Some of the luxurious all-inclusive and adults-only resorts in the Caribbean are nestled between St. Lucia’s twin Pitons mountains, offering accommodations that take full advantage of the dramatic location whether perched high above the sea or set beside the water’s edge. Whether you come during the island’s famous annual Jazz Festival in the spring or another time of year, you’ll find great dining and nightlife in St. Lucia, highlighted by the can’t-miss Friday night “jump up” street party in the town of Gros Islet.
Sister resorts Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet are the perfect couplet: Jade Mountain has three-walled hillside villas with unobstructed views and infinity pools, while Anse Chastanet boasts a pair of beaches, an organic farm that supplies the resort’s four restaurants and interactive chocolate-making classes. The seaside Cap Maison has a celebrated spa and can arrange private yacht tours or horseback rides on the nearby Cas en Bas, among St. Lucia’s finest beaches.
If you plan to spend a lot of time in your room—it’s a honeymoon, right?—the Hilltop Dream Suite at the Ladera Resort is one of the most beautiful in the entire Caribbean. Another of our favorite St. Lucia resorts, Sugar Beach, has a romance package that will keep you well-pampered for four nights in a luxury villa with red roses and champagne, spa treatments, candlelit dinners, breakfast in bed and a sunset cruise. Cap off your honeymoon with a guided hike to the top of Gros Piton, and don’t forget to bring along a little something to toast your love —and the accomplishment—when you reach the summit!