St Lucia is special. This is an island where breath-taking rainforests and mountains can easily rival beaches for natural beauty. In St Lucia nature is all around; you can spot majestic sea horses in the ocean and witness endangered parrots taking sanctuary in tropical rainforests. Brightsun Travel offers St Lucia Holidays from the UK, to allow you to experience the most diverse island in the Caribbean at one of its world-class luxurious resorts.
Whether it's a romantic honeymoon, a relaxing St Lucia beaches escape or an activity filled Caribbean holiday that you’re after, St Lucia will not disappoint. The island has long been associated with luxury, and is a holiday destination for the rich and famous, including Hollywood movie stars and British royalty. In St Lucia there are boutique hotels and opulent holiday resorts on private white sandy beaches, offering some of the best scenery in the whole of the Caribbean.
The Pitons are a headliner of St Lucia. Tourists hike these majestic mountains to take in incredible panoramic vistas of the island’s volcanic beaches and rainforest surrounds. The line-up of St Lucia’s other natural attractions is impressive too; the Sulphur Springs Park, Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, and Anse Mamin are all simply awe-inspiring. A walk in the rainforests, a hike up mountains or a bathe in hot springs are just as tempting here as a day on the island’s golden shores and a massage at luxurious St Lucia hotels.
Rodney Bay Village, Gros-Islet, St. Lucia
000, Vieux Fort Lighthouse, St. Lucia
P.O. Box GM 910, Castries City, St. Lucia
St.lucia Address - Gros Islet, 0, St. Lucia
Smugglers Cove Drive Cap Estate, St. Lucia
St Lucia Currency: You’ll be spending Eastern Caribbean Dollars, though USD is also widely used.
Language: English, though Saint Lucian Creole is widely spoken.
Local Time in St Lucia: Four hours behind GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 8hrs 50mins
Tourist Information: Visit the official St Lucia tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to St Lucia, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is not required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for St Lucia.
A: St Lucia usually offers a trouble-free visit for tourists, but the island nation hasn’t been without criminal activity. There has been an increase in gang related crime in public areas, so it’s advised to stay vigilant at all times and take precautions such as only using licensed taxis, not carrying large amounts of cash, and leaving valuables in your hotel safe.
A: St Lucia is one of the smaller Caribbean islands with an area of 616 square kilometres. Its 43km long and up to 23km wide.
A: We would recommend visiting St Lucia during its dry season between December and May, as there is considerably less rainfall and more sunshine hours to enjoy. The driest months in St Lucia are February and March.
A: St Lucia is situated in the Eastern Caribbean, forming part of the Lesser Antilles islands. Its neighbouring islands include Saint Vincent to the south, and Martinique to the north.
In Castries, the St Lucian capital, visitors can look forward to great value duty free shopping at La Place Carenage and Pointe Seraphine, browsing the bustling Castries Market for some local handmade souvenirs and fresh local cuisine, admiring historic architecture and the centuries old monkey pod tree at the Derek Walcott Square, and spending the day relaxing at beautiful beaches including La Toc Beach.
Other must-visit attractions of Castries include the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – one of the largest cathedrals in the Caribbean and a thriving cultural hub with an absolutely stunning rainbow-like interior, and the Pigeon Island National Park – a historic landmark home to centuries-old Amerindian artefacts and 18th century military memorabilia.
St Lucia has a tropical climate with plenty of sunshine to enjoy year-round and averages of 29-30 degrees Celsius, and here there’s the classic Caribbean dry and wet season. The island’s dry season is from December-May, with peak levels of sunshine and slightly cooler weather (though still hot), and the wet season is from June-November, which sees some heavy rainfall and thunderstorms and a potential risk of hurricanes.
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