With its hidden gems like the renowned East Winds Inn, St. Lucia is fast becoming known as the number one romantic getaway destination for lovers. You don’t really need to be in love to enjoy the island, but you just might find yourself falling for it!
No one can really pinpoint why St Lucia is so romantic; it could be the warm tropical breezes cooled by the north-eastern trade winds, the colourful culture, the amazing flora and fauna, the majestic vistas or the charming local folk – but whatever it is, St. Lucia puts your heart at ease. And whether you’re staying in the capital, Castries, or hidden away in a secluded resort in Gros Islet like the East Winds Inn, you’ll feel the same warmth that makes it an island paradise.
Here are just a few things visitors love about the island.
It’s Not Just For Beach Lovers…
While people might think the Caribbean is just for beach lovers, this island– the most mountainous among the Windward isles– has a lot more to offer holidaymakers. After all, what other island has a drive-in volcano? And where else can you go on bird-watching hikes from right outside your cottage door? You don’t really need to be a beach bunny to enjoy the island.
Imagine being able to walk through acres of tropical gardens, listen to the music of St. Lucian birds and inhale the fresh fragrance of flowers. At the East Winds Inn this is an everyday occurrence, and something you can look forward to the minute you open your eyes in the morning.
But the Beaches Are Wonderful!
But what about those beaches, you say? Well, they certainly won’t disappoint. East Winds Inn, for instance, has the most perfect little beach; with golden sands and gently lapping waves it's as hidden away and as private as the rest of the resort.
Quiet, Luxurious Seclusion
Unlike the overbearing flashy luxuriousness of other holiday destinations, St. Lucia’s take on luxury is understated. Luxury accommodation is still perfectly appointed, yet in a subtler way. For those who crave peace, quiet and exclusivity– so difficult to obtain in your ordinary holiday destination– these most important elements of luxury are in abundance.
But Not Isolated
While technology is present here, it's not overbearing, and in tranquil island resorts you’ll find plenty of books to read, corners for writing and sketching and quiet spots for conversations, but also Wi-Fi and other business requirements should you need to interrupt your rest and relaxation with calls from the outside world.
A Taste of Romance
And what about the food and drinks? St. Lucia’s cuisine is a wonderful fusion of flavours and tastes. At the East Winds Inn, for instance, the four-course gourmet offerings are infinitely better than your average tour-destination fare, and they are complemented by world-class wines.
St. Lucia is the kind of place that’s perfect for lovers, but even if you’re not on a romantic getaway, you’ll certainly find yourself leaving your heart on this wonderful island.