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Corinth

Corinth, St Lucia

The Caribbean island of St Lucia features a rich patchwork of landscapes. The centre is covered with lush rainforest and characterised by mountains that open out to a coast with volcanic beaches. This means that holidays to St Lucia have something to suit anyone!

Corinth holidays are ideal for those looking for a totally chilled-out time. The small town of Corinth lies on St Lucia's north-west coast, between Rodney Bay and Castries. It's close enough to the capital of Castries for lively days and nights out, but has enough distance for peaceful relaxation.

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Kick back on the beach

The nearest beach is at Choc Bay, a tranquil and peaceful place to while away a few hours. It's a relatively remote stretch of sand, so there'll often be times when it feels like you have the beach to yourself! Palm trees keep things nice and shady on this sun-baked beach. Lapping the pale-golden sand is the sea, with its lovely blue colour and tropical warmth tempting you to go for a dip.

When you come out of the water, the sand is invitingly soft for relaxing, and is also home to a volleyball net, should you feel like being a bit more active. Or why not hire a paddleboard, for a fun way to get around on the water? There's a small bar and restaurant here for enjoying a meal as the sun sets over the sea.

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Pop to Pigeon Island

Less than 15 minutes away by car from Corinth is Pigeon Island, which has both a long history and stunning scenery to explore. Like most of St Lucia, it's largely mountainous and volcanic in nature, with many forts dotted around, including a key British one dating back to the 18th century.

It's most famous now for being a national park where you can take a leisurely hike to the top of its two peaks for panoramic views over the sea. There are areas full of wildflowers where you'll spot pretty butterflies and birds. You might even be lucky enough to see the rock pigeon that uses the island as a breeding ground.

The coral reef around the island is home to sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks and all sorts of tropical fish.

Try tasty foods from around the world

You don't have to go far to get your pick of the best restaurants in Corinth. Rodney Bay is just a 15-minute drive away, so it's ideal place to go for an evening meal or a spot of lunch during a day trip. There's something for everyone, with Rodney Bay's restaurants covering cuisines ranging from Thai to French and many others in between.

For the most authentic taste of this part of St Lucia, try a restaurant that serves Creole and Caribbean food, like traditional dishes such as red snapper cooked in several different ways and seafood creole. Also be sure to try some local rum or a delicious cocktail, especially during the live music nights that many of the sea-front restaurants hold every week.

Day trip to Castries

An absolute must during your holiday in Corinth is a visit to St Lucia's fun capital, Castries. It's less than 15 minutes away by car. It's a shopaholic's paradise, due to the numerous duty-free shops on offer. There's also a big open-air market where you can pick up all sorts of items, such as locally-made handicrafts, fresh fruit and veg, and traditional street food.

In terms of sightseeing, there's the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Derek Walcott Square and Fort Charlotte to tick off your list. Vigie Beach is one of the best places in the area for simply relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere.

Nearest airport to Corinth

George F.L. Charles Airport – 5.5 kilometres

It takes 10 minutes to get from George F.L. Charles Airport to Corinth by car or taxi.

Choose a Corinth holiday if you want to spend your time lying on beautiful beaches in between visiting the beauty spots along St Lucia's northwest coast. You really can be as active or as chilled out as you want. There are few other places more idyllic in St Lucia than Corinth, so why not make the most of its uncrowded stretches of sand? You also have easy access to must-see places such as Rodney Bay and Castries.