St Lucia: Where to Go and What to Do

When you think of St Lucia, you probably think of endless golden beaches and spending your entire holiday doing nothing more strenuous than working on your tan! However, although that is certainly a possibility, there are plenty of things to see and places to go when you stay somewhere like the renowned East Winds. St Lucia has a wide range of attractions and, while it may be tempting to laze around the resort and drink cocktails all day, you really should get out and explore.

Here are some of the best things to do on this wonderful Caribbean island.

Go Diving

As with many Caribbean destinations, the island is a top dive spot and one of the primary reasons people are tempted to book in for a luxurious holiday somewhere like the East Winds. St Lucia has many excellent dive sites, and whether you are starting out or have been doing it for years, you will find many options here – including diving reefs and shipwrecks. There are also a number of schools to choose from, if you’re a beginner, and experienced guides to help you get the most from your underwater experience.

The deep wreck Waiwinette Freighter is one of the best dives off the island and you can also go to Anse La Raye, which is a drift dive with strange rock formations. Anse Chastanet, in southwest of the island, is another great option.

See a Live Volcano

The one thing you must not miss while here is the spectacular Soufriere Volcano. This dormant volcano last erupted in the 18th century, so it is perfectly safe to visit, but there is plenty of volcanic activity to see – including boiling mud and steaming water rising through vents. When you’re staying at the fabulous East Winds, St Lucia’s natural attractions are all within easy access, but this has to be one of the best.

Visit the Pitons

The World Heritage Pitons are two small mountains close to Soufrière in the southwest of the island. They consist of Gran Piton and Petit Piton, which are 771 metres and 743 metres respectively. You can admire them from ground level, or hike to the top for some great views if you’re feeling energetic. It’s a tough challenge, but it only takes about two hours.

As well as all these activities, there are also many places that you can visit on the island. Here are a just few.


This is the main town on the island and there’s plenty to do here. Some of the main attractions include the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Government House, City Library and Fort Charlotte. There are also some good beaches nearby.


As mentioned above, this is in the southwest of the island. It used to be the capital and was home to many plantations (you can visit an old estate during your time here).

Gros Islet

This is popular with tourists and one of the most fun activities here is to attend the regular Gros Islet Street Party. If you get a chance to go, get ready to party the night away!

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island is on the north coast, covering 44 acres of land. There is a small fee to enter, but it is well worth taking a look around. As well as its natural beauty, you will also be able to see historic attractions such as the 18th-century Fort Rodney.

This lovely island is the sum of so much more than its beautiful beaches – although they are truly stunning! There are many things for visitors to see and do on a short (or longer) break staying in luxurious accommodation somewhere like the East Winds. St Lucia is the perfect tropical holiday destination, so come and see what all the fuss is about!

Source by Helen C. Edwards


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