Experience luxury at its best on the gorgeous Caribbean island of St Lucia
The island of St Lucia – just over eight hours from the UK via direct flight – is covered in natural beauty including rainforests, banana and cocoa plantations and volcanic and pure white beaches.
A luxury St Lucia holiday is the ideal postcard-perfect break, with crashing clear waves and sandy shores surrounded by lush greenery and tropical jungles. You’ll find numerous 5* hotels scattered around the island, all popular with wedding parties and honeymooners, several of which have their own private cove and beach. For fine dining options, an array of local seafood restaurants serve up traditional specialities, as do numerous award-winning restaurants in the hotels around the island.
Living the high life in St Lucia
No matter where you holiday in St Lucia there’s luxury to be found. Smugglers Cove, a small, private coastal inlet at the northernmost tip of the island, is home to 5* hotels and resorts as well as an 18-hole golf course and a backdrop of rainforest-covered hills. Casteries, the main city in St Lucia, is a port for luxury yachts and cruiseliners. This charming city has a range of shops including jewellery stores and perfumeries, ideal for finding that perfect souvenir.
Cap Estate, meanwhile, is home to luxury villas and resorts. Because of its position on St Lucia’s northern peninsula, it boasts spectacular views to all sides of the island and while this location may seem secluded, it’s actually only a five-minute drive from the island’s stunning volcanic and white sand beaches.
Other popular holidays in the Caribbean
If you’re interested in experiencing even more luxurious holiday destinations in the Caribbean, check out Antigua, Barbados and the Dominican Republic. Or, if you’d rather stay in gorgeous St Lucia for your luxury holiday then feel free to peruse through our travel guide which is full of information on how you can plan your next high-end holiday in the Caribbean. In the meantime here are some of our top hotels you can stay in on your luxury holiday to St Lucia.
Bathed in luxury, this 5* hotel opened in 2017 and is home to its own private beach and Royal Spa with hydrotherapy circuit. There's also no less than eight fine dining restaurants, including an authentic steakhouse and pub and grill. The Royalton St. Lucia is separated into three areas – the resort, Diamond Club and an adults-only hotel – giving you the option to choose what luxury package best suits you.
For rest and relaxation, few places compare to The Bodyholiday. This health and wellness resort is situated on powdery white sand and boasts 32 acres of gardens. You can de-stress in their award winning rejuvenating spa or take part in a yoga retreat. This centre of wellbeing also has five restaurants serving healthy, mouthwatering culinary delights. This resort is set up to relax both your mind and body, so if you're up for it, you can take part in a 20-kilometre quadrathon or a stress management class.
This intimate and romantic boutique hotel was made for couples. Set on the gorgeous Malabar beach, you'll be able to relax on its shores within just minutes of leaving your hotel room. The Rendezvous Hotel is surrounded by seven acres of gardens, making a stay here feel like you're enclosed in a private oasis. This hotel caters toward honeymoons, anniversaries and couples who need a romantic getaway from their busy lives. In the accommodation itself you have lots to choose from, including a beachfront or garden view hotel room, and rooms with mahogany four poster beds and hammocks on the terrace.