Cheap Holidays to St. Lucia
A proper tropical paradise island, St. Lucia offers idyllic white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, hammocks to relax on between palm trees and an amazing feeling of calm from the minute you arrive. St Lucia is a favourite with honeymooners who love the views, the atmosphere and the perfect beaches. Find out more about affordable honeymoons on the Caribbean Island of St Lucia or all inclusive cheap holidays to St. Lucia with the expert travel team at Purple Travel. Call us now for more.
The northern Rodney bay is a resort Lucians are proud of and rightly so. The white sand beach is washed with magnificent clear blue waters and the surrounding area is overflowing with tropical vegetation, giving this resort a uniquely exotic character. People looking for an all inclusive holiday to St Lucia are well catered for as the resorts around the area provide for anything you might need from food to nightlife to accommodation. Some of the local shops even offer duty free goods with a show of passport or documents so shopping is definitely on the to do list here.
Home to a stunning golden sand beach and numerous attractions nearby, Soufriere is a great place to be if you want to strike the balance between relaxing and partying. The majestic Pitons mountains can be seen from any place around the area and nearby attractions cover all tastes. Shopping and boat trips are well represented and a trip to the nearby estates will provide you with a full day of fun.
Probably the quietest of all the resorts on the island, this is a stunning bay favoured by couples and honeymooners for its idyllic scenery and relaxing atmosphere. Laze by the beach or sip a perfectly mixed cocktail while watching the private yachts and boats sail away from the bay. Nighttime activities are calm and relaxed and the overall vibe will certainly help you unwind and forget about the manic workdays back home.
Incredibly resembling of paradise on earth, St Lucia is a place full of natural wonders. Hike on the Pitons and get picture happy with their stunning surroundings or visit the St Lucia botanical gardens, home to waterfalls and exotic plant species. If you fancy a change of scenery during your holidays in St Lucia, pigeon island is definitely a visit worthy of a day trip. Inland, the Sulphur Springs close to Soufriere is the world’s only drive in volcano and a spectacle in its own right. The water underneath the springs boil at a 170 C degree temperature and the setting itself is something rarely seen anyplace else.
Take a leisurely hike on the Tet Paul nature trail near Soufriere and marvel at the spectacular natural settings of the Pitons in the distance and sugar beach expanding under your feet. Visit the Morne Coubaril estate and zip along the 8 courses provided while taking in the amazing views of the Piton and town while passing by mango, plum and coconut trees. Fans of scuba diving won’t be disappointed on their holidays to St Lucia as a wide array of scuba diving tours is available and the tropical waters are full of fish and coral reefs to explore. Watersports are also well represented throughout the island ranging from jet ski rentals to kite surfing on the northern and southern tips where the winds blow stronger.
Bring your kids along for a fantastic family holiday in St Lucia. The Treetop adventure park is a place full of activities to keep both your children and you happy. Zip along the 12 lines through the rain forests of St Lucia and learn more about the island by the well informed and friendly tour guides. If you plan on discovering the surrounding beaches instead, a variety of boat tours can take you to some of the best things to see around the shores of St Lucia. The all favourite waterpark is also present and Splash Island waterpark will keep you and your children splashing around the rides, brimming with joy. For a special day, book a tour to the Zion Lion farm and let the guides take you through their organic farm. The tour includes traditional Lucian food and having a swim on the beautiful private beach of the farm, providing your St Lucia holidays with a unique insight into the island’s way of life.
As usual, nightlife is definitely not overlooked on this exotic island. Laze around the beach bars and clubs cocktail in hand while dancing to the local and international vibes or visit one of the karaoke bars and discos for a more traditionally western night. The Gros Islet street party is also an event to keep an eye out for as the Caribbean party spirit is represented in all its glory with plenty of exceptional traditional street food and cheap alcohol to go around. Starting around 8:30pm and carrying on through the night, this is a great opportunity to party and feel like a local while on holidays in St Lucia.
Food and Drink
A tasty amalgamation of British, French and east Indian dishes, Lucian cuisine is something you ought to try during your holidays in St Lucia. The local staple of Saltfish and breadfruit is a great tasting local delicacy and combined with a glass of fresh Coconut water makes up for a unique Caribbean spin to your culinary experience. International cuisine is also served throughout the island for the less adventurous and boutique restaurants serve a variety of exceptional gourmet dishes based on the local and international cuisine. Rum is the drink of choice served in various cocktails and even plain with a bit of ice, bringing the mood up as the sun goes down.
With an average temperature of 25-31°C, St Lucia is an all year destination with its coldest month being January when the temperatures drop slightly to 26°C. the rainiest season is usually around September with tropical rains raging sporadically through the month.
If you plan your holidays to St Lucia in February rest assured that the colourful independence day is a great chance to party along with the locals. Celebrations take place throughout the island and a festive spirit overtakes the people with lots of live events and parties happening.
The national flower of St Lucia, the rose, is celebrated for a whole month during August. Locals dress up well and participate in singing and dancing every Saturday and the festive spirit explodes on the 30th of August with a ‘Grand Faite’. A great feast is organised with plenty of eating and drinking and a nightlong party follows with maracas and dancing all over the island. This is a definitely unique occasion to be on holidays in St Lucia and as such it is highly recommended.
St Lucia National Day
The national day taking place on the 13 of December is another great experience to live during your St Lucia Holidays. This huge celebration lasts for a whole day and sporting events, live music and theatre acts along with religious ceremonies are guaranteed to keep you entertained.
Reviews for St Lucia
St Lucia is stunning, the beaches are clean and tidy, hotels are very nice, staff were pleasant. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending, relaly wonderful holiday. Thanks for everything!
St Lucia is in an absolute league of its own. It's amazing, the beaches are beautiful, it's just waiting to be explored. I kind of don't want anyone to know so I can keep it for me!
Had the most romantic honeymoon trip, sunset cruises, diving and gorgeous beaches. Was a wonderful holiday with my new hubby!