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St. Lucia’s Natural Wonders

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St. Lucia is home to incredible biodiversity, from dense rain forests in the heart of the island to dramatic volcanic landscapes by the sea. When visiting, be sure to explore beyond the beaches to discover lush botanical gardens, tropical forests full of birds, rushing waterfalls, and even a drive-in volcano.
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Soufriere, St Lucia
Take a break from days at the beach with a stroll through these quiet, lush gardens. The nature trail is well marked and easy to navigate. Identify the local birds, including the St. Lucian parrot, with the help...
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Vieux Fort, St Lucia
A permit and a guide are required to hike in the Edmund Forest Reserve, in the interior of the island. A permit can easily be obtained through your guesthouse or hotel, and a forest guide can be hired at the...
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The Maria Islands—Maria Major and Maria Minor—off the southeastern coast are among the region's most pristine environments. You can visit the protected wildlife reserve via a 20-minute boat ride from Pointe Sable. On Maria...
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Castries, St Lucia
Hike around the ruins of Morne Fortune ("good luck hill"), a former military outpost overlooking the harbor it was meant to protect. The site was hardly good luck during the 18th century: Several bloody battles between the French and the...
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Who can resist a waterfall, especially on this lush tropical island? There are a couple of easy options: Diamond Falls (though you can't swim in its mineral-laden pool) and the 50-foot-high Toraille Falls, right off the main road...
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Sulphur Springs Access Rd, Malgretoute, St Lucia
A visit to Sulphur Springs, which is dubbed the world's only drive-in volcano, is one of the most unusual excursions you can make in the Caribbean. You'll smell the rotten-egg stench of sulfur and see steam rising around the dormant...
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Fond Benier, Soufrière, St Lucia
St. Lucia's iconic twin peaks—Gros Piton and Petit Piton—dominate the island's scenery, soaring 2,500 feet from the sea on the island's southwest Soufrière corner. Designated a World Heritage Site along with the surrounding...