A paradise island of rainforest and peaks
St Lucia is the quintessential lush tropical island paradise. With a superb climate, stunning scenery and mountains to explore, great snorkelling and diving, St Lucia provides a perfect holiday experience. Cocoa is one of the island’s most important crops and offers visitors a chance to indulge with plantation tours, chocolate-making workshops, chocolate menus and spa treatments imbued with cocoa. You could even pick cocoa pods, roast your own beans and create your own chocolate bars and truffles!
Much of St Lucia is mountainous and covered in tropical rainforest so you’re guaranteed wonderful views wherever you are on the island. The enormous volcanic cones of the Pitons, Petit Piton and Gros Piton, are the real stars of St Lucia. Towering 3,000 feet above sea level, Gros Piton dominates the south west coast and should you choose to hike to the top of the mountain accompanied by an experienced guide then you will certainly be rewarded with incredible views. Beaches are sandy, ranging from golden in the north to silvery in the south.
The Pitons: these twin peaks create a dramatic backdrop on the island and can be ascended with a guide
Architecture: historic plantation houses dot the island and some can be explored
Chocolate: St Lucia is famous for its cocoa production and you could even make your own chocolate during your stay
St Lucia essentially has two seasons: the dry season, running from December to June, and the wet season, running from July to November. Temperature-wise, as St Lucia is located close to the equator, there is very little variation in terms of temperature. In the dry season temperatures range between 29°C from mid-December to mid-March, rising to 31°C from mid-March to June. The “coldest” day of the year is a rather balmy 24°C whilst March is the sunniest month with ten hours of sunshine a day.
Hotels in Saint Lucia
St Lucia Travel Advice
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, find St Lucia specific travel advice from the UK government Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office here.
We advise that you seek advice on recommended vaccinations and precautions from a health professional – either a GP, a practice nurse, a pharmacist or a travel health clinic – ideally at least eight weeks before departure. Visit NHS Fit for Travel for St Lucia specific guidance.
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