Imagine venturing off to a tropical island, bathed in wonderful sunshine, covered in lush vegetation and bordered with palm fringed beaches. St Lucia is one such paradise and is the perfect place to unwind and luxuriate in decadent surroundings. There are some excellent boutique hotels on the island, such as Cap Maison hotel, offering exceptional standards of accommodation, beachfront locations and wonderful grounds. The endless days give you plenty of opportunity to try out some local water sports, be pampered in one of the hotel spas or sip cocktails on the comfortable sunbeds. Some establishments, including the Cap Maison hotel, have excellent restaurants and pride themselves on the typically friendly and welcoming service that the Caribbean is renowned for.
Exploring the Island of St Lucia
This little island is a very exciting place to explore and everywhere you go you will be greeted with smiles and laughter from everyone you meet. The Cap Maison hotel staff will be more than happy to help organise private excursions around the island and advise on the best places to see. For such a small island the diversity of environment is incredible. Venture inland through exotic banana plantations, discover tiny local fishing villages full of friendly locals and take in some of the outstanding features of natural beauty such as the amazing volcanic plugs in Soufriere, known as the ‘pitons’. Have you ever driven into a volcano? On this island it is entirely possible and once inside you can see the spectacular active sulphur pools.
For any nature lovers, the botanical gardens are definitely worth a visit. Boasting a whole host of tropical vegetation and stunning floral colours, this fairytale garden is one of a kind. With such fertile volcanic soils it is little wonder that the plants, fruits and vegetables grown here thrive and are of supreme quality. Complemented by exquisite seafood dishes, the cuisine on the island is simply delicious. Coconuts are a common feature and are used a lot in the cooking, but also in the production of soap, margarine and oil. And how about tasting real cocoa before it is turned into the sweet confectionary we are so familiar with? Its heady bitterness has an allure like nothing else.
Most of the boutique hotels, such as Cap Maison hotel are just a stone’s throw from the crystal clear waters and the endless white sandy beaches that surround the island. The water is perfect for snorkelling and it is easy to spend a few hours completely absorbed in the colourful treasure-trove of fish and coral just below the surface. Maybe you would prefer to explore the coast by catamaran, or even private yacht? There is nothing like relaxing aboard a boat, enjoying a cool drink and revelling in the warm breeze that gently swirls off the shore.
After a day’s sightseeing return to the cool air-conditioned suite of your hotel, and make use of some of the complimentary facilities on offer, including gyms, Jacuzzis and beauticians. St Lucia is an ideal choice of Caribbean dream holiday with all of the expected tropical delights and exotic luxuries on offer in abundance.