St. Lucia Travel Guide

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Best Things To Do in St. Lucia

Much of St. Lucia's activity happens on the west coast and specifically, in the Soufrière area. That's where you'll find the iconic Pitons that visitors like to climb, or Mount Soufrière, the pungent volcano that emits sulfurous steam. Nearby, honeymooners like to snorkel in the transparent waters of Anse Chastanet. There's also plenty to do farther north in the Rodney Bay area. That's where you'll find the lively Reduit Beach and Pigeon Island National Landmark.

How we rank Things to Do

Updated March 29, 2019

  • #1
    Things to do in St. Lucia
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    Pigeon Island can appeal to an eclectic mix of travelers. You could get a history lesson about the landmark's previous occupants (including a pirate with a wooden leg) or learn more about the formation of the man-made causeway that currently connects the island to the mainland. You could also attend a

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    Anse Chastanet
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    Arguably the best beach on St. Lucia for snorkeling and diving, picturesque Anse Chastanet is a more peaceful alternative to the sands of Reduit Beach. If you're indecisive about lodging, you should consider the nearby resort of the same name. Recent guests appreciated its attentive staff and unspoiled views of the water. Even

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    Reduit Beach
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    St. Lucia beaches are a dime a dozen, but none are quite as loved (by travelers and locals alike) as Reduit. The expansive shoreline, glorious sunsets and close proximity to the bars, restaurants and shops of Rodney Bay make for an easygoing beach experience. Adjacent to the Rodney Bay Marina, Reduit

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    The Pitons
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    #4 in St. Lucia
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    Rising tall from the sea and covered in emerald-colored vegetation, these volcanic plugs (or land formations made out of volcanic materials) are the most iconic sight in all of St. Lucia. Situated between the towns of Soufrière and Choiseul, Gros Piton and its smaller sibling, Petit Piton, are easy to spot

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    Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens
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    If you're tired of lounging on the beach but not up for a hike throughThe Pitons, then whiling away a few hours at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is sure to be a relaxing, and eye-catching, compromise. This 6-acre attraction is filled to the brim with vibrant foliage, including hibiscus, ixora and

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    Marigot Bay
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    There's a reason Hollywood comes calling to Marigot Bay (scenes from the original "Dr. Doolittle," starring Rex Harrison and "Firepower," starring Sophia Loren, were shot here). It's because this gorgeous shore, just south of Castries along the central western coast, is idyllic Caribbean: complete with swaying palm trees, anchored boats, and white

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    Sulfur Springs Park
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    Sulfur Springs Park is billed as having the Caribbean's "only drive-in volcano," meaning that visitors are able to safely drive right by an active volcano. This belching mountain located in the western town of Soufrière emits sulfuric steam rather than lava, so remember to hold your nose to protect yourself from

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    Castries Market
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    The Castries Market has been the capital city's local food and flea market for the last century. Open every day except for Sunday, locals gather to sell homegrown produce and spices as well as St. Lucia-stamped souvenirs for tourists.

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