28 Best Things To Do In St. Lucia

things to do in st lucia

This eastern Caribbean island nation is home to many natural wonders like beautiful green mountains, volcanic beaches, and reef zones. That is why the natural beauty of St. Lucia made the place a travel destination for many. Although small, because of how gorgeous St. Lucia is, you won’t get bored. Check out the many amazing resorts and historical sites worthy of a visit! Making the most out of your time on this island is the best way to go. Enjoy amazing views and have lots of fun! Read on to learn more about the amazing things to do in St. Lucia.

1. Take a herbal bath at Sulphur Springs Park

Sulphur Springs, Saint Lucia
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As much as we want to always stay productive, there should also be time allocated for rest and rejuvenation. With that, while you are here in St. Lucia, visit the Sulphur Springs Park for a revitalizing herbal massage. What is famous here is the mud bath, which has so many benefits including the alleviation of aches and muscle pains. Check out the spa packages in the area for the best offers. This is such a unique way for a spa day - definitely worth it!

Sulphur Springs Park

Address: Sulphur Springs Access Rd, Malgretoute, St. Lucia

Website: Sulphur Springs Park

Opening hours: 9am - 11pm (daily)

Price: 10 USD

2. Get adventurous at Treetop Adventure Park

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Get your adrenaline rushing by riding on the world-class zipline offered by TreeTop Adventure! Explore the jungle unlike any other as you glide through a safe area near the treelines. To give you reassurance, keep in mind that there are double cables, ensuring safety during your ride. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes for this. Bring your brave soul and just think about the irreplaceable view you can have from the zipline. Get your eyes a breather amid the lush forest of Sta. Lucia!

Treetop Adventure Park

Address: Errard Road, Dennery, St. Lucia

Website: Treetop Adventure Park

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 60 USD

3. Shop at Castries Market

Castries Market from Jeremie Street
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Shop ‘til you drop at the bustling Castries Market while you’re here in St. Lucia. Get awesome deals ranging from clothes to food. Get fresh, exotic fruits and vegetables at a cheap price and if you are coming here to visit, get some souvenirs for your family and friends. Take note that this is an open market with lots of stalls to choose from. So, take your time while looking for goods. You need not worry about pushy vendors, because the people here are friendly. On Saturdays, though, are peak dates so if you want to avoid the crowd, go here during weekdays.

Castries Market

Address: 55 John Compton Hwy, Castries, St. Lucia

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

4. Trek to Gros Piton

View of the Gros Piton, Jalousie
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To those who are quite experienced with hiking, this trekking path would be quite a hike. It is not very easy to go through here, but what makes this part of the list is that the view is totally worth it. With that, do not forget to bring a camera or at least your phones to get a panoramic view of beautiful Hawaii! This only takes a total of four hours - two hours to go up, two hours to go down. Having walking sticks is highly recommended although there are one-dollar ones for sale by the area. Bring some water and food so you can freshen up while enjoying the view before trekking back down.

Gros Piton

Address: Southwestern Saint Lucia

Website: Gros Piton

Opening hours: 6am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 50 USD

5. Explore the creepy history of Morne Fortune

Castries Harbor from Morne Fortune, St Lucia
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Morne Fortune is one of the most historical places in St. Lucia. Also known as the “Hill of Good Luck, this fortified base on top of a hill isn’t a lucky place for the French and English soldiers who died during different bloody warfare against each other. The view is breathtaking despite standing on a graveyard surrounded by old infrastructure considered today as works of art. A visit to Morne Fortune is also a visit to the past it kept throughout the years.

Morne Fortune

Address: Castries, St. Lucia

Website: Morne Fortune

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

6. Relax at Vigie Beach

Vigie Beach, St Lucia (4870360796)
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If you are looking for a low-key beach with lesser people to relax in, Vigie Beach can provide the serenity and peace you are looking for without compromising on beauty and fun. This 2 km (1.24 mi) beach is just near the airport and just have enough commodities for you to be comfortable and chill. The wonderful view of how the sea meets the mountains of St. Lucia while you are sitting down the clean sands of the beach is just an unforgettable experience.

Vigie Beach

Address: Vigie Beach, Peninsula Road, St. Lucia

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

Price: Free

7. Admire stupendous views from Pigeon Island National Landmark

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Popular and astounding, Pigeon Island National Landmark is the epitome of nature and innovation coming together as one. Pigeon Island used to be a 44-acre (17.8 hectares) islet that was later on artificially joined together with the mainland of St. Lucia. Here, you will find two nice beaches, restaurants, a pub, and abandoned military buildings. Did you know that the island had been a significant site in history as a location of warfare even way back in the 1700s? Right now, the place offers you stupendous views. There is no wonder why the island became a highly recommended place to visit.

