Picture yourself on an island paradise: Are you relaxing in sun-dazed bliss on a fine sand beach? Following a trail through a lush, Eden-like terrain? Whether you’re looking for rest and relaxation, high-energy adventure, girlfriend getaway fun or just plain gorgeous scenery, Saint Lucia has it all!
Located in the Eastern Caribbean, St. Lucia is small in size but big on fun. The island is filled to the brim with some unforgettable sights, attractions and life changing experiences. From the towering Gros and Petit Pitons (the twin peaks are the most recognized landmarks of the island), pristine lengths of rainforest, sheltered harbors and multi-sanded beaches, it’s one of the Caribbean’s most recognized beautiful islands.
St. Lucia’s charms works its magic on travelers with its pretty little harbor towns, heritage sites, delightful and tantalizing restaurants, colorful shops, artisan markets and after-dark, loads of let-loose nightlife. Our favorite girlfriend activity is the Friday night “Jump Up” dance party that takes over the streets of Gros Islet.
Saint Lucia has first class facilities for golf, tennis and a wide assortment of adventure sports such as mountain biking, zip lining, horseback riding, rainforest treks, and many forms of water sports. If you’re lucky you might be the one to spot a humped back whale breaching, land a marlin or just enjoy sitting back and sipping something cool on a privately chartered yacht. Noted as among the best in the world, the scuba diving and snorkeling sites are definitely not to be missed.
Girls’ Getaway St. Lucia travel tip: Plan your trip to Saint Lucia to coincide with one of the island’s many festivals – the International Jazz Festival in May, the Carnival in July or an amazing celebration of local culture in October. There is no reason to wait! The warm waters of Saint Lucia beckon you, the Caribbean tropical sun cajoles, and the various amazing spas on the island are awaiting your arrival to provide some pure pampering and relaxation!
Some new, amazing things not to miss in Saint Lucia:
Our Planet – The new state-of-the-art visitor attraction located at La Place Carenage in the Castries harbor which features the largest mirror-sphere in the world; a hologram recorded specifically for Saint Lucia by Prince Charles; multiple touch screen displays; a simulation hurricane room as well as a “NASA Room” designed specifically by the NASA team to stream weather information.
Adrena Luna – This exciting new tour starts with a short walk through a peaceful part of the rainforest, and from there you experience an adrenaline rush as you zip line from platform to platform high up in the rainforest.
Hotel Chocolat – This ‘sweet’ new hotel is uniquely designed to offer guests some barefoot luxury partnered with a full chocolate-making experience. Learn how Cocoa is grown, processed and ends up on our plate from 14 luxury Cocoa Cottages with fab amenities, spa services and an amazing Piton view restaurant serving up local flare with a European twist and Cocoa interwoven throughout the menu. Seriously yum!
Beautiful scenery, tropical sun, adrenaline rush activities, rich and sumptuous cuisine, fabulous selections of first class spas offering pure pampering all coupled with the warmth of the Saint Lucian hospitality – sounds so much better than our current weather updates don’t you think?!
Deborah Peniuk is the owner of AYA Life, a travel consulting company that brings dreams to life; and she is @TraveliciousDee, a creative outside-the-box travel planner & retreat builder who has empowered clients to travel since the 1990’s. Specializing in small group travel she creates retreats for all doctrines of health and wellness. Her team spirit and limitless imagination are key to anyone planning a memorable “outside the lines” experience.