Named the “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination,” eight times, St. Lucia is an island filled with adventure and romance. Luxury resorts, fabulous weather, a riveting landscape, and the best beaches all serve to create a romance haven for honeymooners and other couples.
St. Lucia is a tropical Caribbean island consisting of approximately 238 square miles. It was created due to volcanic eruptions and is best known for its fabulous beaches and high mountains, especially the landmark Pitons. The culture here blends African, Caribbean, English, and French.
Most of the all-inclusive luxury resorts are located in the north, while the south is a photogenic region filled with old plantations. More importantly, this is where the twin must-see mountain towers, the Pitons, rise grandly out of the ocean. The entire island is a feast for snorkeling, diving, and bird watching.
St. Lucia is filled with things to do, with something for everyone.
St. Lucia is famed for its clear waters and great snorkeling, and the Marigot Beach Club offers some of the best excursions which showcase the region’s coral reefs and caverns.
Snorkeling packages include two guided tours, all equipment, a boat ride, pickup and drop off, and lunch.
Visit The Pitons
The twin peaks, the Pitons, known as Petit Piton and Gros Piton, rise up m the Mediterranean and are easily seen from much of southern St. Lucia. They are a hiker’s haven, but the trail is steep, and experience is recommended. But those that make the climb believe that the view is worth it.
A hike to the top should take between four and five hours. A guide is not required but is recommended. For the less physically ambitious, a boat ride to the Pitons is a great idea.
Pigeon Island, a 44-acre islet, is the perfect St. Lucia day trip. A road joins the island with St. Lucia. For history buffs, this is a living museum of St. Lucia’s history, with ruins of military forts and a museum containing historical exhibits. There are hiking trails and beaches, as well. Hiking to the top of the island is rewarded by a stunning scenic view.
The Sandals Grande St Lucian is the closest resort, and guests can stroll over to the islet.
Find Exotic Birds
St. Lucia is a favorite bird-watching location, with its forests and wetlands. Birders can count on seeing hummingbird orioles and the famed Saint Lucia parrot. T
ours are available within the rainforest, the Mamiku Botanical Gardens, the Millet Bird Sanctuary, and the Quilesse Forest. Perfect for love birds looking to meet new, feathered friends.
Visit Mamiku Gardens
Mamiku Gardens is within a former 18th estate. It is now a banana plantation, with gardens that are filled with stunning tropical flora, orchids, and herbs. For birders, this is a great place to spot several species of hummingbirds. It is designed for strolling together and inhaling the potent tropical scents.
Swim in the La Tille Waterfalls
La Tille Waterfalls is a bus ride or drive outside of Micoud, on St. Lucia’s eastern side. The gardens here are lush and green, with the waterfalls creating a number of pools. Visitors can swim in the pools and stand behind the cascading falls.
Explore Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens & Mineral Baths
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens and Mineral Baths in Soufrière is a six-acre park with fabulous flowers, a striking waterfall that changes colors, and mineral baths. Couples can swim in the mineral baths and enjoy a bite to eat at the Old Mill & Waterwheel Restaurant. The baths can be either public or private, whichever you choose.
Lounge at Reduit Beach
Reduit Beach is one of the most popular and romantic beaches in St. Lucia. It has a great shoreline, and magical sunsets, and is lined with bars, restaurants, and shopping.
It’s the ideal way for a couple to spend the day in St. Lucia. People also come here for the watersports such as windsurfing and waterskiing.
Discover Fort Charlotte
The ruins of Fort Charlotte are situated 3 miles out of Castries on a hill. The Fort is now a college, but the powder storage facilities used by the fort stand in front, as well as several old cannons. There is an excellent view of Pigeon Point.
Zipline and Sip Rum at the Morne Coubaril Tour
The Morne Coubaril Tour has visitors experiencing a genuine 18th-century sugar plantation. Begin by ziplining over the property. Then, sit own for a rum tasting with some chocolates. This is followed by a tasty lunch.
Try Kite Surfing at Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach is the place in St. Lucia for windsurfing and kite surfing. There is a reliable wind across the bay, and the warm water is forever inviting, with the winds being strongest from December through May.