Pigeon Island National Landmark

Address: Pigeon Island National Landmark, Islet in Saint Lucia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

8. Cruise through Marigot Bay

Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
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The lush and lively forests are always pleasant to see - it makes you feel calm and refreshed. What more if you are sailing smoothly while enjoying a panoramic view of it? You can do exactly that as you cruise through Marigot Bay! The fresh blue waters make this an ideal spot for picture-taking and video-making. Because it is a bay, the view from the shore is just unbelievable. While you’re there, find ways to take mesmerizing photos. There are lots of sail tours out there, so bring around a hundred dollars per person plus your towels, sunscreen, and bathing suit.

Marigot Bay

Address: Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

9. Hike the rejuvenating Barre de L’isle Rain Forest Trail

Babonneau rainforest St Lucia
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Spend a lovely day hiking the rejuvenating trails of Barre de L’isle Rain Forest! What makes this experience memorable and immersive is that you will feel as if you are truly going deep into the forest because of how thick it is here! Besides towering trees and the ever-so-lively flora, at certain spots, you will also find panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Carribean Sea. The path is obvious and some are paved out already, so the hiking itself won’t be too tiring. Nonetheless, it is recommended that you bring a towel, snack, and water for your convenience.

Barre de L’isle Rain Forest Trail

Address: Barre de L’isle Rain Forest Trail, St. Lucia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: 10 USD

10. Check out the water rides at Splash Island Water Park

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Feel the adrenaline rush and wade in the exciting Splash Island Water Park! With lots of space to hop around in the inflatable island, there is never a dull moment here. Remember to bring sunscreen, a good swimsuit to enable movement, and of course, a towel. This is an exciting retreat if you’re looking forward to a fun family time since everyone can enjoy! Try out all the slides and keep moving. Did you know that swimming and jumping are excellent exercises for the heart?

Splash Island Water Park

Address: Reduit Beach Ave, St. Lucia

Website: Splash Island Water Park

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 30 USD

11. Get engrossed in nature at Anse Chastanet

Canon, Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia
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Here is one of the iconic places of St Lucia you should not dare miss - Anse Chastanet! Bragging its pristine blue waters, undeniably beautiful landscapes, and lush vegetation, the beach is surely a tropical paradise! The destination still offers convenience, having some hotels, restaurants, and bars nearby, while still letting you feel the secluded island atmosphere and tranquility. With its clear waters, imagine snorkeling to feel the life at sea! Go boating to get marvelous views of the landscapes all around. Have a fantastic dinner date then witness the mesmerizing sunset from the sandy shores. Again, if you are going to St. Lucia, this is the place to go!

Anse Chastanet

Address: 1000 Anse Chastanet Road PO Box 7000, Soufriere St. Lucia

Website: Anse Chastanet

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

12. Sunbathe at Reduit Beach

Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia 11
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How lovely would it be to just chill out on a summer day! An awesome venue for that would be Reduit Beach. Hear the gentle crashes of the waves as they reach the sandy shores. In addition, lots of foliage all around will keep you feeling relaxed. Get a dose of Vitamin D and lie down on a sunbathing chair. The blue skies, the green hills, and the milky hue of the shore make Reduit Beach picturesque. You will love this simple yet stunning hidden gem of St. Lucia.

13. Hike the beautiful Tet Paul Nature Trail

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Do you have any idea how nature walks can improve your health? The natural sights uplift your mood, the fresh air helps clear your head, and the peacefulness around keeps you stay calm. If that’s what you want, you shouldn’t miss Tet Paul Nature Trail. Hike through the forest paths and meet the flora and fauna of the area. Find incredible views of the mountains. Smell that relaxing scent of flowers and trees. You’ll feel so alive thanks to the gifts of mother nature.

Tet Paul Nature Trail

Address: Chateau Belaire, St. Lucia

Website: Tet Paul Nature Trail

Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 55 USD

14. Soak in the greens at Diamond Botanical Gardens

Diamond Falls, Diamond Botanical Gardens, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
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The Diamond Falls Botanical Garden will not disappoint if you are looking for a serene spot in St. Lucia. After all, it is a multi-award winning tourism site. The spacious botanical gardens are home to a myriad of fertile vegetation, healthy plant life, colorful tropical flowers, a breathtaking waterfall, and hot mineral springs for visitors to bathe and relax on. This is a haven for both birds, animals, and people alike that cannot be imitated anywhere in the Caribbean.

Diamond Botanical Gardens

Address: Soufriere Estate, St. Lucia

Website: Diamond Botanical Gardens

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 7 USD

15. Sample beer at Antillia Brewing Company

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What could be better than having a marvelous panoramic view of St. Lucia’s natural beauty while enjoying a cool beer? Antillia Brewing Company boasts fantastic beers you’ll be proud to talk about. W}hat makes this great? These amazing beverages are handcrafted! They are brewed on-site and you can just taste how freshly made they are. So if ever you find some malt in a sack, don’t mind - that means they are about to make a fresh batch! Plus, there are lots of good food items that make a perfect match for the beer. This is the kind of place you’d want to visit again and again.

