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Things to do in St. Lucia

Romance may permeate this lush Caribbean island, but you don’t have to be part of a couple to find things to do on St. Lucia. From the capital city of Castries and the fishing town of Soufrière to popular Reduit Beach and the emerald peaks of the Pitons, there are local activities and attractions—historic sights, snorkeling, windsurfing, mineral baths, hidden white-sand beaches, one-of-a-kind shops—for all types of travelers.

The island’s French and British influences run deep, but visitors looking for things to do on St. Lucia will also want to experience its West Indian side—in restaurants and nightclubs and at street parties, craft boutiques, and busy public markets. Nature lovers looking for ideas on what to do on St. Lucia should not miss its volcanic beaches, diving Anse Chastanet, hiking to the lookout on historic Morne Fortune, nature walks on Pigeon Island, or the spectacle of Diamond Waterfall. For something truly special, head to the unspoiled shores of Marigot Bay—said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Whether you’re on your honeymoon, jet-setting to tropical locales, or just in search of a memorable island vacation, you’ll discover great things to do on St. Lucia.

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  • Diamond Botanical Garden and Waterfalls

    Lush former plantation laced with hiking trails. These are the same warm springs that refreshed Louis XVI’s troops when they were stationed in St. ... More
  • La Sikwi Sugar Mill

    La Sikwi (which is Creole for sugar mill) is located within the gardens of a 400-acre banana cocoa plantation belonging to the Invergoil Estate, a ... More
  • Miss Theresa’s Bakery

    Ms. Theresa’s Bakery, an authentic island enterprise for more than 60 years, is legendary for freshly baked Creole baguettes. The modest Soufrière ... More
  • Rodney Bay Marina

    Head here for cruises and sails around the island and to Martinique or St. Vincent and the Grenadines. More
  • St. Lucia Street Festivals

    Every Friday evening, the population of Gros Islet village spills onto the streets for a rowdy dance party, complete with jerk chicken and plenty o... More

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