St. Lucia Honeymoon Tips for a Romantic Island Getaway

Secluded luxury awaits on the isle of St. Lucia.
A majestic view of Saint Lucia's Piton peaks
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Holly Riddle - The Knot Contributor.
Holly Riddle
Holly Riddle - The Knot Contributor.
Holly Riddle
The Knot Contributor
  • Holly is a freelance contributor for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on travel, honeymooning and wedding planning.
  • Holly has been a travel, food and lifestyle freelancer for her entire career.
  • Holly also works for a range of publications and brands as a ghostwriter and marketing copywriter.
Updated Feb 12, 2024
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As one of the sexiest islands in the world, there's no wonder why a St. Lucia honeymoon would land at the top of lists for best honeymoon destinations. The diverse landscape features the island's iconic Piton Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and lush, thick rainforests that contribute to the sultry atmosphere. Couples who simply want to unwind will find that a honeymoon in St. Lucia is the perfect Caribbean escape.

While you can find some jaw-dropping beach resorts, they aren't the predominant players on Saint Lucia. Instead, the island offers luxurious boutique hotels and open-air resorts, most involving infinity pools, butler service and the natural beauty of the destination. The result is a calmer, more personalized and intimate experience. When you're ready to explore, St. Lucia also offers some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean.

When it comes to planning your St. Lucia honeymoon, let us be your guide. From the best months to visit the Caribbean to the top hotels and things to do, use our expert tips to plan your St. Lucia honeymoon itinerary.

St. Lucia Honeymoon Tips in this article:

Couple hiking in St. Lucia
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Best Time to Visit St. Lucia

St. Lucia's temperatures consistently stay around the upper 70s all year long, making for a mild climate. However, you may want to book your St. Lucia honeymoon for sometime between December and May if you want the best weather (and to avoid both the rainy season and hurricanes).

Hurricane season runs from June to November, with September the likeliest month for inclement weather. Traveling during hurricane season does come with its benefits, though, such as more affordable travel prices.

Best weather: December to May.
Festival highlights: Held annually in May, the St. Lucia Jazz Festival has become one of the most significant jazz festivals in the Caribbean, featuring local, regional and international jazz artists. St. Lucia's Carnival in July is a colorful and energetic celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage, marked by street parades, calypso music and costume-clad dancers.

St. Lucia Honeymoon Planning Tips

A St. Lucia honeymoon offers a romantic environment, stellar backdrop and range of outdoor activities, from snorkeling to scuba diving to hiking. There are plenty of luxury accommodations and honeymoon suits ready to welcome you, and the island is very safe. Many St. Lucia resorts will have a honeymoon package you can book, too, with sunset cruises, spa treatments and other honeymoon experiences you'll adore.

When planning a honeymoon in St. Lucia, book a flight during the dry season for optimal weather. Make sure to book accommodations early, so you can secure your home base. Balance relaxation with adventure by lounging in the sun and exploring the island's natural wonders, including the gorgeous Pitons.

Immerse yourselves in the local cuisine with a romantic dinner or cooking class and pre-book your tours and excursions to ensure you experience the best of St. Lucia. Decide on transportation, whether it's renting a car for flexibility or using taxis for convenience. Careful planning will ensure your St. Lucia honeymoon is everything you dreamed it would be.

While you delve into all of your Caribbean getaway bookings and tours, you'll want to make note of this basic information:

Entry requirements: US citizens must have a passport that is valid for the duration of your stay. No visa is required if you have an onward or return ticket, confirmation of accommodation and can produce evidence of your ability to maintain yourself.
Language: English is the official language of St. Lucia, but the island also has a rich Creole (Kwéyòl) heritage. You might hear French-based Creole spoken during cultural events and in rural areas.
Location: St. Lucia is an island nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, part of the Lesser Antilles.
Currency: The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the official currency of St. Lucia. US dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas, but it's useful to have local currency for smaller purchases. Credit cards are also commonly accepted in hotels, restaurants and by tour operators.
Flight time to St. Lucia: Direct flights from major US cities like Miami take roughly four hours to reach St. Lucia.
Getting around: Car, minibus, water taxi and by foot.

Pro tip: Invite a travel specialist to join your team of planners. You can browse honeymoon planners on The Knot Marketplace for St. Lucia honeymoon expertise, reviews, testimonials and more.

