SPOTLIGHT ON SAINT LUCIA
Impossibly picturesque, her jagged, jungle-clad peaks rising from the sea like dragon’s teeth. Stunning Saint Lucia is rightly feted as the Caribbean’s most romantic island. Accommodation ranges from rustic rainforest retreats and boutique beach hotels to some of the most staggeringly luxurious resorts in the entire region. It’s no surprise that Saint Lucia is a favourite for couples on their honeymoon. High-octane pursuits and water sports also make it a great destination for the more adventurous traveller, as well as for the active families looking for more than just a beach holiday.
Start your exploration of Saint Lucia’s famous landmarks with the Pitons, two volcanic plugs on the south-western coast of the island. Each Piton has its own name: Gros Piton (2,530 ft high) and Petit Piton (2,438 ft high). These landmarks inspired the creation of a local beer, Piton, popular with locals and residents alike.
If you want to combine history and nature in your visit, take a visit to Pigeon Island. Sitting just off the northern tip of Saint Lucia, Pigeon Island was a separate isle until 1972, when a causeway linked it to the mainland for easy access. Once home to the infamous pirate Jamb de Bois, who used it as a base from which to ambush Spanish trade ships. These days, it hosts the fantastic Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival each April-May.
Of all Saint Lucia’s most famous landmarks, Soufrière is one of the most recognisable. The town’s name comes from the sulphurous aromas created by the volcanoes. Explore the town square and get to know the culture of Saint Lucia, while shopping for a few souvenirs along the way, or head out to some of the natural wonders of the island.
StolenTime by Rendezvous, Saint Lucia
This is Saint Lucia’s most relaxing adults-only beach-front resort. Set in beautiful gardens and along a lovely two-mile stretch of beach, StolenTime has a superb all-inclusive offering; the focus on mind and body is a big draw here. The resort’s many repeat guests will tell you it’s the people who really make this place special, with some of the friendliest staff in Saint Lucia.
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ROMANCE IN SAINT LUCIA The incredible Piton Mountains rear dramatically out of the water and are surrounded by rainforest where you can ride horses, zip-line through the canopy or take a mud bath in sulphur springs. Saint Lucia is also one of the great snorkelling and diving destinations, thanks to its vibrant coral reefs home to parrotfish, manta rays, turtles and more. A romantic idyll, a place of sunset cruises and hidden waterfalls, moonlit walks and candlelit beachside dinners. The island’s incredible diversity extends to its accommodation, ranging from gorgeous barefoot resorts to charming boutique hotels. These include East Winds, a beautiful boutique retreat that attracts couples for its intimate charm and feel.
East Winds, Saint Lucia
Tucked away in twelve acres of tropical gardens, there’s a very private and intimate ambience at this elegant resort. And if you like things to be informal yet efficient, East Winds is a great place to stay, especially for the outstanding cuisine. You’ll stay in attractive cottage-style accommodation and enjoy warm Caribbean hospitality as well as a real sense of peace and tranquillity. If you’re looking to get away from it all and simply relax, this is the perfect destination.
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