Your Perfect Caribbean Island

Our handy, everything-you-ever-needed-to-know-guide to finding your personal Caribbean paradise.

St. Lucia

Island Style: An oasis of jade peaks, called the Pitons, and aquamarine bays, the lush and tropical setting here is breathtaking. 

Why Visit: Enjoy the combo of Creole culture (in both spicy cuisine and colonial architecture), eco-adventure throughout waterfall-laced rainforests and simply relaxing on the beach (

Recommended Resort: Set in a scenic setting at the base of the magnificent emerald Pitons, the Jalousie Plantation offers tranquil white-on-white, plantation-style rooms and villas with four-poster beds (room rates start at $375 a night;

hotel bed
Photo Credit: Jacob Termansen for the Jalousie Plantation

Top Table: Local ingredients, inventive preparations, fabulous Piton views and live music make Dasheene Restaurant at Ladera Resort a must for Sunday Brunch. 

Don't Miss: Thrill seekers score big with actvities like ziplining, mountain biking and climbing Gros Piton. After, soak in the island’s hot mineral springs. 

zip line mountain
Photo Credit: Jacob Termansen for Sugar Beach

Most Romantic: For the best vistas of St. Lucia, go sightseeing along the coast—either on horseback or on a romantic sunset sail.