Choosing where to celebrate one of the biggest moments in your lives can be difficult. But, when it comes to honeymoon destinations, St. Lucia is possibly the most romantic island in the Caribbean. The impressive Pitons, two mountainous volcanic plugs, rival the romantic landscapes of Tahiti and Hawaii, and dreamy views of the twin peaks are maximized from some of the sexiest hotel rooms ever.
It’s not just about where you and your partner stay, but it’s also about the food you eat, the culture you embrace and the experiences you indulge in. Whether you’re looking for the best ways to experience St. Lucia honeymoons or just looking for a romantic getaway, you can’t go wrong with this Caribbean island. Here are our top picks for restaurants offering the most delectable meals, for romantic island activities and for the best honeymoon resorts in St. Lucia.
Romantic St. Lucia Hotels – Jade Mountain
Hands down, the sexiest-hotel-room award goes to Jade Mountain. Built and owned by the architectural pioneer of the open-wall concept, each room (or sanctuary, as they are called) leads out to its own limestone stage where nothing separates you from the view overlooking Jalousie Bay and the Pitons, making it one of the best-looking locations for St. Lucia honeymoons.
It may be cliché, but this is truly a room you won’t want to leave on your St. Lucia honeymoon. Have your butler bring you breakfast, and eat in your four-poster bed. Lounge in your private, glass-tiled infinity pool where you can gaze into the distance for miles across the jungle canopy. Feel free to skinny-dip: The resort’s ingenious design means not another soul will spot either of you, making this one of the best honeymoon spots.
Romantic St. Lucia Hotels – Anse Chastanet
With the same architect-owner as Jade Mountain, the rooms at Anse Chastanet also capitalize on the open-wall concept. The 600-acre tropical estate not only offers incredible views of the Pitons but also has its own black-sand beach, which is connected to a pristine marine reserve, teeming with fish and colorful coral, making it one of the best St. Lucia honeymoon resorts.
Snorkel right off the pier, then fresh with a signature Bentley cocktail under your own tiki hut. End the day dining on local mahi and tuna at the Indian-Creole fusion Aspara restaurant.
Romantic St. Lucia Hotels – Rendezvous
Looking for an all-inclusive St. Lucia honeymoon? Consider Rendezvous, an all-inclusive boutique hotel that’s only a short walk from the center of Castries, St. Lucia’s capital city. With seven acres of gardens and a two-mile stretch of white-sand beach, the private oasis is only three minutes from George F.K. Charles Airport.
The newly refurbished beachfront cottages are perfect for honeymooners: The charming front porches with gingerbread trim face the beach, and two private loungers on the sand are reserved just for you and your special someone. Kayaking, windsurfing and even scuba diving is complimentary at this all-inclusive resort, making it one of the best St. Lucia honeymoon packages around.
At this resort, choose from three restaurants and two pools with swim-up bars, and, for something more romantic, you can book a private candlelit dinner right on the beach.
Romantic St. Lucia Activities – Hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail
For adventurous duos, the southern town of Soufriere offers loads of fun ways to experience the ancient volcanic caldera. Operated by a small organic farming community, the Tet Paul Nature Trail offers guided mountain hikes across hills of apricot and cashew trees to summits overlooking half the island, including those iconic Pitons.
Romantic St. Lucia Activities – Sulphur Springs
After you’ve worked up a sweat hiking, head to Sulphur Springs to soak in the steaming volcanic mud baths, and bathe in pools of warm mineral water. Cover each other from head to toe in volcanic grey mud, and sit by the stream to dry in the sunlight. Your skin will tickle, as the mud hardens and pulls out impurities, leaving your skin as soft and smooth as a baby’s.
Romantic St. Lucia Activities – Sunset Cruise
The Jazzy Champagne Sunset Cruise departs once a week from Anse Chastanet. The resort’s two-story catamaran sails along the dreamy coast at sunset, granting a perfect view of the Pitons during golden hour. Rum punch and champagne flow, and a live band provides tunes for dancing on the top deck.
Romantic Things to Do in St. Lucia – Pigeon Island National Landmark
In the city of Castries, learn about the island’s history at Pigeon Island National Landmark. Walk along historic pathways of the 44-acre landmark to Fort Rodney and Signal Peak for panoramic views of the northwest coastline. Then, head back into town for the Castries Craft Market to browse local artists’ sculptures, paintings and madras bags and dresses.
Bring home pouches of indigenous spices, bottles of Chairman’s Reserve Rum and bars of volcanic mud and sulphur soap.
Romantic St. Lucia Restaurants – Dasheene at Ladera
Perched on Paradise Ridge (so close to the Pitons that you feel like you could reach out and touch their pointy peaks), Ladera Resort is one of the most romantic spots on the island. Float high above Sugar Beach at its mountainside, open-walled Dasheene restaurant. Dine on traditional island roti with fresh, local dorado, homemade pretzel bread and cocoa mousse, all while overlooking waterfalls.
Romantic St. Lucia Restaurants – Orlando’s Restaurant
Tucked into a charming courtyard in Soufriere, Orlando’s Restaurant serves small plates with big gourmet flavors. Chef Orlando Sachell, once the head chef of Ladera’s Dasheene, curates a menu of Caribbean cuisine, using only local ingredients from organic farmers and fishermen.
Snag a table for two to sample salt fish fritters in curry batter, fruit gazpacho and yellowfin tuna with watermelon and plantain salsa. You may also spot (and pet) Orlando’s calico cat, Pretty.
Romantic St. Lucia Restaurants – Petit Peak Restaurant
For authentic, local dining, try Petit Peak Restaurant on Jalousie Bay. Specializing in simple St. Lucian cuisine, dishes include local ingredients like dasheen, plantains, green figs and roasted breadfruit. Order the Creole bird seeped in spicy sauce, and wash it all down with a Piton beer with an awe-inspiring sunset view of the magical Pitons in the background.