The varied history of St. Lucia has created its diverse and interesting culture. Solo travellers, couples and families all love the island for its lush scenery and huge range of things to see and do.
St. Lucia: the beautiful teardrop of the Caribbean
Previously a French settlement and a British colony, St. Lucia is a tropical melting pot of Caribbean culture. Measuring just 24 miles by 17 miles, its a walkable small island packed with relaxing spas, watersports and sailing tours and a World Heritage Site. The peaceful Northern Tip is also home to the islands sole public golf course and several high-end resorts.
If you hold a UK passport, you dont need a visa to travel to St. Lucia. The official language of the island is English, but youll find that strong French and Creole influences remain in the local cuisine.
Top 5 St. Lucia excursions
If youre heading to the Caribbean in search of adventure, St. Lucia is one of the best destinations. Try one of these exciting activities on your trip:
- Try to spot a dolphin or whale from your catamaran
- Take an aerial tram or zipline over the rainforest
- Soak up the island culture at Fond Latisab Creole Park
- Follow a nature trail - on a Segway
- Go snuba diving from Pigeon Island nature reserve
Top 5 romantic ideas
St. Lucia is a regular award winner as one of the most popular destinations for honeymooners. Make your first trip as a married couple special:
- Relax on Malabar beach - two unbroken miles of golden sands
- Stroll hand-in-hand through the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens
- Enjoy a relaxing mud bath at the sulphur springs near Soufriere
- Visit the pretty and charming Balenbouche Estate, a 19th-century plantation
- Take a dip in the warm waters at Anse Chastanet Beach