St. Lucia is a Caribbean paradise, an island where natural wonders meet cultural richness and heritage and pristine beaches. There are a plethora of things to do in St. Lucia, from exploring the twin volcanic peaks (Pitons), discovering their sulphur springs or experiencing the first ever drive-in volcano.
We understand that between the unique geographic experiences that St.Lucia offers and the culture, the dining experiences and coastal views – it may be hard to know where to start. So we have summarised our favourite things to do in St. Lucia, below.
Jalousie Dock is home to Sugar Beach, a resort known for its luxury cabanas, poolside bars, and snorkelling in a National Marine Reserve. This beachfront is nestled into a cove at the base of the Pitons, providing remarkable views and serenity.
Whilst docked close to the Pitons, we highly recommend a trek up the mountains, and treating yourself to a famed ‘Saint Lucian Mud Bath’, for an invigorating experience in volcanic mud, which will leave your skin soft and glowing.
If you’re into snorkelling or diving, you must visit Tobago Cays, this Caribbean gem offers an unparalleled diving experience ideal for all ages and levels.
It would also be criminal to visit St. Lucia and not explore the trails up the Pitons: whether you choose to explore Gros Piton or Petit Piton, is entirely up to you! The summit from both peaks offer panoramic views of the island and look out across the spectacular Caribbean Sea
Eating and Drinking
St. Lucia offers a variety of places for excellent food and drink. Some notable locations include:
- Boucan by Hotel Chocolat (Soufriere): The combination of gourmet cuisine, stunning views and adjacent bar with dishes and beverages infused with locally sourced cocoa.
- The Coal Pot (Castries): Known for its waterfront dining and Creole-inspired seafood dishes, The Coal Pot is a popular spot offering a mix of Caribbean and international flavours.
- Jacques Waterfront Dining (Castries): This waterfront restaurant has a bar with a diverse selection of cocktails and a lively atmosphere. It’s a great place to enjoy drinks in the evening.
- Spinnakers Beach Bar & Restaurant (Rodney Bay): Located on Reduit Beach, Spinnakers is a beachfront bar offering a laid-back atmosphere and a selection of tropical cocktails.
- Orlando’s Restaurant and Bar (Soufrière): This popular spot is known for its seafood and Creole dishes. The open-air setting provides a relaxed atmosphere, and the menu features a variety of local flavours.
History and Culture
St. Lucia has a rich history and its bursting with culture, from the military ruins and artefacts on Pigeon Island to the 18th century Morne Coubaril Estate – which provides information and insights into the history of the Colonial Plantation as well as an adventure park with zip lines that fly you above the treetops. Or, immerse yourself in local art at Eudovic’s Art Studio and discover the island’s heritage at the Folk Research Centre in Castries.