With its romantic mountain scenery and magical resorts, it is little wonder that this picturesque island is such a favourite amongst honeymooners. Wherever you go, there is a beautiful backdrop of tropical mountain scenery, including the famous towering Pitons. Then there is the fabulous beaches, stunning coral reefs (especially around Soufriere) and over 18,000 acres of rainforest, banana and coconut plantations waiting for you to explore. Set amongst this beauty are fantastic luxury hotels and resorts where the atmosphere is laid back and friendly and the service always comes with a smile.
Whale and Dolphin watching - Look out for the large pods of spinning and spotted dolphins as well as the more elusive pilot, sperm and orca whales. Half days boat trips leave early in the morning and carry state-of-the-art equipment to maximise your chances of seeing these majestic creatures.
Pigeon Island - If you are not up for climbing the Pitons, try an easy hike to the top of historic Fort Rodney on Pigeon Island. The views of Rodney Bay and Martinique are stunning and you will also get to learn a bit about the history of Saint Lucia too.
Scenic helicopter tour - Take a helicopter transfer to your hotel for an unforgettable arrival experience, or enjoy a 30 minute scenic island tour. You will take in all the sights from the majestic Pitons and the dense vegeataion of the rainforest, to the picturesque bays and beaches along the Caribbean coastline and the sleepy fishing villages of the more rugged Atlantic coast.
Anse La Raye fish fry - Enjoy the party atmosphere every Friday night at Anse La Raye's fish fry. Here the locals cook fresh fish, lobster, crab cakes, conch, shrimp and octopus soup, which you can buy from stalls lining the waterfront street. There's lots of music and dancing and the rum punch is always flowing.
Day cruise to Soufriere - This relaxing day cruise is a great way to see Saint Lucia's highlights. Sail to Soufriere to see the Pitons and the drive-in volcano before heading to Morne Coubaril Estate where you will learn about the islands history and culture. Before lunch, enjoy a stroll around the estate, or if you fancy something a bit different try out the zip lining nearby. Once back on board you will sail up the coast allowing time to swim and snorkel, stopping en-route in Marigot Bay before heading back to port.
Flying time from the UK is approx 8hrs 45 mins
British Airways have daily departures from Gatwick
Virgin Atlantic have departures from Gatwick 3 times a week.