The beautiful island of Saint Lucia is the perfect destination for all those thrill-seekers out there. From ziplining through the canopies of the rainforest, to climbing the famous Pitons - whatever you are seeking we know this multifaceted island will have something from you. Here are some of our top tips:
Ziplining Through The Rainforest
Take in the stunning views of the Petit Piton, the historic town of Soufriere and the beautiful Caribbean Sea on this zip-line adventure for all the family. Eight zip lines whisk you through the cocoa and coffee plantation estate of Morne Coubaril, which also houses mango, coconut and plum trees and a bamboo shadowed gorge.
A great choice of activities awaits visitors to Rainforest Adventures in Babonneau. Take a canopy tram ride for a relaxing, panoramic view of the rainforest and island. For the adventurous, there is zip-lining across 18 platforms with exclusive add-ons including a Tarzan Swing, a Tarantula’s Nest and Floating Stairs. There is fun for all the family.
Climb a Piton
The magical twin Pitons are Saint Lucia’s iconic landmarks and sit majestically on the South West coast of the island in the town of Soufriere. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Piton Mountains are two famous volcanic cones that erupt from the sea. Many hotels in the south provide stunning views of the Pitons from their own sanctuaries, villas or rooms. The Pitons also provide the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, film locations as well as a great spot for diving and snorkelling. The Gros Piton trail, which takes approximately 4-5 hours, enables visitors to climb to the top of the mountain to take in the breath-taking views of the island.
Explore Pigeon Island
The beautiful Pigeon Island National Park is a notable landmark in Saint Lucia. Once used as a lookout point and military base when the British and the French fought over Saint Lucia, visitors are still able to see remnants of the military forts and bunkers used during this time. There is also a small museum on site which houses relics and artefacts from the battles. A popular venue for picnics and weddings due to its stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, Pigeon Island is also home to the main stage performances of the annual Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival held in May. One of the leading music events in the Caribbean, the festival showcases international artists in Jazz, RnB, Soul, Reggae and Pop.
Experience a Sulpher Spring
Visit the Caribbean’s only drive in volcano at the Sulphur Springs in Soufriere. Here a guide will give you a history lesson on how the volcanic crater was created and the therapeutic properties of the mineral waters and sulphur mud.
Learn How Chocolate is Made
Fond Doux Plantation sits on 135 acres of land and is still a working cocoa plantation. Watch the fermentation and drying process of the cocoa beans as well as the traditional ‘cocoa bean’ dance which polishes the beans before roasting. There are also a number of trails on the estate which can either take you through cocoa trees and other exotic crops grown on the plantation, or offer a slight hike to follow the old maroon escape route or alternatively a trail leading to the old ruins of a battle scene when the British and the French fought over the island in 1795.
Heard of SNUBA?
A combination of scubadiving and snorkelling, SNUBA offers a chance for all the family to experience the beauty Saint Lucia has to offer below the sea as well as above. You do not need any certification or diving experience and those with even the basic swimming skills are able to participate.
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