6 of the Best St. Lucia Activities
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6 of the Best St. Lucia ActivitiesPosted on September 12. 2014
In addition to staring at the mighty Piton mountains from the pool and relaxing on the beach, St. Lucia is full of plenty of activities to keep you busy during your stay. We have gathered together some of the most fun for today’s blog on the best St Lucia activities.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular all over the Caribbean, and St. Lucia is no exception. St. Lucia is home to the classic Caribbean combination of clear water and colorful marine life set among a backdrop of submerged seawalls and shipwrecks. Diving equipment can be rented from dive operators all over the island.
Biking in the jungle is becoming one of the most popular things to do in St. Lucia, and one local company offers jungle biking excursions steeped in both history and sport. The tours cover the grounds of an old plantation in addition to lush jungles where you get the chance to learn about local flora and fauna from your guide. The tours are considered appropriate for all skill levels and are offered by Bike St. Lucia.
With two horseback riding facilities on the island, St. Lucia is the perfect place to combine a love of graceful horses and beautiful beaches. Beach tours are the most popular, but the island’s stables also have jungle treks and carriage rides among the tours available.
Deep Sea Fishing
St. Lucia and its surrounding waters are well known as the home for many types of fish, and doing some deep sea fishing is the highlight of many people’s St. Lucian vacations. Barracuda, Marlin, and Sailfish are the primary targets of sport fisherman, while those who would prefer to cook their catch can find Kingfish and Tuna as offshore targets.
Available at several places on the island, ziplining on St. Lucia is an exciting way to get the adrenaline pumping and appreciate the jungle setting below you as it whizzes by. Some of these parks offer up to twelve ziplines included in your admission and others offer the opportunity to zipline with the Piton mountains in the background.
If there is one active pursuit that you need to partake in when you come to St. Lucia, it’s definitely hiking. Half of the southern section of St. Lucia is covered in a protected rainforest, and it is the setting for some wonderful hikes. The signature hike of the island is Gros Piton, the smaller of the two famous Piton mountains. It usually takes around 3-4 hours roundtrip and a guide is required at a cost. For more leisurely hikers, Barre de l’Isle Trail is considered a very family-friendly hike which sticks fairly low to the ground while still offering a few great lookout points.
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