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The term paradigm-shifting is seldom used in regard to a Caribbean vacation. But this is St. Lucia, and it is hardly your typical Caribbean vacation spot. That this lush volcanic island has stayed largely below the radar is a minor miracle. Plenty of people have heard of St.... More
As we wander a densely thicketed path, sheltered from the sun by rows of bamboo with trunks as stout as baseball bats, one thought recurs: St. Lucia smells. It reeks, actually, like a carton of rotten eggs. This isn’t exactly unexpected, though, considering that our destination today is,... More
Whatever baggage you have, leave it at home. One look at those waters and I just felt such peace. This was my first time in the Caribbean. It was beautiful-- there's no other word. I tried to keep the colors in my head: rust, brown, white, orange, a lot of pink. The people . . . I don't... More
Saint Lucia luxury hotels and resorts are perfect for experiencing this picturesque volcanic island near Barbados and the South American mainland. Until recently, St. Lucia was the Caribbean's hidden gem, its unparalleled beauty known only to those familiar with the region's diverse luxury vacation options. The island is now home to a slate of 5-star hotels and resorts, and offers enough spectacular sights to rival any of the world's luxury vacation destinations.
Before its reputation as a luxury vacation choice par excellence developed, Saint Lucia was known for its rich colonial and maritime past. That history is reflected in many of its premier attractions, including Pigeon Island National Park, and in Saint Lucia's capitol, Castries, where visitors can view the site of actual colonial battles at Morne Fortune. No luxury vacation is complete without enjoying the vibrant, colorful local life, exquisite shopping and dining, all of which Castries has in abundance. Visitors can also take part in The Choiseul Heritage Walks for first-hand glimpses into the island's gorgeous colonial architecture. Take a sightseeing break with a picnic lunch and bottle of wine while people-watching on enchanting Derek Walcott Square, named after the Nobel Prize-winning Saint Lucian poet.
Appreciate the breathtaking beauty of St. Lucia by land or sea: all luxury hotels offer a bounty of outdoor activity options, from scuba-diving, snorkeling, parasailing to zip lining, cruises and eco-tours of the island's jungle habitats. Those up for the exhilarating hike will love the spectacular Pitons, a pair of mountains soaring above the island's shoreline. The Pitons offer magnificent views of the island's gorgeous beaches, lush jungle landscape and picture-postcard ocean vistas. Make sure to make the most of your luxury vacation by exploring the island's charming Creole villages and, of course, getting some quality under-the-sun R & R.
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