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St Lucia Tourist Sites

May 18, 2018 -

St Lucia Tourist Sites

Many St Lucia tourist sites are actually not crowded or touristy, especially if you know when to go. Although known mostly for its nature and heritage, the island also offers great beaches, restaurants, resorts, water sports, events, shopping and nightlife. There really is something for everyone!

To make the most of your stay, here are five things we feel you must do in St Lucia:

  1. Hike at least one st lucia rainforest trail and visit a waterfall and/or hot spring (can be combined)
  2. See the Pitons up close (the Tet Paul Nature trail is the best way to do it without actually climbing the Pitons – though that is an amazing experience for those who are fit)
  3. Visit a historic plantation and learn a little about St Lucia’s history and culture (for example how coconuts or cassava root is processed, or how cocoa is grown and made into chocolate)
  4. Go on a boat ride (the island is stunning to look at from the water)
  5. Go snorkeling or diving (St Lucia is still a pretty good place to see fish and some healthy coral)

Continue reading for more cool things to do in St Lucia…

St Lucia Tourist Sites near Balenbouche

Balenbouche is an ideal starting point to explore the best St Lucia has to offer. We are located in the South of the island, only 20 minutes from the International airport, and 30 minutes from the town of Soufriere.

The two most beautiful beaches in the South are Laborie beach and Sandy beach in Vieux Fort.

Laborie is one of our most loved communities. There, you can enjoy a swim in the calm, palm fringed bay, stroll through the friendly village, and experience true local life. Above the village, the Morne Le Blanc Viewing point overlooks the south.

Further south, the second largest town of Vieux Fort offers grocery shopping, banking and a Saturday Morning Farmer’s market. Anse de Sable beach, a short walk or drive from town, is a long white sand beach with beach cafe’s, wind surfing and kite surfing. Above Vieux Fort, the Moule a chique lookout opposite the lighthouse offers another spectacular view of the island and the St Lucia Pitons.

West

Soufriere offers some of the most popular st lucia tourist sites. Our favorites are the Tet Paul Trail, a mud bath at the Sulphur Springs (you can skip the tour), the 30 minute hike to Sapphire Falls, the New Jerusalem Hot Springs, Coubaril Estate Plantation (a beautiful site and also a great place to zip line), Sugar Beach and Anse Chastanet/Anse Mamin.

For a special treat, dine at Hotel Chocolat. Fond Doux Estate and Hotel Chocolat also offer tours, and Ladera is a stunning location for a sunset drink.

The town of Soufriere offers a number of small restaurants, bars and shops. We suggest taking a water taxi to Anse Chastanet or Sugar Beach, the best places for snorkeling and diving.

The Diamond Falls Botanical garden should not be missed, but go early or late to avoid the crowds. For a real rainforest adventure, the Edmond Forest and En bas Saut Waterfall are our favorites (4 wheel drive required).

Further up the West Coast road, La Plas Kassav offers amazing baked cassava bread in many flavors (cocoa, ginger, banana, coconut, cinnamon etc.). This is a must stop if you are driving past!

Next on our to do list is a free rum tasting at the rum distillery (the tour has to be booked in advance and is pretty good too).

Marigot Bay is worth a brief stop for the view, but it’s not worth driving down to the marina (too touristy and dirty, which can also be said for the capital Castries).

What is there to do in St Lucia on the East Coast?

Along the East coast, we suggest stopping at Mamiku Gardens near Praslin, which offers an abundance of tropical plants and splendid views. Latille waterfall is another great spot set within a charming organic garden just after the town of Micoud. The family owned st lucia tourist site is powered by hydro from the waterfall and has fish that clean your feet. A little further South, you can book a guide to take you on the Descartiers Rainforest Trail, a good place for spotting the St Lucia parrot. If you like horsebackriding, Atlantic shores just north of Vieux Fort offers a spectacular beach ride.

North

A visit to the capital Castries, as well as Rodney Bay and Gros Islet further north, is not obligatory but it does complete the full St Lucia experience. Our suggested places to stop are the Castries Market, Pigeon Island, Gros Islet village, the Rodney Bay Marina, and Cas en bas beach. if you are staying in the north or spending more than a day there, you might also want to check out Lucian Country Life, Fond Latisab, and the Desbarras Turtle Watch.

For more information on st lucia tourist sites and things to do, please visit our St Lucia Attractions page!