New York & St Lucia
Travel 01 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
Book by 31 May 2019
Saving £586 per person
- 3 nts Gallivant Times Square, New York City - in a standard room
- 7 nts Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, St Lucia - in a sunset ocean view junior suite with breakfast
- Flights to New York and onwards to St Lucia via Miami with American Airlines, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
in a standard room
With a central location at 48th and Broadway, The Gallivant Times Square is your ideal basecamp for Manhattan dining, nightlife, theatre, entertainment, and exploration. From the in-room maps, to the location signs in the lobby, every piece of The Gallivant is meant to inspire adventure and New York City discovery.
in a sunset ocean view junior suite with breakfast
Calabash Cove is located on the northwest coast of Saint Lucia, conveniently positioned midway between Castries and Rodney Bay.
All inclusive available in St Lucia from £1279pp
Flights to New York and onwards to St Lucia via Miami with American Airlines, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
in a standard room
Regarded as the most exciting city in the world, a trip to New York is the experience of a lifetime. A global centre of entertainment, fashion, media and finance where world-class museums and unforgettable icons like the Statue of Liberty beckon, New York pulses with an irrepressible energy. Equally rewarding are the colourful neighbourhoods, historic streets, trendy bars and astonishing array of eateries which all add to the urban buzz.
Where better to take in the grandeur of the Big Apple than from an observation deck, be it the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock or One World Trade Centre. The iconic Empire State building, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has breathtaking views from its open-air observatory, and is open until 2am every day; Top of the Rock, at the Rockefeller Centre, actually has three observation decks and all perfectly showcase the City's spectacular skyline; three levels of views are also found at the One World Observatory, at the top of One World Trade Centre, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Alternatively, book a helicopter tour for a real bird's eye view of New York.
If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, an American landmark which stretches over the East River connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. The walk takes about 40 minutes and delivers exhilarating views. If you want a close-up view of New York's most familiar landmark, the Statue of Liberty, you'll need to hop on one of the ferries that run from Battery in Lower Manhattan to Liberty Island. Visitors can view the museum and climb the stairs to a balcony located at the top of the statue's pedestal, but if you want access to the crown, you must reserve tickets in advance – usually about two months before you wish to visit. Continue your ferry journey to Ellis Island and visit the museum which tells the story of immigration from the colonial era to the present day.
The city's countless other attractions include Central Park, the world's most famous urban park, which contains world-class museums and hosts countless activities and concerts, especially in the summer; Radio City Music Hall, a 1932 art deco theatre offering musical extravaganzas and films as well as guided tours; and Carnegie Hall, New York's first great concert hall. Further cultural offerings can be found on the Upper East Side stretch of Fifth Avenue, known as the Museum Mile it takes in The Met, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and a handful of others. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is on the site of the former World Trade Centre and pays a moving tribute to those who lost their lives.
The bright lights and giant billboards of Times Square are another must-see. Big, bright and unforgettable, Times Square is a great place to people-watch, shop and eat. There's also a TKTS discount booth here, which offers up to 50% discount for tickets to many of the Broadway shows. No visit to New York is complete without experiencing a show on Broadway, be it a musical, long-running hit or fascinating drama.
Whatever your retail pleasure, you'll find it in New York. Where better to begin than Fifth Avenue, regarded as the city's premier shopping area, it's home to many flagship stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and Saks 5th Avenue. The 34th Street Shopping District has over 175 department stores, shops and boutiques including Macy's, while Soho Shopping District is where you'll find Bloomingdale's; the Greenwich Village Shopping District houses one-of-a-kind shops amongst the mainstream retail names; while South Street Seaport is an historic spot with shopping, dining and entertainment.
New York is also rightfully known for its restaurants and nightlife, whether that means sophisticated cocktail bars, dance clubs, taverns, a trendsetting restaurant, classic steakhouse, pizzeria or a bagel bakery, your choices are as limitless as your cravings.
in a sunset ocean view junior suite with breakfast
With beautiful palm-fringed beaches and a stunning blanket of emerald that cloaks the peaks and valleys of the island St Lucia is a culmination of scenic wonder. St Lucia is also a spectacular setting for adventure and abundant ocean experiences as well as a romantic retreat and holiday hotspot for families.
St Lucia has plenty of attractive beaches and the island's volcanic nature means that some are darker in colour than the classic Caribbean white sands. In the north west the vast horseshoe of Rodney Bay hosts a medley of things for tourists to sink their teeth into. Swim in the impressively large turquoise lagoon or browse the charming market stalls and high-end retailers in Rodney Bay Village. Other beaches in this corner of the island include Vigie and the golden sands of Reduit, which has lovely views across the bay to double humped Pigeon Island.
Further south you'll find Anse Couchon, where beachgoers can enjoy the shallow reef and its array of fascinating sea life, and Anse Chastanet where smooth, soft sand begs to be squished between your toes and warm inviting waters are perfect when you need to cool down. On the north east coast there's tranquil Grand Anse.
While secluded shores suit those seeking relaxation, thrill seekers in search of a high dosage of adrenaline, wont' be disappointed! Zip-wire over the tropical rainforest that tumbles over the valleys of the island; join a 4WD buggy or mountain bike tour; or perhaps hike up the majestic volcanic plugs of the twin Pitons, the real gems of this magical island. St Lucia's iconic landmarks sit majestically on the south west coast and are now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Gros Piton trail, which takes approximately 4-5 hours, enables visitors to climb to the top of the mountain.
Take a trip to the Sulphur Springs in Soufriere where you can drive right into the very heart of the volcano and afterwards, why not cleanse your spirits in the volcanic mud bath? Alternatively, marvel at a glorious collection of exotic flora and volcanic black rock cascaded in shimmering spring water at the Soufrière Estate and St Lucia Botanical Garden, which is bountiful in ornate and delicate beauty.
In the capital Castries there are a number of shopping experiences to be had. Duty free shopping malls provide the perfect opportunity to purchase perfumes, leather goods, jewellery and other souvenirs, or shop like a local at Castries Market where you can haggle with stall holders.
Whilst St. Lucia's celestial landscapes are arguably her most striking features, the island is by no means lacking rich and vibrant culture. With a cocktail of Carib, African, French and English ancestry, that influences day-today life, St. Lucia is the mother of distinctive local cuisine; a sumptuous and flavoursome blend of West Indian, Creole and French food.
Once the moon begins to peek out behind the stars, you swap the chorus of waves crashing on the shore for upbeat music and the chaotic buzz of people. For sophisticated drinks, stick to Rodney Bay Village, which is laced with classy cocktail bars, open-air wineries and modern, hip taprooms serving ice-white rum. But for those who like to venture on the wilder side of life, bask in glitz and glamour at the Treasure Bay Casino.
If you want to treat yourself to a stay on this sensational island, let Premier Holidays create the perfect St Lucia holiday for you…