Things to do in St. Lucia: St Lucia Travel Guide

Floating like an emerald tear-drop between the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea is the island nation of St. Lucia. At 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, it’s one of the largest of the Windward Islands. Named in honour of St Lucy of Syracuse by early French colonists, this is the only country on the planet named after a woman. But then again, it’ll all make perfect sense once you feel the warm embrace of St Lucia’s beaches, forests, and mountains. St. Lucia has long been a shelter, with bays providing safe harbours for ages.

Top 10 things to do in St. Lucia

Water Activities at the water lover’s paradise. There are many beaches in St Lucia, but the waters at Rodney Bay at Reduit Beach and Pigeon Island are some of the best. At Pigeon Island, you can go snorkelling directly offshore. Activities from stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking, sunset sailing, and many others provide a stunning landscape view.

2. Mud baths at Sulphur Springs. Sulphur springs are the site of a volcano that last erupted over 200 years ago. Mud baths are formed when the spring water mixes with a high concentration of iron and sulfur. It is known to have amazing healing properties. Apparently, it also makes you 12 years younger.

Hike the Pitons. The island’s most iconic landmark is the Pitons. It is the most popular St Lucia image on the google image search. The Pitons are two mountainous volcanic spires emerging out of the ocean. Tet Paul Nature Trail offers impressive views of the Pitons. The nature trail hike is great for families and not much difficult.

Experience the Diamond Falls. “Romancing the Stone” was shot at these falls. The Diamond Falls Botanical Garden is a six-acre multi-award-winning tourism site. It is an attractive, alluring, and peaceful retreat from the outside world. Take a guided tour of this picturesque estate to learn about the local flora and fauna.

Hike to the top of Pigeon Island. Sturdy hiking shoes and some water is all that is needed to witness the splendid view from the top. There are two high viewpoints on Pigeon Island: Signal Peak and Fort Rodney. Rodney bay is the top tourist hub in North St. Lucia. It is famous for restaurants, bars, hotels, and water sports. From this viewpoint, you see the Caribbean on one side and the Atlantic on the other. Explore the beautiful ruins scattered throughout the 44 acres of this island.

Take a Chocolate Tour. St Lucia has become one of the most famous places for chocolate tourism. Chocolate is a big part of St Lucia’s legacy. You can take chocolate-making classes, go to chocolate tastings or even stay at a luxury chocolate-themed hotel. So if you love beads, sunshine, and chocolates, there’s no better place than St. Lucia.

Explore the Rainforest. Rainforests cover about a quarter of the island. St. Lucia is a true outdoor lover’s paradise. A great way to see paradise is to fly through the trees on a zipline. Aerial cable tram also adds to the rainforest adventures. Or you can simply walk the nature trails.

St Lucia Petroglyphs. Petroglyphs dating back to the original settlers of this island can be found. It’s a short 10-minute walk right off the resort.

Luxury Villas of Calabash Cove and Stonefield Villas. Stonefield was built upon the grounds of an old cocoa plantation. One of the best things about visiting St Lucia is its abundance of couples’ retreats. Calabash Cove on the north side, near all the water sports and nightlife, is one of the primary luxury villas. Stonefield Villas on the south side is another. When planning your trip, book your own private villa with your private plunge pool!

Take in the View. St. Lucia has some incredible scenery. Starting from the rich green rainforests to the white sandy beaches, this place has so much to offer. The island is also known for open-room resorts that give you some of the best views of the island. Ladera is one of those resorts. Ladera sits on the volcanic ridge line, a thousand feet above the sea. It is located just outside the port town of Soufrière. It is the only resort to be located on the UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a favourite among honeymoon locations.

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