So, all the hard work of planning the big day is over, what does every married couple want the most? An incredible honeymoon of course!
Enter St Lucia. If you’re looking for the ultimate wedding gift to yourselves then a St Lucia honeymoon is one that keeps on giving. You won’t tire of this idyllic island with its jewel-hued lapping waters and swoon-worthy silk sands, where you can stroll hand in hand with your favourite human.
From stunning Instagrammable resorts to candlelit dinners and everything in-between, if you’re looking for the ultimate St Lucia honeymoon, we’ve got you covered!
We’ve unearthed everything you need to know about when to go, where to stay and what to do when staying in St Lucia on honeymoon.
When to go
We’re going to let you (yes you!) into a little secret. Are you ready? There’s never really a bad time to visit St Lucia, although April through to June are ideal temperatures for soaking up the sun on the beach. You might even want to consider taking it between December and March. It’s ever so slightly more cost-effective and the temperatures are pleasantly warm, without being sweltering.
Like many of its Caribbean counterparts, St Lucia has a typically tropical climate with toasty temperatures between 29°C to 31°C throughout the year and, like its neighbouring islands, has a dry season and a wet season. For those that love to live life on the edge, you can try visiting St Lucia during the rainy and hurricane season which runs from late June to November. Just… remember to bring an umbrella!
Why visit St Lucia for your honeymoon?
If dreamy destinations that offer palm-fringed soft white beaches, majestic forest-covered mountains and inviting bays, then the beautiful island of St Lucia is probably for you. Jokes aside, it’s easy to see why it’s considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and is a favourite for those going on honeymoon or a romantic break.
If you care to venture out of the sunlounger and upgrade your casual dip to a splash of fun with snorkelling, paddleboarding and kayaking, there are ample spots throughout the island where you can try your hand at water sports.
From hiking to horse riding, the couple that plays together, stays together. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, then why not take a hike in the mountains? For a more sedate stroll, head out for sunset whilst enjoying the last rays of the day and take in the unforgettable sights that’ll make sunsets anywhere else in the world feel “meh”.
Where to stay
Whilst St Lucia is ideal for honeymooners, trying to decide where to stay on the island can be tricky. The north of the island is different from the south, so you’ll want to pick your piece of paradise carefully. Whether you favour a hotel or one of the top resorts, rest assured all are built with romance and indeed honeymoons in mind; each with their own unique characteristics, but with honeymoon must-haves like secluded villas, private plunge pools and rejuvenating couples’ treatments.
If you’re looking for the best bars and nightlife, restaurants and eateries as well as a huge choice of all-inclusive resorts and hotels, head to the capital Castries, in the north of the island. Take your pick from some of the best resorts in the Caribbean lining the perimeter of St Lucia which include Rodney Bay, Sugar Beach Marigot Bay and more.
Even the colour of the sand is a tad different when it comes to the north-south divide. The sands ‘up north’ are the grains that you see on the cover of travel brochures and on instagram, whereas down south, the hue is a decidedly darker colour. Vive la difference! Make the most of the darker, more coarse sand if you like – it makes for more great skin exfoliant So it’s a win-win for baby soft skin to attain the most enviable of tans.
Both parts of the island are great for beach activities and water sports, but the south of the island has a more exclusive and laid back vibe, ideal for nature lovers. If you and your beau prefer a more low-key honeymoon, head to areas like Soufriere, Choiseul, Laborie, Micoud, Vieux Fort, all of which offer a slightly slower pace compared to the north.
When it comes to the £££, the south’s hotels and resorts tend to be a smidge more pricey. You might want to watch the pennies by opting for bed and breakfast only- – the upside of this being you get to head out and explore the locals’ way of eating!
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