Essence of the Caribbean

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is one of the most popular Caribbean holiday destinations with an amazing natural beauty – soft sandy beaches, mountainous landscapes (not least the iconic twin Pitons) and an exotic wildlife. The island is probably best known for romantic getaways and rejuvenating spa experiences but it also offers a myriad of experiences for a visitor to immerse in the island’s rich cultural heritage.

The blend of Carib African, French and British historical influences are highlighted in every aspect of day-to-day life, from the island’s year-round festivals to its distinctive creole cuisine to its local creole patois language. It is a melting pot of cultures.

Saint Lucia Holidays

Saint Lucia holidays offer variety – immerse yourself in the annual Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, feast your senses with gastronomic tours and classes, rejuvenate the mind and body within the vast and verdant lush rainforests, take in the breadth of the island’s unique cultural melting pot during Saint Lucia Creole month … the options are endless.

Enjoy Saint Lucia



Get a real taste of Saint Lucia through its food, history and welcoming people



Spot indigenous birdlife in Saint Lucia’s lush rainforests.



Whether it’s music, sailing, sports or culture, there is always an event to entice.

Useful Information on Saint Lucia


GMT: -4 Hours

Capital: Castries

Currency: East Caribbean dollars (linked to US dollar at US$1 = EC$2.70)

Getting to Saint Lucia

Getting there: Daily from London Gatwick on British Airways, Five times per week from London Gatwick on Virgin Atlantic, Once per week from Manchester on Thomas Cook.