Antillia Brewing Company

Address: Castries, Saint Lucia, Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Website: Antillia Brewing Company

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

16. Enjoy a rum tour at St. Lucia Distillers Ltd.

St. Lucia, Karibik - St Lucia Distillers - Roseau Valley - panoramio (1)
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To the rum lovers out there, taking a tour at the St Lucia Distilleries Group of Companies is a must. Group discounts are available, so in case you are coming with some friends or family members (as long as they are of legal age), we recommend that you set a schedule. Featuring over twenty-five products, the distillery provides you a wide variety of rum to try, so go ahead and critique to find a favorite one! The tour schedules in the distilleries are only done twice in a day, at 9am then at 3pm, so come on time!

St. Lucia Distillers Ltd.

Address: St Lucia Distillery, Roseau, St. Lucia

Website: St. Lucia Distillers Ltd.

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

Price: 10 USD

17. Discover your inner self at Anse Mamin Beach

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Many people describe this is as one of the best beaches they have been, so why not visit it to find out why? Journey through the hills in a jubilant day to get to this rich, fantastic beach. The trip will be worthwhile because once you see the beautiful tree-covered hills and mountains, you will feel revitalized. Because those trees are just near the shoreline, it is easy for visitors to casually stroll around without worrying about the heat. Snorkeling is the recommended activity here since the waters are clear and blue. In certain areas, there are huts where you can rest in, If you get hungry, there are some restaurants or grills nearby. T

Anse Mamin Beach

Address: Anse Mamin Beach, Soufriere, St. Lucia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

18. Buy colorful batik at Howelton House

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Visit the historic venue of Howelton House, which is standing for more than a century already. The exquisite look of the site itself will please you, but instead of only seeing historic objects, you can engage in some fun activities done here as well - checking out the lush vegetation, chocolate making on-site, and learning about the history and the making of the colorful batik, which is a great fashion staple. For keepsakes, you may also get a useful item from the duty-free shop or drink some refreshments from the bar. There is much to do in this one-of-a-kind location. The restored Victorian style of the house will make you feel like traveling to the past in a fun way!

Howelton House

Address: Howelton Estate 1896, St. Lucia, Caribbean

Website: Howelton House

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm (closed on Sun)

19. Play golf at Cap Estate

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To the golf lovers out there, you can continue your beloved hobby right here in St. Lucia! Cap Estate brings you smooth and spacious grounds for fantastic rounds and golfing - it is the island’s only 18-hole course! You may avail of the varying packages (targetted for aiming or for game setting, etc.) based on your preference. Different local golf lovers and who might learn a thing or two from some experts! Take a break and chill in the nearby cafes or restaurants afterward.

Cap Estate

Address: Cap Estate | Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, PO Boc RB2598, St. Lucia

Website: Cap Estate

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

Price: 70 USD

20. Take a trip to Mamiku Gardens

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Have a relaxing time wandering around Mamiku Gardens in a lovely afternoon! It’s a place where there is much to see - colorful flowers, trees, beautiful grass, gorgeous sheds, refreshing rivers, and serene lakes among many others. The best part? You can do a ton of activities here! For the memorable snack time, bring your picnic basket and lay the blanket over the grassy grounds. Bring a bathing suit and swim at the clean river. Walk down the inviting forest paths. The kids will surely have fun and it is a great way to unwind. Step away from the hustle and bustle and feel revived in the splendid gardens of Mamiku.

Mamiku Gardens

Address: Mamiku Gardens, St. Lucia

Website: Mamiku Gardens

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 7 USD

21. Dine at exquisite Hurricane Hole

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After a day exploring the wonderful offers of St Lucia, drop by Hurricane Hole to enjoy scrumptious meals! With a wide range of food selections good for lunch to late-night snacks, you’ll find the perfect food to munch on. There are also food options for vegetarians. After eating a delicious meal, quench your thirst with some refreshing drinks. Hurricane Hole is kid-friendly as well with the availability of high chairs. You will adore the open dining area with a fantastic view of the bay! Locals love the place because of the lovely ambiance and the friendly staff as well. Have a satisfying stomach-filling experience at Hurricane Hole.

Hurricane Hole

Address: Castries, St. Lucia

Website: Hurricane Hole

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

22. Slurp up delicious chocolate at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

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The unique part of Hotel Chocolat, other than having a fantastic natural view of the Piton Mountains, is with its plantation of cocoa groves. People checking in this hotel would feel like tropical royalty because of how the hotel is situated in the forest and that they get a free daily shuttle service to the beach! Of course, since the hotel has a cocoa plantation, you should try out their fresh chocolate products. Also, from here, you have easy access to many points of interest in St. Lucia. This is another reason Hotel Chocolat is worthy of a visit!

