As it gets cold, people start thinking, "Where should we go next?" In winter, we'll showcase warm tropical spots to dream about for 2024 travel and help you forget about the freezing weather in Northeastern Ohio.
Many of our travelers at Starlight2Travel LOVE tropical destinations. It's no wonder considering where we live. A trending destination we're asked about often is St. Lucia.
St. Lucia is a Vacation Idea Fit for Star Travelers
St. Lucia, an island in the Caribbean, is a paradise for vacationers looking for a relaxing, sunny getaway. The island offers a mix of stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and breathtaking landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for travelers. Some may call it the "Hawaii of the Caribbean."
We love to recommend St. Lucia as a destination for couples, honeymooners, families, adventurers, and other seasoned Caribbean travelers. This island has seen lots of updates with new resorts and places to visit.
How Vacations are Booked in St. Lucia
One thing that is special about this destination is the two different offerings of vacation plans: European resort plans and All-inclusive resort plans. An all-inclusive plan is pretty self explanatory! A European Plan (EP) for resorts in St. Lucia typically means that the quoted rate only includes the cost of the room. Meals and other amenities are not included, giving guests the flexibility to choose and pay for their meals separately. It's an accommodation-only option, allowing visitors to explore dining options beyond the resort.
Fun fact: Hawaii vacations only offer EU plans, which is another similarity these two destinations have. The true reason St. Lucia is comparable to Hawaii is because of its mountainous island terrain, adventure sports, and tropical climate.
Here are some vacation ideas for St. Lucia, including ideas for the best European plan resorts and all-inclusive resorts, as well as things to do on the island...
Vacation Ideas for Staying in St. Lucia
Best European Plan Resorts
Jade Mountain: Jade Mountain is a unique resort located on a hilltop, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The resort offers luxurious suites with private infinity pools and breathtaking views of the ocean. Guests can enjoy the resort's spa, fitness center, and various dining options.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort: This resort is located on a former sugar plantation and is surrounded by lush rainforest. The resort offers luxurious villas with private plunge pools and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Guests can enjoy the resort's spa, fitness center, and various dining options.
Cap Maison: Cap Maison is a boutique resort located on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The resort offers luxurious suites and villas with private pools and stunning views. Guests can enjoy the resort's spa, fitness center, and various dining options.
Best All-Inclusive Resorts
Sandals Grande St. Lucian: Sandals Grande St. Lucian is an all-inclusive resort located on a peninsula surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. The resort offers luxurious rooms and suites with stunning views of the ocean. Guests can enjoy the resort's spa, fitness center, and various dining options. This is our TOP recommended property in St. Lucia for couples. Learn more about Sandals Grande St. Lucian here!
BodyHoliday Saint Lucia: BodyHoliday Saint Lucia is an all-inclusive resort that focuses on health and wellness. The resort offers luxurious rooms and suites with stunning views of the ocean. Guests can enjoy the resort's spa, fitness center, and various activities, including yoga, scuba diving, and hiking.
Royalton Saint Lucia: Royalton Saint Lucia is an all-inclusive resort located on a beachfront property. The resort offers luxurious rooms and suites with stunning views of the ocean. Guests can enjoy the resort's spa, fitness center, and various dining options. This is a great option for families traveling to St. Lucia!
Are There Cruising Options to St. Lucia?
Yes, of course! We can pair you with the perfect Southern Caribbean itinerary that stops in St. Lucia sailing aboard a cruise ship that fits your vacation style. We can determine which options are the best options for you to sail to St. Lucia when we start planning your next trip!
Things to Do in St. Lucia
Visit the Pitons: The Pitons are two volcanic peaks that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can hike the peaks or take a boat tour to see them up close.
Visit Sulphur Springs: Sulphur Springs is a drive-through volcano that is the only one of its kind in the world. Visitors can take a guided tour of the volcano and its hot springs.
Relax on the Beach: St. Lucia has many beautiful beaches, including Anse Chastanet, Reduit Beach, and Marigot Bay. Visitors can relax on the beach, swim in the ocean, or go snorkeling or scuba diving.
Visit the Rainforest: St. Lucia has a lush rainforest that is home to many plant and animal species. Visitors can take a guided tour of the rainforest and see the flora and fauna up close.
Take a Sunset Cruise: St. Lucia has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean. Visitors can take a sunset cruise to see the sunset over the ocean and enjoy a romantic evening.
St. Lucia is a must-visit destination for travelers looking for a relaxing, sunny vacation. With its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and breathtaking landscapes, St. Lucia is a paradise that should not be missed. When you're ready to plan your tropical getaway for 2024, get started with Starlight2Travel here.
We'll check back in soon with more vacation inspiration!