Northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique lies St. Lucia, a volcanic island full of tropical splendor. With African, Indian, Caribbean, British, Spanish and French influences, the music, culture and cuisine is spectacular, while the lush landscape, sandy coast, azure waters, towering mountains and verdant rainforests invite you to play! St. Lucia might just be the perfect place for your destination wedding.
Here are a few facts about this stunning location, in case you’re still deciding on where to host your destination wedding:
Location: In the Eastern Caribbean Sea, north of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, south of Dominica. Approximately 270 miles from the coast of Venezuela.
Language Spoken: English
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Climate: Hot and tropical, St. Lucia has an average temperature of about 80 degrees F. The island enjoys gentle trade winds most of the year and has year-round temperatures between 70-90 degrees F.
Places of Note: Castries, the capital and largest city in St. Lucia, is a port-of-call for cruise ships and houses the seats of government. Landmarks here include the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Charlotte, and nearby beaches such as Malabar Beach, Vigie Beach, and La Toc Beach. The Pitons, two famous volcanic domes, Sulfur Springs Park, Diamond Falls, and the entire island of Pigeon Island National Park.
Resort Options: Luxury resorts, family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, private villas, an eco-lodge and more. You’ll be sure to find one just right for your romantic celebration.
Why it’s Great for Weddings: St. Lucia knows destination weddings. Securing a marriage license is a snap—you can pick one up the day you arrive, if you wish. The iconic, World Heritage-listed Pitons are a stunning backdrop for your nuptials, or choose any white, sandy beach—they’re all spectacular. Catering, cakes, flowers—the whole package, in fact—can be secured through many of the island’s resorts. Romance is St. Lucia’s specialty.
Ready to begin planning your dream wedding in St. Lucia? Remember, with help from Ever After’s Destination Wedding Experts, all of your guests’ travel details and group booking needs are taken care of, so you can focus on creating the perfect destination wedding, no matter where you choose to go! Contact an Expert today at RomanceTravel@everafter.com, call us toll-free at 888.734.4787 or visit our website at everafter.com/destination-weddings.
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