The Best Things to Do in St. Lucia
Collected by Lebawit Lily Girma, AFAR Local Expert
Iconic mountain peaks and picture-perfect beaches make St. Lucia a favorite with travelers and photo editors alike. See those sites, then go even deeper to discover what other enchantments this glorious island has to offer.
John Compton Hwy, Castries, St Lucia
Built in 1891, St. Lucia's most colorful and largest open-air market sits in the heart of its capital. It's a one-stop-shopping favorite for fruits, vegetables, spices, handmade arts and crafts, and even handwoven beachwear. The produce is...
Soufriere, St Lucia
The interior of the Catholic Church of the Assumption, in the heart of Soufrière town, will surprise with its decidedly Caribbean hues and French design: an ornate wood ceiling vaulted to resemble the ribs of a boat, baby blue pillars,...
Pigeon Island, St Lucia
Stretched out from the northwest corner of the island like a small arm, Pigeon Island is a historical landmark and a satisfying all-in-one nature, beach, and hiking escape minutes from Rodney Bay Marina. The 44-acre mountainous green plot is home...
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...
Soufriere, St Lucia
For those who are not ready to face a strenuous Pitons climb but still seek to experience incredible views of the peaks, the trek along the community-run Tet Paul Nature Trail is ideal. Local guides lead you up the "stairway to heaven" (yes,...
From October to February, sperm whales, humpback whales, and pilot whales make their way from the cold Atlantic to the warm waters of St. Lucia to breed and mate. Whale-watching tours leave from Castries and some of the other towns on the...
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