ADVENTURE ISLAND: SPORT IN ST LUCIA

With a tropical adventure playground hiding in plain sight just metres behind the silk-soft sand of St Lucia’s beaches, it does seem a shame to spend your entire time tanning whilst staying on this beautiful island. With an adrenaline inducing activity available for all during your stay , we thoroughly recommend exploring the mountainous peaks and lush thick rain forests of this Caribbean hotspot and immersing yourself into sport in St Lucia.

Let yourself be seduced by the stunning scenery, fantastic views and exotic coastline whilst on horseback, zip wire or saddle. Let the wind blow through your tousled hair from the heart-pounding afternoon of KiteSurfing. Feel the warm, tropical sunshine on your back as you strike out with your racquet or your club. Explore sport in St Lucia.

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TENNIS

Boasting some of the best tennis facilities in the Lesser Antilles, and passionate about the sport, St Lucia is an ideal spot for Tennis devotee’s in the Caribbean.

The advantage of renting your own Luxury Villa in St Lucia, is that you have easy access to local courts, or in certain cases have your own private space to play. A selection of our villas that boast their own private on-site courts include:

St Lucia Racquet Club – Smugglers Cove, Cap Estate
The best tennis facilities in St Lucia are at the St. Lucia Racquet Club, adjacent to Club St. Lucia. Its seven flood-lit courts are in state-of-the-art condition, and there’s also a good pro shop for those looking to invest. You must reserve 24 hours in advance. Guests of the hotel play for free; nonguests are charged $12 per hour. Tennis racquets rent for $8 per hour.

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CYCLING

Bike St Lucia – Anse Chastanet Resort
Based within the Anse Mamin Plantation, on the West Coast of St Lucia near Soufriere, Bike St Lucia runs trails through 8 miles of carefully designed tracks, giving guests an opportunity to experience a unique adventure. The trails are suitable for beginners all the way through to the very experienced and prove a challenge and a great memory for all. A few places a day are reserved for non-residents so it’s advisable to book up in advance. Visitors can rent their Cannondale F800 bikes, and different packages are available.

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HORSEBACK RIDING

International Pony Club – Gros Islet
Experience the island from a unique perspective whilst on horseback in St Lucia. Their tours range from 1 hour to 4 hour treks, and are led by experienced, enthusiastic guides. Each tour involves riding along the Atlantic Shore and with the longer guides, guests have the option of riding the horse into the seawater which is truly unforgettable.

Trims Riding – Cas En Bas, Gros Islet
The largest riding facility on the island, with 45 years experience. Trails are led through the scenic northern part of St Lucia and can involve swimming with your horse in the crystal blue ocean. Their collection of horses have been trained and approved for beginner, intermediate and experienced riders. Experienced riders have the option of riding bareback, and galloping along the beach. All activities are available to all locals and touring guests.

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RAIN FOREST HIKES

St Lucia Eco Tours – Across The Island
There are many activities, excursions and tours to choose from during your visit to St Lucia, but sometimes the simplest are the best. The dramatic terrain of the island provides many hiking trails, and there a wide variety of tours operated by the Forestry Department and the St Lucia National Trust. The trails cater for all levels of fitness and are usually a whole day event. There are entrance fees for most of the trails and a plethora of wonderful wildlife can be witnessed during your trek.

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GOLF

St Lucia Golf Club – Cap Estate
Perhaps the most challenging 18 holes of golf in the Caribbean. With proximity to many of our villas in the Cap Estate and just 5 minutes from Rodney Bay, this convenient and well maintained course is the perfect spot to unwind and perfect your driving skills. With the added facilities of a full Driving Range, Golf Carts and Callaway rentals of both clubs and shoes golfers will find everything they need at this ‘one-stop shop’.

Sandals Golf Club – Castries
Based at the Sandals Regency La Toc Resort in Castries, this lush and extravagant 9-hole course is perfect for those looking for idyllic scenery and first class amenities. With facilities such as a full service Golf Shop, Practice Range, Putting Green, Driving Range and Luxury Changing Rooms, golfers can concentrate on the game in hand and enjoy the panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea.

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GYMS

Wanting to keep-up your usual workout routine whilst abroad is something that is becoming ever popular with the modern traveller. For those not looking to venture out of their villa, luckily one of our beautiful homes has it’s own small gym facility located in-house:

For all of our other beautiful Villas In St Lucia, we thoroughly recommend the next facility as a base for all your cardio and strengthening needs.

Sportivo Health + Fitness Club – Rodney Bay
A welcoming Health + Fitness Club that specialise in group fitness classes and personal training. With an excellent team of instructors who run classes such as Zumba, Spinning, Pilates, Yoga and Cross Fit, guests who are looking to stay in shape during their time in St Lucia can do so in a friendly and exciting environment.

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KITE SURFING

Kite Surfing St Lucia – Cas En Bas
For the more adventurous visitors to St Lucia, Kite Surfing can prove a memorable and truly exhilarating experience. Local St Lucian Beth has set up this popular company based in the North of the island, with lessons suited to all. Kite & Board rentals are also available for the more experienced rider. Also within 5 minutes of many of our Villas In St Lucia.

 

For the most beautiful villas in St Lucia and expert advice from our Luxury Villa Specialists, visit Handpicked Villas for first-hand knowledge and reservations advice.

 

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