St. Lucia is certainly a place to enjoy a little rest and relaxation. Caribbean blue waters make you want to kick back with a cocktail and feel the sand between your toes. If you’re dreaming of a getaway there but you’re also craving some fun activities we have a wonderful list for you! From water sports, to volcanos, restaurants and more, here’s Must Do Activities to Revel in On Vacation in St. Lucia.
One of my favorite stops in St. Lucia was Sulphur Springs. This volcano has been dormant for over 200 years yet people still flock there for the fun of seeing the volcano’s timid activity. One of particular interest is its mud baths, which contains minerals that are very good for your body.
Partake in Water Adventures
There is plenty to do in, on or near the water in St. Lucia. Some things include:
- Taking a chartered boat ride or fishing tour – you can even simply book a tour for dolphin watching
- Snorkeling or Scuba dive – particularly in Superman’s Flight area
- Beach horseback rides
- Splash Island – an inflatable playground in the ocean!
Walk Around St. Lucia’s Various Towns
There’s a few good towns in St. Lucia that are interesting for tourists to explore. Castries has a market where I bought a condiment I’ve had trouble finding since: banana ketchup! Soufriere is also great for its history as the former capitol of the island and its French colonial architecture. Gros Islet and Rodney Bay are wonderful destinations to enjoy beautiful views and local restaurants with a variety of cuisine options.
Explore Pigeon Island
This is a beautiful little national park of about 40 acres with roots in the 16th century. Pigeon Island is near Gros Islet very north on the island’s west coast. A sandy causeway connected the island to mainland St. Lucia in the 1970’s so it’s actually very easily accessible whether by a walk or taxi. It has stunning views, two small restaurants for snacks and refreshments, a little museum and military ruins to visit.
Take a Cooking Class
Cooking classes are always a fun activity if you have any interest in the local cuisine and/or culinary adventures. For instance, Jade Mountain offers cooking classes for their guests. Ask your hotel if there are any at your resort or check out Cook Like a Lucian.
Dine at Another Hotel
A lot of hotels are open to the “public” if you make a reservation to dine at one of their restaurants. Ask your hotel concierge for their favorite neighboring resorts, or resorts worth a longer drive. Or simply research yourself! I recommend Anse Chastanet or The Landings.
Hike the Pitons
You can hike the famous pair of mountain peaks in St. Lucia. It takes a few hours (about two hours up and two hours down depending on your agility) so if you plan on hiking to the top make sure it’s the only activity you plan for the day. You can go through a tour company or on your own. But beware: it’s not for the faint of heart. Reviewers say it’s one tough hike even for incredibly fit people. Wear proper shoes, sunscreen, and clothing. Take plenty of water and energy snacks and good luck!
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