Luxtripper Travel Editor
Sunbathing in sunny St. Lucia and exploring one of the world's greatest cities... what more could you want?
To kick your island adventure off with a bang, spend the first couple of days exploring all of the exciting things to do in St. Lucia. No holiday to St. Lucia would be complete without trekking through lush forests to discover dream-like waterfalls, visiting the world’s only ‘drive-in’ volcano and bathing in the warm volcanic mud waters, or trying your hand at creating your very own chocolate at Rabot Hotel by Hotel Chocolat. If these don’t quite strike your fancy, you could also visit gorgeous botanical gardens or take an invigorating hike up the world-famous UNESCO-listed Pitons. There is no need to wonder what to do in St. Lucia, because the answer is everything!
After a thrilling couple of days in St. Lucia, you’re going to need to relax and unwind, probably on the beach. While you could settle for just one, we recommend you travel around to experience as many of the sandy wonderlands on offer as possible. For a secluded honeymoon in St Lucia, a trip to Marigot Bay is a must, or if being surrounded by luxurious yachts and catamarans excites you, Rodney Bay is the heavenly beach destination for you. However, for the mother of all beaches, and a one-stop destination for all of your needs and desires, Pigeon Island is a must-visit location. Boasting historical military landmarks, a mouth-watering selection of authentic cuisine and two dazzling beaches, you’ll be spoilt for choice between eating, exploring and snoozing in the sand.
Fly from St. Lucia to New York
We know it’s the city that never sleeps, but after spending your days exploring the cultural jungle that is New York City, you’re going to need to unwind in supreme comfort. The Peninsula will allow you to do just that! Located on world-renowned Fifth Avenue, this luxury hotel is the diamond in New York’s crown, boasting stunning views of Central Park, lavish comfort in every room and a selection of exquisite restaurants and rooftop lounges. For the perfect city break, we recommend staying in a Deluxe Room, which will provide you with all the space and lavish comfort you’ll need after thrilling days of sightseeing and discovery.
Start spreading the news, you’ve arrived in New York, New York! You spent the last couple of days lounging on beaches, but now it’s time to get down to business and see all the top attractions New York has to offer. Kick off your city adventure with a trip to see majestic Lady Liberty herself, then head to Times Square and walk the few blocks to tick the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden and the Rockefeller Centre off your must-see list, all in one hit. End this epic day with dinner in China Town and a trip to a rooftop bar to watch the dramatic sunset over the awe-inspiring New York skyline.
You’ve seen all the top places to visit in New York, now it’s time to tackle the experiences. Take a scenic walk along the truly unique Brooklyn Bridge, get an unparalleled view of the city with a helicopter tour and order a hot dog or some fresh warm doughnuts from a street vendor. Take some time to absorb the solemn atmosphere of the 9/11 memorial and explore the museum to gain a remarkable insight into the tragic events that took place on the 11th September 2001. Spend your evening indulging in delicious cuisine in Hell’s Kitchen or Little Italy and being thrilled by the spectacular vocal talents and extravagance of the stars of a Broadway show. Each and every experience will leave you breathless, as only a holiday in New York can.
Spend your final day on this holiday of a lifetime perusing the iconic Fifth Avenue shops and relaxing with yoga and long invigorating walks through Central Park. Shop like there’s no tomorrow in Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Barney’s, or channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a trip to Tiffany’s. Whether you splash out in the exclusive designer boutiques or find unique trinkets in Soho, New York has a shopping experience for every palette. Then breathe in the New York air as you reflect on all the excitement and exhilaration of the last ten days, all while lying in the infamous scenery of Central Park and watching the clouds float by overhead.
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Price starting from £2499 pp. including flights and accommodation, full-board in St. Lucia, Bed & Breakfast in New York.