Tweet Like Pin

Saint Lucia

Impossibly picturesque, her jagged, jungle-clad peaks rising from the sea like dragon’s teeth, stunning Saint Lucia is rightly feted as the Caribbean’s most romantic island. Accommodation ranges from rustic rainforest retreats and boutique beach hotels to some of the most staggeringly luxurious resorts in the entire region.

It’s no surprise that Saint Lucia is a favourite for couples on their honeymoon, but a host of high-octane pursuits and watersports also make it a great destination for the more adventurous traveller, as well as for active families looking for more than just a beach holiday.


Getting There

Flying time from the UK is approximately 9 hrs and all flights are non-stop.

British Airways Daily departures from Gatwick.

Virgin Atlantic Departures from Gatwick 5 times a week in high season and 4 times a week in low season.

Note: All our inclusive holiday prices are based on British Airways World Traveller or Virgin Atlantic Economy flights. Helicopter transfers can be arranged on request - please contact us for details.


English, but a French Creole is widely spoken.

Time Difference

4 hours behind GMT and 5 hours behind BST.


Eastern Caribbean dollar. American Express, Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in the hotels.

Useful Information

A full British passport is required and it should be valid for 6 months after the return date of your holiday. Visas are not required for British citizens. No special health documentation is necessary for residents of the UK who have not recently visited parts of the world where cholera or yellow fever is a problem.

It is illegal to wear any camouflage clothing anywhere on the island. Any camouflage clothing found by customs will be confiscated and returned on departure.

See the island

Whale and dolphin watching

Saint Lucia is a great place for whale and dolphin watching, with tours operating year round. The island’s mountainous landscape provides a stunning backdrop as you look out for the large pods of spinning and spotted dolphins as well as the more elusive pilot, sperm and orca whales. Half day boat trips leave early in the morning and carry state-of-the-art equipment to maximise your chances of spotting these majestic creatures. 


Snorkelling the south west

Grab your flippers and head for the coral reefs in the south west of the island. We recommend Anse Cochon, next to Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, a quiet little bay flanked on either side by reefs teeming with colourful fish. Similarly impressive and with a truly spectacular setting is Jalousie beach in Soufrière, which sits smack bang in the middle of the Pitons and also happens to be home to the ultra luxurious Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort.


Scenic helicopter tour

Take a helicopter transfer to your hotel for an unforgettable arrival experience, or enjoy a 30 minute scenic tour of the island. You’ll take in all the sights, from the majestic Pitons and the dense vegetation of the rainforest, to the picturesque bays and beaches along the Caribbean coastline and the sleepy fishing villages of the more rugged Atlantic coast.


Banana Ketchup

It sounds like it can’t possibly work, but give this quirky condiment a chance and it might just surprise you. The combination of bananas, a Saint Lucian staple, with garlic and spices creates a sweet, subtle and very yellow sauce, a great accompaniment to barbecued chicken. Even if you’re not a fan of the taste, it’s a great souvenir to take back home for friends and family.



Eating and drinking here is a real treat, whether you’re sampling haute cuisine at the hotel restaurants, tucking into tasty street food or enjoying a rum and coke at a local bar. Saint Lucians love to party too – for a slightly sanitised experience, try the Jazz & Arts Festival in May, or for the real deal, head down to Gros Islet on a Friday night and dance with the locals to the thundering sound systems set up on the street corner. A word of warning, go easy on the rum punches - they’re strong!


Order By

Our Hotels
Saint Lucia

Karen's Slice of Heaven

Recent weather in
Saint Lucia


Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Saint Lucia

"Set on a beautiful bay and tucked between the magnificent Pitons, Sugar Beach’s spectacular location will take your breath away every day."

"The resort’s luxurious Residences are ideal for families, with up to four bedrooms, private infinity pools and a lovely sense of privacy and tranquillity."

"We recommend any of the Signature treatments at the Rainforest Spa. After your treatment, head to the relaxation pavilion and the earthen Amerindian steam dome - known as a temascal."

"With a Marine National Park just off shore, the diving and snorkelling at Sugar Beach is sensational - we’ve seen squid, turtles, rays and countless varieties of tropical fish whilst snorkelling here."

Read On

Call one of our specialists to help you create your dream holiday at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

020 7751 0660

Create your perfect holiday

Choose your region

Choose your region

Choose your region



A member of our team will call you back shortly.



Subscribe to the Caribtours newsletter here.


Thanks for subscribing



We'd love to send you our latest brochure, simply fill in your details below and we'll send one out straight away.

First Name*
Email Address*
House Name or Number*
Address Line 1*
Address Line 2


If you would like to receive a quote via email, please use the form below. Alternatively, you can call us on 020 3393 8795.

First Name*
Email Address*
Preferred Date of Travel
Number of Nights
Number of People
Age of Children (If Travelling With)
Hotel (If Known)
Room Category (If Known)
Preferred Meal Plan
Additional Information


Enter your phone number and we will get in touch with you

Phone Number*