At the first sight of the emerald mountains of Saint Lucia towering over the azure waters of the Caribbean, every Royal Holiday Cruises guest will be assured of an unforgettable vacation experience. With its rugged terrain, lush rainforests, perfect beaches, and compelling blend of French and Caribbean cultures, gorgeous Saint Lucia offers a genuine dream voyage to lucky Royal Holiday Cruises members who venture to this little corner of Caribbean paradise.
La Soufriere Volcano
The picturesque town of La Soufriere lies near Sulfur Springs, which is known for being the Caribbean’s only “drive-in” volcano. Here, guests of Royal Holiday Cruises will get a first-hand view of bubbling hot springs and pools of lava.
Pigeon Island Natural Historic Park
Connected to the main island of Saint Lucia by a causeway, Pigeon Island National Historic Park is a pretty spot for a day’s relaxation. With low grassy hills and broad white sand beaches, the Park is perfect for a laid-back picnic, easy hiking, and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.
The ideal scenic lookout, the hill Morne Fortune stands over the town of Castries, and holds a storied place in Saint Lucia’s past. From the hill’s summit, Royal Holiday Cruises visitors can take in a beautiful panoramic view of the town, the island, and the sea.
Derek Walcott Square
Named for Saint Lucian poet and Nobel Laureate, Derek Walcott, the Square lies in the heart of Castries. The site of a lovely park and home to an ancient 500-year-old tree, this is also where tourists with Royal Holiday Cruises can see the city’s grand Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Anse Chastanet Beach
Located near La Soufriere, Anse Chastanet’s broad expanses of gleaming white sands lie at the foot of high emerald mountains, making this one of the most beautiful beaches around. Avid snorkelers are especially drawn to the area’s pristine waters.
Marigot Bay and Beach
A little south of Castries harbor, the sapphire waters of beautiful Marigot Bay are embraced by green hills. The gorgeous beach and placid lagoon make this an idyllic spot for Royal Holiday Cruises ocean-lovers to relax in the sun and enjoy the view.
Jeremie Street and Central Market
Visitors to Castries looking for authentic snacks or souvenirs should head to Central Market or Jeremie Street, where countless local shops sell all manner of local delicacies and handiwork, including sun hats, pottery, and the famous madras linen unique to Saint Lucia.
The most complete assembly of shops and boutiques on the island, Pointe Seraphine caters to cruise ship passengers. Royal Holiday Cruises members who can’t find a particular souvenir elsewhere are sure to find it here.
Gros Piton and Petit Piton—the twin majestic peaks that tower nearly a half-mile over the turquoise seas of Saint Lucia—have become the most recognizable symbol for this island nation.
Cloaked in verdant rainforest, the peaks are visible from most points on the island.
With a beautiful view overlooking the harbor at Castries, historic St. Marks is a colonial-era family home offering Royal Holiday visitors a fascinating glimpse into the history of Saint Lucia, as well as a gorgeous vista of the island’s northern expanses.
Located in La Soufriere, Diamond Falls offers guests of Royal Holiday Cruises a lush tropical botanical garden and invigorating nature trails. This is also the site of the colorful Diamond Waterfall, the mineral-rich waters of which supply the elegant on-site mineral baths and spa.