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Flights to St Lucia

This picture-perfect Caribbean paradise has a wild side

Located in the heart of the Caribbean, St Lucia is probably best known as a perfect honeymoon destination. With white sandy beaches, emerald seas and a dramatic mountain skyline, it certainly hits the spot if you’re after a tropical paradise. But you’d be mistaken for thinking this is all a holiday in St Lucia has to offer.

Explore the island’s wild nature while gliding above the rainforest on a canopy tour. Jump in and have a go at one of the wealth of water sports available, from snorkelling to deep-sea fishing. Or leave the beaches behind and dance the night away in the vibrant capital, Castries.

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Take the plunge

Visit the dramatic Sulphur Springs Park in the crater of Soufriere volcano. Billed as the Caribbean’s only drive-in volcano, enjoy a dip in bubbling pools and therapeutic hot springs. Find out about St Lucia's mineral baths on our blog.

Go whale watching

There's a wealth of whales and dolphins to be admired off the coast of St Lucia. This area of the Caribbean is also a breeding area, so you might even catch sight of a family. See more of St Lucia's top sights.

Rainforest rambles

Head inland and discover St Lucia’s rich rainforests, bursting with spectacular views and wildlife. Explore them with a guide on foot, or for thrill seekers, race through the canopy on zip lines.

Marigot Bay

Surrounded by dramatic forest-covered hills, the beautiful harbour of Marigot Bay is the perfect spot to relax, admire the turquoise Caribbean and enjoy a sunset drink or two. It's the ideal honeymoon hangout

Hike the Pitons

Perhaps St Lucia’s most striking characteristic is the Pitons, two iconic volcanic peaks rising 771m. Climb to the top and be rewarded by a once in a lifetime view. If adrenaline's your thing, how about a spot of mountain biking?

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our guide to St Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport.

Flight duration

The flight time to St Lucia from London Gatwick is approximately 8 hours and 55 minutes.

Local currency

The currency in St Lucia is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). The US Dollar (USD) is also accepted in some places. 

Local transport

Minibuses are the cheapest way of travelling around St Lucia, and are available in most towns and villages. There's no schedule for the buses though – they leave once they're full. Taxis from designated taxi stands are the best choice if you're in a rush.

Electricity

The electricity supply in St Lucia is usually between 220 and 240 volts, and the British 3 pronged plug is used.