The stunning Caribbean island of St Lucia is one of the world’s most exciting destinations. With a rich heritage influenced by the Amerindians, French, British and Creole and blessed with stunning natural attractions, St Lucia has a wide appeal for travelers. So whether looking for a classic beach holiday, tempted by thrilling water sports or keen to explore St Lucia’s magnificent landscape, the island known as the Emerald Isle is the place to be.
St Lucia is also the Caribbean’s most romantic destination – it’s a favorite for honeymooning couples drawn here by those lush landscapes and picture perfect palm-fringed beaches. But there’s so much more to St Lucia and that makes the island a delightful destination for visitors of all ages. And with a fabulous selection of St Lucia villa rentals to make a visit here a luxurious home from home, St Lucia is the No.1 choice for travelers.
Perfect Weather in the Ideal Location
St Lucia is part of the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and its volcanic origins can be seen everywhere on the island. As one of the most mountainous islands in the region, St Lucia has an extraordinary range of peaks, including the most recognizable mountains anywhere in the Caribbean – the twin peaks of the Pitons on the southeastern coast that tower menacingly over the surrounding landscape, their jagged edges reaching down to the sea cliffs and plunging into the shimmering blue waters of the Caribbean.
St Lucia has become known as the Emerald Isle because of the lushness of its landscape – tropical rain forests carpet its mountains and fertile valleys. And its rugged coastline is home to some astonishingly beautiful beaches of silver sands fringed by palm trees. Quiet coves and natural harbors are a sensational backdrop for all kinds of water sports and for simply lying back and soaking up the endless sunshine.
Oh yes, did we mention the sunshine? There’s lots of it. St Lucia has a privileged position close to the equator, giving it a hot and very humid climate, with temperatures regularly hitting 90F from June to August. The rain is a regular visitor, too, helping to give St Lucia its lush greenery and along with the northeast trade winds, helping visitors to keep their cool naturally. The great thing about choosing St Lucia villas as your holiday accommodation is that you have the ideal base from which to explore the island and a close spot to retreat to when the heat is on.
Naturally Beautiful, Naturally Intriguing
There is so much to see and do in St Lucia that one visit simply won’t be enough to satisfy discerning travelers who have picked St Lucia villa rentals for their stay. Those beaches and that startlingly clear blue water is perhaps the island’s greatest attraction – soaking up sun, sea and sand is sometimes all a vacationer needs. But there’s so much to be experienced and explored, on land and water.
Swimming is a given, of course, but how about diving beneath the waves to swim with the tropical marine life? Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities all year round. Perhaps you fancy landing the big one – deep-sea fishing charters around St Lucia will give you the chance to fish in some of the Caribbean’s deepest waters for Blue Marlin, Dorado, Barracuda and Wahoo among the many different types of big fish to be found here. Join a whale watching trip and see these mighty creatures at play.
Rock climbers are often drawn to St Lucia because of the challenge of the Pitons but even inexperienced climbers can conquer the 2,619ft Gros Piton in the adventure of a lifetime. Led by professional guides, you climb through Amerindian ruins and tropical rainforest to reach the summit and enjoy the most spectacular views anywhere in the Caribbean. Don’t forget your camera so you can relive that experience back at your St Lucia house rental.
For slightly less strenuous activities, go on a rainforest walk, a 5 hour island excursion, Tet Paul Trail, a delight for the senses as St Lucia’s natural flora and fauna surround you. There are eight trails established by the St Lucia National Trust and Department of Forestry – hire a guide to lead you and ensure you see the very best of this amazing natural wonder, whether on foot, on a bike or on horseback. Try a 4WD tour that will bump you across St Lucia’s legendarily rough roads in an all-terrain vehicle.
St Lucia has a wide selection of spas where visitors can enjoy pamper sessions that will restore mind, body and spirit. Spa sessions can even be booked at the same time as St Lucia condo rentals. And there’s no better place to experience a natural pampering session than in the bubbling sulfur springs of St Lucia’s unique natural wonder – the drive-in volcano at Soufriere. The crater is surrounded by pools and hot springs that belch out sulfur-laden steam. Wait till the sun goes down and the springs are just cool enough for a rejuvenating mud bath that will soothe and heal.
Music fans will want to plan a trip around the time of the St Lucia Jazz Festival, which takes place each May. The island’s culture and heritage can be explored in the capital Castries and in the picturesque fishing villages of the west coast. Booking St Lucia rentals early will give visitors a great base for their vacation.
