Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, the stunning volcanic island of St. Lucia is broken into picturesque parishes, swept by warm trade winds and cut by snaking roads, which run along rugged coastline. Home to both white- and dark-sand beaches, it's also a place to take in local music and quadrille dance or score artisan-made batik clothing and tropical art.
Let Orbitz help you plan the perfect St. Lucia vacation, complete with visits to natural wonders and local gems. With top attractions, insider tips and the best time to go, you'll get the skinny on where to explore and what to do during your St. Lucia vacation.
December through May are peak season, marked by the most reliably dry weather -- not to mention the end of the Atlantic hurricane season (June through November). For fewer crowds and lower rates, St. Lucia's wet season occurs from the beginning of June and extends through July – the earlier period of hurricane season.
The Saint Lucian Jazz Festival, which booms with Caribbean music, is held for 10 days each May. The island also hosts the cultural festivals of La Rose and La Marguerite, in August and October respectively, when feasting and folk dancing are in full swing.
Perched on the hilly ruins of the Micoud Estate, this banana-strung botanic garden was a British military outpost before slaves set fire to it during the during the Brigand's War. Tour the secret gardens on a guided tour.
Wander through picturesque gardens filled with looming trees and eye-popping flowers. Located on the Soufrière Estate and marked by a natural gorge, enjoy post card-perfect views of sulphur springs, a waterfall and mineral baths surrounded by colorful, mineral-encrusted rocks.
Get a taste of local hooch made by St. Lucia Distillers during a 90-minute distillery tour that reveals the history of sugar and rum and how it all comes to fruition.
Tour this working estate which grows bananas, citrus, cacao and coconuts amid 135 rambling acres. See a cocoa fermentary and lush, tropical flora on trails that lead to military ruins, views of the Pitons and a religious shrine.
Rent a car and drive from Vieux Fort north to Castries, intersecting mountains, meandering through rainforests and fringing crashing, cliffy shores.
Drive up to this scenic sulphur spot to get close to bubbling, muddy pools. Take a guided tour of a fault in the substratum rock.
Eat like locals in and around Soufrière, Rodney Bay Castries and Gros Islet, where typical St. Lucian meals are abundant with seafood and ripe, Caribbean fruit.
Take a boat to the remote, dark-sand Anse Cochon beach, site of a pretty swimming, snorkeling and diving-friendly reef.
Cricket is ultra-popular in St. Lucia, and there's no better place to catch a match than at Beausejour Stadium.
Attend the weekly Friday night Gros Inlet Jump-Up, when locals take to the square and cut a rug.
I enjoyed everything about it. Was my first all inclusive. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
I had a wonderful time too bad it was cut short the staff was tremendous I felt sorry for them being out of A job.
Jul 24 - Jul 25
Everything was excellent! The location, the food, the view!
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