Last month, I hosted our Annual Mother's Day trip and we went to St. Lucia. Let's just say, I can't wait to go back. St. Lucia is not just like any other tropical island destination. This beautiful island of mountains, forests, historical sites and of course the beaches shares a part of the history of this country. It is impossible to see everything that this island has to offer. However, we made the best of it for the time we were there and I am going to share with you some of the most iconic spots and activities to indulge in while in St. Lucia!
1. Zip Line through the Rainforest
Explore St Lucia's rainforest via aerial tram and zipline. During this tour, you will get a birds eye view of St Lucia's lush tropical rainforest via an aerial tram. At one point, you will find yourself 160 feet above sea level. Once you're off the aerial tram, clip into a harness and zip through 10 zipline canopies. The tour is guided by an expert guide that will educate you on the history of the rainforest and the species found in the rainforest. This tour proves to be both, thrilling and educational. You can book this tour here.
2. See The Pitons The Pitons are two iconic volcanoes. Each volcano has its name: Gros Piton and Petite Piton. You can hike to explore these volcanos or sail around them. Either way, you can enjoy the beauty that they offer the island. The view is simply majestic. We sailed around The Pitons on our way to Soufriere.
3. Get a DIY spa treatment at Soufrière
Soufrière is one of the most well-known spots in St. Lucia. Explore the town square. Immerse yourself in the local culture of Saint Lucia. Experience some of the natural wonders of the islands. The Saint Lucia Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is also here. Some visitors use Soufrière as a starting point to hike out to Toraille.
We took a tour to Soufriere via a Catamaran. Once, there we went to St Lucia's natural spa, the Sulphur Springs. This geothermal spring is located near the volcanoes and has created mineral rich mud that makes you feel rejuvenated. Once you've completed your DIY treatment, head to the Torraille Waterfall for a refreshing dip under the 65 ft waterfall.
4. Mingle with the Locals at Pigeon Island Pigeon Island is another top spot for you to visit especially if you love history and nature. What makes Pigeon Island a popular place is that it is known for pirates. The infamous pirate, Jamb de Bois, created a camp there to ambush Spanish trade ships. You can hike around the ruins and visit Fort Rodney. This is a spot that you’ll never forget. Pigeon Island is a National Park of Saint Lucia. You can go snorkeling, sailing, and diving off the shores, too. There, you will find a strip of locally owned bars and restaurants. On Sunday afternoons, the locals of St Lucia gather at Pigeon Island to chill and hangout with each other. We went on a Sunday afternoon and there were plenty of cars playing music with amplified speakers. We mingled amongst the locals, danced and had a few drinks as it was our last night prior to returning home.
5. Go Horseback riding on the Beach
Horseback riding is the perfect way to see the Island of St Lucia from a different perspective. This tour is good for beginners and experienced riders. For many ofn us,in the group, this was our first time on the horse and the skilled tour guides leading the group made sure we were safe. You dont want to miss this tour. Book it yourself here.
To sum it up, St Lucia was truly a vibe. The people there are amazing and friendly. The food is to die for and these activities will keep me coming back.
When would you like to come for a visit? Get in touch with me and I can help you plan your next trip to St Lucia!