Top 9 Things to do in St. Lucia

January 2, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

When was the last time you went out for a casual drive and ended up inside a volcano? A surreal scenario comes to life at La Soufrière, one of the most popular attractions in St. Lucia. Pack your skin with the medicinal mud of Sulfur Springs for a DIY spa treatment. Continue your eruptive adventures with a guided hike of the two volcanic plugs known as the Pitons then ascend Morne Fortune to take in the sweeping views. For an intimate beach experience, hit the private black sands of Anse Mamin.
Restaurants in St. Lucia

1. LucianStyle Experiences

11 Reduit Beach Drive, Gros Islet RB2596, St. Lucia +1 758-724-4500
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5 based on 194 reviews

LucianStyle Experiences

LucianStyle Experiences in Rodney Bay is ready to serve ALL of your St. Lucia Tour and Activity needs! Let us help you experience St. Lucia to the fullest! Visitor services include Segway Tours, Soufriere Tours, helpful genuine advice, refreshments/bathroom facilities, free Wi-Fi, sightseeing tours, boat tours, waterfall tours, and much more. LucianStyle... Relentlessly pursuing your perfect St. Lucian experience!

Reviewed By bstrate - Saint Louis, Missouri

We booked a hike up Mt Pimard through Sandals Regency LaToc. We were not disappointed at all. Our tour guide, “Keyes” was extremely informative and explained the history of the mountain and took time to show us local vegetation along the way. The views were amazing and we even enjoyed a glass of rum punch at the end of the hike at a local bar on the beach at the foot of the mountain. This was a fairly strenuous hike at certain points. Wear good shoes and be ready to work your way up. We would totally do this again.

2. Tet Paul Nature Trail

Soufriere, St. Lucia +1 758-452-0231
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Tet Paul Nature Trail

Tet Paul Nature Trail is situated in the south-western town of Soufriere, St. Lucia. Soufriere is approximately 42 km from the island's capital, Castries, and about 1 hour by bus or taxi and 35 minutes by boat. The trail itself is about a 10 minute drive from the town centre by bus and about 40 minutes on feet.

Reviewed By JIM B - Orange, California

The perfect short hike. 1.5 hours total hike on a short trail with some amazing views.
You get views of both Pitons along with the near by Valleys. You park and go to the office and pay a small fee for the park and the guide. The guide will point out different
trees and plants.

3. Pitons

Soufriere, St. Lucia
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pitons

A spectacular landmark of St. Lucia visible for miles, Petit Piton and Gros Piton are twin volcanic spires majestically soaring out of the sea with waves crashing around their bases.

Reviewed By Nav1go - Virginia

I just couldn't go to this island without seeing these in person. They are more beautiful than I had imagined and to see them from both a boat and the beach between was perfect.

4. Anse Mamin

Soufriere, St. Lucia +1 800-223-1108
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4.5 based on 420 reviews

Anse Mamin

An old sugar plantation with a knot of bike trails along the estate.

Reviewed By JPSWashington_DC - Washington, DC

This is the most beautiful and romantic beach on the island with its dark sand and clear, clean Emerald water. We visited three times and it was always uncrowded. We recommend renting two comfortable lounge chairs, umbrella, towels, and water for $55 USD. We tried lunch one day and it was just average, so the next time we packed a picnic and Piton beers using our cooler. It was wonderful. The walk to Anse Mamin from Anse Chastanet is an easy, level walk. We had a 4-wheel drive vehicle and the road to the parking area was relatively easy.
I would highly recommend this beach over Sugar Beach.

5. Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island, St. Lucia +1 758-452-5005
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Islands official moniker.

Reviewed By Ronald L - Longmont, United States

Arrived at Pigeon Island National Landmark and entered through gate. If you want to spend your time on the beach you can pay for lounge chair and umbrella if you want them. Our admittance to the park was already paid. Two main attractions are the beach or Fort Rodney I started out by hiking up to the fort on a well-marked and wide, groomed trail. Stopped at the Signal Station, which was used during WWII before continuing to the top. To get into the fort, at the top, you do have to climb a steep set of wooden stairs. Once on the top you have a view of the pitons to the south and, on a clear day, Martinique to the north. Came down and went to Jambe de Bois Restaurant & Bar by the beach. Offer sandwiches and light snacks in addition to beverages. Sit on porch on
rustic wooden furniture or inside at more conventional tables and chairs. Prices are reasonable. There is a second restaurant on the north side of the park. Both offer free Wi-Fi. Showers and washrooms are available for those wishing to use the beach. The beach is sandy and in a protected cove, not subject to strong waves. We took the tour directly from our ship. You could get a cab or rent a vehicle. Takes less than a half hour from the cruise terminal.

