St. Lucia is a bubbling, brooding volcanic mass of an island that rises from the middle of the Lesser Antilles in a medley of rugged coastal coves and mountainous peaks.
Dressed in jungle and rainforest from head to toe, the landscapes here are amongst some of the most celebrated in the Caribbean.
That means St. Lucia is far from just your usual rest and relaxation destination.
It’s a place of wild highland walks and adrenaline-thumping ziplines too, curious creatures and out-at-sea adventures.
History oozes from the pores of crumbling colonial castles from Pigeon Island to the historic plantation estates of the south, while luxurious all-inclusive hotels offer prime honeymoon locations between the coves and crevices of the coast.
Add to that an interesting mashup of Parisian and French cuisine, strong rums and a hearty local welcome, and it’s easy to see why this jewel of an island remains a true Carib favorite!
Lets explore the best things to do in St. Lucia:
1. Climb the Gros Piton
No trip to beautiful St. Lucia could possibly be complete without at least a short journey to spy out the most recognisable and iconic Heritage Site on the island (and perhaps even in the entire Caribbean region!). The striking duo of the Pitons, UNESCO-tagged and soaring like spearheads from the rollers of the ocean, mark the coastline around sleepy Soufriere.
The largest of the two, known suitably as the Gros Piton, reaches a whopping 798 meters, making it the second-highest mountain in the country.
Scaling the great volcanic summit is one of the top activities around, with hikes taking less than a day to complete and offering some seriously unforgettable views of Soufriere Bay and the green hills of the south!