The magnificent beauty of St. Lucia is the ideal setting for the amazing array of activities available to our visitors. Be it relaxed sightseeing or active adventures on land or sea, St. Lucia is the perfect destination for thoroughly enjoying every moment of a cherished holiday experience. A true source of pride for all St. Lucians is the initial reaction of all first time visitors who are genuinely taken by the natural splendor that is found everywhere they go.
For many, the lure of a tropical island is to experience new and unique flora and fauna, exotic landscapes and distinctive environments that were only seen in pictures and movies. Visitors are assured that St. Lucia sightseeing excursions will fulfill all expectations and more. A must for all is to venture to the Soufriere region on the southwest coast to experience the majesty of St. Lucia’s iconic mountains, the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two millennia ago Amerindian arrivals viewed the mystical mountain pair as deities, an inspiration that today’s visitors can readily understand. Nearby is found the Sulphur Springs ‘drive-in’ volcano and Diamond Falls & Botanical Gardens, which are also among the most popular St. Lucia attractions.
For guests staying in the north of the island where the greatest concentration of St. Lucia resorts and hotels are found, boat excursions on a catamaran, powerboat or pirate ship combine a scenic coastal cruise with sightseeing in the Soufriere area. For visitors seeking premiere St. Lucian photo opportunities, getting out on the sea is a must. Other options include whale watching, sport fishing and sailing. And wherever you stay on island, romantics of all ages shouldn’t miss a sunset cruise, which are available on a variety of boat options.
For many, the best way to enjoy and photograph the natural surroundings is on foot; whether it be a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, St. Lucia features some truly wonderful options. Climbing Gros Piton or trekking on one of the many Forestry Department rainforest trails is a favourite of many while the more sedate visitors find the Tet Paul Nature Trail or strolling the historic grounds of the Pigeon Island National Landmark the ideal holiday experience. All of these venues and more are a dream come true for birdwatching enthusiasts.
Other popular St. Lucia adventure activities include zip lining, biking, kite surfing, exploring by ATV or Segway and, of course, scuba diving and snorkeling, for which St. Lucia has a well- deserved reputation as offering some of the best in all the Caribbean. St. Lucia’s renowned marine park, located in the Soufriere region, features a great variety of marine reserve reef sites that make diving and snorkeling two of our most popular activities.
Given St. Lucia’s unmatched scenic beauty and so much to see and do, it is certainly no surprise that St. Lucia is the premiere island destination in the region.