What to do in St Lucia

With its lush tropical and mountainous landscape encircled by warm turquoise waters, and aside from lazing on a golden-sand beach, St Lucia offers a range of activities for adventurous couples, including…

Scuba diving

For the best diving (and snorkelling) in St Lucia, head to Anse Chastanet Beach on the west coast near Soufrière. Dive above spectacular coral reefs teeming with rainbow-hued fish in depths of only 3m to 6m, just a short distance from the beach.

The beachfront 5-star PADI dive centre offers equipment for hire and provides underwater tours and instruction with comprehensive facilities for divers of all levels.

Or head to the Jalousie Plantation, which offers numerous shallow reefs near the shore in St Lucia's National Marine Park.


Hook up a deep-sea fishing charter for game fish including blue marlin, sailfish, mako sharks, barracuda, tuna and kingfish. Most resorts can arrange fishing expeditions.


Choose from several easy-to-follow hiking trails that range through tropical rainforest covering a large area of the southern half of St Lucia.

Try the 2km-long Barre de l'Isle Trail, southeast of Marigot Bay, and be rewarded with panoramic views overlooking the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

Many guided hikes can easily be arranged via your resort.

Horseback riding

Enjoy a range of trail and beach rides (from Trim's National Riding Stable) at Cas-en-Bas, just north of Castries. Or enjoy a scenic horse-drawn carriage tour of Pigeon Island.


Ride an open-air gondola above dense rainforest crowded with indigenous flora and fauna. See giant chatannier and gommier trees, vines and colourful blooms of lavender stars, orange bursts, yellow berries and white lace.

Try to spot St Lucia's endangered parrot – the Amazona Versicolor. The Rainforest Aerial Tram Adventure is located at Rodney Heights, Gros Islet.


Tee-off from the 18-hole, par-71 course at St Lucia's Golf and Country Club in the Cap Estate at the northern end of the island. Green fees include a golf cart and clubs can be hired.

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Latest update: What to do in St Lucia: 8 May, 2022