8 Luxury Experiences Not to Miss in St. Lucia
St Lucia is covered in a blanket of lush greenery, bordered by white sands and the turquoise colours of the Caribbean and it offers so much for everyone, be it anadventure packed trip, through to an amazing romantic vacation.
This paradise with its easy going vibe is the perfect getaway. Although smaller and less developed than its neighbours, St Lucia has a whole host of luxury experiences to offer you and Carmen’s Luxury Travel has many ideas for your luxury trip to exotic places just like this around the world.
Get Up to the Pitons
If you want to experience the very best of St. Lucia, your vacation would not be complete without hiking up one of St Lucia's most iconic and magnificent peaks.
The UNESCO World Heritage Sites highly recommend hiking to the top of the Pitons, Petit and Gros, which stand tall along the southwestern coast. You can hire a private guide to take you up Gros Piton. Once there, you can enjoy the view and a Piton (local beer) named after these majestic peaks.
Drinks With Outstanding Views
The Ladera Resort is perched high above the lush greenery. For their signature cocktails, visit the only resort in the UNESCO zone. This is the ideal place to enjoy a rum punch while watching the sunset in the Caribbean. With the stunning backdrop of the Pitons, their signature cocktails and friendly service capture St Lucia's essence.
Enjoy Delicious Cacao Cuisine
The Boucan restaurant is a popular St Lucia foodie spot. It's located at Hotel Chocolat, on the Rabot estate. The Boucan offers an exceptional experience, as well as a delicious meal. You will be immersed in the experience, from cacao pasta to the best croutons you will ever have, plus you can try the estate chocolat sauce.
While you enjoy locally sourced ingredients, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Petit Piton and the rainforest. Book on their Project Chocolat Tour to learn more about cacao, from the plantation to the bar.
Immerse Yourself in a Rainforest Spa
Viceroy Resort is the perfect resort for those who don't feel relaxed enough on the island. This luxury resort is nestled between the Pitons and Sugar Beach. It is also home to the Rainforest Spa, which was recently renovated in 2021.
Relax in the Rainforest Spa's sanctuary and listen to the sounds of the rolling waves and native birds. Schedule one of their famous natural treatments in a room that is part of an actual treehouse.
Fly High in the Sky
A helicopter tour of South Island offers circular views of the beautiful islands. You will be able to see the Soufriere volcano, fishing villages, dense rainforest interior, and bays sunk in coral reefs. The views alone are not enough.
You will also receive a lively commentary from the pilot about the culture and history of majestic St Lucia. He will describe the unique aspects of this island including certain facts about bananas that you may not know plus learn more about the rainforest on the island.
Sail Out Into the Ocean
It wouldn't be a Caribbean vacation complete without seeing its open waters. Marigot Bay is the ideal place to charter a yacht. This bay, which is located on the west side of the island and known as a "hurricane hole", is the ideal spot to shelter yachts.
It also provides an exit into Castries harbour. Charter a yacht to extend your St Lucia vacation and discover St Vincent and the Grenadines if you want to head further south.
The Jade Mountain resort, a luxury resort for adults only, is known for being one of the most romantic resorts on the Caribbean. It's high up on a hillside and is well known. The majority of rooms, or sanctuaries as they are called, have a private infinity swimming pool that offers stunning views.
The resort's eco-friendly design is unmatched, as are the luxury amenities. Your stay will be flawless thanks to the high quality service available 24 hours a day.
Drive Through a Volcano
One of the best experiences you will ever have in this area of the world is the drive through volcano, the only one that you can experience in the Caribbean islands. You will need to go to Soufriere volcano and sulphur springs parks to do this.
Be amazed at the craters as you take a guided tour of the park. You won't be disappointed if you take a guided tour through the park to see this geothermal activity
St Lucia is a jewel in the Caribbean and a place that needs to be on everyone’s bucket list of must visit places in the world.