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St Lucia is one of the most picture perfect Caribbean islands ' a dream destination that transports you straight to paradise. While you might expect the gleaming soft sands and turquoise waters, the beauty of this island is sure to take your breath away. What you might not expect is that it's not all desert island tranquillity on holidays in St Lucia ' this sociable island loves a good party, with colour, live music and rum cocktails at every turn. Direct Holidays can offer affordable all inclusive holidays to St Lucia, meaning that this far-flung desert island dream destination need not be out of your reach.
Pigeon Island National Park
It goes without saying that St Lucia is a perfect holiday spot for those who love to lounge on the beach, or take a dip in the bathwater-warm Caribbean Sea. However, those who like a little action and adventure on holiday will find that inland St Lucia has so much to explore. Pigeon Island National Park floats happily in the Caribbean and is connected to St Lucia by a man-made causeway. As well as offering amazing views of the St Lucia coastline, Pigeon Island National Park is a landmark of cultural important ' a living military museum offering rich insight into the history of this stunning island.
Piton Volcanic Mountains
The twin volcanic peaks of the Pitons are one of St Lucia's most recognisable sights and a perfect challenge for hikers and explorers alike. The waters around the base of the Pitons are also among the best diving and snorkelling spots on the island, with these two 'spiked horns' providing a dramatic backdrop to your holiday excursions.
The island's capital is a vibrant riot of colour, and a must-do excursion for those who are interested in glimpsing the 'real' St Lucia. Jeremie Street is the place to head, with its lively local market and cheap eateries where you can dine like a local on West Indian, Creole and French dishes ' all washed down with the local dark, sickly-sweet rum.
This dream island destination offers the opportunity for visitors to glimpse the endangered sea turtles that make the Caribbean their home. March to August is the best time to take a Sea Turtle tour, with the north of the island the best place to spot these magnificent, yet sadly critically endangered, sea animals.
Dance on the Beach
St Lucia makes the best possible use of its amazing beaches, with both secluded and social spots for holidaymakers to enjoy. If you fancy a beachfront party, why not kick off your shoes in Rodney Bay, where bars and clubs line the beautiful Reduit Beach, looking out across the blue Caribbean.
Be Mesmerised by Nature
The natural beauty of St Lucia is something that will stay with you long after your holiday tan has faded. From the magical rainbow coloured waters of the Diamond Waterfall to the surreal 'drive in' Soufriere volcano, there's something miraculous about this island that adds to its dream-like quality.
Expect stunning white sands and exciting watersports when you choose to stay at this popular resort. You're also within easy reach of some of the island's most intriguing hidden treasures, including the Soufriere Volcano.
Choc Bay is the place for those looking for relaxation and tranquillity on St Lucia holidays. The beautiful beach lined with swaying coconut palms makes this a dream resort for a romantic escape.
Rodney Bay is one of the liveliest holiday resorts on the island of St Lucia, but still stays true to this destination's trademark laidback style. You'll find a watersports centre on Reduit Beach, where you can get involved in sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and more. For those whose idea of a good time involved a rum cocktail in hand, you'll also find some of the island's best bars here, for al fresco cocktails with a view!
Dream getaways to St Lucia don't have to be out of reach. Make the dream a reality with affordable holidays to St Lucia from Direct Holidays and experience all that this dramatic desert island has to offer.