- St. Lucia Luxury holidays
St Lucia has a mix of British and French cultures, along with its native Caribbean influences. The French were the first European settlers in the mid-1600s, but until 1814, the island switched back and forth between French and English ownership, and since February 22nd 1979 it has been an independent state in the Commonwealth. The date is celebrated not only on the island, but by St Lucians wherever they are in the world, each year on the anniversary of its independence day, and is a great time to take a luxury holiday to St Lucia too.
A true island paradise
You only have to look at photographs of St Lucia to see why it is so appealing to holidaymakers from all over the world. Its lush greenery fills the frame, and to modify an old saying, 'you can't see the mountains for the trees'. However, the volcanic landscape does include some of the Caribbean's highest altitudes, reaching up to Mount Gimie at nearly 1,000 feet above sea level. The World Heritage Site of the Pitons - twin mountains called Gros Piton and the slightly shorter Petit Piton - can be seen either side of Jalousie Bay, close to Soufriere.
Flying the flag in St Lucia
The flag of St Lucia is as striking as it is symbolic, with a sky blue background and a sunshine yellow triangle, behind which emerge two taller triangles, one black and one white. The colours represent the sea, sky and sun, as well as the mix of ethnicities on the island, while the height of the two taller triangles is symbolic of the Pitons, probably St Lucia's best known landmarks worldwide.
When should I visit St Lucia?
St Lucia has a tropical climate with north-easterly trade winds, and quite consistent temperatures throughout the winter and summer months alike. Rainfall is lowest at the coast, and highest in the rainforests of the island's mountainous interior. Daytime temperatures can reach around 30°C on average, and just under 20°C at night. Despite the steady temperatures, you may want to schedule your trip for early in the year, as the dry season lasts from December until May, with a corresponding wet season from June to November. February - when the island celebrates the anniversary of gaining its independence from the UK - is perfectly placed in the dry season, and as good a time as any to take a luxury break in St Lucia.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Sun, sea, relaxing vibes and spectacular service; these are just a few things you’ll experience with a luxury holiday in St. Lucia. If you want to enjoy morning vista views from your private pool, treat yourself to high-end luxury. If you’re looking for unique lodging and a position on the beach, opt for a stunning beachfront resort. Whatever you want from your getaway, a luxury holiday can provide it all. Paying that little extra will just allow you to create your own perfect paradise. St Lucia offers stunning scenery, unrivalled beaches, and friendly, hospitable resorts in which to make precious memories. With accommodation tailored to families, couples, and adults-only, it’s much more than an island for honeymooners.