Best St. Lucia Hotels & Resorts for a Honeymoon

There are plenty of stunning hotels and resorts that would suit a romantic St. Lucia honeymoon, but Airbnbs in St. Lucia are a good option, too—especially if you're hoping for a little extra privacy. That being said, here are some of our top-picks.

Hotels in St. Lucia
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Jade Mountain Resort

The sexiest, luxury honeymoon resort in St. Lucia is Jade Mountain Resort, renowned for its location on the side of a mountain, open-air layout and unprecedented views of the Piton Mountains. The suites are truly luxurious, each featuring those to-die-for views and outfitted with those private plunge pools. The coolest part? Each room is its own hideaway, designed so that no other room or guest can spot you, resulting in ultimate privacy.

5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet offers a similar open-air suite concept as Jade Mountain. For couples seeking spectacular views without ever leaving the room, the luxury resort is also ideal for snorkeling or scuba diving. The beachfront property is located right on a marine reserve.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

The luxury continues at Sugar Beach, where each guest is treated to their own plunge pool, private garden and butler service. Since Sugar Beach isn't a family-centric resort, honeymooners can expect plenty of peace and quiet among fellow couples. On-site amenities include a rainforest spa and three restaurants.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Cap Maison

A bit smaller than some of the other resorts on St. Lucia, Cap Maison provides fewer than 50 guestrooms and villas that feature rooftop pools and full kitchens. Even if you book a "smaller" room, you'll still enjoy access to the property's many amenities, such as a wine cellar and spa.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Pro tip: If you're leaning toward an all-inclusive resort to stay in for your St. Lucia honeymoon, there are plenty more options.

Things to Do in St. Lucia for Couples

A St. Lucia honeymoon promises an unforgettable blend of romance, adventure and relaxation in one of the Caribbean's most picturesque settings. Couples can start their journey together by exploring the island's iconic Pitons, either by hiking up these majestic peaks for breathtaking views or by sailing around them for a stunning perspective from the water.

Relaxing on the island's pristine beaches offers perfect moments of tranquility and sun-soaked leisure. For a bit of adventure, you can explore the lush rainforests through guided tours, go zip-lining or visit the world's only drive-in volcano. Read on for more things to do on your honeymoon.

Yachts anchored at the Pigeon Island in St. Lucia
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Hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail

For a bit of hiking and excellent views of the island, the Tet Paul Nature Trail and its guided tour await couples who want to stay active during the honeymoon. You'll make your way around the volcanic caldera to summits with fantastic lookouts. As you wind through groves of tropical flora, including apricot and cashew trees, keep your eyes peeled for parrots and other resident wildlife.

Visit Pigeon Island National Park

For more views and hiking, visit Pigeon Island National Park.

Explore Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

If you're curious about local flora and fauna without breaking a sweat, stop by Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens. The gardens offer more than just waterfalls and flowers; you'll find mineral baths, a historic estate and restaurant.

See Castries and Rodney Bay

The St. Lucia capital of Castries is the place to go for a lively atmosphere and plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment. Local crafts and similar souvenirs are easy to find, as are restaurants serving local dishes. You can also visit nearby Rodney Bay in the Gros Islet quarter.

Go Scuba Diving

St. Lucia offers excellent diving sites, many of which are adjacent to the black-sand beaches of the island's premier hotels. You'll find many guided scuba lessons available, including experiences suitable for every level.

Dip in The Soufrière Volcano Sulphur Springs

Along with water sports, you might find a dip in a volcanic sulfur spring to your liking. An active volcano on the island emits smoke while visitors relax in sulfuric pools that rejuvenate the skin and double as spa treatments. Bring a bathing suit for this excursion. If you'd like to learn more about the volcano while you're there, book a tour.

What to Pack for a St. Lucia Honeymoon

A stunning view of Saint Lucia
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In addition to your normal beach vacation wear, we suggest adding formal clothing on your packing checklist. You'll want something a little dressier for dinners and celebratory cocktails.

If you plan to go hiking, you'll want boots and moisture-wicking clothing in your honeymoon luggage, too. Additionally, if you want to visit the sulphuric springs, pack a separate bathing suit you won't mind covering in mud. Sunscreen and other sun protection (hat, sunglasses and backup aloe) are also a must.

Brittany Barber contributed to this article.

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