Visitors to St. Lucia will have a world of choices when it comes to activities. After spending quality time on the island’s gorgeous beaches and relaxing at your private villa, you will want to sign up for a memorable island experience. Discover tropical waterfalls, sail around the island on your own private sloop and, for the adventurous, drive straight into the heart of a volcano. If you happen to be in town for the Jazz and Arts Festival on Pigeon Island, take advantage of the opportunity to see world famous performers.
What better way to get the lay of the land and explore St. Lucia than by taking a helicopter tour. Fly high above the island prepare to be awed by the natural beauty of the coastline beaches and jungle interior landscapes. Keep your eye out for landmarks like the tropical rainforest and the twin peaks of the Pitons. Visit https://www.stluciahelicopters.com/.
Spend the day aboard a private hand-built sailing vessel reminiscent of the days when sailboats carried rum and spices from the West Indies. Discover the real St. Lucia sailing past tiny fishing villages, secluded beaches and remote reefs. Check out the romantic sunset cruise and rum tasting trips. Visit http://jussail.com/#sthash.Ofutv2QD.dpbs
Walk among brilliantly colored tropical flowers and lush shrubbery at the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls at the foot of the Pitons, part of the 2,000-acre Soufriere Estate land grant presented by Louis XIV. Your guide will explain the medicinal use of plants and take you to a spectacular waterfall originating from underground springs. If you love waterfalls, also visit Latille, Anse La Raye and Toraile to get your fill. Visit http://www.rainforestadventure.com/
Experience what the St. Lucians claim is the only drive-in volcano in the entire world. Sulphur Springs near Soufriere is in the center of a dormant volcano, although you will see bubbling mud and steaming pools. Bathe in the mineral rich pools, if you dare! Visit http://soufrierefoundation.org./
For all the chocolate lovers – and who isn’t – immerse yourself in cocoa-based therapies at the Cocoa Juvenate Spa. Set in among the cocoa groves, the spa offers treatments infused with nutrients and antioxidants native to the island. Cocoa Juvenate Spa (http://letravelist.ca/cocoa-juvenate-spa-at-hotel-chocolat-st-lucia/).