Accommodation at Mystique Royal St Lucia
Every suite includes either 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, balconies or patio, a minibar, an in-room safe, hair-dryer and cable television. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults/ 2 children
These stunning suites offer guests a view of the lush and tropical garden that surrounds them.
These bright and spacious suites give guests the luxury of waking up with a panoramic view of the ocean in front of them.
These beachfront suites offer guests spectacular views of the beach and the shimmering Caribbean. A private sundeck and spacious living room gives guests everything they need to relax in paradise.
With a stunning view of the ocean, guests won’t need to look far to catch a glimpse of the water. With a large terrace, guests will be entertained in the privacy of their own room.
For the ultimate escape. This room allows guests to indulge in the finest accommodations with a private hot tub overlooking the beach. There’s a private terrace with panoramic views of the ocean.
Things to do in St Lucia
Saint Lucia, a natural paradise, can be explored by horseback riding, water skiing, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, sunfish sailing, and walking along the beach. Tours can be booked prior to arriving with Abbot Travel or upon arrival by hotel staff.
Horseback Ride N’ Swim in St Lucia
Enjoy a gentle horseback ride as you explore the north of Saint Lucia on your way to Cas En Bas Beach on the Atlantic coast. Once there, you'll have the opportunity to ride with your horse into the warm Atlantic waters
Afterwards, relax on the beach with refreshments that you can buy from a nearby bar, before riding back to the stables.
Rainforests & Waterfalls
Diamond Waterfall and Botanical Garden
Deep in the botanical gardens east of Soufriere, underground water mixes with the mineral deposits. The subsequent sulphur springs seep through the ground to form streams. The streams come together to form the Diamond Waterfall.
Botanical Garden are part of the Soufrière Estate presented by King Louis XIV in 1713 to the Devaux family. The descendents of the family keep the estate today. They believe the mineral bath resulting from the sulphur springs has healing powers! Try it! There’s a lovely nature trail, an old mill, and a waterwheel.
With towering peaks, lush unspoiled rainforest, and tumbling waterfalls, St Lucia is a delight waiting for nature enthusiasts to discover it!
St. Lucia is among the most mountainous islands in the Caribbean. The mountains and the Caribbean wet seasons combine to display their glory in the many waterfalls and forests.
Among the most striking waterfalls in St. Lucia are; Sault Falls, Enbas Saut Falls, Piton Waterfalls, La Tille Waterfall, Saltibus Falls, and Toraille Waterfalls. And, who knows, you may discover a waterfall on your travels!
St Lucia Rainforest Trails
The St Lucia Forestry Department oversees 18,000 acres of protected rain forest. You must hike with an official forestry guide. Your hotel resort can arrange the tours. St Lucia is home to 180 species of birds and you will find many on the hiking trails, including hummingbirds, flycatchers and peewees. But you need to be lucky to see the rare St Lucia Parrot. The locals call this bird the Jacquot. The best chance may be the Descartiers Trail. But if you are a keen birdwatcher, the good trails are the Millet Trail, and La Sorciere Eco Park.
The Piton Forest Trails
The Gros Piton and Petit Piton are challenging hiking trails. It is best to travel with an official guide. The round trip is 4 to 5 hours on either peak. Petit Piton is more demanding with its steep inclines in various places, where you may need to hold on to ropes or trees for help. The Gros Piton trail has steps most of the way. If you are not used to regular walking, you may need the massage parlour on the following day. This is a “must do” when hiking in St Lucia. Check the Tourguide Association
Here are 6 trails for forest hikes: Descartiers Rainforest, Edmund Forest Reserve, Enbas Saut, Union Nature Trail, Forestierre Trail, Barre De L’isle Trail
Best time to visit St Lucia
The best weather in St Lucia is from mid-December to April. Hotel rates are cheaper in the summer and autumn when it's humid and wetter. St Lucia gets more rain than other less mountainous Caribbean islands, such as Barbados or Antigua. Which is why great waterfalls exist in St Lucia!
Bear in mind that the hurricane season runs from June to November, with September and October statistically the likeliest months for major storms.
Although hurricanes do reach St Lucia, its southerly location means it tends to escape the very worst of the stormy weather, as it did in 2017 when Hurricane Irma wreaked devastation further north.
Check out the various annual festivals. For example, May is a good month to visit if Jazz is your passion, when St Lucia’s major annual jazz festival happens.
St Lucia has a tropical climate so temperatures are high year-round. The coolest month is in January and the hottest month is in August. It rains in the months of May to December. December is the wettest while April is the driest month. But any time of the year works for holidays in St Lucia as temperatures average around 25C. St Lucia has warm seas year-round.
St Lucia in Summary
St Lucia has something special for every visitor!
Regular visitors to the West Indies will tell you that St Lucia is “the most beautiful of Caribbean Islands”. This tropical paradise with its abundant wildlife, and plantation landscapes, are awesome, and the beaches, stunning!.
Whether you have a love for music, rum, sailing or golf, St Lucia will satisfy your appetite. This island works for sun lovers and those who love active pursuits. There are rainforest adventures, water sports, hiking, snorkelling and diving, and so much more.
Rodney Bay (Fodor’s Review)
15 reasons why St Lucia is the perfect Caribbean island
St Lucia Tourist Authority
St Lucia Jazz Festival (wiki)