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La Lucia is an upmarket seaside suburb of Durban, located near to the Umhlanga Coast. It is a quiet and peaceful suburb where people come to unwind and relax. The views are spectacular and the immaculate, pristine beaches are ideal for water activities in the warm Indian Ocean. La Lucia is also ideally situated near Durban’s major centres.
The warm waters of La Lucia beach are perfect for surfing, diving, or even snorkelling. You can relax and soak up the sun on the pristine sands of this tranquil beach.
La Lucia Mall is an upmarket shopping centre in the heart of La Lucia. There are over 130 top international and local retailers ranging from health and beauty stores to fashion and decor. You can take a stroll around this exclusive shopping centre.
Just outside of La Lucia you will find the luxury Oyster Box Spa. Treat yourself to a day of pampering at this one of a kind establishment. The spa is secluded in the hotel’s tropical gardens, and is a haven of tranquility. The Oyster Box Spa is dedicated to restoring beauty and balance and offers individual, personalised treatments.
Also near La Lucia, is the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom. This casino, inspired by traditional Zulu architecture, offers a wonderful selection of entertainment, including casino facilties, restaurants and bars, childrens entertainment and various shows. Krakatoa is a magnificent three tier show bar used for events and as a nightclub on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you love water activities then the Wave House is for you. Located at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga Ridge, Wave House is a great entertainment venue for the whole family; offering a mixture of boardsport activities. It is also equipped with a restaurant and fully stocked bars.
The quaint Italian restaurant of Al Firenze is one of Durban’s secret delights. Locals love to keep this place on the down low as it is unpretentious, with authentic Italian cuisine and offers delicious pizza, spinach tortellini in sage butter with zabaione, grilled prawns and fresh line fish.
The Tap House, Pint Size Pub, is both a pub and restaurant, serving a variety of drinks, including craft beer on tap. The Tap House has a small but delicious menu and is family friendly.
Inside the La Lucia shopping mall you will find the Europa Italian deli, the perfect spot to relax and grab a coffee. They are known for their tasty breakfasts and also have an array of light lunches on the menu. La Lucia shopping mall offers many other relaxed cafe style restaurants such as the ever popular Cafe Taste and De Hollandse Bakker Croissanterie.
Just outside of La Lucia, in Glenashley, you’ll find the elegant Blockman’s Grill and Bar, serving some of the finest meat, chicken and seafood dishes. Blockman’s has a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere and offers magnificent views.
Fabulous guesthouses, B&Bs and seaside cottages are what you’ll find in La Lucia, all set in this peaceful seaside village with everything in your reach.
Car rental: The best way to travel around St Lucia is by car. Car’s can be rented online or from King Shaka International Airport.
Air: La Lucia is situated approximately 21km from King Shaka International Airport.
Taxi/cab: Taxis are available in St Lucia but are best for short rides around the area as they can be quite pricey.
La Lucia is often misspelt as Lalucia,Lucia,Lalalucia,Laa Lucia, La Lushia and La Lushier.
The beaches of the suburb are home to many tropical fish and exotic coral reefs.
La Lucia was named after Lucia Michel, who founded a sugar cane farm under the same name.