St. Lucia is often called the island of love. This small volcanic island in the Lesser Antilles is world renown for the Pitons, a pair of majestic mountains that look like they belong somewhere in the South Pacific. When you are flying into St. Lucia, these famous mountains look like the gates to a tropical paradise, and once you land and catch your first glimpse of the quartz-white beaches and glistening clear waters, you will know why St. Lucia is called the island of love. Check out Virgin Holidays for trips to St Lucia, flights with Virgin Atlantic.
A Love Potion in Soufriere
A St. Lucia holiday is ideal for couples and honeymooners. Whether you stay at a quaint and intimate villa on St. Lucia’s secluded western coast, or at a traditional resort near the vibrant and busting Rodney Bay, there is romance around every corner. However, why don’t you begin your St. Lucia holiday by sitting in an open-air restaurant in Soufriere, eating some creole seafood and trying a pommel d’ amour daiquiri? The pommel d’amour is a pear-like fruit native to the island; it is said to be a mild aphrodisiac. Is there any better way to slip into island time after a long plane ride? It is time to cue up the reggae and relax.
Which Way To The Nearest Beach?
All of the beaches in St. Lucia are public. Some are small, secluded coves that are perfect for sunbathing and snorkelling, while others are ideal for water sports or fishing. However, even an island this small has its best-kept secrets, and Smuggler’s Cove Beach is one of those. This half-mile stretch of sand is surrounded by black volcanic cliffs and is one of the most romantic places on the island. It is the type of beach you want to visit at sunset.
Nature in Colourful Abundance
Whether you are riding a horse on one of St. Lucia’s golden beaches or renting an ATV to explore the countryside and jungle, the island’s natural wonders are plentiful. From Pigeon Island National Park to the famous Pitons, there are numerous places to hike and explore. Hibiscus and bougainvillea dot St. Lucia with beautiful colours. Keep you eyes peeled for the purple-throated carib hummingbirds. St. Lucia also has ten waterfalls, botanical gardens and a drive-thru volcano. If you do not feel like hiking, then put up your feet and relax on a whale watch or sea turtle cruise.
Whether you want to relax on the beach with your favourite paperback or indulge in some sightseeing and island tours, St. Lucia will not disappoint. Whether or not the pomme d’amour is an aphrodisiac is up to you to decide. St. Lucia, however, is certainly a love potion.