trees and lizards bask in sunlit glades. Try the Tet Paul Nature Trail outside Soufriere, which gives you a stunning vista over the Gran Pitons and the town below.

St Lucia Jazz Festival

Dive among coral reefs

Surrounding St Lucia is an astonishing network of coral reefs, which are home to thousands of species of fish and crustaceans At Anse Chastanet beach you can dive or snorkel straight from the sand. Expect to see brightly coloured parrotfish, spotted moray and anemones.

Scuba diving

Relax on the beach

St Lucia is the Caribbean as you imagine it - white sand beaches, palm trees and piña coladas. There are few experiences more pleasurable than an afternoon spent on a sun lounger, the sound of the surf in the distance and the scent of sun cream in the air. Should you be in the mood for something more lively, you can charter a boat and explore some of the island’s hidden coves.

Best time to visit St Lucia

St Lucia’s tropical climate means that it is warm and sunny all year round, with average temperatures of 26°C to 29°C. The high season falls between December to April. The cooling trade winds ease the heat of sun-drenched days, so you might prefer to visit Saint Lucia during the hot May and June months when the average temperature is 28°C. The hurricane season coincides with the wettest months (June to December) in Saint Lucia, peaking around August/September time.  

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  • Average Weather

Average Weather in January

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
St Lucia
26° C
92 mm

Average Weather in February

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
St Lucia
26° C
57 mm

Average Weather in March

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St Lucia
27° C
60 mm

Average Weather in April

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St Lucia
27° C
66 mm

Average Weather in May

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St Lucia
28° C
63 mm

Average Weather in June

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St Lucia
28° C
140 mm

Average Weather in July

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St Lucia
28° C
172 mm

Average Weather in August

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St Lucia
28° C
174 mm

Average Weather in September

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St Lucia
29° C
180 mm

Average Weather in October

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St Lucia
28° C
237 mm

Average Weather in November

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St Lucia
28° C
167 mm

Average Weather in December

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
St Lucia
27° C
102 mm
Charlie, Destination Manager

"Hike to the summit of Gros Piton in the first few days of your holiday. To avoid the heat and rain, guided tours usually have an early-morning start. This is a great way to get over your jet lag and is an invigorating start to your holiday in St Lucia. The views from the top are unbeatable."

 

Charlie
Destination Manager
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"Create your very own chocolate bar in St Lucia with a visit to Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot Estate cocoa plantation. From de-shelling the cocoa beans to creating the recipe, this is a unique and unforgettable experience, and it’s an absolute must if you are a chocolate lover."

Val
Destination Specialist

Events & Festivals

There’s always exciting events going on in St Lucia, from weekly street parties - or jump-ups as they are known locally -  and fish fries, to music festivals and cultural celebrations. Here are a couple of our favourite events.

 

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

Every May, St Lucia comes alive with music to celebrate the Caribbean and international jazz scene. The open-air finale concert at Pigeon Island National Landmark is definitely one for your diary.    

Saint Lucia Carnival

Have you got a Caribbean carnival on your bucket list? Tick it off  during your St Lucia holiday. Taking place in July, this two-day festival is great for people looking to experience a smaller carnival with a unique vibe. The local Dennery soca that is played is very different in style to the other Caribbean islands.    

 

Creole Heritage Month

Learn about St Lucia’s fascinating history and culture when you holiday on the island during the month of October. This month-long celebration explores St Lucia’s French-Creole heritage through dance, art, theatre, food and music.  

 

Local Cuisine

At the heart of St Lucian cuisine you will find a diversity of American, European, Indian and Caribbean flavours. St Lucia is rich in fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, so even the most discerning foodie won’t be disappointed. This is coupled with outstanding restaurant locations - you can tuck into delicious cuisine on the beach with a view of the Pitons, or high up among the rainforest canopy!

 

Green figs and saltfish

Try this hearty dish, which mixes unripe bananas with salt-cured flaked cod, and packs a punch with its flavoursome herbs and spices. As the island’s national dish, it’s a definite must-try during your holiday in St Lucia. Pair this with callaloo soup - made with indigeneous leafy greens - or a side order of breadfruit, a staple in St Lucia that’s similar in taste to sweet potato.

 

Hot Creole bread

Stop at the local bakers to taste St Lucia’s hot Creole bread. It’s similar to French bread, but much sweeter!  

 

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