Dine in Style St Lucia is renowned for its fresh food and top-class dining. Seafood, caught in the abundant waters that surround St Lucia, is magnificent while island specialties include Creole inspired dishes such as salted fish and fruits grown locally such as papaya, mango and passion fruit. For those lucky enough to have their own St Lucia vacation rentals, there’s the opportunity to buy fresh from the market and cook your own St Lucia-inspired meal – truly dining in paradise. Getting to St Lucia Most travelers arrive in St Lucia by plane. There are two airports – the largest is Hewanorra International Airport, located in the southeast of the island and the main arrival point for international visitors; George F. L. Charles Airport is located on the northwest coast near to the capital Castries. St Lucia is also a favorite port of call for cruise liners and there are regular ferries connecting the island to its neighbors. When booking St Lucia vacation house rentals, visitors can also organize their transfers from either airport or port – luxury vehicle rental is popular but for those who like to travel in style, helicopter charters can whisk you to your St Lucia holiday villa in a matter of minutes.
What we are doing here on this amazing island of ours isn't simply providing services, We are creating great experiences. The people we interact with on a daily basis are not only incredibly amazing to deal with but are a natural fit to our growing travel family. When I ask them how they learned about St. Lucia one of the things I hear most of the time is "It's been a place I've wanted to visit for years". Being a St. Lucian national I am humbled to learn how blessed I am on this island and we at Villa Escapes along with our other companies make it our duty to make dreams come to. Whether you got to learn about us through our amazing Saint Lucia excursion company Real St. Lucia Tours; Got our information from one of the many travel agents or tour operators we work with daily, our goal is to simply ensure your experience is nothing short of incredible. One of the things I've come to do every day is to read comments our clients who use our services send. Below is a review from one of our most recent travel family members who used our private airport transportation service in Saint Lucia.
A unique experience is something you are able to create with a passionate team. At the end of a St Lucia excursion what most of our excursion clients from all over the island have come to learn and share with other guests is a tour is only as good as the guide. I am quite fortunate to have a group of amazing passionate guides whom sole interest is create a unique touring experience for our travel family. We are even more fortunate to be able to attract great people, people who love adventure and want to learn as much about the island's activities, culture and history as possible. Below is one of the many thank you comments we receive from our adventure family. "Janus,
The tour and our tour guide, Gideon, was excellent. The inclusion of a visit to Tet Paul was a highlight, since he knew we were interested in some active walking. The local restaurant for lunch was great after all the "American" food on the ship.
I would recommend your tours to future visitors.
I have always wanted to rent a Saint Lucia Villa. It's really a bucket checklist thing. It just sounds cool. But in search of my first St. Lucia villa rental, I found that based on how many individuals you holiday with, it may make economic sense, too. Aren't St. Lucia villa rentals very expensive? Well, the entire cost thing depends on three factors:
- Its particular location on the island
And since there is a huge selection of villas and locations on on the island, you will find there's stunningly wide range of price ranges for St. Lucia villa rentals. Let's start using the obvious - a 6 bedroom,3 bathroom villa along with staff members on a private beach in St. Lucia will hit you up for a little more compared to a Self Cater Vacation Rental in Soufriere.. However the Caribbean island is a big place - amazingly big given the fact that a large number of holiday rental listing sites do not include the most of the St. Lucia Rental homes. You heard right, you can find a entire number of places in St. Lucia which have been largely ignored by the travel market and media for decades. Consequently, they don't get the same number of guests as the more well-known parts of the island. But they have undoubtedly captured the eye of high end home builders who found more affordable land, much more beautiful reefs and waters and untainted environments. So, the laws and regulations of supply and demand currently being what they are, St. Lucia villa rentals with escape villa trade at as much as a 20% discount.
In Soufriere, you can book a 4 bedroom, four bathroom, luxury home on the beach, looking directly over the Piton Mountains for as low as $2,000 per week .Besides this being significantly less than villa rentals on the more recognized areas on the island, it is much less than you would pay at a resort or hotel!
So, Saint Lucia villa rentals are no longer exclusively for the affluent and celebraties. There's lots of affordable self cater homes on the market, and a wide range of villas in it. If you've found yourself off the beaten path somewhat and check out some of the lesser-known parts like Soufriere, you will not only find deals, there is also a completely list of overall costs that put quality vacations in the range of people just like you and me.