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Address: St. Lucia, Rabot Estate, Soufriere

Website: Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Opening hours: 6am - 6pm (daily)

23. Enjoy a drink at Coconutz Bar & Grill

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Craving for some delicious Mexican food? this resto-bar will help you satisfy it! Complete with that bubbly Mexican vibe, during the night, you will see cool neon lights decorated all over the place. you have to try the wings and other casual food like burgers and chips. For the drinks, check out the spiced rum and refreshing juices. Of course, the tacos won’t disappoint! The chill and welcoming atmosphere make this place worthwhile. There are live music and a pool table, so you can enjoy a fun-filled night. Hang out on this bar with some friends. You may even befriend a lot of friendly locals!

Coconutz Bar & Grill

Address: Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Website: Coconutz Bar & Grill

Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 6pm - 12am; Tue: 6pm - 1am; Thu - Fri: 6pm - 2am

24. Rejuvenate yourself at Rainforest Spa

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Dubbed as the ultimate retreat, Rainforest Spa is truly a noteworthy phrase to visit. For those who want to find something original and utterly relaxing, check out this amazing spa. Take a day off and spoil yourself, relax and avail one of the all-natural, chemical-free spa packages! Have a moment to let the venue amuse you walk down the lush tropical patch, hear the rush of the waters, and feel the tropical island vibes with the suspended gazebo. There are also seven customized treehouses in the gorgeous rainforest. You won’t regret going all the way here to have an unforgettable and relaxing day.

Rainforest Spa

Address: Val Des Pitons Forbidden Beach La Baie de Silence, Soufrière, St. Lucia

Website: Rainforest Spa

Opening hours: 8am - 7pm (daily)

Price: 200 USD

25. Ride a horse and swim at Caribbean Beach (from USD 99.0)

What’s a better way to enjoy the natural sceneries of St. Lucia than to ride a horse? Nature meets the classic, natural mode of transportation. It makes the experience even more unique and memorable! Through this two-hour tour, you will feel the tranquility of the Caribbean Island at its best since you will enjoy the views of Cas En Bas, Anse La Voute, and Lapis Bay. The knowledgeable guides assist you all along. You don’t have to worry about having an experience in horseback riding - they have horses suited to your ability. After the ride, you can swim with the horses in the peaceful sea!

Private Caribbean Beach Horseback Ride in St Lucia

Duration: 2 hours

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26. Eat authentic food at the relaxing Beacon Restaurant

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Dining to enjoy some local fare and delicious drinks at reasonable prices is always a satisfying experience, but adding a serene, natural view to admire makes it even more incredible. With vegetarian selections, Caribbean cuisines, and delicious comfort foods, Beacon Restaurant brings a fun food trip for everyone. You’ll surely find the perfect dish to try! Dig into these scrumptious cuisines while basking in the magnificent view from your dining table.

Beacon Restaurant

Address: West Coast Rd Colombette, St. Lucia

Website: Beacon Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm (closed on Sun)

27. Go ziplining at Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park

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Get on an exciting adventure at St. Lucia with Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park! The fun never stops since you can avail of many activities including ziplining, horseback riding (through the forest, the beach, or the volcanoes), historical estate tour, and adrenaline tour (which is comprises both ziplining and horseback riding). There is even a local creole buffet lunch you can enjoy at a reasonable price! You won’t have a dull moment here at Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park. If you want to take a break and just enjoy the sceneries, no problem! Recharge and get a boost from the bright greenery as you explore these wonderful sites.

Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park

Address: Morne Coubaril Estate, St. Lucia

Website: Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park

Opening hours: 8:30am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 75 USD

28. Have fun at Toraille Waterfall

Toraille Waterfall
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Getting to Toraille Waterfall is not always easy especially if you have to trek through muddy paths in certain seasons. Nonetheless, it is going to be worth it! The heat will be replaced by the rejuvenating fresh waters from the falls. The natural pool formed beneath is shallow so you won’t worry about taking a dip. Have that, plus a refreshing backdrop of verdant foliage all around. It’s such a picturesque venue, so don’t forget to bring your camera or phone. Spend at least a couple of hours to make the most out of this refreshing place.

Toraille Waterfall

Address: Toraille Waterfall, Soufriere, St. Lucia

Website: Toraille Waterfall

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 3 USD

Undeniably beautiful St. Lucia

St. Lucia, Karibik - The Port of Castries - panoramio
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Get ready to bask in the natural wonders of this Caribbean island of St. Lucia! This place boasts natural beauty and serenity at its finest. As you have noticed, most of the activities to try out here involves sightseeing and simply admiring the wonderful views. Remember to always have your phone or camera ready because you never know the right moment to take a snap! Have fun exploring this amazing place and feel rejuvenated.

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