St. Lucia Travel Guide
Everything you need to know for a trip to St. Lucia!
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St. Lucia is known for incredible coral reefs, rum, Creole food, world-class resorts, beaches, jungle hikes that lead to sweeping views, and, of course, the famous Pitons.

This country is a fantastic blend of African, French, and English culture, history, food, and architecture.

Here's how to plan a trip to this Caribbean Island!

What To Do

Gros Piton Nature Trail
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Gros Piton is a strenuous and very challenging hike. You’ll ascent more than 2,600 feet over about three miles, and a guide is required. The views of the island from here are awe-inspiring!
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Tet Paul Nature Trail
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This moderate hike takes about 30 minutes to reach the highest point, but plan on it taking longer because of all the photo stops you’ll want to make.
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Sail along the Caribbean Side of the island on a catamaran.

Go horseback riding along a beach.

Have a beach day.

Go snorkeling or diving.

Sea Kayaking.

Pigeon Island
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This island has been a pirate hideout, a colonial military base, a whaling station, and a U.S. Naval Air Station. Now, this island is home to some of the best viewpoints and landscapes in St. Lucia. You can learn about the island’s history, enjoy near-deserted beaches, explore rainforest ruins, and hike to Fort Rodney and Signal Peak for some of the best views on the island.
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Rainforest Adventures St. Lucia
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Ride the Aerial Tram, an open-air gondola that takes you through and above the rainforest canopy to experience St. Lucia from above. The ride lasts two and a half hours, and you’re in harnesses the entire time. You’ll experience the island’s wildlife and jungle in a fascinating and unexpected way. Your naturalist guide will answer any questions, educate you about St. Lucia’s environment, and identify plants and animals. The Aerial Tram is surprisingly quiet, so your odds of spotting wildlife are always high.
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When To Go

St. Lucia’s High Season is from November to April because of the incredible weather in the mid-70s and mid-80s. All tours, businesses, and restaurants will be open with regular hours of operation. But accommodation prices can be double what they are the rest of the year, and tourist numbers and cruise ship dockings are at their highest.

The Shoulder month is May. The weather will be mostly dry, crowds will lessen after April, and businesses and tours should still be open.

The Low Season is from June to October during the rainy season. Hurricanes and tropical storms can occur, especially in August and September. Many shops, restaurants, and tour operators close or reduce their hours during these months, but you can get some fantastic deals on hotels and resorts that would be out of your price range in the peak months.

Where To Stay

Cap Maison Resort & Spa
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This is my favorite hotel on the island! Cap Maison Resort and Spa is a boutique luxury property located in its own cove with incredible views of Pigeon Island. You can swim at one of the two pools, lounge on the beach directly below the resort, and snorkel, kayak, and paddleboard for no extra cost. Plus, Cap Maison’s two restaurants, The Cliff At Cap and The Naked Fisherman, have some of the best food on the island.
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Jade Mountain Resort
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Jade Mountain is the most famous resort on the island because of its lack of a fourth wall. All rooms are open-air, with patios and infinity pools that make you feel like you’re floating above the island. The resort’s architecture is designed to be in harmony with nature, so you’ll have arched bridges between pools, rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky, and the Celestial Terrace, which seems to hover above the Jade Mountain Club.
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Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
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Sugar Beach is the epitome of luxury, located between the Pitons on one of the world’s best beaches. The resort has one of the best spas on the island, three restaurants, a fabulous pool, direct beach access, and many on-site water activities. The property has various rooms, suites, and cottages for any size group.
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Ladera Resort
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This eco-lux resort overlooks the Pitons and the sea, featuring all-suite open-air rooms, natural stonework, cut tile, hardwood floors, and hand-crafted furniture. Every suite has a private plunge pool, and the property has a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, in-room massages, cooking demonstrations, and complimentary shuttles to Sugar Beach.
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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa
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Your accommodation here will be a cottage with a private balcony, ocean views, and a garden shower. The property has stunning sea views, two restaurants, a complimentary breakfast, a full-service spa, complimentary kayaks, an outdoor pool and lounge, car rentals, and an on-site PADI dive shop for diving and snorkeling excursions.
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Têt Rouge Resort
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This adults-only resort is near Soufriere Bay. The property has an infinity pool, a covered outdoor lounge and bar, an on-site restaurant, complimentary breakfast, a garden, and barbecue facilities. Your room will have a terrace, locally made wooden furniture, a walk-in closet, a kitchenette, and an indoor and outdoor shower.
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Oasis Marigot, St. Lucia Villas
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Located in Marigot Bay, this hotel is in one of my favorite parts of the island, near incredible beaches, restaurants, water activities, and hiking. The property has an outdoor pool and a garden, and your room will have a private kitchen, balcony, workspace, and seating area.
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Where To Eat

