The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is a haven for tourists, and it’s no wonder so many people flock here every year! Let’s take a look at some of the top tourist attractions on this spectacular island. If you’re thinking about visiting St Lucia this summer, make sure you compare the best prices at cheapflights.
The Pitons, Drive in Volcano and Sulphur Springs, Soufriere
Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Pitons are two volcanic plugs located near the town of Soufriere on the south-western part of St. Lucia. The Gros Piton is 771 m, and the Petit Piton [photo credit below] is 743 m high; they are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge.
The smell of the sulphur is what gives Soufriere its name and the sulphur springs nearby are sometimes used for bathing. Most amazingly though is the fact that this is the world’s only drive-thru volcano and is a must see whislt in St. Lucia.
Mamiku Botanical Gardens, Micoud
A scenic drive along the rugged eastern coast of St. Lucia, with brilliant views of the Atlantic Ocean will take you to the legendary Mamiku Gardens. Set in 12 acres of beautiful woodlands; Mamiku is a floral paradise that is also home to a number of exotic birds, Mamiku never fails to enchant its visitors.
La Toc Battery, Castries
The only Military fort open to the Public in St Lucia, La Toc Battery is a great day out. The 19th century fort is a fine example of British military architecture, but expect to see a wide range of tropical fish as well if visiting La Toc Battery.
Zip lining, Dennery
Located in the district of Dennery, this is a wonderful opportunity to soar through St. Lucia’s rainforests, and at the same time try to take in the spectacular views on offer.
Mineral Mud Baths, Soufriere
For those seeking some relaxation, the mud baths near Soufriere are ideal, the minerals present are said to make people look ten years younger so it’s worth a visit just for that!
Whale Watching, West Coast
There are several different companies that offer these excursions; you’re very likely to spot the whales and maybe dolphins too because of St. Lucia’s warm tropical waters, which are ideal for an abundant marine life.
Turtle watching, Northern Beaches
These tours are only available from March through August when the giant leatherback turtles nest on Grand Anse Beach.
Pigeon Island National Park, Gros Islet
Pigeon Island is viewed as one of the most important monuments of St. Lucia’s history. It is a vivid representation of the cultural and historical monuments of international, civil, military and marine cross currents, characteristic of West Indian historical change. The park is a must see and as well as historical delights there are great views and two beautiful beaches to saviour.
La Sikwi Sugar Mill, Anse Le Raye
Built in the 19th century when sugar cane was St. Lucia’s main crop, La Sikwi is Open daily from 8am until 4pm with a restaurant serving traditional dishes and local juices. There is also a museum on site.
Fond Latisab Creole Park, Babonneau
A great place to experience traditional Creole practices; like the preparation of cassava bread, catching crayfish in the river and the playing of chak-chak.