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St Lucia Attractions

Below is a list of some of the best nature, heritage and cultural st lucia attractions, including waterfalls, hiking trails, plantations, gardens and historic sites. Most sites are between Soufriere and Vieux Fort, within 15 – 30 minutes from Balenbouche Estate and of each other. Several popular St Lucia attractions are also in the North of the island and on the East and West Coast. It takes about 2 hours to drive from North to South, there is no road from East to West – the main road loops around the coast and it takes about 3 hours to do the whole loop. The best way to see the island and visit the many sites and attractions is to rent a car. If you prefer to drive shorter distances, consider staying in more than one place.

Most sites and trails require a local guide, but cost only $5 – US$ 15 per person to visit. This goes towards maintaining the site, providing employment, and ensuring a quality visitor experience, including education and safety. A few of the St lucia hiking and rainforest trails cost more, especially if you do these as part of an organized tour and/or if transportation is included. Some require advance reservations (reserve) others require you to hire a private guide (guide). Ask about hiring a local guide at the place you’re staying. At many of the sites you can just show up and pay the entrance fee.

For more information on island activities, visit St Lucia Tourist Sites and our St Lucia blog!

St Lucia Attractions near Balenbouche

List of St Lucia Attractions

St Lucia Things to DoNameLocationDrive from BalenboucheDuration (recommended time)Price
Hiking / WaterfallSaltibus TrailChoiseul / Laborie15 minutes2 - 3 hours< $30
(reserve)
Hiking / ViewTet Paul Nature TrailSoufriere25 minutes45 - 60 min< $15
Hiking / ViewGros Piton TrailSoufriere30 minutes4 - 5 hours< $55
Hiking / ViewPetit Piton TrailSoufriere40 minutes4 - 5 hours< $60
HikingDescartiers TrailMicoud1 hour1 - 2 hours< $15
(reserve)
Hiking / WaterfallEdmund Forest TrailSoufriere1 hour2 - 3 hours< $15
(reserve)
Hiking / ViewMorne le BlancLaborie10 minutes15 minutes
(1 hour if walking)
FREE
Hiking / View / BeachMaria Islands ReserveVieux Fort20 minutes1 - 2 hours$40 - $50
Hiking / BeachRiver DoreeChoiseul5 minutes
(20 minutes walk)
1 - 2 hoursFREE
Horseback ridingAtlantic ShoresVieux Fort / Micoud45 minutes2 - 3 hours$60 - $120
(reserve)
Horseback ridingCoubaril Estate
Morne Chouval
Soufriere40 minutes2 - 3 hours$65 - $85
(reserve)
Zip LineCoubaril Estate
(Hotwire)
Soufriere40 minutes1 hour$50 - $70
(reserve)
Tram / Zipline / HikingRainforest TramGros Islet2 hours1 - 3 hours$50 - $120
(reserve)
ATV / HikingATV Paradise ToursMicoud1 hour2 - 3 hours$20 - $50
(reserve)
Biking / Diving / KayakingJungle Reef AdventuresSoufriere50 minutes2 - 4 hours$40 - $90
Kayaking / FishingSalt Rush CafeLaborie10 minutes1 - 3 hours$15 - $60
Plantation / HistoricBalenbouche EstateChoiseul / Laborie0 min45 min - 1 hour< $15
Plantation / HistoricMamiku GardensMicoud45 min45 min - 1 hour< $15
Plantation / GardenDiamond Falls Botanical GardenSoufriere35 min30 - 45 min< $15
Plantation / GardenFond Doux EstateSoufriere30 minutes45 min - 1 hour< $30
Plantation / GardenHotel ChocolatSoufriere30 minutes1 hour 30 min< $90
(reserve)
Plantation / GardenMorne CoubarilSoufriere30 minutes45 min< $15
Plantation / Garden / CultureLushan Country LifeCastries / Gros Islet1 hour 30 min45 min< $15
Plantation / GardenFond Latisab Creole ParkCastries / Gros Islet2 hours45 min< $15
Waterfall / HikingFond Joyeux WaterfallVieux Fort45 min1 - 2 hours$30 - $50
(guide)
Waterfall / GardenToraille WaterfallSoufriere30 minutes15 - 45 min< $15
Waterfall / Hot SpringsPitons WaterfallSoufriere30 minutes45 min - 1 hour< $15
Waterfall / HikingCanaries WaterfallCanaries1 hour3 - 4 hours$30 - $50
(guide)
WaterfallRiver Rock waterfallAnse la Raye1 hour 15 min1 - 2 hours< $20
(guide)
Zip line / Buggies / WaterfallTreetop Adventure ParkMicoud45 min1 - 2 hours
(various tours)
$45 - $185
(reserve)
WaterfallLatille waterfallMicoud45 min45 min - 1 hour< $15
Waterfall / Hot springsSapphire FallsSoufriere30 minutes1 - 2 hours< $30
(reserve)
Volcano / Hot SpringsSulphur SpringsSoufriere30 minutes45 min - 1 hour< $15
Hot SpringsNew JerusalemSoufriere30 minutes45 min - 1 hour< $15
Historic / Garden / BeachPigeon Island ParkGros Islet2 hours1 - 2 hours< $15
HistoricMorne FortuneCastries1 hour 30 min30 - 34 minFREE
(or tour)
HistoricCastries CathedralCastries1 hour 30 min15 minFREE
(or tour)
Historic / CultureLa Pointe CaribeChoiseul20 min15 - 45 minFREE
(or tour)
Historic / Garden / BeachFond D'OrDennery1 hour45 min - 2 hours< $15
Historic / GardenLa Sikwi sugar millAnse la Raye1 hour30 - 45 min< $20
(reserve)
Helicopterst lucia helicoptersCastries, Vieux Fort20 minutes10 - 30 minutes$175 - $230

To see how to get to these st lucia sites and attractions, check out the google map of St Lucia.