Blissful beaches, dense tropical rainforest, colorful villages, and natural wonders, St. Lucia is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Something that many aren’t aware of though is that music is a very important part of the culture in St. Lucia. With its warm welcoming locals and perfectly relaxed pace it’s so easy to fall for some lucius charms. If it’s your first time in St. Lucia you may want to explore as much of this stunning island as possible.
Land and Sea Tour
Combining the best of both worlds – sightseeing and sunbathing, it’s by far the easiest way to see all of St. Lucia’s highlights. You’ll board a catamaran for a scenic cruise along St. Lucia’s coastline. Take the opportunity to top up your tan whilst admiring the wonderful views of the island. Sail past St. Lucia’s most famous landmarks, the Pitons which rise majestically from the waves. You’ll also cruise into Merry Go Bay one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean and the location of the original Doctor Dolittle film.
The land parts of the tour shows you the very best of St. Lucia by minibus. At mournful tune have your camera ready for fantastic views of the ship and the islands lively capital Castries. Continuing along St. Lucia’s winding roads and past banana plantations you’ll arrive at Soufreire a charming town sitting in the shadow of the Pitons. It’s here that you’ll see another of the islands famous landmarks the Sulphur Springs dubbed the world’s only drive-in volcano. Your next destination will be St. Lucia’s beautiful botanical gardens, home to a myriad of exotic flowers and vegetation. The centerpiece is the tranquil diamond waterfall. By showing you the main sights and scenery of St. Lucia the land and sea tour is perfect if it’s your first time on the island.
The Spirit of St. Lucia Tour
But what if you are eager to find out more about St. Lucia’s culture and local life? The Spirit of St. Lucia tour gets you under the skin of the island giving you a taste of the real St. Lucia. You’ll visit the islands only rum distillery to discover how the Caribbean’s favorite tipple is produced. Let a friendly guide show you around the distillery before having the opportunity to taste some of the finished product. At the Eudovic art studio, see St. Lucia’s wood work at its best. Each sculpture is unique, carved from ancient roots found deep within the vast St. Lucian rainforest. During the spirit of St. Lucia tour you’ll also visit the Kerry Bell boutique studios to discover the art of batik and silkscreen printing. These colorful wall hangings and garments can be seen throughout St. Lucia and make a perfect memento of your time on the island.
Take a Ride on the Aerial Tram
With St. Lucia blanketed by thick rainforest, you may want to take the opportunity to explore this lush tropical wilderness. If so consider taking a ride on the aerial tram, gently gliding through the treetops in a gondola. You’ll gain a wonderful bird’s-eye view of the rainforest. A local expert will be on hand to tell you all about the exotic vegetation and wildlife during the journey. If an aerial tram looks a little too laid-back how about giving a zip lining adventure a go. It is guaranteed to get your adrenaline rushing. Whizz through the rainforest from tree to tree and if you are feeling really brave, try the vertical drop – a fun and fast-paced experience perfect if you crave excitement and adventure.
St. Lucia is an island with so much to offer, we highly recommend getting out and about and exploring this exotic paradise. After all, it’s not every day you have the opportunity to set foot in a tropical rainforest. Stand meters away from a bubbling volcano or sail along the spectacular coastline. However you choose to spend your time, we hope you have a wonderful day discovering the beautiful island of St. Lucia.