Explore the Waterfalls
Explore one of St. Lucia’s many waterfalls on your visit, specifically Diamond falls. Either stand under the cool cascading waterfall and enjoy the beautiful surroundings or enjoy the relaxing warmth of the nearby hot springs.
Best places to hike include the Union Nature Trail and the Barre de L’isle Rain Forest Trail, the latter includes a lovely, steep climb to the top of Morne la Combe.
Visit Splash Water Park
Located on the Northwest coast of St. Lucia, on the popular Reduit Beach, this is St. Lucia’s and the Caribbean’s first open water sports park. Delight in the many obstacle course style features of the park and enjoy activities including the trampoline, climbing wall, monkey bars, a swing, a slide, hurdles, double rocker, flip, and water volleyball.
Go Snorkelling And Scuba Diving
Like most Caribbean islands, St. Lucia is a fantastic place to explore the ocean with its clear waters and lovely sea creatures. One of the best places to snorkel and scuba dive is Anse Chastanet, where you will be able to see St. Lucia’s natural and artificial coral, as well as turtles, nurse sharks and seahorses. Other popular dive sites in St. Lucia include Anse Le Raye, Coral Gardens at the base of the Gros Piton, Fairy Land at the base of Anse Chastanet and Lesleen M Shipwreck. The diving experiences at these sites all present you with virtually an underwater carnival. Diving costs start from aroun $260 EC, while snorkelling is around $240 EC.
On your way up to the west coast, visit Pigeon Island, where for the price of just $19 EC you can explore a nature park and many historical sites. Also, you can tour the Pitons, two dormant volcanoes on the island. Combine sightseeing at the Pitons with a hike of The Gros Piton, a challenging yet rewarding 2 hours from the trailhead at 600 feet to the summit point at 2600 feet (a guide is necessary; a guided tour costs around $340 EC). There is also the option of touring the many plantations on the island, including the Marquis Estate. A tour of this estate includes a visit to an old sugar mill, a guided tour along the north coast of the island, a boat ride on the Marquis River, and lunch in the working plantation house.
Swim in the Sulphur Springs
These hot springs, located just south of Soufriere is one of the main attractions on the island. The springs are open from 9am to 5pm daily, and access to the baths is very reasonable at $13 EC.
Let your St. Lucia trip be a rejuvenating one. F.A.C.E. to Face Day Spa allows you to relax and be pampered. Visit them for one of their many treatments.
One of the older pastimes in the Caribbean. St. Lucia offers many opportunities to birdwatch. And the best places to do so in the island include The Bois D’Orange Swamp, the Rain Forest, and Boriel’s Pond where local species such as the St. Lucian Parrot, the White Breasted Thrasher, the St. Lucia Peewee, the St. Lucia Oriole, and the St. Lucia Wren can be spotted.
Tour The Towns
Castries is the capital of S. Lucia, but one of the main attractions of this town is the historical site of the La Toc Battery and its many other historic sites including the Morene Fortune (Hill of Good Luck). For weekly entertainment, Gros Islet is the place to be, especially on Friday nights where there is street music, vendors selling food and drinks and an excellent carnival-like atmosphere. Aside from the attraction of the nightlife, you can enjoy other activities in Gros Islet such as deep sea fishing, water-skiing, windsurfing, golf, tennis, and horseback riding.
Turtle & Whale Watching
St. Lucia is said to be one of the best places in the world to see whales, as over 20 different species can be seen off the coast. Some of these species include sperm whales, pilot whales and humpbacks.
Zip through the rainforest canopy in St. Lucia on twelve different zip lines and enjoy the adventure of the lifetime as you scream your lungs out. Estimated cost: $200 EC.
No visit to the island of St. Lucia would be complete without a visit to Soufriere. Enjoy, fantastic views and lush greenery every step of the way to the volcano followed by a pop to the steaming mud baths in the area. St. Lucia’s Soufriere volcano will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Its 20 hot mud pools offer visitors the ultimate natural spa treatment.
Yachting & Sailing
Explore the absolute beauty of the island through yachting and sailing. A sailing trip around the island is ideal for lounging, relaxing and revitalising. Or, you can bring some friends along and make it a party. For those doing island hopping, the island is home to two state-of-the-art marinas just a stone’s throw from shopping facilities, a variety of restaurants and nightlife, perfect for when you want to take a break and hop off and explore the island.