St Lucia Luxury Villas

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St Lucia Luxury Villas


Marigot Bay Resort and Spa Marigot Bay, St. Lucia from $445.00


Morne Trulah Bois D'Orange, St. Lucia from $980.00


Premium Villas at Windjammer Landing Labrelotte Bay, St. Lucia from $388.00


Arc En Ciel St. Lucia / Soufriere from $1900


Susanna St. Lucia / Marigot Bay from $1700


Trou Rolland St. Lucia / Marigot Bay from $854


Smuggler's Nest St. Lucia / Gros Islet from $500


Equinox St. Lucia / Gros Islet from $950


Xhale Luxury Villa St. Lucia/Gros Islet from $1200


Tamarind Villa St. Lucia / Gros Islet from $1100


Kessi St. Lucia / Gros Islet from $570


Luxury Villas at Windjammer Landing St. Lucia / Labrelotte Bay from $2594 /night


Brise de Mer St. Lucia from $450 / night


Ashiana Villa St. Lucia / Marigot Bay from $720 / Night







ISLAND GEM


St. Lucia's dramatic landscape leaves a strong impression; the majestic Pitons tower nearly 3,000 ft. above the sapphire sea, creating a stunning backdrop from every angle. The island is also home to the world's only drive-in volcano and the stunning Diamond Mineral Baths and Waterfalls. Because the falls are laced with minerals, the water changes colors as it falls, creating a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of colors. Hike through the island's incredibly lush rainforests, visit enormous 2,000-pound leatherback turtles on Grande Anse Beach, and soak in the mud beneath the Sulfur Springs (legend has it, the mud makes you look and feel younger). St. Lucia is a verdant, unspoiled playground for those seeking natural beauty, romance, and adventure.

Luxury villas in St. Lucia each have their own architectural personality. Explore our range of uniquely-styled villas, including a 150-year-old restored French colonial plantation house, an intriguing villa built to look like a castle, a Spanish-style villa with a courtyard at its center, and an exotic villa that blends traditional West Indian and Eastern architecture. Whatever your taste, Villas of Distinction will provide the perfect villa for your unforgettable vacation in St. Lucia.

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Although many tourists are not very familiar with St Lucia, it has grown increasingly popular in the last few years. And so accommodations, attractions and facilities have greatly improved. Rodney Bay and Marigot Bay are dotted by most of the all inclusive and luxury resorts. The locals are incredibly friendly and hospitable. Wonderful Creole and international meals can be enjoyed, and great duty-free deals can be found.

But the biggest attraction of the island is its natural beauty and surroundings. This volcanic island has two incredible pitons, a tropical rainforest, sulphur springs, mineral baths and a drive-in volcano. Numerous parks and reserves offer incredible trails to explore by foot, bike or on horseback. St Lucia is a true gem and has rightly earned its nickname Helen of the West Indies.

Cuisine

St Lucia offers a very diverse cuisine with many influences. The main inspiration of the traditional dishes is from the West Indian, French and Creole cuisine. Hints of Asian, British and American tastes can also be detected.

Fish and seafood make up most traditional dishes, such as conch chowder, Creole fish, fried jackfish and the ever popular national dish consisting of salt fish and green figs. Other popular dishes are fried plantain, rotis, pepper pot stew and callaloo soup. Cassava, breadfruit and sweet potatoes are very present as well.

Desserts are often laced with locally cultivated fruits like bananas, coconuts, guavas, mangoes, papayas, passion fruit and pineapples.

The locally brewed Piton Lager beer can be found and, of course, a great selection of rum from the St Lucia Rum Distillery in the Roseau Valley.

Culture

The various ethnic groups that make up today's St Lucia have all brought different traditions. The two biggest influences are the French, with the cuisine and the arts, and British, through the political, educational and administrative systems.

St. Lucia is proud of its two Nobel Prizewinners: the late Sir W. Arthur Lewis, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1979, and poet Derek Walcott, who won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature. . Great art and crafts are produced by the people here. Batik and silkscreen designs are wonderful.

The Creole Heritage Month, know as Jounen Kwélyol Entenaysonnal, is celebrated throughout the month of October, by hosting Creole food fairs, dancing lessons and demonstrations, and historic walking tours.

Geography

St Lucia is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Its 158 km of coastlines are bathed by the Caribbean Sea to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The island measures 43 km long and 22 km at its widest.

This volcanic island is quite mountainous with lush forests and some broad, fertile valleys. Beaches dot the perimeter. The highest point is Mount Gimie at 950 m above sea level. Castries is the capital and other notable towns include Gros Islet, Soufrière and Vieux Fort.

History

The first settlers of the island were the Arawak Indians, arriving around the 3rd century AD. By the 8th century AD the Arawaks were over taken by the cannibalistic Caribs. Christopher Columbus is said to have identified the island in 1499 but probably never landed on its shores. Several attempts to colonize the islands failed until the French bought the island in 1651. The next 150 years consisted of battles between the French and the British over ownership. After 14 changes of hand, the British won the final battle in 1814.

The country's economy was based on the sugar plantations, worked by West African slaves sent to the New World. Slavery was finally abolished in 1838. The 13,000 freed slaves made up close to 90% of the population. Today banana crops have replaced the sugar plantations. The island gained its independence on February 22, 1979.

Nature

This island offers incredibly varied natural settings that are great source of pride for the local. Environmental efforts are very present, whether inland or beyond its shoreline with its beautiful coral reefs. The tropical rainforests display giant ferns, birds of paradise, jasmine, scarlet chenille and wild orchids. There are sulphur springs, natural waterfall, mineral baths, mangroves and cactus valleys also to explore. But most recognizable to St Lucia are the two volcanic cones: the Gros Piton at 797 m and the Petit Piton at 750 m.

