Things to do in Saint Lucia
Castries - explore Morne Fortune
The island of St Lucia has seen many violent battles between British and French forces, during the 18th century. Several of these took place on Morne Fortune or the Hill of Good Luck, where there are still the remains of the old battlements. Also on the hill are is the old Government house, which is open to visitors as is the military cemetery, and a small museum, that houses displays of bygone, colonial life.
Gros Islet - absorb the relaxing nightlife
The Caribbean is known for it's nightlife and the island of St Lucia is no exception, and is very popular with couples, especially honeymooners. One of the best spots on the island to enjoy a night out is in Gros Islet, which is home to many bars and nightclubs. It is especially popular on a Friday night, when the streets turn in to a party, with the Jump Up, when all types of exotic food and drink are available.
Gros Islet - relax at Rodney Bay
Located at the northern end of the island, Rodney Bay offers visitors to the area a chance to unwind and relax, especially on the beautiful Reduit Beach. Here you can go sailing, water skiing, snorkelling or just chill out in one of the many bars and restaurants that line the beach. This area also has a number of shops that offer interesting handicrafts, made by local craftsman, that make ideal souvenirs.
Soufriere - stroll inside a volcano
There are not many places you can walk inside a volcano, but the crater at La Soufriere allows you to do just that. After a drive up to the craters edge, take the path through the fissure, but go with an experienced guide. There is a strong smell of sulphur, as the volcano is still active with mud and water pools all around it. The best of these being Gabriel’s Hole, where you can take a dip in the waters, they are said to have healing powers.
Introduction to Saint Lucia
The famous twin cone shaped peaks known as the Pitons greet visitors to the Caribbean island of St Lucia. The amount of choice for hotels in St Lucia is just as huge as the list of things to do during a holiday here. Most St Lucia hotels are either located directly on the coastline or a very short distance away from the beach, and prices for St Lucia hotels range from low budget accommodations to luxurious resorts which are rated five stars. Many hotels in St Lucia are all inclusive, meaning all tours, meals, drinks, and other activities are included in the hotel cost. Some all inclusive St Lucia hotels are restricted to couples only, while others are more family friendly. Visitors to St Lucia may also choose to relax at one of the many self catering villas or apartments on the island. Renting an apartment is especially recommended for people planning to stay in St Lucia for an extended period of time.