Rejuvenating In The Rainforest
St. Lucia’s dramatic terrain provides many hiking trails through the island’s rain forest reserve. Many hiking tours through the major trails are coordinated by the Forestry Department and the St. Lucia National Trust.
The hiking trails through St. Lucia’s interior caters for all levels of fitness and are usually a whole day event. There are entrance fees to most of the Forestry trails and a permit is required for bird watchers. Hikers are advised to ware good hiking shoes and to prepare to get wet and muddy.
Venture To The Volcano
The well known Sulphur Springs park in St Lucia are well renowned for their delightful bubbling springs and are the most active geothermal area in the Lesser Antilles. Billed as the Caribbean’s only drive-through volcano, just past the springs are copious warm sulphuric pools which are idyllic and provide a natural form of healing for those in need of absolute relaxation.
Slip Into The Sea
St Lucia’s copious beaches offer a multitude of water-sports and sea-based excursions for guests and visitors. Our dedicated concierge team can assist you with the booking of snorkelling equipment, can direct you towards the best excursion companies for windsurfing, kayaking, water-skiing and paddle boating, and for the more adventurous can even advise you on the infamous banana boats!
Due to its nutrient rich soils and fertile climate, St Lucia grows a plethora of tropical delights which are woven into the menus of many a chef across the island. There are many restaurants worth enjoying clustered down the West Coast, in particular around the Rodney Bay marina in the North, Castries in central St Lucia and Soufriere in the South. Look out for callaloo and salt fish on most specials boards.
That Friday Feeling
Friday night is unquestionably the big night out in St Lucia, and the Friday night ‘jump up’ in the northern village of Gros Islet has attained legendary status. It’s a genuinely local event, but tourists are more than welcome to join in. DJs set sound systems up outside the restaurants and try to outdo each other on volume, rhythm and beats. The street party goes on until the early hours, and while shaking your stuff is firmly encouraged, nobody complains if you just sit back and enjoy the festivities. Another option is the fish fry at Anse De La Raye. This is the jump up’s more laid-back cousin, aimed at those who like a quieter introduction to the local excitements!