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St Lucia is home to some of the most pristine beaches and most awe-inspiring landscapes in the Caribbean, including the famous Pitons World Heritage Sites. St Lucia villas reflect this dreamy atmosphere with their own mix of luxury amenities, lush landscaping, and inspiring views.
Tourism in St Lucia began in the late 19th century, but it really took off in the mid-20th century. By the end of the 20th century, St Lucia villas began emerging as the premier way to enjoy this beautiful island in style and privacy.
Today, St Lucia villas are some of the island’s most luxurious accommodations, with their own distinct architectural personalities and décor.
Renting a St Lucia luxury villa is easy with Rental Escapes. First, find your travel dates and party size. From there, your Rental Escapes villa specialist will present you with the best available St Lucia villas. After, your concierge customizes your trip, including transportation, chef service, boat charters, excursions, and more.
St Lucia villas can be found in the most beautiful parts of this stunning island. This includes Marigot Bay, Cap Estate, Soufriere, and Sea Breeze Hills.
While they often feature high-end amenities and rich materials, the focal points of St Lucia villas are their views.
Whether you’re staying by one of the iconic Pitons in Belle Vue, peering out over the pristine waters of Marigot Bay, or staying higher up on a hill to observe the lush rainforest, you’re never far from one of nature’s masterpieces.
Considered one of the most beautiful natural bays in the world, Marigot Bay is often featured on screen. Marigot Bay villas harness this natural beauty to create the ultimate beach villas. They include:
Susanna: A perfect combination of Caribbean and Italian design, Villa Susanna evokes a unique, serene atmosphere across its three cottages and shared outdoor living area. The layout makes it a perfect choice for multiple groups or large families travelling together. And the views over Marigot Bay ensure an unforgettable stay.
Trou Rolland: Located on the hills of Trou Rolland, a private beach enclave just beside Marigot Bay, Villa Trou Rolland offers a perfect mix of seclusion and convenience. Step through the courtyard and marvel at the tropical landscaping. Take in the expansive views. Relish in the privacy of having only a select few neighbours. This is paradise.
Ashiana Villa: A comfortable, family-style cottage, Ashiana Villa features lovely hilltop views of Marigot Bay. It also features an open concept, a large private pool, and an expansive deck where you’re sure to create some treasured memories.
Located on the southwestern coast of the island, Soufriere can be found right beside two of St Lucia’s most awesome sites - Little Piton and Sulphur Springs. Soufriere villas let you experience breathtaking views of these gorgeous vistas in complete serenity. They include:
Arc en Ciel: Facing the majestic Petit Piton, Arc en Ciel has some of the best views you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean. They’re complemented by an enchanting atmosphere thanks to its distinct Caribbean styling, as well as its large infinity pool characterized by a stone cave. This might just be St Lucia’s most luxurious villa.
Colibri Cottage: Nestled on Malgretoute Bay and commanding stunning views of Petit Pilon, Colibri Cottage features lovely colonial architecture, a large pool with incredible ocean views, and enough privacy to have hosted Prince Philip in the past. A perfect stay for up to 12 guests.
Located on the northernmost tip of St Lucia, Cap Estate is home to magnificent coastal views and is close to landmarks like Pigeon Island. Cap Estate villas make the most of this stunning location to offer some of the best stays on the island. They include:
Villa Akasha St Lucia: A contemporary marvel set high in the hills of Cap Estate, Villa Akasha looks out over landmarks like the Pitons, Rodney Bay, and Pigeon Island with style and grace. Inside, it features modern amenities, rich materials, and six suites with their own individual amenities. An ideal place to celebrate a special occasion.
Xhale: Sitting on the lee of the hillside in Cap Estate, Xhale is a 4-bedroom villa that’s full of features. They include a large infinity pool, a fire pit, a gym, yoga decks, and more. Everything, from the unique stonework in the bathrooms to the yoga deck overlooking the bluff, is of the highest quality. Relax and enjoy.
Smugglers Nest: A 2-bedroom villa that’s been featured in Architectural Digest thanks to its distinct tropical styling, Smugglers Nest is easily one of the most romantic villas in the Caribbean. Walk along the network of tropical gardens, take in the views of Martinique, dip into the onyx plaster-finish pool, or just gaze up at the stars at night. This is what honeymoons are made of.