Naked Fisherman Restaurant
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$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood. This is my favorite restaurant on St. Lucia!
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The Cliff at Cap
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$$$$, Caribbean, Seafood. This restaurant is home to Rock Maison and its champaign zipline, described as “one of the most romantic tables for dinner anywhere in the Caribbean.”
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Orlando's Restaurant & Bar
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$$$$, Caribbean, Vegetarian
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Jambe de bois
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$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
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Barnacles
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$$-$$$, Caribbean
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The Thirsty Parrot
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$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
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Pink Plantation
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$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Coal Pot Restaurant
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$$$$, Caribbean, Seafood, Fusion
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Antillia Brewing Company
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$$-$$$, Bar, Small Bites
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Jacques Waterfront Dining
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$$$$, French, Caribbean, European
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Matthew's Rooftop Restaurant
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$$ - $$$, Caribbean, International, Grill
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Rum Cave At Capella
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$$$, Caribbean, Bar
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St. Lucia Travel Guide
Everything you need to know for a trip to St. Lucia!
23 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free

St. Lucia is known for incredible coral reefs, rum, Creole food, world-class resorts, beaches, jungle hikes that lead to sweeping views, and, of course, the famous Pitons.

This country is a fantastic blend of African, French, and English culture, history, food, and architecture.

Here's how to plan a trip to this Caribbean Island!

What To Do

Gros Piton Nature Trail
@lucyonlocale
Gros Piton is a strenuous and very challenging hike. You’ll ascent more than 2,600 feet over about three miles, and a guide is required. The views of the island from here are awe-inspiring!
Add to
Details
Tet Paul Nature Trail
@lucyonlocale
This moderate hike takes about 30 minutes to reach the highest point, but plan on it taking longer because of all the photo stops you’ll want to make.
Add to
Details

Sail along the Caribbean Side of the island on a catamaran.

Go horseback riding along a beach.

Have a beach day.

Go snorkeling or diving.

Sea Kayaking.

Pigeon Island
@lucyonlocale
This island has been a pirate hideout, a colonial military base, a whaling station, and a U.S. Naval Air Station. Now, this island is home to some of the best viewpoints and landscapes in St. Lucia. You can learn about the island’s history, enjoy near-deserted beaches, explore rainforest ruins, and hike to Fort Rodney and Signal Peak for some of the best views on the island.
Add to
Details
Rainforest Adventures St. Lucia
@lucyonlocale
Ride the Aerial Tram, an open-air gondola that takes you through and above the rainforest canopy to experience St. Lucia from above. The ride lasts two and a half hours, and you’re in harnesses the entire time. You’ll experience the island’s wildlife and jungle in a fascinating and unexpected way. Your naturalist guide will answer any questions, educate you about St. Lucia’s environment, and identify plants and animals. The Aerial Tram is surprisingly quiet, so your odds of spotting wildlife are always high.
Add to
Details

When To Go

St. Lucia’s High Season is from November to April because of the incredible weather in the mid-70s and mid-80s. All tours, businesses, and restaurants will be open with regular hours of operation. But accommodation prices can be double what they are the rest of the year, and tourist numbers and cruise ship dockings are at their highest.

The Shoulder month is May. The weather will be mostly dry, crowds will lessen after April, and businesses and tours should still be open.

The Low Season is from June to October during the rainy season. Hurricanes and tropical storms can occur, especially in August and September. Many shops, restaurants, and tour operators close or reduce their hours during these months, but you can get some fantastic deals on hotels and resorts that would be out of your price range in the peak months.

