St Lucia Flights
Situated in eastern part of the Caribbean Sea, the island paradise of St Lucia has been enchanting travellers and honeymooners for years. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or want to take a hike through the rainforest heart of the island, St Lucia is the perfect destination for those who want a laidback holiday that is big on outdoor attractions.
St Lucia is served by Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in the South East of the island and George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU), formerly Vigie Airport, in the North West of the island. Hewanorra International Airport is the larger of the two airports and receives flights from a range of airlines including Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. A direct flight from London to St Lucia will take around 8 hours and 30 minutes and will cost around £550. However, if you are willing to add a connection to your flight, an indirect flight can work out significantly cheaper.
Anse Chastanet is the arguably the most attractive beach on the island. The beach is situated near Soufrière and is fringed by palms and lofty cliffs. The artificial and natural coral here is perfect for swimming and snorkelling as the water is incredibly clear and there is plenty of beautiful flora and fauna to spot such as seahorses, nurse sharks and turtles!
While on holiday in St Lucia, the lively capital Castries is a must-visit. Here you will find Derek Walcott Square which honours the eponymous poet who wrote ‘The Schooner Flight’. Around the perimeter of the square there are a number of interesting, historic buildings and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
As mentioned in the introduction, St Lucia is a great destination for those who love the outdoors and enjoy exploring. There are plenty of interesting walks and hikes to take throughout plantations and rainforests. If you are feeling particularly adventurous why not book a guided tour of the Pitons. St Lucia is a great destination for those who love bird watching. Some of the best bird watching spots on the island include the Bois d’Orange Swamp and the Piton Flore Reserve.
Diamond Mineral Baths & Botanical Gardens
Often topping travellers’ polls and reviews, one of the islands most popular attractions is the Diamond Mineral Baths & Botanical Gardens near Soufrière. The 2,000 acre estate consists of a waterfall, mineral baths and a number of manicured botanical gardens. In between exploring the beautiful gardens you can take a soak in one of the mineral baths for a nominal fee.