The mighty Pitons rise up from the water in St Lucia.

Personal Insight into St Lucia

I was honored to recently be on a Travel Advisor education trip to St Lucia. I stayed at and toured several resorts. They were each unique and so different from each other: views, location, rooms, design, restaurant options & quality, activities, and clientele at the resort. Our role as Travel Advisors is to match the right resort to what our clients are looking for to create their dream vacation. While these educational trips are amazing, they aren’t a “vacation” for us as we spend our time seeing, touching, and inspecting resorts and experiences for our clients.

So Many Options for Activities on Land and the Water

St Lucia is an amazing “peak & sea” island in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea.  It is part of the English Commonwealth and has strong French influences throughout the island.

It is perfect for vacationers who want a combination of activities and R&R. The mornings are ideal for hiking, biking, zip-lining, visiting the botanical garden and mud baths, or boating.  Then try some local fare for lunch before returning to your resort for that coveted beach and pool time.

Superman Falls at the St Lucia Botanical Garden

Resorts and Hotels

One of the gorgeous private infinity pools inside a room at Jade Mountain.

While in St Lucia I stayed at or visited: Sugar Beach a Viceroy Resort, Ladera Resort, Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resorts, Cap Maison, The Landings, and Têt Rouge.  They were so different from each other and would appeal to very different clientele. For example, Têt Rouge was so intimate with only three villas making up six accommodations; the food was so delicious.  Sugar Beach, Ladera, Jade Mountain, and Cap Maison are luxury resorts: Sugar Beach is spread along a beautiful stretch of beach and up the hillside, Ladera is “treehouse luxury”, Jade Mountain has stunning infinity pools in each room, and Cap Maison feels like an upscale village of haciendas. 

Treehouse luxury at Ladera Resort.
My private pool villa at Sugar Beach.

Getting Around

Like many Caribbean islands, the roads can be windy, narrow, and in need of repair.  Helicopter transfers to the resorts are real and recommended (I did get quite car sick while riding to some of the resorts).

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Positioned between the Pitons, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort has one of the nicest St Lucia beaches.

As I’ve experienced in so many of my travels, the people of St Lucia were kind, generous, and proud to boast of their island home.  From the peaks to the sea, St Lucia is beautiful and I’m so glad I got to visit.  If you’d like to talk about visiting St Lucia or any of the Caribbean islands, get in touch with me!  And if you don’t already follow us on social media, here are our links:  Facebook & Instagram.  We post lots of pictures and insights when we travel!