Soak up the sun in St Lucia

Holidays come in all shapes and sizes, and when planning to get away deciding where to go can be a challenge. Beach holidays are very popular and travellers flock to islands along the Caribbean Sea for some much needed rest and relaxation. St Lucia, the gem of the Caribbean is an ideal destination for anyone who wants to stay in paradise and the lush island offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.

Nestled in the eastern Caribbean Sea, St Lucia has long been the destination of choice for holidaymakers in the know. When you arrive on the beautiful island you’ll immediately notice the imposing Pitons, the island’s very own volcanic peaks and one of the most widely photographed landmarks on any of the Caribbean islands. Climb the larger Gross Piton for an unparalleled vantage point, or relax at the bottom of the Petit Piton and enjoy the view beachside with a drink in hand.

If adventure is what you seek, visit the island’s lush rainforest and try zip lining. Zip lining activities give travellers an opportunity for a bird’s eye view of the forest, so don’t forget to have a look around while you’re zipping across. If your fear of heights is keeping your feet firmly on the ground then jump on a bike or explore the rainforest by foot on paths that will lead you past some of the most exotic plants and animals in the world.

Once you’ve explored the island retire to a beach chair and soak up the sun on one of the island’s world renowned beaches. St Lucia is considered one of the most impressive beach destinations in the world, and the white sand and emerald blue water will not leave you disappointed. Beachside resorts make sure you’re close to the action, and the island also has a number of quiet private beaches you can visit for the day.

The beach is also a great place to sign up for a number of water activities, and trained instructors are on hand to teach kayaking and other boating skills. There are also more extreme water sports available, like parasailing and water skiing to give visitors a thrill. For a tour around the island, jump on a Catamaran and unwind while you glide through the calm waters. Snorkelling is also a great way to see the marine life of the island, and don’t be surprised if you meet a few fish while swimming around.

Once you’re on island the hardest part will be deciding what to do first, and the wide range of activities makes it the ideal destination for travellers looking to experience the best of the island. Whether you’re escaping the cold weather or simply planning an island getaway, flights to St Lucia are running year round and will get you started on your holiday in the sun.

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