One of the best parts of a St. Lucia holiday rental will be the opportunity to cook and dine inside or out whenever you want for nothing more than the buying price of groceries. In fact, a recent study cited access to full kitchen facilities was cited by over 80% of respondents as a motive they choose rentals above conventional resorts or hotels. It's not hard to see why. With usage of a "actual" kitchen, vacation home renters can save quite a lot of cash on food and eat what they want (usually healthier), whenever they want (sometimes not too healthy) as opposed to eating out each meal.While it is great to have your own personal gourmet kitchen and fresh new produce trucks coming to the doorstep, you are, after all, on holiday. So we strongly suggest that one evening, when you don't wish to go out to one of the fine restaurants and you wish to dine in, employ a personal chef for the evening.
For a small price in addition food cost and gratuity, our own cook will shop for the menu of your liking, come to the rental property, prepare and cook a local tropical isle cuisine dinner for up to 6 people, serve you take a seat or self serve buffet style and totally clear the kitchen prior to leaving. Your meals are truly amazing, as well as the experience is one you will remember fondly. Tip: It's an particularly great way to conclude your vacation around the night before you leave.
Saint Lucia holiday rentals possess a lot of benefits over classic hotels and resorts. One of the greatest of these is having access to a real, nice kitchen and clean local ingredients. Eating in (or on the patio looking over the Caribbean) is fun, healthy and cost effective. And when you would like to stay in but kick your feet up, there's even a choice to get a skilled come cook for you personally. It does not get better than that.
Hopefully we wish to see you soon in the kitchen of one of our Saint Lucia villas!
Why a Vacation Rental is the Ideal Choice in Soufriere. A Caribbean vacation is a dream trip and on St Lucia, the Caribbean’s Emerald Isle, that dream can come true. St Lucia is not only a stunningly beautiful destination with the perfect sun, sand and sea combination, but also boasts an extraordinary landscape that has the genuine wow factor. Now, having made up your mind to visit St. Lucia, all you have to do is decide where you’re going to stay. And that’s where St Lucia Vacation Islander Villas comes in. We’re the island vacation rental company who put the real into St Lucia. Choose our vacation rentals in St Lucia and you are guaranteed to find a luxurious base from which to explore our gorgeous island. You see, we know there’s no better way to enjoy a destination such as St Lucia than to immerse yourself in island life. Too many St Lucia hotels and resorts are so focused on exclusivity that staying there can feel too anonymous and too isolated from the real Saint Lucia. It’s why we say we’re the travel company that gives you the real St Lucia – and that’s why we are certain that when you decide on a vacation in Saint Lucia that the very best choice you can make for your accommodation will be our top-class vacation rentals in St. Lucia.
Stunning Soufriere has a Seductive Allure
There is a marvellous mystique about Soufriere, the colonial heart and soul of St Lucia. Situated on the southwest of the island, Soufriere has a strong French influence because it was here the French colonial government was once situated. But while its architecture is wonderfully evocative of bygone eras, the real beauty of Soufriere is all natural. The stark beauty of the Pitons, the twin volcanic plugs that overlook the town and the whole south coast of the island, has to be seen to be believed.
Then there’s the drive-in volcano – oh yes, did we forget to mention that? The world’s only drive-in volcano is a sensational natural wonder, its sulphur pools and springs spluttering and spitting fiery mud out 24 hours a day. Wait until the sun goes down and the mud pools are at a manageable 38C, then make like the locals and have a restorative mud bath.
Rainforests, beaches and mountains all come together perfectly to make Soufriere the ideal destination for St. Lucia vacations. And in the winding, quaint streets of the old town, you’ll be treated to a taste of the real St Lucia – wander through markets selling some of the island’s finest produce such as the St Lucia banana.
All of this is on your doorstep when you chosen from the luxurious options in vacation rentals in Soufriere to call your own for the duration of your stay. Choosing an Islander Villas property means you are most definitely in for the holiday of a lifetime.
Why a St. Lucia Vacation Rental Trumps a Hotel One of the great things about going on vacation is the chance to stay somewhere different. Most people still connect vacation time with a stay in a hotel but that’s a pretty old-fashioned view of what a vacation can now be. Hotels in St. Lucia definitely have a certain appeal – they often come with other facilities such as a spa, a choice of different restaurants and a pool. Some holidaymakers who choose a hotel ahead of St Lucia vacation rentals often suggest they only do so because theirs was just a short trip and so they don’t believe a villa would be suitable. Others imagine that if they stayed in their own place, they’d simply be swapping one setting of domestic drudgery for another, albeit in a much sunnier place – if you’ve got your own kitchen, you probably should cook, right? And then there’s keeping the place clean and tidy. Too much like hard work, isn’t it? In a hotel in St. Lucia, all you do is call room service and you’ve got everything you need in minutes. So there are definitely some good reasons to choose to stay in a hotel or resort.
