As part of our Island Happy Hour series with Hot Caribbean Deals, we’ve decided to exchange some info! They’ll be sharing all the ‘need-to-know’ facts about the islands and we’ll be dishing out our favorites drinks, bars, or recipes that remind us of the island. This week, we’re off to St. Lucia!
What does Hot Caribbean Deals have in common with Justin Bieber?
Our shared love for the island of St. Lucia!
Earlier this year, the Biebs enjoyed a post-tour vacation in one of our favorite spots. That’s what we call a smart teen heart-throb. This island is also very popular with love-struck newlyweds. In fact, St. Lucia has been named the “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” 8 times! But, if you’re not Justin Bieber or a new Mr. & Mrs., there are still plenty of reasons to check out what all the buzz is about!
St. Lucia is rich in cultural history and stunning views. Located in a chain of islands known as the Lesser Antilles, St. Lucia has a long history with European influence. The vibrant island plays host to open-air markets, leisure sports, flavorful cuisine, entertaining nightlife, and much more.
- Average temperature from 70-90⁰F throughout the year
- A valid US passport is required
- Departure tax of $68 (Eastern Caribbean Dollar) Don’t sweat, it’s only about $26 US dollars
- English is the official language – but if you want to get fancy, a French Patois is also spoken
- Cash flow: Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but the US dollar is widely accepted
- Electricity is same as the US
There are miles of unspoiled rain forests to explore. If you’re up for some adventure, try the zip lining tours. And the Piton Mountains, located on the southwestern coast of the island, are truly a majestic sight against the blue waters. If you’re solely after relaxation, St. Lucia has several beaches to suit your fancy.
This secluded bay is a real-life Caribbean fantasy. The white-sand beach is bordered on three sides by steep hills covered in lush vegetation. A harbor serves as home to large ocean-going yachts.
Reduit Beach / Rodney Bay
Known as St. Lucia’s most popular beach, this long stretch of golden sand is adjacent to Rodney Bay. It is within walking distance to several restaurants in the village. Water sports gear and lounge chairs are available to rent.
From volcanic origins, this beach boasts glowing ebony sands. Lush palm trees cover surrounding hills, which provide a cool alternative to sunbathing. A sharp drop-off, coral reefs, and shipwrecks lure snorkelers and divers to these clear waters.
Anse de Sables
The on-shore trade winds make Anse de Sables the island’s most popular place for windsurfing. Located on St. Lucia’s southern end, this white-sand beach is a must visit for sun worshipers!
Note: Topless Sunbathing is illegal on public beaches
Exotic and soothing, the charming island of St. Lucia invites you to pay a visit. Warm, friendly people, picturesque fishing villages, and incredible natural beauty makes this island a truly enchanting destination. If you’re ready for this vacation escape, take a look at our hot St. Lucia offers. Especially now with our SPECIAL OFFER!
Book by September 31st – minimum of 3nights (air/hotel) package and receive $50 off your package when you mention Team Cocktail! And remember – we’ve got our best beverage picks and bars in St. Lucia over at Hot Caribbean Deals blog – so be sure to check it out!