- St. Lucia Family holidays
St Lucia - sometimes written out in full as Saint Lucia - is found in the east of the Caribbean Sea, with the Atlantic Ocean to its north and east. It is part of the sweeping arc of land masses that also includes Dominica, Montserrat and further to the north, the British Virgin Islands. The consistent year-round climate means family holidays in St Lucia are a great option at any time of year, allowing you to take the family for some well-deserved relaxation in the sun.
Dreaming of a dry winter
Unusually, the driest season on St Lucia is in the winter - beginning in December and lasting through to May of the following year. It's all relative, and there are quite low rainfall totals overall anyway, which are likely to be affected more by your location on the island. For the driest weather, all you need to do is take your family holidays in St Lucia's coastal regions, as the majority of the rain falls on the island's interior.
The feast of Saint Lucy
St Lucia's name originally comes from Saint Lucia of Syracuse, or Saint Lucy as she is often known in English-speaking countries. Like most saints, she has her own feast day each year, and this falls on December 13th. It's a good time to celebrate, especially if you are taking a family package holiday on St Lucia at the time, so be prepared for a party and make the most not only of the significant date, but also of the great winter weather on the island.
St Lucia's landscape
Two features stand out on the St Lucia skyline, and those are Gros Piton and Petit Piton, two rock formations of similar shapes but different sizes. The pair are classed as a World Heritage Site and can be found in Jalousie Bay near the town of Soufriere. You might also see them during cheap family holidays in St Lucia as they feature on the island's flag and other official emblems. They are often depicted in different colours, and this is a nod to the different cultures that come together on the island of St Lucia, with further symbols of peace and unity, as well as colours inspired by the sea and sky that surround the island with brilliant blues.
Why St Lucia is so great for families
St Lucians love children, which is why they are always so willing to go out of their way to ensure that younger visitors are looked after just as well as adults. Pristine waters, spectacular landscapes and a delicious cuisine await discovery on family holidays to St Lucia. The island also has a great selection of family-orientated attractions, suitable for kids of all ages. This, coupled with St Lucia's pleasant year-round climate and enviably relaxed lifestyle, ensures that weary families can unwind and enjoy everything this stunning location has to offer.