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What to see in St Lucia

St Lucia Attractions


The pristine beaches and emerald waters of St Lucia draw in hordes of visitors every year. The island has earned the title of world's leading honeymoon destination no fewer than eight times, and with good reason.

Most guests arrive on cruise liners at the island's main port, Castries, where they can go hunting for souvenirs at the Castries Central Market. Many then head for the white sands of Sugar Beach and enjoy snorkeling in the crystal clear waters.

More adventurous souls can enjoy a mountain bike ride beneath the dense rainforest, or brave a zip-line tour through the tree canopies. A visit to the fascinating Soufriere Volcano with its bubbling sulphur springs is not to be missed. Likewise the UNESCO-listed twin peaks of the Pitons, which await the daring hiker. Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens offers a stunning retreat from the world, with its astonishing variety of tropical fauna and flora, hot mineral springs, and rainbow coloured waterfall. The Pigeon Island National Park is also popular among tourists for its pristine beaches. For the best panoramic views of the island, visitors can head up to the old town of Vieux Fort.

Not just the domain of the newly weds, St Lucia has plenty for the whole family. Children can enjoy attractions such as the safe swimming beach of Anse Chastanet, and pirate-themed sea adventures.


Beaches

St Lucia may not have coral reefs, but it does have perfectly clear emerald waters and brightly coloured tropical fish,…

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Castries Central Market

For cruise passengers to St Lucia, the Castries Central Market will be the first port of call for those looking to stretch…

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Diamond Waterfall

Located in the Diamond Botanical Gardens, the Diamond Waterfall is a popular attraction and a great walk for the whole…

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Gros Islet

North of Castries lies the small, rather unremarkable fishing village of Gros Islet, a collection of dilapidated wooden…

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Jungle Biking

Although St Lucia's mountain bike trails may not be the easiest in the world, they are definitely some of the most beautiful.…

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Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island, north of Castries, is St Lucia's first national park, reached from the mainland across a causeway. The…

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Pirates Day Adventure

Children will go mad for this exciting tour aboard the Brig Unicorn, the actual boat from the Disney Pirates of the…

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Soufriere

Soufriere in the south is the oldest settlement on the island, having served as the French capital in the 18th century.…

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Sulphur Springs

Known as the 'world's only drive-in volcano', Sulphur Springs - located near the gorgeous town of Soufriere - is a popular…

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The Pitons

The Pitons - two volcanic plugs that stand like sentinels on the headland outside the St Lucian town of Soufriere - are…

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Vieux Fort

St Lucia's second largest town is on the south coast, adjacent to the island's busy Hewanorra International Airport on…

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