St. Lucia is a unique Caribbean setting influenced largely by St. Lucia's British and French history. It appeals to a range of tastes, namely couples and honeymooners seeking serenity and sophistication. The history and combination of cultures makes a St. Lucia package holiday a rich cultural experience for those who seek to discover it. Its beaches feature darker volcanic sands and swimmable waters. The island also offers a wide variety of sporting activity options, including spectator cricket and soccer events, deep sea fishing, and zip lining. To explore the wonders beneath the waters, enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling at Anse Chastanet reef as well as other sites along the west coast of the island. There are several golf courses where tourists can stay active. St. Lucia packages offer plenty of day trip opportunities for those interested in further exploration of the local culture and scenery. The great St. Lucia weather supports lush, tropical growth throughout the mountainous landscape of the island, and the setting is very clean and pretty outside of the urban landscape of Castries.
Getting Around: For those who wish to do some exploring, taxis are readily available but may be expensive due to distances over winding roads cut through the dramatic landscape. In the Castries/Bay area, taxis are a reasonable option for getting around. Scenic transfers from the Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) to St. Lucia hotels can take up to 1.5 hours, and some people opt for a helicopter ride to take them to their final destination.
Where to Stay: Vacation resorts are located on the west coast of the island, where the calmer Caribbean waters and beaches are located. The majority of these are located north of Castries, the capital city of St. Lucia. The St. Lucia resorts located in the Pitons area are very isolated, suiting the tastes of those in search of a real escape to paradise. For couples and newlyweds in search of the perfect romantic vacation, the 5-star Jade Mountain or Calabash Cove resorts are favourites.
Weather: Like all Caribbean islands, St. Lucia has a relatively hot, tropical climate throughout all seasons, moderated by sea breezes. During the winter, the average high temperature sits at around 29C, with average overnight lows at around 23C. Summer temperatures tend to peak in the high 20s. February to May is the driest period for St. Lucia vacations, with the wettest season usually from June to September.
Attractions: The urban centre of Castries provides great opportunities for shopping, dining, and nightlife. Castries features a lively cruise ship port with little shops for browsing local specialties. Be sure to visit the Pitons, two volcanic formations located in a World Heritage Site, as well as the many natural wonders to be found in the interior – rainforest, waterfalls, bird sanctuaries, jungle excursions, or self-guided trips through the picturesque mountains by rented jeep. Speed boat tours to the Pitons are available from the main resort areas, as well as helicopter tours for those who would like a bird's eye view.
The price of St Lucia vacations is well worth the experience. For those who can appreciate the culture and landscape, an all-inclusive St. Lucia vacation is the right choice for sun travel. Escape to this small island paradise by calling 1-800-665-4981.