Everything You Want in Your Own Vacation Rental
But what if we at Islander Villas told you there are even better reasons to check into your own villa? With our Saint Lucia rentals you’ll have all the facilities of a hotel or resort and much more. For a start, you have total privacy – no sharing space with strangers, no jostling for a spot by the pool, because your sun loungers are all your own.
As for concierge service, spa facilities and excellent dining where all you have to lift is your cutlery – well, it’s all on hand when you choose St Lucia vacation rentals with Islander Villas. We can arrange everything from a massage and facial to 5-star dining prepared by a top chef. Want your own hot tub so you can watch the sunset over the mountains from your vacation rental in Soufriere? All you have to do is ask.
At Islander Villas, we own all our properties so we can guarantee the quality of accommodation and facilities. You’ll get more living space, more privacy and an even better location, closer to the real St Lucia than you could ever be tucked away behind the walls of a hotel or resort.
At this point you’re probably thinking, “Well, that all sounds fabulous but how on earth can I afford that?” Well, here’s the even better news – booking St. Lucia rentals with us is often more affordable than a hotel or resort stay. Our vacation rentals can accommodate small and large parties, and the more folks in your party, the cheaper the rental price for everyone. What’s not to love about that?
Why Book Your Vacation Rental with Islander Villas At Islander Villas, we make it our business to give you the ultimate travel experience when you choose to take a vacation to St. Lucia. From the moment you make an enquiry, our dedicated staff will pull out all the stops to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime. All our staff are native St Lucians who are passionate about both their home and about your experience when you pick our St Lucia Villa rentals. Make this the vacation of your dreams from the start – and it all begins when you book with Islander Saint Lucia Villas. Learn about our amazing St. Lucia island Excursions Here. Learn more about Where the Caribbean island of St. Lucia is Located.
Known as the emerald isle or Helen of the west indies, beaches in Saint Lucia are gorgeous and form only part of the amazing attractions that gives St. Lucia its charm and natural beauty. Soak up in natures natural spa, the volcanic springs and while at an escape villa stroll through the Old Town of Soufriere with one of our Real St. Lucia Tour Guides or venture inland to explore the many waterfalls.
Below is a comment from one of our many Super Happy customers who booked our island expo tour off the cruise ship. I really love getting and reading emails like this:
Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting an amazing couple Mr. & Mrs. Khan, they used our private transportation service as many couples do (to & from the St. Lucia airport) to get to the Rendezvous resort. In short, they were absolutely incredible people and I can't wait to welcome them back to the island (and this time at one of our vacation home rentals). As you may of already known, all transfers to and from our vacation rentals in St. Lucia is included in your package - not only are you provided with a comfortable ride, your driver will also give you a short briefing on the island, you will also have complimentary refreshments after that long flight.
Here's what my new friend Mr. Khan had to say about his airport transfer experience with us….
"We booked our transfers with St Lucia Airport Shuttle after seeing the many positive reviews on the web site, and we were extremely happy with the service. The comfortable car was there on time for us both on arrival and departure, and we were given an informative tour as part of the 90 minute transfer to the northern tip of the island. On our return journey the company owner, Janus Gyan, was our driver as he likes to see how his customers feel about the service he provides. He is keen to ensure his company is successful, and if the service we experienced is anything to go by, he’s well on his way to his goal. I would strongly recommend using him and his company."
Raz KhanOwner, Cobalt Sky
You know how amazing it feels when you discover something totally out of your world, delicious food, hand picked ripe bananas..It’s not your business (but we’re showing you anyway) - Below is one of the many reviews we receive from our travel family on their island tour escapades through our adventure division.."Hi Janus, Rich and I were highly pleased with our tour provided by Sean (Shawn?).
He was a wonderful guide, and a very decent person. We really appreciated that you were able to make lunch reservations for us at Dasheene, which was the highlight of our trip because of the glorious view and because of the amazing hummingbirds that were all around us there. SUSAN"
Everyday is an exciting day for us. For the past couple of months, our creative team have been hard at work creating amazing features that we haven't seen offered by other Villa rental companies in St. Lucia. Features to make your vacation home rental experience, more exciting, more fun and memorable than ever before.
Now we finally get to show you some new ideas that we've been working on. These features are awesome and will be available when making reservation in all our vacation home rentals in St. Lucia. Below is just a taste...
Learn about our On-Call Chauefeur Service
Learn about our Request upon arrival service
Learn about our things you can do while in St. Lucia
Escape Villa St. Lucia Team