Here at Lumira we take our holidays very, very seriously. While we love a little glitz and glamour, sometimes a real holiday means kicking back, digging your toes into the sand and not having a care in the world. Dubbed as the Caribbean’s rising star, St. Lucia can be regarded as the more humble, private and certainly, more sophisticated cousin to the OTT (over-the-top) Barbados. With mild tropical trade winds tickling the gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, gracing the tranquil confines of unspoiled rainforests and soothing the breathtaking views of the majestic Piton mountains, St. Lucia is the perfect getaway for every type of holiday goer, all year round.
We can rest happy receding into the comforts of a luxury resort or intimate villa after spending the day basking in the Caribbean sun on the quiet shores of Labrelotte Bay. We love the feel of the wind in our hair as we mountain bike through an old plantation neighbouring Anse Mamin Beach, and recharge at Orlando’s - a distinct Caribbean styled dining experience that takes a farm-to-table approach to a whole new level. As the day draws to a close, sailing into the champagne sunset and returning to shore for a candlelit dinner under a blanket of stars is an unforgettable way to wind down.
If the prospects of this heaven on Earth doesn’t move you enough to pack and go, we’ve nominated the top 8 essentials for your coastal getaway.