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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 our top five things to do in St Lucia:

  1. Hike at least one rainforest trail and visit a waterfall and/or hot spring (can be combined)
  2. See the Pitons up close (the Tet Paul 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)

We hope you enjoy your stay on our beautiful island!

 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. Accommodations in and around Soufriere tend to be either very high end or low end and are often too close to the noise and activities of the town, which is a bit touristy. So it makes sense to stay a little further away, but still close enough to visit all the great st lucia tourist sites between Vieux Fort and Soufriere.

Two beautiful beaches are just 5-20 minutes away; 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.

Just to the north of Balenbouche is the small village of Choiseul with its impressive church, fish market and traditional arts and crafts. If you drive through Choiseul and follow the scenic coastal road via la Pointe Carib, an old Amerindian settlement, and Anse L’Ivroigne, a beautiful secluded beach at the base of the Gros Piton you will eventually reconnects with the main road just before you get to Soufriere. 

West

Soufriere offers some of the most popular st lucia tourist sites, including the Tet Paul Trail, Fond Doux Estate, Ladera Resort, Hotel Chocolat, the Sulphur Springs, Coubaril Estate, Malgretoute Beach, the Pitons waterfall and Sugar Beach. The town of Soufriere offers a number of small restaurants, bars and shops. You can take a water taxi to Anse Chastanet or Sugar Beach, the best places for snorkeling and diving. To the back of the town further inland, there is the famous Diamond Falls Botanical garden, as well as New Jerusalem Hot springs, Toraille Waterfall, the Edmond Forest and En bas Saut rainforest trails.

Further up the West Coast road, Marigot Bay and La Plas Kassav are worth a stop, and you can also take a tour of the rum distillery. You can also swim and snorkel at Ti Kaye Resort/Anse Cochon, or experience the popular Friday night Fishfry in Anse La Raye.

East

Along the East coast, you can stop at Mamiku Gardens near Praslin, which offers an abundance of tropical plants and splendid views. Latille waterfall is set within a charming organic garden just after the town of Micoud. The privately owned st lucia tourist site is powered by hydro from the waterfall. Through the Forestry Department, you can book a guide to take you on the Descartiers Rainforest Trail. Further along the east coast, there are several viewing points and rest stops, as well as the the Fond’ D’Or National Park and Mabouya Valley Project, which offer several st lucia tourist sites and cultural experiences.

North

Finally, a visit to the capital Castries, as well as Rodney Bay and Gros Islet further north, completes our list of st lucia things to do. Our suggested places to stop are the Castries Market, Pigeon Island, Gros Islet village, the Rodney Bay Marina, and Cas en bas beach. You might also want to check out Lucian Country Life, Fond Latisab, and the Desbarras Turtle Watch.

Every May, St Lucia hosts an Annual Jazz Festival, which brings together a wonderful mix of regional and international talent.

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