This aptly-named luxury villa is tucked in Gros Islet, close to the northern end of the island. Offering expansive views of the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by lush hues of green, Xhale Villa features 4 bedrooms and has a design that seamlessly blends the indoor spaces with the outdoor living area. Outside, there’s an infinity pool, a wraparound balcony, comfortable lounges, and a fire pit for cooler nights. When it’s time to call it a night, just step inside and enjoy all the villa has to offer – an open-concept kitchen/dining area, a spacious living room, and even an ocean view fitness room.
This annual celebration of the island’s music and dance takes place over a couple months every summer and features lots of competitions, parades, costumes, food, music and more. Dance in the streets through the night and into the next day!
Just north of Castries is Gros Islet, a sleepy fishing town famous for its Friday Night Street Parties. Every week, the streets here come alive as vendors set up their stalls and prepare food, and DJs fill the air with music.
Lauded as the “premier jazz festival of the Caribbean” and one of the world’s top 5, this 2-day island-wide celebration of music offers everything from acoustic jazz and traditional R&B, to new age jazz and eclectic fusion.
The capital city’s century-old food and handicraft market is open Mon-Sat, from 7am-1pm. Rows of vendors display fresh fruit, vegetables and homemade products from their farms. Pick-up some local coffee, whole spices, straw bags and more!
Consistently described as one of the natural wonders of St. Lucia, these gardens are a thing of beauty. From its breathtaking waterfall and hot mineral springs, to its abundance of flora and fauna, it offers a true nature experience.
Connected to the mainland by a causeway, this 44-acre islet holds the remnants of an 18th century British naval garrison, a small museum, a beach, and a trail that leads to a hilltop lookout with panoramic views.
A zip line ride that takes you soaring through the rainforest, it consists of 11 lines with the longest stretching nearly 800 feet, and the highest taking you up more than 100 feet into the tree canopy. Kids 3 and up can try the Kiddie Adventure.
Kids will have a blast at this unique open-water sports park. Open to ages 6 and up, the park features inflatable islands serving various functions: a trampoline, a swing, a slide, monkey bars, a climbing wall and more.
For kids who’ve never witnessed geothermal activity, the bubbling mud and steaming fumaroles from this semi-active volcano are eye-opening! You can also slather yourselves with the reputedly healing, dark volcanic mud and rinse off in a pool.
From March through August, head to the rugged Grande Anse beach and watch nesting leatherback and hawksbill turtles. Arrive in the early evening and watch as the 500lb. turtles come ashore to dig nests, lay their eggs and then lumber back to the sea.