DESTINATION OF THE MONTH 

This months destination of the month is... 
SAINT LUCIA 
 
Located in the Eastern Caribbean, Saint Lucia is not your typical Caribbean island. While rest and relaxation can certainly be had here, there is far more to the island than white sandy beaches and sparkling blue sea. Saint Lucia is a paradise, full to the brim of adventures, stunning scenery and fantastic Caribbean charm. 
 
Known for its lush, mountainous landscape, Saint Lucia is a playground for thrill seekers. Climb the famous Piton mountains, go zip-lining through rainforests, swim, dive and snorkel in the fantastic Caribbean sea or take a mud bath in the Sulphur Springs. There is SO much to do in Saint Lucia you couldn’t possibly get bored on your holiday here. For instance, take a sunset sailing catamaran down to the gorgeous Pitons and see how beautiful these mountains are from the sea. 
 
If adventure isn’t your thing, Saint Lucia is still the perfect choice for a luxury escape. Hotels in the south include Sugar Beach Resort and Jade Mountain Resort, which offers peaceful indulgence away from the hustle and bustle. Alternatively, you could stay in the north, the more active side of Saint Lucia. The BodyHoliday and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort both offer 4* luxury and the opportunity to explore the lively areas of Rodney Bay and Gros Islet, where you will find excellent local cuisine. There is a range of accommodation, from luxury to more budget- and family-friendly options. As it was once colonised by the British, English is widely spoken on the island. Saint Lucia cuisine is varied and flavoursome with a combination of French, Indian, Caribbean and English influences. A lot of food is grown and sourced on the island, so expect plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables as well as locally caught seafood. 
 
Can’t decide where to base yourself? Saint Lucia is a small island and it only takes 90 minutes to go from the international airport to the resorts at the top, so there will be plenty of opportunity to fit in everything you want to see and do. On a holiday to Saint Lucia it would be a shame to miss out on the fantastic scenery, so make sure you add visiting the Pitons, swimming in the Sulphur Springs and a tour of the rainforest to your Saint Lucia bucket list! 
 
In addition, Saint Lucia is a popular destination for honeymooners so, if you want more than a Caribbean beach following your special day, why not ask us about this fabulous island. 
 
Here is what you need to know about Saint Lucia..... 
 
Flying time - 8 hours. There are direct flights from Gatwick with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic 
 
Transfer time from Hewanorra - 90 minutes. The road is winding so you might want to take anti-travel-sickness medication where necessary. Some resorts in the north offer a helicopter transfer for a supplement and some spectacular views en-route 
 
Currency - Eastern Caribbean Dollars and US Dollars 
 
Passport and visa - Your passport needs at least 6 months' validity and visas aren't required for British passport holders 
 
Best time to visit - December to May (June to November are the wettest months) 
 
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