Lucky visitors may even catch sight of leatherback turtles laying their eggs and hurrying back into the water. The Reef Kite and Surf Center in Anse de Sables provides lessons for all levels. The scenery is outstanding with other islands and the Point Sable Nature Reserve in the distance.
Hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail
The Tet Paul Nature Trail near Soufriere is a 45-minute hike that rewards couples with a breathtaking 360-degree view of St. Lucia and includes views of Martinique and St. Vincent on clear days. It’s an Instagram vista that will provide memories for years to come.
Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail
The Enbas Saut Waterfall trail is in the Edmund Rain Forest Preserve. This is a challenging two and a half hour hike lined with tropical plants and birds along the waterfall. Hikers can reward themselves with a refreshing dip before leaving.
Atlantic Riding Stables conducts romantic horseback tours through St. Lucia, including along hiking trails, plantations, meadows, and beaches. This is one of the best ways to experience St. Lucia’s tranquility and beauty.
Private rides for couples are also available. The Atlantic Riding Stable has received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for five straight years.
Take a Sunset Sail
St. Lucia sunset cruises are in a class of their own. Couples can take a two-hour chocolate sunset cruise while nibbling on decadent sweets, take in the sunset on a pirate ship, or sail around the Pitons.
For those in a party mood, take a party cruise along the coast and revel in the music and rum punch.
Get Muddy with a Mineral Springs Mud Bath
Most St. Lucia Mud Baths are situated near Soufriere. Tour guides can lead visitors to the best and most mineral-rich mud baths with mud spewing directly from a volcano. The tours can include a tour to a volcano, a mud bath soak, or a combination of both. Showers and changing facilities are available.
Note: these muddy waters are hot, and bathers can see the steam streaming to the surface.
Stay at Jade Mountain
Jade Mountain Resort makes the most of your stay in St. Lucia by embracing romance at all levels. Located at the beachfront of Anse Chastanet, the resort’s architecture and view are nothing less than stunning. It is one of the most amazing resorts in the Caribbean with a full view of Piton Mountains.
The resort’s award-winning chef prepares his “Jade Cuisine” as a part of the Jade Mountain Club that serves guests exclusively.
The spa at Jade Mountain’s Alchemy of Two package includes a relaxing hot tub and a couples massage with special his and her body oils. For total wellness, outdoor yoga is available to all levels of practitioners.
Jade Mountain will advocate for any romance, whether it is a renewal of vows or finding the best setting for a proposal.
The popular Honeymoon Package includes a seven-night stay, all-inclusive meals and drinks, spa treatments, welcome drinks, champagne, several tours of local hot spots, scuba diving lessons or two free dives, and half a day of sailing. All watersports are included in the package.
Enjoy Dinner in a Treehouse
The open-air Balawoo Treetop Restaurant in Anse Chastanet in Soufriere is indeed in a treehouse lit by candlelight that overlooks the tropics and the Caribbean. If that weren’t romantic enough, it won the Tropical World Cuisine award and specializes in local seafood. It is the perfect ambiance for couples as they dine to the rhythm of soft jazz.
Explore the City of Castries
Visiting St. Lucia’s capital city of Castries is a popular trend for winter vacationers seeking to escape the cold. Located in north St. Lucia, it is surrounded by great shopping opportunities, sandy white beaches, and blue waters.
The most popular shopping areas are Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage with an abundance of duty-free shops. Both also carry a wide variety of beautiful local crafts that make ideal souvenirs. More one-of-a-kind handmade crafts can be found at the Castries Market.
La Toc Beach is one of the best beaches in Castries, and visitors can stay at the fabulous Sandals Regency La Toc.
Enjoy The Nightlife
Enjoy the fun nightlife in St. Lucia.
Verve in Rodney Bay is where the music and rum flow smoothly and easily. A DJ keeps the party soaring until 2:00 am.
Pulse, also in Rodney Bay, is a lounge with a strobe-lit dance hall. DJs keep the action going the entire evening, and the VIP section offers bottle service. Their dress code bans shorts and flip-flops.