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Saint Lucia, Romantic Getaway for Two

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is very popular for those romantic getaways, honeymoons and Spa vacations.  The small 200-square-miles island provides plenty for the adventure seeker who can enjoy surfing, sailing, diving, jungle ATV adventures and rainforest zip-lining.  Picturesque landscape of sandy palm-fringed beaches, vast rainforest, waterfalls, and the majestic Piton Mountains will bring you peace and tranquility.  The friendly locals and rich culture will provide lasting memories. Bask together under the Lemon-Yellow Caribbean sun, sail together for a champagne sunset sail, and cuddle together on the beach at night beneath the stars.  Re-spark old love or sizzle your new romance in Saint Lucia.  The rich and famous have been coming to Saint Lucia for decades for solace and this magic romantic fix.

Saint Lucia is a small Caribbean island country located near the islands Martinique to the North and St. Vincent to the south.  Saint Lucia has that perfect vacation weather and vibe.  An average annual temperature of 80ºf, crystal clear warm waters and lush tropical rain forest make Saint Lucia the perfect place to unwind and relax.  Saint Lucia is also rich in history and culture.  Saint Lucia changed hands 14 times among Spanish, French and British until finally becoming independent from Brittan in 1979.  These influences are evident as you explore the island.

Most of the resorts and tourist areas are found along the islands west coast, including the island’s capital city of Castries to the north with its great restaurants and bars.  The northern part of the island is more populated, touristy, and flatter than the southern part of the island. The southern half of Saint Lucia is rural and mountainous.  Cruise ships regularly visit Castries so the area is always bustling with tourists out duty-free shopping, dining and taking in the town.  Staying at a resort close to Castries is convenient since taxis are expensive as well as rental cars. Taxi rates are fixed amounts so that the drivers cannot take advantage of tourists.  Also be sure to use the water taxi’s which can be faster at times and a fun way to get around.

Picture yourself lounging under a thatched hut on the beach with and exotic cocktail in hand.   If you’re looking to lay out, drink some cocktails and just relax in an all-inclusive environment, then one of the Sandals Resorts properties would be a good choice.  The adventurers may like one of the Sandals Resorts near the southern part of the island closer to those activities. This is where you will find the famous Saint Lucia Pitons, the national symbol of the country.  Sandals Resorts provide shuttle service to and from the airport, but many resorts don’t provide this service.

Saint Lucia is a really fun island for couples, with its numerous restaurants and bars with live music all over the island.  Relax for a drink and enjoy a little bit of Reggae, POP Rock and Jazz.  Dance the night away if you want.  The island is full of fun activities and things to do.  You’ll find Jack Nicklaus designed golf, as well as tennis, swimming, and good night life.  During the day enjoy some of the best snorkeling and diving around or hit the mountain trails together on bikes and swim under a waterfall.  You can Jet Ski, Kayak, parasail and do much more right off the beach.  You can fill your day or just walk out your door to the beach and find a comfortable lounge chair or hammock.


Saint Lucia is the perfect destination for romance and Online Travel booking can get you there for the best value.