St. Lucia is part of the British Commonwealth with English as its official language so it’s one of the more popular islands for Brits and Americans alike. It’s a very popular stop on Caribbean cruises, but it also has an impressive infrastructure for those wishing to stay any number of nights and there are plenty of good things to do in St. Lucia.
The island is a bit remote from the United States, but hotel and resort prices in St. Lucia are very reasonably priced, making this among the best-value islands in the Caribbean. St. Lucia is perhaps the most beautiful Caribbean island. Most resorts are along the western coast in the north, while the stunning Piton peaks in the far south of the island can make you feel like you are in Hawaii.
Where to stay
There are over 70 hotels on St. Lucia, with excellent value in the 3-star and 4-star ranges. Most hotels are along the west coast and clustered near the northern tip of the island, but there are remote beaches with resorts up and down the west coast. While the standard hotels can be quite cheap in St. Lucia, its all-inclusive resorts tend to be toward the top end for the Caribbean, but they do offer very good value if you book a package.
St. Lucia has two airports:
Hewanorra International Airport, near the southern tip, is the larger one by far and is where all long-haul flights arrive.
George F. L. Charles Airport is along the west coast in the north, so it’s much closer to most resorts, but it only handles flights from within the Caribbean.
Nonstop flights from:
San Juan, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, New York-JFK, Toronto, Montreal, London, Frankfurt