Overview of St Lucia

 

St Lucia is the embodiment of every global traveller’s Caribbean dream. It is a small, lush tropical gem of an island that is still relatively unknown and undeveloped.

Even so, your specialist UK Travel Managers for St Lucia will be able to locate for you an attractive range of options at discrete resorts, where it will be possible to enjoy the very best of the island.

St Lucia is one of the Windward Isles in the Lesser Antilles. It nestles between Martinique and St Vincent, in crystal-clear waters midway down the Caribbean chain, north-east of Barbados.

The avocado-shaped island is just 27 miles (43km) long and 14 miles (23km) wide, making travel around it as easy and laid-back as the culture of St Lucia.

The volcanic island's main landmarks are the Pitons, the two soaring peaks that dominate its southern coast. Rising majestically from the sea, they shelter the magnificent dense rainforest where wild orchids grow and brilliantly plumed tropical birds can be sighted.

The Creole people of the island are as warm as the tropical climate. The island has been left with a distinct French flavour from its colonial days, although its earliest European settlers in the 17th century were British.

The island's natural beauty is still largely untouched by development, so you will not struggle to find secluded golden beaches where coral reefs beckon snorkelers, scuba divers and sun lovers.

St Lucia does admittedly attract a number of day-trippers, though these tend to disembark from their cruise ships at Castries, and generally stray little further than the shops, bars and restaurants the island's main port.

Given all the benefits of being based on the island, you will have all the time in the world in which to explore and discover the enchanting beauty of the real St Lucia. There are walks and cycling trails that will lead you to countless breathtaking natural beauty spots, including the wonderful Soufriere volcano, with its bubbling sulphur springs.

Climate

Like all Caribbean islands, St Lucia enjoys a hot, tropical climate throughout the year but is refreshingly cooled by gentle trade winds. The average annual temperature of 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) varies only a little between the warmest summer and coolest winter months.

The driest time of the year occurs between January and March, though showers can occur throughout the year.

Hurricane season is generally from June to November.

Language

English is the official language, but St Lucian Creole is widely used.

Passport Visa

You should ensure you have return or onward tickets and that your passport has at least six months’ validity beyond your departure date in order to ensure entry to St Lucia. A visa is required by relatively few countries’ nationals, of which Croatia is one example.  Please take note that camouflage clothing and bags are illegal in St. Lucia for anyone not in the military services.

Please check rules around visa requirements before you travel, as they may change regularly.

Safety

Most visits to St Lucia are trouble-free, but visitors should take common sense precautions against robbery and theft.

Hurricane season is generally from June to November.

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For all your high-end, bespoke leisure and corporate travel needs to St. Lucia, please contact our Travel Managers on 0203 535 9290 or info@simplexitytravel.com today.

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