6 Things to do in Saint Lucia
Discover the top Saint Lucia activities
Offering the Caribbean’s only drive-through volcano, restorative mineral mud baths, reef-rich waters perfect for snorkelling, quaint fishing villages, all-inclusive resorts and world-class culinary delights, Saint Lucia provides unforgettable getaways for all travellers. Here’s what to see and do in Saint Lucia.
1. Water Play & Wildlife
For sun-kissed waterskiing, bumping banana boat rides, or a refreshing cocktail at dusk, it’s hard to beat the golden, family-friendly sands of Reduit Beach.
For the snorkeller set, it’s the unspoiled offshore reef of jungle-adjacent Anse Cochon Beach or the cliff-backed edges of Smugglers Cove to peep technicolour rainbows of marine life.
Seasoned divers will find their sanctuary in the volcanic outcroppings and famous Key Hole Pinnacles submerged off Soufrière Bay—do keep an eye out for brightly speckled peacock flounders and parrot fish.
Those seeking a truly rare shoreline event can camp overnight on Grande Anse (one of the best beaches in Saint Lucia!) during nesting season, from March to August, to spy protected leatherback sea turtles laying their eggs in the sand.
2. SUPERNATURAL NATURE ESCAPES
Towering almost 3,000 imposing feet above sea level, Gros Piton and its smaller sidekick, Petit Piton, are UNESCO World Heritage hotspots and not-to-be-missed excursions for outdoor excursions. A winding hike through Caribbean flora to the panoramic summit of the Pitons will forever etch itself into your memory.
For family treks, the Tet Paul Nature Trail never disappoints—an aptly named Stairway to Heaven handily showcases the divine allure of the island. Family adventure is on hand both high and low. While a rainforest Aerial Tram tour will glide you effortlessly up and over crawling forest canopies, an intimate bike escapade to Errard Falls amid a serene rainforest leads to its refreshing waters.
3. INFINITE ISLAND FLAVOUR
Harbouring world-class chefs who’ve creatively exploited an abundance of homegrown tropical fruit and ocean-to-plate seafood, vibrant Rodney Bay is punctuated with over 30 refined restaurants sure to satisfy your taste buds. Saint Lucia is a true sensory experience no foodie will forget.
At the other end of the culinary spectrum is the Friday Night Fish Fry—an electric weekly street feast in Anse-La-Raye—where paper plates of lobster, grilled snapper, and Caribbean BBQ are all an easy grab. While colourful boats line the beachfront, musicians, residents, and local artists fill the streets for outdoor concerts with improvised dancefloors. Bring comfy shoes—the party often spills over until sun-up.
4. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
Cradled in the heart of the Lesser Antilles, romance is simply a matter of course here. No matter where you land, Saint Lucia’s vistas of matchless natural beauty guarantee an unparallelled lover’s retreat.
Guided walks through rainforests amidst birdsong, galloping on horseback by the Caribbean Sea, plunging into a secluded private pool with the Pitons providing that quixotic backdrop, slinking into a hammock built for two as the orange-pink sun melts into the horizon—love comes easy here. Giddy honeymooners or life-long partners—all are seduced by Saint Lucia’s infinite charms. Unsurprisingly, many come to her golden shores to tie the knot too. Check our resorts tailored for destination weddings
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5. NON-STOP CULTURE FEST
From French colonial architecture and the artisanal handcraft of vine-woven baskets to traditional bright plaid dresses still honoured by the descendants of the Kalinago people, Saint Lucia is a constant cornucopia of culture and tradition.
Whenever you’re visiting Saint Lucia, there will most likely be a festival on. Come for the Saint Lucia Carnival in July, or Creole Heritage Month in October, or one of two (!) flower festivals: La Rose Flower Festival in August and La Marguerite Flower Festival in October.
The Jump Up block party that goes off most Friday nights in the fishing village of Gros Islet is a surefire way to sample serious Lucian culture—charcoal-grilled street treats, spiced rum and resonant Caribbean bass lines fill the ocean air long after the stars have come out.
6. LUCIAN REJUVENATION
With a mind to restore his troops through the therapeutic powers of hot, mineral-rich springs flowing forth from Soufriere’s volcano, King Louis XVI ordered baths built on Saint Lucia in the late 1700s. Today, the rich history of restorative healing continues. Visitors can indulge in the height of spa treatment splendour by caking themselves in a purifying mud mask at Sulphur Springs. Or soak in Louis’s restored baths at the nearby Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens.
Self-care gets elevated at the Rainforest Spa on Sugar Beach—which lives up to its name—tranquil treatments take place in gazebos perched on stilts above a gushing stream on the forest floor below.
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