Blessed with beautiful white beaches fringed with emerald palm trees, dramatic mountainous scenery and a rich history and culture, the small Caribbean island of Saint Lucia justifiably remains a leading tourist destination.
If you’re thinking about heading to this immensely beautiful and unique island, check out the top five things to do on Saint Lucia.
Castries is the capital of Saint Lucia and is perfect for meandering down the streets, shopping at the colourful market and idling an afternoon away in Derek Walcott Square, named after the island’s famous playwright and poet. Within the leafy square is the incredible Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, with its fascinatingly colourful murals.
This bustling port town is considered a shopper’s haven with duty-free shopping near the harbour.
Make a visit to Mamiku Gardens part of your Saint Lucia itinerary as this 12-acre botanical garden is a place to enjoy true tranquillity and contemplation within the most stunning of natural surroundings.
The garden’s pretty paths wind and bend through extensive grounds carpeted in a huge range of trees, flowers and shrubs, more than 300 different species to be precise. The trails lead to the ruins of a cottage where a little stream tumbles down a tree-lined hillside.
Given its unique beauty and appeal, it’s hardly surprising Marigot Beach featured in the 1967 film Dr. Dolittle. This quaint and charming harbour can be found on the western coast of the island, less than four miles from the town of Castries.
Lined with exotic palm trees and lapped by the cobalt water of the Caribbean Sea with luxury yachts gently bobbing up and down in the sheltered inlet, Marigot Bay is hailed as the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean, an accolade popularised by the iconic American author, James Michener.
Pigeon Island National Park
Pigeon Island National Park is a 44-acre island reserve, which is home to one of the most important monuments that represents Saint Lucia’s history. The ruins of Fort Rodney were built in the 18th century by the British. The steep climb to the top of the fort is well worth the effort for the stunning panoramic views.
The National Park also has two beautiful beaches, a quality restaurant serving delicious local cuisine and the ruins of numerous military buildings, which were used during battles between the French and the British.
Another must-see cove this beguiling island is home to is Rodney Bay. This large bay comprises of a fabulous beach of pristine-white sand, tucked away in the north-western corner of the island. A dense tropical forest surrounds the fine white sand, which is caressed by deep turquoise water, providing a beautiful contrast of vibrant natural colours.
Mountains protrude dramatically from the sea at Rodney Bay, where you’ll find a man-made lagoon, lined with upmarket shops, bars and restaurants.
If you yearn for a taste of paradise where there is something to see and do for all the family, visit the beautiful island of Saint Lucia, for a magical holiday like no other.
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