St Lucia, one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, is a small lush country that is often regarded as the Caribbean’s most beautiful island. Its dramatic coastal twin peaks, the Pitons, soar from the sea (770 metres and 743 metres high) sheltering magnificent rain forests where giant ferns, wild orchids, and birds of paradise flourish. There are also plenty of enchanting beaches on the island dotted with palm trees; the Atlantic Ocean kisses its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast owe their beauty to the calm Caribbean Sea. Three of the finest are Anse Chastanet's 150 metres of silvery sand, Anse Couchon's dramatic black sand, and the astonishing Anse des Pitons with its fine white sand. The luxury resorts in St Lucia are located in the northwest of the island on one of the many small coves, or on the beaches and hillsides around the dramatic Pitons in the southwest. Needless to say that with such mountainous and verdant terrain hiking is popular, while water-lovers can participate in the excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities. Local food is a real highlight where there is a unique fusion of Amerindian, French, Spanish, Indian and Chinese elements, while restaurants in resorts such as Ladera, Hotel Chocolat and Cap Maison keep pushing the boundaries with contemporary takes on local and international cuisine.

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    Flight time from London
    9 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC -4
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    Currency
    Eastern Caribbean Dollar
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    Average Temperature
    26°C - 29°C

Hotels

Jade Mountain

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open double bedroom with private swimming pool at Jade Mountain, St Lucia Saint Lucia

Without doubt Jade Mountain is situated in one of the most dramatic locations to be found anywhere in the Caribbean. Expect first-class service and fine dining in this adult-only luxury resort.

Sugar Beach

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An aerial view of the Sugar Beach resort on St Lucia Saint Lucia

Set in the Val des Pitons, directly between the world-famous twin peaks and with direct access to the beach, this exclusive hideaway offers a holiday experience like no other.

Cap Maison

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Sunset seen from the clifftop swimming pool at Cap Maison, St. Lucia Saint Lucia

Set atop a private bluff with incredible views over the Caribbean Sea, the elegant and charming Cap Maison is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of St Lucia and features one of the finest restaurants on the island.

East Winds

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The garden setting of deluxe cottages in East Winds, St Lucia Saint Lucia

Nestled in the northwest of the island lies a true Caribbean paradise, East Winds. This quiet retreat offers a very discreet and personal service in a one of St Lucia’s most sublime locations.

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