What to do in St Lucia
Beaches: For calm waters, beaches facing the Caribbean Sea on the north, south and west coasts have the safest conditions for gentle swimming, while the waves of the Atlantic eastern coast are popular with surfers.
Watersports: St Lucia's beautiful marine life makes it an excellent spot for scuba diving and snorkelling. The waves on the east coast are good for surfing, windsurfing, sailing, parasailing and water-skiing. Anglers can enjoy some of the best deep sea fishing in the world.
Adventure and Nature: Hike through lush rainforests or take a canopy zip line tour. Visit the Botanical Gardens or drive through La Soufriere volcano. Admire the cascading water at Diamond Falls, have a warm bath at the natural Sulphur Springs in Soufriere, or visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pigeon Island National Park.
Culture: Experience small villages and plantation estates or join a street party and soak up local island culture. Visit the capital city of Castries and enter the stunning cathedral of Immaculate Conception - one of the largest churches in the West Indies. See the French architecture in Soufriere and shop at colourful Saturday markets.
Nightlife: St Lucia's hotels have their own bars and discos, with steel bands and calypso music performances taking place most nights. Outside the hotels, our favourite bars include Shamrocks Pub in Rodney Bay, and the Green Parrot in Castries. To party with the locals, join a Friday night 'jump up' (weekly street party). We think Gros Islet and Anse La Saye have two of the best.
Excursions and Attractions
The way to really enjoy St Lucian festivities in its full flair and truly get down in an authentic Creole party is to come along to the famous Anse La Raye Fish Fiesta, a wonderful feast and street party like no other in the island! Celebrated each...
Have you been dreaming of visiting a tropical island, with lush green forested interiors surrounded by pristine beaches, where you can feel free to relax and allow time to leisurely melt the hours away? Then stop dreaming and come along to one of our...
Bike lovers of all kinds will thoroughly enjoy this mini-adventure across St Lucia’s fabulous East Coast. Get ready for a thrilling ride on our fabulous quad bikes offering the best in comfort and edgy design, to complement the environment’s...
The scenic journey from your hotel is only a prelude to the outstanding views to be enjoyed at the Balenbouche Estate surroundings. Set within a 70 acre heritage site the Balenbouche Estate is a seaside plantation that comprises a working organic farm as...
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Travel + Leisure magazine readers have voted the Jade Mountain resort in Soufriere as St Lucia's best hotel, with its sister property, Hotel Anse Chastanet also featuring in the top five. During the recent celebration of T+L World's Best Awards 2018, both beautiful resort properties scooped up the first and third place, respectively, which means their management must be doing something very right indeed.
Bay Gardens Resorts has added another hotel to its portfolio in St Lucia. The hotel group announced that it has acquired the Palm Haven Hotel, which will be renamed as the Bay Gardens Marina Haven. The 35-room hotel, which is located in the Rodney Bay area of the island, will reopen to guests later this month with renovated facilities and public areas.