What to do in St Lucia

Beaches

St. Lucia's main attractions are its beautiful sandy beaches and warm tropical waters. The beaches are kept in pristine condition and the perfect place to hang out all day. There you can sunbathe and read a book or enjoy people watching as you laze back on the sand. There are several beach bars where you can enjoy cocktails at sunset and stay to enjoy a delicious dinner if you so choose.

Scuba Diving

The scuba diving in St. Lucia is legendary. The warm tropical waters, crystal clear visibility and abundance of corals and marine life make diving here a superb experience. There are several reputable dive centers on the island. You can hire equipment from them or bring along your own. The dive rates generally include diving cylinders, air fills and weight belts. You will need to take proof of your diver certification with you. If you are not yet qualified, St Lucia provides the ideal marine environment in which to learn to scuba dive. Many of the dive centers are registered dive schools and can provide you with a certification course during your stay.

Sailing

For those that prefer to stay on top of the water, there are many other water sport activities to keep you occupied. Sailing cruises will take you out to enjoy the ocean. Often, they will anchor off a remote beach where you can swim ashore and enjoy a picnic lunch. Other excursions will take you to shallow reefs where you can snorkel and enjoy seeing colorful corals and reef fish. Deep sea fishing charters are readily available and include all equipment required. Windsurfs are available for rent from many of the beachfronts. Advanced sailors will want to head to the waves off Cas en Bas and Vieux Fort. Novices will want to stick to the calmer waters off the west coast until they become more accomplished. Waterskiing and parasailing are available at many of the resorts. There is a very large new marina at Rodney Bay and Marigot bay also has very good facilities.

Island Interior

If you want to explore the island interior, you can choose from a variety of excursions. Those who are energetic can enjoy a thrilling mountain bike ride. There are guided tours available for both novice and advanced riders. An alternate mode of transport is to explore on horseback. Enjoy a variety of trail or beach rides on well-trained horses. There are numerous hiking trails on the island that invite exploration. There are also ATV trails which take you through the lush countryside.

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