Destination Overview

A real-life island paradise that embraces its dreamlike atmosphere, St. Lucia is as otherworldly in person as it is in photos. World-class luxury resorts and prosperous towns are nestled among dormant volcanoes, black-sand beaches, thriving rainforests, and unique islets. The awe-inspiring scenery fuels a local culture known for its diverse culinary offerings and thrilling activities. For honeymooning couples that want to experience nature at its finest, there’s no place like St. Lucia.

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About Saint Lucia

Most Romantic Spot in St. Lucia

You’ll glimpse the breathtaking beauty of the Piton Mountains long before you reach them. Located on St. Lucia’s southwestern coast, the twin volcanic spires – Gros Piton and Petit Piton — are each about 2,500 feet high and have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their cultural significance. Beyond being a magnificent backdrop, the mountains are the basis for many romantic activities.

Hiking trails allow couples to ascend the incredible Gros Piton hand-in-hand while observing exotic animals and plants. There are also a number of tours that take visitors around the mountains, including private helicopter rides and snorkeling expeditions. But the most romantic of all adventures might be the sunset catamaran cruise. With a cocktail in one hand and your partner’s hand clasped in the other, a Piton Mountains sunset is a picturesque scene you’ll never forget!

Expert Tip: Sugar Beach, near the base of the mountains, is one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Some believe that it’s a private beach, as it shares its name with the ultra-luxury Viceroy Sugar Beach Resort, but all beaches on the island are public!

More Romantic Things to Do in St. Lucia

The Piton Mountains have a way of drawing couples back for repeat experiences, but St. Lucia has plenty more to offer for an unforgettable honeymoon.

  • No trip to St. Lucia is complete without an afternoon at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens. The six-acre gardens include the hidden Diamond Waterfall that’s tucked away among lush greenery and gentle streams.
  • Outside of the resort areas, Anse Mamin Beach is among the island’s most romantic beaches. The secluded beach is a quiet oasis for enjoying the unbelievable Caribbean sunset with a rum punch from the nearby beach bar.
  • Pigeon Island to the north is a complete trip in its own right! Relax on one of two immaculate beaches, tour the ruins of 18th-century Fort Rodney, go snorkeling off the coast, and finish off the day with a sunset dinner at one of the many local restaurants.
  • The island’s protected rainforests are best enjoyed from the Rainforest Aerial Tram. You’ll hold your sweetheart’s hand tight as you take in the rich scenery and sweeping vistas from your bird’s-eye view.

All Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts in St. Lucia

Renowned all inclusive resorts provide each honeymoon in St. Lucia with the epitome of luxury. The island’s beautiful coastline serves as the backdrop for over-the-water bungalows, private pool sanctuaries, beachfront butler suites, swim-up lagoon suites, oceanfront penthouses, luxury Jacuzzi suites, and much more. The palatial resorts blend the line between dreams and reality, creating an oasis for romantic pleasures that you’ll never want to leave.

In addition to the premium accommodations, there are a number of other benefits to staying at one of St. Lucia’s all inclusive resorts. Not only does an all inclusive experience take the stress of planning out of your honeymoon, but the packages are ideal for budget-conscious newlyweds. Convenience is another key benefit since handcrafted cocktails and delectable dishes are always at hand, as are expert staff members who are always standing by to help make your honeymoon unforgettable.

Here are some of our favorite honeymoon resorts in St. Lucia:

  • Over-the-Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows and Beachfront Grande Rondoval Butler Suites with Private Pool Sanctuaries await at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. This adults-only resort features expansive views of the Caribbean and Pigeon Island for an unrivaled romantic vibe. In addition to a dozen included restaurants, you and your partner can dine in unrivaled elegance during a private candlelit dinner on the beach with white-glove VIP treatment. You’ll also have full access to the Red Lane Spa for intimate couples massages, like the heavenly Night Blooming Jasmine Massage. Add in swim-up bars, nightly entertainment, scuba diving, and roundtrip airport transfers, and you have the makings of a perfect honeymoon.
  • Your St. Lucia Sandals honeymoon doesn’t end there thanks to two more stunning adults-only resorts! Sandals Regency La Toc is paradise for golf lovers with two 18-hole courses, and features Sunset Bluff Butler Villas and Suites with sensational island views, as well as Honeymoon Hideaway Butler Suites for couples seeking privacy in paradise. While Sandals Halcyon Beach boasts Beachfront Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Butler rooms that re-imagine what a pool can be. The resorts’ soft sandy beaches are always waiting to be enjoyed with private candlelit dinners, an unrivaled Tropical Paradise Couples Massage, and countless included watersports. And with Sandals’ “Stay at one, Play at three” program, you can enjoy the amenities at all three resorts for the price of one!
  • Royalton St. Lucia is another stellar resort for lovebirds looking to indulge. There is a sensuous St. Lucia honeymoon romance package, and luxury accommodations come in a variety of styles, including swim-out and oceanfront suites that fully embrace the tropical surroundings. The resort might be family-friendly, but an exclusive Hideaway section reserved for adults, as well as couples massages at The Royal Spa, make it a coveted honeymoon destination. There’s even an exclusive Chef’s Table culinary experience, where your personal chef will serve you and your loved one seven distinct courses for an opulent evening that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Activities and Attractions in St. Lucia

You’ll never be more than a few steps from entertainment in St. Lucia. Pristine nature, interactive tours, and nightlife hotspots await!