Visitors to St Lucia must present a valid passport that is at least six months away from expiry. Some nationalities outside of the EU, US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand may also need to present a tourist visa.
The easiest way to reach St. Lucia is by air. The main international airport is Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) located in the south of the island. Here you’ll find flights arriving from across Europe, North America, and other parts of the world. It’s about a 1.5-hour drive to the north of the island.
There is an additional airport on the north end of the island, George F.L. Charles Airport, which serves regional flights within the Caribbean.
Your Rental Escapes concierge can assist with airport transfers, private drivers, rental cars, and more.
St Lucia is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the Caribbean, including the iconic Pitons, two giant volcanic plugs that are UNESCO heritage sites. It’s also home to Sulphur Springs, the world’s only drive-in volcano.
St Lucia also sees lush rainforests, golden beaches, and charming fishing villages. You can visit most of these sites in one trip thanks to the island's small size.
St Lucia also has great snorkelling and diving, with stunning coral reefs.
The locals are also friendly, and the island has a fascinating history and a fun, authentic culture that blends European and Caribbean influences.
High season in St Lucia corresponds to the dry season from December to April. This time of year sees plenty of sunshine and low rainfall. For many, this will be the best time to visit but be advised that it’s also the most popular.
Shoulder season is in May and November, and for others, this will be the best time to visit St Lucia. This time of year sees fewer crowds and better deals. There is a slightly higher chance of showers, though, but in general, the weather is still great.
Low season corresponds to the wet season from June-October. Though there is an elevated chance of rainfall, there is still plenty of sunshine at this time. This is also when you’ll find the best deals on St Lucia villas.
Hike the Pitons: The Pitons are UNESCO Heritage Sites and easily St Lucia’s most iconic sites. The hike up Gros Pitons in particular is doable for all skill levels, and it affords breathtaking views across the island.
Visit Sulphur Springs: Take a guided tour through the world’s only drive-through volcano and experience bubbling sulphuric springs. You can also take a mud bath, believed to have therapeutic properties.
Explore Pigeon Island National Landmark: Pigeon Island is a historic natural site known for its hiking trails, ruins, and stunning views. Take a day to explore it at your own pace.
Your concierge can also arrange spa treatments, boat charters, excursions, and any special requests you may have.
St Lucian food is a delightful mix of Caribbean, African, French, and Indian influences. There’s a big emphasis on fresh seafood, including snapper, mahi-mahi, tuna, lobster, crab and shrimp.
You can also expect lots of tropical fruit, including mango, papaya, pineapples, bananas, and guavas.
Popular dishes include green fig and saltfish, bouyon, accras, and conch served in a variety of ways.
St. Lucia is also home to a thriving food scene, including everything from international fine-dining establishments to casual beachside fare.
Your concierge can also arrange villa pre-stocking and private chef service on any villa rental.
St Lucia benefits from a tropical climate with lots of sunshine and relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year.
Dry season runs from December to April and is characterized by mild weather and low humidity. Average temperatures at this time are 75°F to 85°F (24°C to 29°C), and average rainfall is 1.5 to 3 inches (38 to 76 mm).
Shoulder season in May and November still sees great weather, though with a slightly higher chance of showers. Average temperatures are 75°F to 87°F (24°C to 31°C), and average rainfall is 3 to 6 inches (76 to 152 mm).
Wet season runs from June to November and sees a higher likelihood of showers, especially in the afternoon, as well as higher humidity. Average temperatures at this time are 75°F to 90°F (24°C to 32°C), and average rainfall is 6 to 10 inches (152 to 254 mm).
If you’re hoping to visit this beautiful part of the Caribbean, Rental Escapes can elevate your St Lucia villa rental into a true luxury experience.
Our portfolio includes the finest St Lucia villas, including villas in Marigot Bay, Cap Estate, Soufriere, and more.
Your Rental Escapes reservations expert can find the best villa for your group, and your concierge personalizes your trip to create the ultimate St Lucia villa experience.
Contact us today to reserve your next dream holiday!