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Can a slew of ultra-luxe hotels, several new direct flights a week, and even government incentives ’make’ a high-end destination?On St. Lucia, ambitious new investors and old-timers alike are banking on it—literally.
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Insider Tips From The Editors Oftravel + leisure
Dry season (mid-December through mid-April) is the optimal time to visit St. Lucia. The summer months have more rain, and prices are lower. JetBlue started service in October from JFK to St. Lucia’s Hewanorra Airport. American Airlines flies nonstop from Miami, as does Delta from Atlanta.
See and Do
La Sikwi Sugar Mill Evocatively decayed plantation dating from the 19th century. Near Anse La Raye; 758/451-4245.
Rodney Bay Marina Head here for cruises and sails around the island and to Martinique or St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Castries; 758/452-0324; igy-rodneybay.com.
Soufrière Estate & Diamond Botanical Gardens Lush former plantation laced with hiking trails. Soufrière; 758/459-7155; diamondstlucia.com.
Weekly street festivals Every Friday evening, the population of Gros Islet village spills onto the streets for a rowdy dance party, complete with jerk chicken and plenty of rum. A similar fête, called the Friday-Night Fish Fry, happens down the coast in Anse La Raye.