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St Lucia - What To Do And See

Updated on February 11, 2015

Introduction

St Lucia is a lush green tropical island located twenty-four miles north of St Vincent and the Grenadines near Barbados. This island is known for its many pristine beaches and "The Pitons," St Lucia's most famous landmark. Two of the main tourist areas are Castries and Soufrière; St Lucia is twenty-seven miles long, roughly fourteen miles wide and is part of the Windward Islands there in the eastern Caribbean.

With ample rainfall and rich volcanic soil, this is a haven for various species of flora. Unlike many of her neighbors, this island has a mountainous rain-forest covered interior, with the highest peak being Mt. Grime. St Lucia's pride is evident in the island's ongoing protection and conservation efforts. Of the remaining thirty-thousand acres of rainforest, over 18,500 acres are protected and home to various species of plants, trees and fauna.

Activites

Life is laid-back on colorful St Lucia and a visit here will immerse you into nature's arms in a variety of ways:

  • You can hike the nature trails in the rainforest viewing waterfalls, trees and many indigenous animals amidst the foliage.
  • How about a few days of snorkeling & diving at one of the islands popular dive sites.

  • If you wanna relax, there are many beautiful beaches just right for a day of relaxation.
  • How about the excitement of a horseback ride along a beach, during the twilight of the day.
  • For you windsurfing enthusiast, there are a variety of beaches and coves that are ideal for this activity, especially on the east coast.

  • Another great activity is an aerial tour of St Lucia. Imagine the thrill of seeing the island from the air, in the comfort of a helicopter.
  • For the fishing enthusiast, how about a deep sea fishing tour. The tours are a great activity even for the novice. All supplies needed for the trip are included.
  • If you are an off road enthusiast, the ATV adventure is a must do activity.

  • For the night owl, there is the St Lucian nightlife; this means different things to different people. For some it is a romantic dinner or an intimate evening cruise; for others it is relaxation or a wild night on the town. When the sun is going down, this island comes alive. Different areas of the island have their own activities; see what is available where you are staying. However, if you prefer the comforts of your hotel, many offer in-house entertainment.

Summary

St Lucia has the makings of a great excursion. With so many activities to choose from, there is sure to be something for almost anyone. In addition to the activities already mentioned, there is Jet Skiing, Dolphin and Whale watching, Cycling adventures, Rainforest canopy adventures and of course shopping. Also, this island has some of the best accommodations and dining in the region. If you desire to vacation in a semi-undiscovered island, away from swarms of tourist at other mainstream destinations, welcome to St Lucia.

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A markerpigeon island, st lucia -
Pigeon Island National Park, St Lucia
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B markercastries, st lucia -
Castries, St Lucia
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C markersoufiere, st lucia -
Soufriere, St Lucia
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D markervieux fort, st lucia -
Vieux Fort, St Lucia
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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @James A Watkins - Sounds interesting, I bet you have quite a few stories to tell from your jet charter days. It is nice to hear from you; I hope all is well in your world :)

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Beautiful place. Thanks for the writeup. I have not been there but back when I had a private jet charter service my company flew quite a few folks down there to vacation.

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @prasetio30 - I hope you get to visit St Lucia too, it is a pretty place; Thank you for your feedback :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I thought St Lucia is one of the best place in the world. I love this hub as my passion with traveling. I hope I can visit to this island one day. You have done a great job here. Rated up!

      Blessing,

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @happyexplorer - Im glad you enjoyed reading it; thanks for stopping by :)

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      happyexplorer 5 years ago from Mostly USA, sometimes elsewhere

      St. Lucia is one Caribbean island I have yet to visit. Your hub really makes me want to be there!

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Nell Rose - Hi Nell hope you doing ok there. I am glad you like the article and thanks for your comments :)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, What a beautiful island! I watched the video's too, and I really loved it, thanks for the tour, cheers nell

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @NiaG - Nice to hear from you again and thanks for your feedback :)

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      NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      It sounds wonderful! Thanks for the facts.

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @dahoglund - I know what you mean; even here it looks good too. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      As I look out at the Wisconsin snow and ice a place like St. Lucia certainly looks inviting.

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Peggy W - Yes St Lucia has many activities to choose from. Its nice to hear from you and thanks for your comments :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow! St. Lucia looks like it has something for everyone. Loved seeing all of the videos. Swimming on horseback! Who knew! It would be fun to explore the rainforest and other areas someday. Thanks! Up, useful and beautiful ratings.

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @villasandhomes - Yes it is; thanks for your feedback.

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      villasandhomes 5 years ago

      Very nice place to visit

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @PWalker281 - I see what you mean. I found a coastal picture of Windward, Oahu it looks like a St Lucian shoreline. I am glad you like the article and thank you for your comments on my blog site :)

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Looks like a lovely place to visit, and the beaches and mountains remind me of windward Oahu. Great hub, Coolmom. Rated up, beautiful, and interesting (and great blog, btw).