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Guide to St Lucia

The lush tropical jewel of the Windward Islands

Known by many as the jewel of the Windward Islands, St. Lucia is a pleasure to behold for every visiting superyacht traveller. The interior is diverse in landscapes, from verdant hills to volcanic sands whilst a scattering of elegant eateries and well-equipped harbours ensure a feeling of luxury.

St. Lucia’s famous Mount Gimie soars some 3,000 feet at its peak to form a dramatic welcome as you approach aboard your luxury charter yacht. An abundance of flora and fauna, including wild orchids and giant ferns, can be found among the forested slopes, filling the air with beautiful floral scents.

Through these forests are a number of curving trails and hiking paths where you can spot the wide variety of tropical birds and wildlife that inhabit the Caribbean island. One of the most popular of these and well-worth a visit during a day or two ashore is the Soufriére volcano and its trail that goes deep into the crater.

The twin peaks of the Pitons are another unmissable sight. With World Heritage status, the volcanic spires are located on the south west coast of the island and their surrounding waters are part of a marine park, teaming with fascinating marine life. 

As well as secluded beach hideaways, the island also offers an eclectic mix of cultures and exciting events to discover. A world-renowned Jazz festival takes place annually in May while the Gros Islet houses a street party every Friday.

The Windward Islands are one of the most popular areas in the Caribbean, if not the world, for sailing. The ideal conditions on the Northeast trade belt and stunning coastline views create the perfect setting for a sailing yacht charter and St. Lucia itself boasts many picturesque harbours. Rodney Bay is a go-to base for many yacht charters due to its leisurely nearby sails and chic boutiques and restaurants that occupy the harbour.

The island is also a fantastic place to start a charter itinerary in the region, the longest of which is the passage between St. Lucia and St. Vincent where a patchwork of tropical islands pepper the turquoise waters along the way. To get started take a look at the wide selection of luxury superyachts for charter in the Caribbean, then contact your charter broker to check availability and to plan your vacation.

Reasons to Visit

Pristine white beaches
Lush rainforests
Beautiful anchoring spot
Saint Lucia Jazz Festival
Unspoilt island
Tropical marine life

Good For

  • Snorkeling
  • Marine Life
  • Nature
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Casino
  • Shopping
  • Volcano
  • Anchorage
  • Mountains

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