It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has you covered for the holidays! Enjoy the magic of this holiday season with any of these hotel offerings, including a few Saint Lucian traditions to celebrate Christmas Day.
Taking place on Saint Lucia’s National Day – December 13th, is the annual Festival of Lights! It’s a celebration of the island’s namesake, Saint Lucy of Syracuse (the Saint of Light). This event marks the official opening of the holidays with fireworks, lights, music, rum, and exceptional cuisine.
Bring in Christmas morning with a bang! A popular Saint Lucian tradition dating back years is known as “Jouvert.” Partygoers mix with locals to enjoy barbecued street food, spiced rums, and the local sounds well into early Christmas morning.
For visitors looking to make the Christmas extra memorable this year, then we have a few special holiday offerings & hotel packages for you!
On Christmas morning, Santa will be arriving via a ‘secret vehicle.’ His path begins through the North Pointe Villas and down to the beach, where his elves will be distributing candy to all the nearby families.
Afterward, Santa and his elves will make their way to the lobby, where they will be giving out Christmas presents to kids/teens. There is a photo opportunity with Santa while children collect their gifts.
From Gingerbread decorating to singing Christmas carols karaoke-style, treasure hunts, and beach bonfires, Windjammer has a fun-filled Christmas experience waiting for you.
On December 24th, 2019, Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain will kick off holiday festivities with a champagne cocktail reception hosted by the owners, Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy. All guests staying at the resort will receive a unique handcrafted gift made by local artisans in the Soufriere region.
Santa makes his surprise appearance at both resorts on Christmas Eve following a performance by the Soufriere Choir. On December 25th, 2019, a gourmet Christmas menu with wine pairing will be served, along with a full vegan-themed menu option.
Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain are sponsors of Fond Saint Jacques Primary School Christmas party in Soufriere. The Hotels Santa hands out Christmas gifts to hundreds of children.
For Luxury, Romance & Adventure, book Ladera Resorts – December 2019 holidays package “Around the World” to enjoy the culinary delights of Executive Chef Nigel Mitchel as he infuses Saint Lucian spices with spices from different regions of the world each day.
Travel between December 24, 2019 – January 3, 2020, to enjoy all 11 Regions, stay 11 nights. The package includes Round-trip Private Car Airport Transfers, Luxury Accommodations, Full Breakfast, Turn-down delights, and four-course dinner with wine pairing from the Region of the day.
On December 24th & 25th, enjoy a five-course dinner with wine pairing, including live entertainment.
Experience the Holidays at the award-winning Bamboo Restaurant & Bar at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort in Soufriere. Celebrate Christmas Eve in a tropical rainforest featuring authentic Saint Lucian cuisine and a selection of exotic tropical cocktails by their mixologist!
For chocolate lovers looking for a unique experience, join the Fond Doux Plantation & Resort for an exciting chocolate journey. Taste your way through the incredible 135-acre cocoa estate and traditions.
On December 24th, 2019, enjoy a Pre-dinner cocktail & champagne party at East Winds Bamboo Lounge. The reception will be accompanied by a Saint Lucian Christmas Choir with a Gourmet Christmas Eve Dinner and an exclusive wine pairing.
To celebrate Christmas Day, Chef Tomislav will prepare a bountiful lunch buffet featuring the many traditions of the holidays at home. For guests waking up at East Winds on Christmas morning, a small gift awaits you.
Getting to Saint Lucia couldn’t be more convenient with direct service from Toronto and Montreal. Air Canada increased its total frequency to (4) weekly flights from Toronto to Saint Lucia, then commences daily service to the island on December 20th, 2019. WestJet operates on a twice a week frequency – Sunday and Thursday until April 26th, 2020. Sunwing flies nonstop on Saturdays from Toronto until May 9th, 2020, and beginning on December 14th, 2019, will also fly direct to Saint Lucia from Montreal until March 21st, 2020. For more information about Saint Lucia, visit www.stlucia.org