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Best of St. Lucia

There’s more than meets the eye on this beautiful Caribbean island.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview :  Plenty of people have heard of St. Lucia—its reputation for beauty precedes it—yet relatively few have been. That’s too bad for them, ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Anse Chastanet Resort

Years before eco-conscious design became trendy, Russian-Canadian architect Nick Troubetzkoy designed and built his dream resort: a series of 49 open-air rooms situated along a verdant tropical hillside above a semi-private volcanic sand beach. Within each nature-centric Sanctuary suite—some with the fourth wall removed—warm trade winds obviate... More

2. Apsara At Trou Au Diable Restaurant

Below the Pitons on the southwestern coast of St. Lucia, Trou au Diable Restaurant sits on the Anse Chastanet Resort’s beach, and breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. In the evenings (except for Tuesday) it is transformed by candlelight into Apsara with a special menu fusing Caribbean and Indian foods and spices. Executive Chef Ivan Silk... More

Known for its five-star service, Cap Maison sits atop an oceanfront bluff on a former sugar plantation. This luxurious resort on St. Lucia’s northwest coast is home to 10 rooms and 39 suites within 22 luxury villas, some with private roof terraces and pools. The esteemed restaurant, the Cliff, extends panoramic views of Smugglers Cove and a... More

4. Coal Pot

A beloved landmark in the capital serving mahimahi in lemon-butter sauce and a quintessentially Lucian callaloo soup.

Address:
Lunar Park Vigie
Castries
Saint Lucia

Phone:
(758) 452-5566

Chef Orlando Satchell is a well-known proponent of Lucian cuisine; his Thursday night buffets are a local favorite.

Address:
Ladera Resort
Soufrière
Saint Lucia

Phone:
(758) 459-6617

Lush former plantation laced with hiking trails. These are the same warm springs that refreshed Louis XVI’s troops when they were stationed in St. Lucia in 1784.

Address:
Soufrière Estate
Soufrière
Saint Lucia

Phone:
(758) 459-7155

7. Fond Doux Holiday Plantation

Pay a visit to this working plantation and eco-resort owned by Lyton and Eroline Lamontagne, in the hills above the village of Soufrière. Established by French colonials in 1745, the 130-acre estate is rich with tropical fruit, but its main crop is cocoa, for which St. Lucia has long been renowned. (Fond doux means “sweet valley” in Lucian ... More

8. Jade Mountain

Located at the highest point of the island, near the west coast town of Soufrière, Jade Mountain wraps around a hillside, its exterior all curves and rough stone. Inside, each of the 28 suites is unique, but they all share impressive features: infinity pools or jacuzzis, 15-foot ceilings, and loftlike architecture—even the raised bathroom... More

This former sugar estate of freestanding villas overlooking a white-sand beach is situated within a UNESCO World Heritage site. The property will relaunch in fall 2012 as the Tides Sugar Beach. In the meantime, it remains open, and the newly redone Tides villas—the best choice by far—are being added gradually.

Address:
Val des Pitons, PO Box 251
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Chic retreat with a South Beach vibe, located on a picturesque marina.

Address:
Marigot Bay Hotel
Marigot
Saint Lucia

Phone:
(877) 384-8037

11. Rodney Bay Marina

Head here for cruises and sails around the island and to Martinique or St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Address:
Castries
Saint Lucia

Phone:
(758) 452-0324