The tiny Maria Islands, now a nature reserve, are home to two species found nowhere else in the world: the Kouwes snake and the Zandoli Te lizard. The male lizards can be identified by their blue tail. From mid-March to the end of July, on the north coast, you can observe the leatherback turtles nest on the beaches.

Many of the parks and refuges are inhabited by numerous bird species. There are many indigenous species, like the colourful St Lucia Parrot, known as a Jacquot, the White Breasted Thrasher, the St Lucia Peewee, and the St Lucia Oriole.

Sports

Hiking and biking are a wonderful way to explore the many nature parks and reserve found on St Lucia. Discover old sugar plantations, secluded beaches and waterfalls hidden in the rainforest. Those looking for a challenging hike can even go up the Gros Piton. Another option is horseback riding.

Water sports are very popular too, like sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing and parasailing. Excursions can take you out on a deep-sea fishing expedition. Diving and snorkelling is excellent in St Lucia. This volcanic island is surrounded by wonderful array of coral, sponge and marine life. There are even a few sunken ships.

Golfers will enjoy the St Lucia's Golf and Country Club which has an 18-hole golf course with a par 71. The Sandals St. Lucia and the La Toc Golf Course which offers a 9 hole par 33 course.

St Lucians are big fans of soccer and cricket.

Banks & Money

The legal tender is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. Money can be exchanged in the many banks and change offices found though out the island. There are also numerous ATM machines across the island as well.

Most credit cards and Traveller's cheques are accepted at all large shopping centres, restaurants, hotels, etc.

Climate

The climate on the island is tropical, which is tempered by breezy trade winds, with temperatures oscillating between 21 C and 32 C. The rainy season is from June to November. The water temperature hovers around 26 C.

For monthly average temperatures please refer to your destination of choice.

Communication

Telephone services have been modernized, as have cellular roaming service, and offer direct dialling. The country code for St Lucia is 758.

Internet dial-up access can be found in hotels or Internet cafes. Cable TV is available in most hotels. Local newspapers include The Crusader, The Mirror, The Star and The Voice of St Lucia.

Health

The water is safe to drink. Fruits and vegetables should be peeled or thoroughly washed before consumption. Mosquitoes and flies can be bothersome in the rain forest or during the odd rain shower, so bring repellent.

There are no required vaccines to enter the country, unless you are arriving from a yellow fever affected destination. The following vaccines are recommended for any tropical destination: hepatitis A and B, rabies, typhoid, tetanus and yellow fever.

Official Holidays

January 1 - New Year's Day
February 22 - Independence Day
March/April - Good Friday/Easter Monday
May 1 - Labour Day
May/June - Whit Monday
August - Emancipation Day
October - Thanksgiving Day
December 13 - National Holiday
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 26 - Boxing Day

Safety

St Lucia is considered relatively safe and enjoys a low crime rate. However as a tourist you are more likely to be a target of petty crime.

Use good judgement, take advantage of the safety deposit boxes provided by the hotels, do not leave valuables unattended in public and carry your wallet and camera discreetly. Also make sure to lock your hotel room and rental car.

Shopping

The 100-year old Castries market is a must-see for visitors to the island. Local vendors and artisans sell souvenirs, spices and foods, and the fishermen display the daily catch. You can head to the 100 year-old Caribelle hilltop house and the Choiseul Arts & Crafts center for more local handicraft. Traditional St Lucian crafts are batik and silkscreen designs, as well as hand-woven and wood craft.

Duty-free shopping (with passport or airline ticket in hand), offering great deals on designer perfumes, crystal, china, jewellery, cigars and clothing, is available at a few shopping centers: Pointe Seraphine, La Place Carenage and J.Q. Mall.

Taxes & Tips

The departure tax of around EC $68, per person, is payable cash at the airport when leaving the country.

There is no sales tax on purchased goods. Hotels and restaurants add an 8% government tax and, in most cases, a 10% service fee in lieu of tipping, make sure to inquire. If no service fee is added, it is customary to leave about 10% to 15% of the bill. Taxi drivers appreciate also a 10% to 15% tip, porters should receive $1 per bag.

Transportation

Most flights arrive at Hewanorra International. A few flights, mostly charter, arrive at Georges F.L. Charles Airport. Short flights between other islands are easy and affordable with small charter companies like Caribbean Star, BWIA Express and LIAT. Helicopter transfers are available between Hewanorra International and Castries or Soufrière. Small ferries travel daily from Port Castries to Soufriere and larger ones travel to other Caribbean destinations.

St Lucians drive on the LEFT side. To rent a car you must purchase a temporary driver's permit (US$20), if you do not have an international driver's license, which is valid for three months. Scooters can also be rented. Taxis charge fixed rates set by the government. Minibuses can be hired as taxis for groups. Buses run frequently along the coastal and interior routes are inexpensive.

  • Capital :
    Castries
  • Currency :
    Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Driver's License :
    A temporary permit is mandatory and may be purchased upon presentation of a valid Canadian driver’s licence through most car rental agencies, the airport immigration desk, or local police station. An international permit is recommended. Left driving
  • Electricity :
    220 V, 50Hz. A few hotels have 110 V, 60Hz
  • Entry Requirements :
    A passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the expected date to leave Saint Lucia is required.
  • GMT Time :
    -4hr. Daylight savings time is not applied
  • Government :
    Independant democratic nation within the British Commonwealth.
  • Land size :
    616 km2
  • Language :
    English, French patois
  • National Airlines :
    None
  • Population :
    166,312 approx
  • Religion :
    Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 7%, Anglican 3%, other 10%
  • Required Vaccines :
    None
  • Tourist Season :
    December through May
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada :
    Consult the "Country Travel Advice and Advisories" of Santa Lucia

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