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Where to go in St Lucia

Experience the real St Lucia in Soufriere, where colonial French architecture can still be found. Expect stunning views of the Pitons and panoramic scenes from Mount Gimie. Visit the lively Saturday market, see colourful fishing boats in the harbour and enjoy bird-watching in the city's mountainous interior. Home to spectacular reefs, the scuba diving is excellent here too.

The island's capital city, Castries enjoys a privileged setting with dramatic views of the twin peaks (Pitons) majestically rising in the background. A perfect base for either exploring or unwinding, there's something for everyone here, with pristine beaches, historic landmarks and lush forests, as well as access to the drive-in volcano and botanical gardens.

The newest beach town in St Lucia, Gros Islet attracts thousands of travellers to its secluded coves. Some of the island's most famous and beautiful beaches are here, with Reduit Beach and Rodney Bay being lively hotspots where restaurants and trendy bars come to life when cruises dock here in December.

St Lucia's top excursions and attractions include a visit to the world's only drive-in volcano at La Soufriere; a tour, zip-line or bike ride through the rainforest; and a challenging climb up Gros Piton – or the opportunity to drink in the views from the base.

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Local island culture

The French allure and colourful harbour at Soufriere gives a taste of local island life, or try the buzzing markets and historic landmarks in Castries.

Non-stop activities

Soufriere has a huge choice of leisure activities to choose from, whether you're into golf, sailing, or tennis, scuba diving, mountain hiking, or browsing picturesque markets, it's all here.

Secluded white sands

Pigeon Island in Gros Islet is home to some of St Lucia's most beautiful and isolated beaches and Marigot Bay in the north east has a wonderfully tranquil setting.

Nightlife and entertainment

The lively nightlife in hotspots like Reduit Beach and Rodney Bay are packed with excellent restaurants and happening bars, or join the Friday night street parties in Gros Islet and Anse La Saye.

Family friendly

St Lucia's all inclusive hotels and resorts are ideal for family holidays, with their superb range of activities for visitors of all ages, including water slides and play areas, as well as childcare services and kids' clubs.

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Places of interest in St Lucia

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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