Don't Miss These 4 Attractions on St. Lucia
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Don’t Miss These 4 Attractions on St. Lucia

St. Lucia is an island nation in Eastern Caribbean between Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It's a popular destination for its gorgeous beaches and the iconic Marigot Bay, but there's much more to explore on the island. Check out some of the many unique things you can do on St. Lucia.

Get Some Sunshine Away From the Local Beaches

Pigeon Island National Park, Reduit Beach, Anse Chastanet, and Marigot Bay are four of the most popular destinations on St. Lucia, and you'll find plenty of resorts within walking distance. These spots are gorgeous, and you'll likely spend some time sunbathing at these locations. If you feel like exploring attractions off the beaten path, try one of these spots instead:

Sulfur Springs Park

Does the idea of visiting a “drive-in volcano” sound appealing? Sulphur Springs Park has hot springs, mud pools, and steam vents you can explore. Take a 30-minute tour to learn more about the area.

Don't Miss These 4 Attractions on St. Lucia

The Pitons

If you're up for a challenging hike, gear up for a closer look at The Pitons. These are two volcanic spires near the southwest end of the island. Soufriere and Choiseul Quarter are the cities nearest to The Pitons. Gros Piton is 771 meters high, and Petit Piton is 743 meters high.

Explore the Rainforest

St. Lucia is covered with 19,000 acres of rainforest, and because the area is such a popular spot for tourists, the forests are full of well-marked trails. Trail difficulties range from options ideal for beginners to moderate and advanced hikes, so you can explore the beautiful interior of the island with your family or strike out on your own for a rugged challenge.

Barre de L'Isle is one of the more accessible starting points for exploring the St. Lucia rainforest. The trail here is an easy path, but it will take you deep into the forest. You'll also cross a few excellent spots for snapping photos of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. St. Lucia is home to iguanas, boa constrictors, mongoose, and more, and you might even see an endangered St. Lucia Parrot.

The Enbas Saut Rainforest Trail & Waterfalls is another must-see if you want to traverse the island's wilderness. For an adrenaline-pumping look at the rainforest, book a zip line canopy tour or an aerial tram tour. Bird watching tours are available as well.

Go Shopping at Castries Market

For a personal look at local St. Lucia culture, go shopping at Castries Market. You'll encounter dozens of vendors selling authentic Caribbean foods and souvenirs to make your trip unique and memorable. You can even pick up some local spices and sauces from this open-air shopping area to try your hand at cooking Caribbean-style dishes back home.

St. Lucia is an exciting place to visit and has plenty to offer beyond its pristine shores. Spend a day looking at the stunning local architecture and shopping at the local markets, and try one of the activities above when you're ready to get out and enjoy some fresh air.

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Don't Miss These 4 Attractions on St. Lucia

This article has 13 comments

  1. Danielle Smith

    The thought of traveling to St. Lucia sounds like the perfect summer vacation. The attractions you selected are sure to make a vacation there quite memorable and exciting!

  2. Melissa Chapman

    This looks like a great island to explore, hike and experience aside from the beaches. I would love to travel there and take in all the sights and hikes.

  3. Stacie

    No trip to St. Lucia is complete without seeing the rainforest. I’ve never forgotten its beauty.

  4. Reesa Lewandowski

    How beautiful is St. Lucia? I have always wanted to visit! I will have to keep these places in mind!

  5. Heather

    Beaches and rain forests, all of my favorite things in one destination. I hope to be on St. Lucia soon. I would love to see it from a zip line!

  6. Kim

    St Lucia has been on my travel bucket list for years but other places take forefront. But one day I’ll get that way – the beach is calling my name!

  7. Brianne

    St. Lucia is so on my bucket list! I would love to visit sometime this year with my family!

  8. Theresa

    I have always wanted to explore St. Lucia. The beaches and rain forest would make for one unforgettable vacation!

  9. Peter

    St Lucia looks like an amazing island to visit. I don’t know if I’d ever be able to come back though

  10. Claudia Krusch

    St. Lucia is so beautiful! I have always wanted to go there!! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!

  11. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I find myself favoring nature trips than traveling to big cities. I guess preferences change when you get older. St. Lucia has always been a dream vacation destination for me. Someday, we will be able to cross that off our bucket list!

  12. Toni | Boulder Locavore

    What a beautiful place! I wish we could visit here one day!

  13. My Teen Guide

    Paradise indeed! A trip to St. Lucia would be a dream come true for me. I would watch sunsets from the beach, as well as from a high vantage point like The Pitons!

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