The Caribbean is commonly associated with luxury holidays and as such, is rarely chosen by budget travellers looking for a new holiday destination. However, as many Dialaflight customers now know, there are plenty of budget0-friendly hotspots in this beautiful part of the world. One example is St. Lucia; this serene island is filled with rugged mountains, dense forests and spectacular beaches, all of which makes for the perfect holiday in the Caribbean.
Moreover, you needn’t spend a small fortune during your stay; you can easily secure affordable accommodation and flights via Dial a Flight, and spend your time on the island indulging in wallet-friendly, fun activities like swimming, hiking, scuba diving and exploring. If you aren’t afraid of heights, we recommend a trip to the majestic cone shaped mountain that is Gros Piton, which forms the highest point on the entire island. The hike up to this mountain is a challenging one, but it’s well worth the effort, as the views of the surrounding island from the top are truly breathtaking.
For those of you who prefer the ocean to the mountains, you can always go on a one day sailing trip around St Lucia on a ship called the Unicorn. This is very inexpensive and provides you with the opportunity to explore many of the lesser known parts of St Lucia. Another great way to spend a few hours during your holiday is swimming in the hot sulphur pools located at the volcano, La Soufriere. This natural landmark has been described as the only ‘drive through’ volcanic structure in the world, and is quite a sight, featuring green, blue and red tinged rock formations, as well as twenty four vents and an enormous crater. Rest assured though, there has been no volcanic eruptions at La Soufriere for over four hundred thousand years and as such, is perfect safe to visit.
If you’re hoping to find an affordable way to combine your Caribbean trip with a music festival or carnival, make sure to visit St Lucia during the month of May, when the amazing, fun filled St Lucia Jazz Festival takes place. Many Dial a Flight customers time their visits to coincide with this thrilling musical event. This is a highly anticipated festival, by both residents and visitors alike. Throughout the entire month, the island is brimming over with tourists and famous jazz musicians.