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Mountain View, Caribbean, St Lucia

Highlights of Saint Lucia



11 Days

Prices Start from

£4,340pp (ex. flights)

An exploration of the west coast of Saint Lucia, from its bays and beaches to its rainforests and waterfalls, this journey strikes the perfect balance between idyllic relaxation and muddy escapades.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Tropical Fish in Saint Lucia 1

Soufriere & Snorkel

Visit the capital of Soufriere and snorkel on a remote beach beneath the Pitons.

Diamond Waterfall 2

Toraille Waterfall

As respite from the jungle heat, paddle in the cool waters of an 80-foot cascading waterfall.

View from Jade Mountain Hotel, Pitons, Saint Lucia 3

Trail Walk the Pitons

Pass exotic fruit trees and medicinal plants while hiking the lush interior of the Pitons.

Soufriere drive in volcano 4

Drive-In Volcano

Bathe in warm and bubbling pools of black water in the Sulphur Springs Park.

Why we like it

Despite the endless sumptuous beach resorts lying in wait, a jaunt to Saint Lucia does not have to be a one-stop trip. Without omitting the spoiling beach properties, this journey unveils the lesser-known highlights of Saint Lucia. Experience its rich colonial history and lush interior before unwinding with nights spent on one of the Caribbean‘s iconic beaches.

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  • Day 1

    Hewanorra - Soufriere

  • Days 2-5


  • Day 6

    Soufriere - Anse Cochon

  • Days 7-10

    Anse Cochon

  • Day 11

    Anse Cochon - Hewanorra

Day 1

Hewanorra - Soufriere

Days 2-5


Tropical Fish in Saint Lucia

Visit the original capital of Soufriere and relax on a remote Caribbean beach with excellent snorkelling.

Day 6

Soufriere - Anse Cochon

Days 7-10

Anse Cochon

Palm trees on the beach

Take time to simply relax at a remote retreat that is perched atop imposing cliffs and overlooks azul waters and pristine beach.

Day 11

Anse Cochon - Hewanorra

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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Panorama of Pitons, Saint Lucia, Caribbean
Panorama of Pitons, Saint Lucia, Caribbean

Trail Walks & Waterfalls

Embark on privately guided tours of the south of Saint Lucia, taking in sights such as Soufriere and hiking the scenic Tet Paul Trail. Set within six acres of lush verdant land in the farming community of Chateau Belair, the trail features a variety of exotic fruit trees and medicinal plants and boasts stunning views of Gros Piton and Petit Piton. For a more leisurely experience, swim in a cool 80-foot cascading waterfall and have a private birding experience that can be tailored for the serious ornithologist or the casual observer.

Sulphur Springs Park, Saint Lucia
Sulphur Springs Park, Saint Lucia

Mud Pools & Rainforests

Bathe in warm and bubbling pools of black water in the Sulphur Springs Park, created by a volcanic mountain and, for an alternative view of the rainforest, take an aerial tram ride to observe the interior canopy of Saint Lucia. Increase the adrenaline by zip lining through the canopy before heading north on a scenic journey to one of the more isolated resorts.

Clear Waters, Caribbean Sea
Clear Waters, Caribbean Sea
Humpback Whale, Caribbean Sea
Humpback Whale, Caribbean Sea

Snorkel in Pristine Waters

Don flippers and go snorkelling at two renowned marine sites along the island’s west coast – with luck, turtles, schools of sardines, parrot fish and lobsters can be seen. Owing to the islands’ volcanic nature, a spectacular array of colourful coral reefs, fascinating caverns and unexpected trenches are all discoverable in this silent underwater paradise.

Ti Kaye Resort, Anse Cochon, Saint Lucia
Ti Kaye Resort, Anse Cochon, Saint Lucia

Simply Do Nothing

With the lesser-known adventures behind you, take time to simply relax at a remote retreat that is perched atop imposing cliffs and overlooks azul waters and pristine beach. No trip to the unspoiled parts of Saint Lucia would be complete without a day or two spent on the fine dark sand of jungle-backed Anse Cochon (perhaps snacking on the local favourite oven-baked plantains) or soaking up the views in Soufriere.


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Fond Doux £££££

  • Saint Lucia
  • Farmstead and Ranches

Set in 135 acres, this French colonial plantation house overlooks cocoa drying racks and colourful tropical gardens that embrace 15 individual one and two-bedroom gingerbread cottages. Accommodation is simple and rustic using natural materials and featuring ceiling fans and private wooden verandas.

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Ti Kaye Resort £££££

  • Saint Lucia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Nestled along a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and away from the hustle and bustle of the island, lies a true Saint Lucian treasure. The small laid back resort is located on the serene west coast and is simply known as ‘Ti Kaye’ which means small house in the native Creole patois language.

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Anse Chastanet Resort £££££

  • Saint Lucia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy’s 49-room tropical hideaway is set amidst steep green hillsides that descend to beautiful sandy beaches below. Secluded bays, individually designed rooms, incomparable views of the Piton Mountains and a plethora of activities are just some of the hotel highlights.

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Ladera £££££

  • Saint Lucia
  • Boutique

Open-air living is the theme at Ladera Resort. Rather than ‘room with a view’, think ‘view with a room’. Choose from 32 Suites comprising of one or two bedrooms, living space and private plunge pool, all open to views of Gross and Petit Piton and the Caribbean Sea and decorated with local art.

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Jade Mountain Hotel £££££

  • Saint Lucia
  • Boutique

Jade Mountain Resort is a beautiful property that overlooks Anse Chastanet beach on St Lucia’s south-west coast. Akin to a scene from a Bond film, Jade Mountain was designed by architect Nick Troubetzkoy and showcases a seriously bold and unique design. It offers 24 infinity pool sanctuaries built with just three walls, the missing fourth wall framing epic views of the Piton Mountains, towering over the Caribbean Sea.

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We knew we wanted to visit Saint Lucia, but we were unprepared for the itinerary that John prepared. He went far beyond just a typical beach stay, arranging snorkelling, guided hiking, and even a visit to a historic plantation house.

Destination: Saint Lucia
Travel Expert: John

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