  • The Tet Paul Nature Trail is a scenic adventure that is terrifically varied during a 45-minute hike. You’ll be treated to local views of the Piton Mountains and faraway glimpses of St. Vincent and Martinique.
  • Spa lovers will not want to miss the chance to soak in the bubbling mud pools at Sulphur Springs. Visitors rave that their skin has never felt better—after rinsing the mud off!
  • Rodney Bay Village gets its name from the man made lagoon that surrounds it, but it’s best known for its boutique shops and rich culinary options. The village is the nightlife gathering spot for the northern island, so stay after the mesmerizing sunset for an enjoyable evening at the bars and clubs.
  • From the trails to the towns, a Segway Tour is the perfect whimsical transportation for experiencing all that the island has to offer.
  • The historic Immaculate Conception Church was built in 1897 and remains the largest church in the Caribbean. The stunning architecture and frescoes make it a must-see for all couples.
  • On Friday nights, Gros Islet becomes an energetic nightlife hub complete with live music, delectable French cuisine, and cocktails. It’s been a weekly staple for locals and visitors alike for more than 50 years!

St. Lucia Restaurants & Local Cuisine

St. Lucian cuisine is well known for infusing fresh seafood and locally-grown produce with centuries-old Caribbean traditions. The national dish is green figs and saltfish, so be sure to savor its unique flavors while you’re on the island.

Other favorites that foodies can’t afford to miss include smoked herring and breadfruit, crab callaloo, and the addictive bakes and accras. Pair any of these with a classic rum punch or Piton beer and you’ll fit right in with the locals!

As for ambiance, the island’s innumerable beachfront restaurants are enhanced by the gently lapping waves and a dazzling Caribbean sunset that is the perfect capstone to a romantic day in paradise.

Don’t miss these romantic dining favorites:

  • Jade Mountain Club offers the ideal setting for a romantic candlelit dinner with unrivaled views of the Piton Mountains and the Caribbean. The varied menu is dedicated to the range of flavors in the region, and an extensive wine menu is the cherry on top.
  • After a day strolling around Rodney Bay Village, a candlelit dinner at Jacques Waterfront Dining is the perfect capstone. Couples are treated to delicious seafood favorites that are served just feet from the gentle Caribbean waters.
  • Expect upscale service and phenomenal seafood and steaks at Big Chef Steakhouse. Live music every weekend enhances the cozy, romantic atmosphere at this fine dining favorite.

For a quick bite or casual dinner, try these other great spots:

  • Locals consider Martha’s Tables an island staple for tasty Caribbean lunches and a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.
  • The sweeping island views at Treetop Restaurant and Bar almost overshadow the food, but the Indian cuisine with Caribbean influences is second to none!
  • Whether you stop at The Naked Fisherman Bar and Grill for lunch or dinner, the burgers, jerk chicken, and caramelized shrimp are always delicious!

St. Lucian Culture & Considerations

International travelers can rest easy knowing that English is the official language in St. Lucia. Like other Caribbean nations, St. Lucians speak in a distinct Patois (Kwéyòl) that draws its influences from French and West African cultures. Enjoy the unique language experience by incorporating French words and phrases, like “bonjour,” “merci,” “pardon,” and “au revoir” into your everyday speech!

Travelers generally don’t need to worry about honeymooning on the island. As with any destination, it’s always best to be aware of your surroundings, arrange transportation at night, and lock your valuables at your hotel during the day. The island’s economy is based on tourism, and there are plenty of enthusiastic locals selling all types of goods and tour services, so just be mindful of interactions.

While tipping is optional and can be reserved for exceptional service, locals and tourists alike usually tip at restaurants, bars, and hotels in St. Lucia, as well as for taxis and shuttles. Some restaurants automatically add 10% to the final bill, so definitely check before tipping, but consider leaving a few extra dollars either way. The national average is somewhere in the range of 8%-15%, so anything at the higher end could very well lead to better service and special perks, especially for resort staff!

The perfect destination for a honeymoon or a lifetime, St. Lucia is one of the world’s most enchanting places for romance. One-of-a-kind adventure experiences and culinary options are perfectly matched with an idyllic setting that invigorates the senses. Simply put, you’ll treasure your St. Lucia honeymoon for decades to come.

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Traveling to St. Lucia

Weather in St. Lucia
The average temperature in St. Lucia falls in the range of 84-87 degrees, so expect temperatures warm enough for swimming year-round. Temperatures rarely fall below the mid-70s in the winter, making December through April the most popular time for tourism. This means that the best travel deals can be found from June to December; just keep in mind that these months coincide with the island’s rainy season. Outside of major storms, rain showers tend to be quite short, allowing for romantic fun any time.

COVID-19 Considerations
Similar to other Caribbean nations, St. Lucia requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test, as well as a completed Travel Registration before arriving in the country. As regulations are being amended on a weekly basis, definitely check online or with your travel advisor with plenty of time before your departure.

Flights to St. Lucia
The country has two airports, though Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia is the larger of the two and the sole option for international travelers. Flying to the island is a breeze thanks to popular airlines like American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United, and Air Canada all booking regular flights. Non-stop flights are available from New York, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Toronto.

Ground Transfers
Honeymooners have plenty of options for getting around the island, with a network of minibusses and taxis servicing all the major areas. Many resorts include roundtrip airport transfers and daily shuttles in their packages for effortless mobility.

Renting a private car is quick and easy at the airport, and staff will be able to set you up with a temporary driving license on the spot. St. Lucia is one of the most varied islands terrain-wise, so be prepared for steep, narrow roads at times. Make sure you’re ready for the rules of the road, as many international travelers can be tripped up by the left-side driving!