6. St. Lucia Rain Forest

St. Lucia +1 758-458-5151
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4.5 based on 209 reviews

St. Lucia Rain Forest

Hike through this magnificently lush rainforest and walk among man-sized ferns and giant trees.

Reviewed By LYNDA T - Montreal, Canada

Took my 95 year old dad. Staff was fabulous . It is a bit of an incline so one of the men working there put dad in one of their wheelchairs and wheeled him up the ramp.
Really wasn't that scary with regard to height. Had a great girl with us pointing out the different plants and birds. At the end of the ride they take you on a hike through the rain forest. It is optional . My daughter did it and enjoyed it. Supposedly there are big snakes, scorpions, wild pigs if you are lucky to see them lol. After tour they have a very nice gift shop and you are given a free lemonade or water. Great for people who have problems walking.

7. Jalousie Beach

St. Lucia
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Jalousie Beach

This white-sanded beach sits right at the foot of the majestic Pitons.

Reviewed By Wordtech - Ottawa, Canada

Also known as Sugar Beach, it's located between Grand Piton and Petit Piton. The setting is stunning. However, the beach is dominated by a resort, complete with security guard to make sure that you don't sit on one of the plush beach chairs. The dominance of the resort gave the whole place an uncomfortable feel about it
At one end of the beach is the dock. To the left of it is a tiny chunk of beach almost completely covered with beach chairs. No one seemed to be collecting money for their use. Behind them is a washroom, which was free to use. A couple of beach sellers complete the picture.
To the right of the dock is a space where you are free to plunk down with your towel. To the right of it is the resort. You are free to walk along the shore.
Travelling alone, I took a water taxi from Soufriere harbour. It cost ECD 120, which is a lot of money for a 10 minute ride there and back. Getting in and out of the boat from the town dock was very challenging, only suitable for the most physically fit. While I enjoyed my time on the beach, it was not good value.
Suggestion: Take an organized tour, one that uses a normal boat, that includes a stop at the beach.
Alternative: Skip Jalousie/Sugar Beach and go to Hummingbird Beach just a short walk north from downtown Soufriere. You can a great view of Petit Piton. The guy who rents the beach chairs for just EDC 10 is very friendly. Great value!

8. Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia

Reduit Beach Avenue | Rodney Bay Village, Gros Islet, St. Lucia +1 758-457-8532
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4.5 based on 209 reviews

Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia

Located on the the Northwest coast of St. Lucia, on the popular Reduit Beach, Splash Island is the Caribbean's first open-water sports park. Opening in August 2015, Splash Island will be located in front of the multi-award-winning Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa located in Rodney Bay Village, Gros Islet, St. Lucia. A WIBIT SPORTS PARTNER Splash Island is an inflatable water park manufactured by Wibit Sports GmBH a German Water Sports company who has been producing commercial grade inflatable water sports products for over 18 years. Wibit products can be found in over 200 locations around the world, but Splash Island is the first in the Eastern Caribbean. FUN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT Kids, families and weekend warriors alike will delight in this Caribbean water park's many obstacle-course style features. Splash Island St. Lucia's features include a trampoline, climbing wall, monkey bars, a swing, a slide, hurdles, double rocker, flip, and water volleyball. See Gallery. The water park is in compliance with the strictest of European safety requirements (EN 15649) and testing related to materials and performance. The Water Park is staffed by a team of certified lifeguards. All users of the water park (who must be 6 years of age and older) will be required to wear life vests irrespective of their swimming abilities.

Reviewed By Howard T - Los Angeles, CA

When I have been to or seen other water parks - they are on land. The Splash Island Water Park is in front of the Bay Gardens Beach Resort and it's a ton of fun. First, you swim out to the water park and then you navigate from one floating part to the next. Staying on the floats isn't all that easy as the ocean moves with the waves. It's a blast and safe as there is almost always 3 life guards on duty.

9. Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

Soufriere, St. Lucia +1 758-716-8396
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4.5 based on 282 reviews

Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on the island.

Reviewed By Paris1221 - Virginia Beach, Virginia

I have missed feelings about this place. I gave it a very good only because I loved the snorkeling off shore and the beautiful black sand. However, I did not like the vibe this place gives off from tourist perspective. The staff were rude and guarding the resort like hawks (even when I wanted to patron the gift shop, etc I was constantly watched). They even charged for the side bathrooms that were clearly the public bathrooms down a path away from the resort. I just didn't get a warm and welcoming vibe like when I visited Viceroy Sugar Beach. The staff there at the bar and restaurant were just as friend to us as their resort guests. The resort visitors at Sugar Beach were also more relaxed and less pretentious.

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