Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in St Lucia
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Best months to visit
The dry season in St Lucia runs from mid-December to June, when the weather is usually at its best. Although temperatures are deliciously tropical all year round, the island experiences a wet season from July to November.
St Lucia’s volcanic origin and mineral rich soil produces a rich tapestry of vegetation with colours so vivid they must be seen to be believed. Woven through this botanical utopia are purifying mud pools, sulphur springs and medicinal plants, forming a natural wellness haven crafted by Mother Nature herself. During your luxury wellness retreat in the Caribbean, take on the spectacular Gros Piton hike on a private guided tour with Health Travel, breathing in the earthy rainforest smell on your way to panoramic views at the summit. Hike the Eastern Nature Trail along the Atlantic coastline, or get active in nature with ziplining, kayaking down the Roseau River, or Sea Trekking for a close encounter with the friendly marine life. With underwater activities including scuba, snorkelling and world-class kitesurfing, there are infinite ways to experience the magic of this remarkable Caribbean island from every angle.
Top places to visit in St Lucia for health & wellness
St Lucia’s capital city, Castries sits in the north of the island, effortlessly intertwining the influence of its French and British history with Caribbean soul. With white sand beaches never far away, and tempting, Creole cuisine at your fingertips, it’s the ideal location for a taste of St Lucian life. Castries is home to some of Health Travel’s favourite luxury retreats, including the fun-packed BodyHoliday St Lucia.
These two volcanic cones form an iconic part of St Lucia’s landscape, rising majestically from the sapphire blue sea at the south of the island. At 738 m, Gros Piton is the higher of the two, but they are each equally beautiful, bedecked in a tangle of jungle greenery and wildlife.
Set in a former sugar plantation nestled in the valley of the Pitons, Sugar Beach is ideally placed to enjoy the spectacular natural beauty on offer in Soufriere, from thick rainforest to botanical gardens. The Rainforest Spa completes this luxurious escape, allowing you to relax and renew surrounded by refreshing greenery.
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Hike the pitons with a private guide
These icons of the St Lucia skyline are a must-try during your visit. Navigate the climb with a Health Travel private guide, who’ll help you make the most of the journey at a comfortable pace. The challenging yet beautiful hike to the top through exotic plants and animals is well worth it for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the ocean and island.
Go in search of waterfalls and sulphur springs
The St Lucian rainforest is scattered with hidden gems waiting to be stumbled across on a hike or trek. Take a detoxifying mud bath at the bubbling sulphur springs then go hunting for waterfalls for a refreshing dip. Waterfalls, like the Toraille Waterfall, form secluded jungle pools, accompanied by the harmonious rush of falling water, perfect for an invigorating swim.
Explore the coastlines and reefs by boat
For a fresh perspective on St Lucia’s mesmerising coastline, head out into the water to experience it up close. Your boat and private guide will take you to the best spots along the coastline for biodiversity, where coral reefs attract a dazzling kaleidoscope of marine life, waiting to be explored beneath the turquoise waves.