Stunning beaches and top notch cuisine on an All Inclusive break in St Lucia
With a flight time of around eight hours to St Lucia, it’s not long before you can be enjoying the island’s tropical climate and the warm blue ocean.
Among its tropical landscape, the island has botanic gardens, banana and cocoa plantations and waterfalls to discover.
The Diamond Botanical Gardens are a paradise for bird watchers and botanists and at its heart there’s an amazing waterfall. The Pitons mountain range challenges walkers to hike to the top, rewarding them with a stunning 360° panorama of the entire landscape. Or for an unusual day out head to the therapeutic mud baths and sulphur springs of the inactive Soufriere Volcano, the only volcano in the world you can drive into.
Plenty of hotels offer All Inclusive packages so you can enjoy the array of water activities and sample the local cuisine at no extra cost. Vieux Fort, St Lucia’s second largest town is a prime location for kitesurfing and windsurfing. While just a 10-minute drive from Smuggler’s Cove is Pigeon Island National Park, with nature trails, private beaches and 18th-century crumbling ruins.
Or enjoy some retail therapy at Rodney Bay, which also has an award-winning marina, considered one of the best in the Caribbean. If you prefer peace and quiet, head to Cap Estate with its nearby secluded sunbathing spots or hit the fairway at the 18-hole golf course on its doorstep.
Every corner of this island hides beautiful coves just waiting to be discovered. Rodney Bay’s Reduit Beach affords two kilometres of sand, perfect for relaxing by day and partying in the beach bars by night. The beach at Pigeon Island National Park is a quiet spot to relax plus there’s a stunning view of Fort Rodney.
Another of the island’s favourite beaches is Grand Anse on the east coast, home to leatherback turtles.
What's included in your holiday
An All Inclusive holiday in St Lucia gives you plenty for your cash as most hotels have a wide range of beach activities, several swimming pools and sometimes even a private stretch of beach.
Transfers are normally included, as is an extensive choice of dining options and evening entertainment. Some facilities like spas and beauty treatments are usually offered for an additional charge. Check the hotel information before you book to find out exactly what’s covered, and read our hotel guides below for some excellent St Lucia All Inclusive hotel options.
Other popular holidays in the Caribbean
If you fancy visiting one of the other Caribbean islands on an All Inclusive deal, try the Dominican Republic where the warm sea houses large coral reefs or explore the magical island of Cuba, steeped in history and culture. And Antigua’s coastline is a wall of coral teeming with aquatic life, which makes it popular with snorkellers.
But if your chosen Caribbean island is St Lucia, find out more in our travel guide, and here are some of the top All Inclusive hotels on the island.
Set on a private beach this 4* hotel is perfect for lazy days relaxing on the beach. Along with the three swimming pools your All Inclusive package includes activities such as sailing, kayaking, beach volleyball, tennis and aqua aerobics. The choice of six restaurants means you can dine by the beach, in the tropical gardens, by the family pool or in an adults-only environment. Evening entertainment comes courtesy of the Sunset Bar, and a spa and beauty salon is available for an extra charge.
The focus of this 5* hotel is on health and wellbeing, with wholesome food, a daily programme of fitness activities and a complimentary daily spa treatment. It has won awards for its rejuvenating spa treatments, health-conscious cuisine and extensive wine list. Set on a crescent-shaped, sandy beach, this is a tranquil spot for maximum relaxation. Your All Inclusive package includes a range of activities – fitness classes, the gym, archery, bike hire, tennis, watersports on the beach – but you can opt to do as little or as much as you like. The hotel has five restaurants and three bars and is just a 30-minute drive from Castries.