If you are having winter blues, and are in a need of the sun, sand, and ocean Saint Lucia is a brilliant location that will check all those boxes for you in a luxurious way. The sovereign country in the eastern Caribbean Sea in the Lesser Antilles, in near proximity of Saint Vincent, Barbados, and Martinique. These islands are known for their tropical beauty and a wonderful average temperature range of 75° to 84° year round. We surely recommend this location to shake the cold from your bones and look forward to wonderful spring temperatures ahead.
We recommend visiting during Saint Lucia’s dry season from January to April. While you are there, take in the diverse scenery that features rainforests, mountains, and sea. Though Castries is where visitors spend most of their time, we recommend getting off the well beaten path to visit Rodney and Marigot Bays, and Gros Islet. Soufriere is an especially nice area to visit in Saint Lucia. The Diamond Waterfall & Botanical Gardens and Sulphur Springs Volcano. It is the world’s only drive-through volcano in which tourists can view pits from just a few hundred feet away, and even take a mud bath. The baths are said to have healing properties.
If perhaps you are on a cruise and Castries is as far as you care to venture from the boat, you won’t go wrong. The capital city of Saint Lucia hosts Pointe Seraphine port hosting a large duty-free shopping area with nearby Serenity Park, and water tours. While there, don’t miss out on landmarks like Derek Walcott Square, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the City Library, and Morne Fortune Hill if you’re into architecture. More places to consider in Castries is the Castries Market, and Choc, La Toc, Malabar, and Vigie Beaches that are easily accessible with their own share of charm. Need a unique or familiar bite to eat once there, Castries has local and also American food chains to give you energy for your next stop.
There is always an exciting time in Saint Lucia overall and before we conclude we want to share a few more gotta-dos. Reduit Beach could be one of Saint Lucia’s most beloved beaches. Locals and tourists love the beach that is ideal for dining, shopping and taking on water sports like windsurfing and waterskiing. Pigeon Island is a National Landmark that was instrumental in winning the Battle of Saints in Saint Lucia in 1782. The Piton Mountains are marked as World Heritage Site in Saint Lucia that are admired for their beauty and popular for hiking, nature walks, and mountain climbing.
For the good times, check dates in May for the world famous Saint Lucia Jazz Festival that draws local and famed international musicians. Music lovers come together to listen to, and perform Jazz, R&B, and Calypso music for a wonderful day under the sun. Any time of the year is a good time for the Gros Islet Jump Up. Each Friday, locals and tourists gather at Dauphin Street and Gros Islet Highway for the ultimate street party. Large speakers, and Caribbean music plays through the night while street vendors barbecue fresh fish, chicken, flatbreads, and soft drinks to keep you dancing til the morn. Saint Lucia is a Caribbean jewel full of beauty and relaxation that we high recommend. if you have not been before, this refreshing island is waiting to be your host.