Where To Stay

Cap Maison Resort & Spa
@lucyonlocale
This is my favorite hotel on the island! Cap Maison Resort and Spa is a boutique luxury property located in its own cove with incredible views of Pigeon Island. You can swim at one of the two pools, lounge on the beach directly below the resort, and snorkel, kayak, and paddleboard for no extra cost. Plus, Cap Maison’s two restaurants, The Cliff At Cap and The Naked Fisherman, have some of the best food on the island.
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Details
Jade Mountain Resort
@lucyonlocale
Jade Mountain is the most famous resort on the island because of its lack of a fourth wall. All rooms are open-air, with patios and infinity pools that make you feel like you’re floating above the island. The resort’s architecture is designed to be in harmony with nature, so you’ll have arched bridges between pools, rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky, and the Celestial Terrace, which seems to hover above the Jade Mountain Club.
Add to
Details
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
@lucyonlocale
Sugar Beach is the epitome of luxury, located between the Pitons on one of the world’s best beaches. The resort has one of the best spas on the island, three restaurants, a fabulous pool, direct beach access, and many on-site water activities. The property has various rooms, suites, and cottages for any size group.
Add to
Details
Ladera Resort
@lucyonlocale
This eco-lux resort overlooks the Pitons and the sea, featuring all-suite open-air rooms, natural stonework, cut tile, hardwood floors, and hand-crafted furniture. Every suite has a private plunge pool, and the property has a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, in-room massages, cooking demonstrations, and complimentary shuttles to Sugar Beach.
Add to
Details
Ti Kaye Resort & Spa
@lucyonlocale
Your accommodation here will be a cottage with a private balcony, ocean views, and a garden shower. The property has stunning sea views, two restaurants, a complimentary breakfast, a full-service spa, complimentary kayaks, an outdoor pool and lounge, car rentals, and an on-site PADI dive shop for diving and snorkeling excursions.
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Details
Têt Rouge Resort
@lucyonlocale
This adults-only resort is near Soufriere Bay. The property has an infinity pool, a covered outdoor lounge and bar, an on-site restaurant, complimentary breakfast, a garden, and barbecue facilities. Your room will have a terrace, locally made wooden furniture, a walk-in closet, a kitchenette, and an indoor and outdoor shower.
Add to
Details
Oasis Marigot, St. Lucia Villas
@lucyonlocale
Located in Marigot Bay, this hotel is in one of my favorite parts of the island, near incredible beaches, restaurants, water activities, and hiking. The property has an outdoor pool and a garden, and your room will have a private kitchen, balcony, workspace, and seating area.
Add to
Details

Where To Eat

Naked Fisherman Restaurant
@lucyonlocale
$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood. This is my favorite restaurant on St. Lucia!
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Details
The Cliff at Cap
@lucyonlocale
$$$$, Caribbean, Seafood. This restaurant is home to Rock Maison and its champaign zipline, described as “one of the most romantic tables for dinner anywhere in the Caribbean.”
Add to
Details
Orlando's Restaurant & Bar
@lucyonlocale
$$$$, Caribbean, Vegetarian
Add to
Details
Jambe de bois
@lucyonlocale
$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Add to
Details
Barnacles
@lucyonlocale
$$-$$$, Caribbean
Add to
Details
The Thirsty Parrot
@lucyonlocale
$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Add to
Details
Pink Plantation
@lucyonlocale
$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
Add to
Details
The Coal Pot Restaurant
@lucyonlocale
$$$$, Caribbean, Seafood, Fusion
Add to
Details
Antillia Brewing Company
@lucyonlocale
$$-$$$, Bar, Small Bites
Add to
Details
Jacques Waterfront Dining
@lucyonlocale
$$$$, French, Caribbean, European
Add to
Details
Matthew's Rooftop Restaurant
@lucyonlocale
$$ - $$$, Caribbean, International, Grill
Add to
Details
Rum Cave At Capella
@lucyonlocale
$$$, Caribbean, Bar
Add to
Details

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CURATED BY
Chicago-based Travel Blogger and Creator specializing in adventure and boutique travel. My page offers straightforward, comprehensive travel itineraries and guides you can easily follow or customize. I also offer services to design and customize trips just for you. Contact me via Instagram (@lucyonlocale) or email me (info@lucyonlocale) to learn more about my personalized travel planning services and bespoke small-group trips.
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