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What To See And Do In St. Lucia

Besides taking in St Lucia's spectacular scenery and panorama, there are many water, sea and land based activities to choose from. There are many things to do in St Lucia, from the St Lucia beaches, to the vivid rainforests and everything contained within.

There are also a wide variety of culinary hotspots to enjoy, both casual and luxurious, and the food in St Lucia is truly spectacular. Read our guide to St Lucia Food & Restaurants HERE. We also have a guide to the thriving Rodney Bay, St Lucia for those staying in the North of the Island.

Reduit Beach

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The five mile white sands of Reduit Beach are one of the most sought after beaches in the North of St Lucia (Near Rodney Bay), great for long walks and swimming in the calm Caribbean waters. Visitors can enjoy a warm day of sunbathing, people-watching, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing and other beach activities.

The surrounding palm trees offer ample shade and there are beautiful views of Rodney Bay where you can enjoy the many nearby restaurants and shops.

Jalousie Beach

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Jalousie Beach is a sight to see. It's located right in the middle of the famous twin Pitons and is a beautiful beach with white sand and crystal clear blue water.

It's a great spot for snorkelling and scuba diving because of the clearness of the water and the 1800 ft. drop off at the base of the Pitons. The waters are full of colorful tropical fish and coral.

Anse Chastanet Beach

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The Anse Chastanet Beach is located in Soufriere, the southern part of St Lucia.

It's a beautiful small beach that has rare black volcanic sand. Tourists who love to scuba dive or snorkel should make a point of visiting Anse Chastanet because of its sharp drop off, which makes it ideal for exploring sea walls and coral reef.

Grand Anse Beach

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The Grand Anse Beach is a great beach for a long, idyllic walk along its white sanded mile long shore.
On one side is the turquoise blue water and on the other is a view of stunning cliffs.
During certain months of the year, turtle watching is a popular activity as turtles nest their eggs.

The Pitons

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Near the town of Soufriere lies the Pitons, two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea. Prominent within the volcanic landscape, these two eroded remnants of lava domes, Gros Piton and Petit Piton, occur with a variety of other volcanic features. In 1998, UNESCO recognised the unique beauty and value of the Pitons, and designated it a World Heritage Site.

Helicopter Ride

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There are few more exciting ways to see the beauty of St Lucia than by helicopter. Guest can get flights that loop around the northern and southern portion of the island, offering aerial panoramas that include the steaming cauldron of Soufriere volcano and the emerald carpet of the National Rain Forest.

Diamond Botanical Gardens

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The tranquil Diamond botanical gardens located just south of Soufriere, is full of tropical fauna such as banana, cashew and cocoa trees, coconut palms as well as exotic flowers like wild orchids, lilies and birds of paradise. Visitors can also enjoy a soak in two mineral baths that are fed by nearby hot sulphur springs or follow the trail to the Diamond waterfall.

Hiking

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Barre De L’isle Trail (Non-Strenuous)
This trail takes approximately one hour to walk (one-mile) and another hour to climb Mr. La Combe ridge. The trail offers panoramic views from four lookout points. See the ragged Mount Gimie and the blue-green mountain rainforest, Cul-de-Sac valley, the Caribbean Sea and community of Aux Leon. View the expansive Mabouya Valley and Fond d’Or beach on the Atlantic coast.


Sailing

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Yachts can be chartered (bare-boat or skippered) through a number of charter operations housed in marinas at Rodney Bay and Marigot Bay. Both areas have safe anchorages, shower facilities, restaurants & bars, grocery stores and yacht maintenance facilities. Day boat trips include stops at fishing villages and secret coves. Sunset cruises along the northwest coast afford a breeathtaking view as the sun dips over the horizon.

Windsurfing

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Most popular spots for intermediate and advanced windsurfers are at Cas en Bas and Vieux Fort. The West Coast has calmer waters for beginners.

Scuba Diving

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Scuba Diving at Anse Chastanet  reefs and sunken ships offer the best underwater sights.

 

Snorkelling

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Snorkelling at Anse Couchon and waterskiing lessons at Choc Bay

Deep Sea fishing

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St Lucia wildlife, especially in the Sea, is plentiful. Seasonal catches include mackerel, king mackerel, white marlin, barracuda, kingfish and sailfish. Boat charter operations on the island offer whole/half day excursions. (Soufriere Bay)

 

Golf

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St Lucia has three golf courses, temporary memberships, lessons from the resident pro and golfing equipment are available.

Tennis

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Tennis courts are available at certain villas and at the St Lucia Racquet Club at Club St. Lucia, who have nine lighted courts.

Horse Riding

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International Riding Stables (Gros Islet) offers fully insured riding for all levels. Variety of trail rides, beach picnics, rides through the countryside. Another facility Trims Riding School is located at Cas en Bas.

 

Biking

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The mountain biking centre that consists of a beginner’s loop with intersecting trails for varying levels including the ultimate, expert-only, “Tinker’s Trail” that summits the near vertical mountainous terrain surrounding the river valley. A moderate ride through tropical foliage that pauses for a sampling of local fruits along the way, wildlife viewing, and a refreshing swim under the spectacular Dennery Waterfall, is offered by Palm Services at the Treetop Adventure Park.

 

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Point Seraphine

Point Seraphine is a harbour front shopping complex offering duty free imports such as perfumes and crystal. Or experience market day in Castries which is a 100 year old outdoor market, where you can find fruits and vegetables, spices, woven baskets and local crafts.

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Pulse night club

The Pulse Night Club is an executive lounge great for an after work lime, or try out the disco open from 5pm until the music stops.

Mangos bar - Situated besides Coco Kreole this lively street side bar is one of the hot spots on the strip. Rodney Bay

Jambre De Bois - This Pigeon Island Spot hosts live jazz on Sundays and violin on Thursdays