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St Lucia Attractions Overview

The island is known for its diverse landscape and myriad of st lucia attractions and things to do to suit every taste and wallet. Many of the best st lucia attractions are in the South of the island, within 15 – 30 minutes from Balenbouche Estate. 

There are many St Lucia attractions all throughout the island (see comprehensive list below). It takes about 2 hours to drive from North to South. The main road mostly follows the coast, and the whole loop takes about 3 hours. The best way to see the island is to rent a car. If you prefer to drive shorter distances, consider staying in more than one place. Below is an overview of most of the sites, attractions and activities on the island, organized by route and distance. Some link to the individual attractions and businesses, some link to blog posts.

Do I need a local Guide for all St Lucia Attractions? Is it safe to go without a guide?

Most sites and trails have local guides on staff and charge an entrance fee of $5 – US$ 15 per person. Sometimes you can pay to enter without a guide. Many other places require advance booking and charge more. The entrance to the Forestry trails is US$ 10, if you have your own transportation. Some other hikes cost US$ 50 (for example Gros Piton, Petit piton, Mount Gimie, or other specialized rainforest and birdwatching tour). Many of the organized tours include transportation. However, you can cut costs if you rent a car and arrange to meet up with the guide.

The entrance and guide fees goes towards maintaining the site, providing employment, and ensuring a quality visitor experience, including education and safety. it is geenrally not advisable to venture anywhere without a guide because visitors can be a target for crime.

Vieux Fort to Soufriere

Vieux Fort
Moule a Chique Lighthouse
Sandy Beach / Anse de Sable
Kite surfing and Wind surfing
Maria Islands Nature Reserve (Guide required)
Fond Joyeux Waterfall & Hike (Guide required)
Vieux Fort Saturday Market / Fish Market
Helicopter rides (from International airport)

Laborie
Morne Le Blanc Viewing Point
Laborie village and beach
Ocean Kayaking ($10/hour at Salt Rush Cafe)
Laborie Fish fest (every last Friday of the month)

Piaye / Saltibus / River Doree
Saltibus Waterfall and Rainforest Hike
Piaye Beach
Balenbouche Estate
River Doree Beach

Choiseul
Choiseul Arts and Craft Center
Choiseul Village
La Pointe Caribe Amerindian Heritage Park
Anse L’Ivroigne Beach

Gros Islet to Castries

Cap Estate
Cas en bas Beach, Kite surfing St Lucia
St Lucia Golf Club

Gros Islet
Pigeon Island National Park
Gros Islet Street Party (every Friday)

Rodney Bay
Reduit Beach
Segway Tours, Lucian Style Segway
Mt Pimard Hike
Splash Island Water Park
Trim’s Riding Stables
Sandy Hoofs St Lucia
International Pony Club

Babbonneau
Fond Latisab Creole Park
Rainforest Adventures, Skyrides
Grande Anse Beach & Desbarras Turtle Watch
Lushan Country Life
Union Mini Zoo

 

 

Soufriere to Castries

Soufriere
Gros Piton and Petit Piton Hike
Tet Paul Nature Trail
Fond Doux Estate
Hotel Chocolat Plantation
Sulphur Springs Volcano
Supermann falls
Sapphire Falls
Coubaril Estate (plantation, zip lining, horseback riding)
Malgretoute Beach (snorkeling, no resort)
Piton Waterfall
Sugar Beach (resort, free to park and walk 15 minutes)
Soufriere Town
Action Adventure Divers (Soufriere)
Diamond Falls Botanical Garden and Soufriere Estate
Anse Chastanet (resort: diving, snorkeling, kayaking, biking)
Anse Mamin (part of Anse Chastanet)
New Jerusalem Hot Springs
Toraille Waterfall (Guide on site)
En Bas Saut Waterfall and Edmund Forest Reserve
Mount Gimie (tours by reservation)

Canaries, Anse la Raye, Marigot
Canaries Village
La Place Kassav
Anse Cochon ( Island Divers, Ti Kaye Resort)
La Sikwi (tours by reservation)
Anse la Raye Villae and Fishfry
St Lucia Distillers (tours by reservation)
Marigot Bay: viewing point, marina, diving, DFH Kayaking

Castries to Vieux Fort

Castries
Helicoper Tours (GFL Charles regional airport)
Castries Market and Cathedral
Morne Fortune Historic Area
 Pink Plantation
House (Restaurant and historic site)
Eudovics Wood carving studio

Barre de L’Isle Rainforest Trail
Louvet Beach

Dennery
Fond D’Or Historic Park and Beach
Dennery Fish fry (every Saturday)
Dennery Viewing Point
Sault falls
Fond Waterfall
Treetop Adventures Zip Lining

Micoud
Latille Waterfall
Mamiku Gardens
ATV Paradise Tours
Descartiers Trail

Honeymoon Beach
Praslin and Savannes bay, kayaking

 

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(Tropical Traveler)

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