As the island is home to enchanting little towns, stunning beaches and bays and countless banana plantations, you won’t be at a loss for St. Lucia activities during your stay. Here are some of our top picks:
Castries: The capital city is centered around a harbor, which just happens to occupy the crater of an extinct volcano. The public market is one of the most mesmerizing places in the West Indies. Sample numerous varieties of bananas, pick up handcrafted items such as pottery and baskets or simply soak up the culture. Be sure to check out Derek Walcott Square during your time in Castries; it is an area steeped in history and beauty.
Pigeon Island National Historic Park: This is St. Lucia’s first national park and is joined to the mainland by a causeway. The west coast of the park boasts two incredible white sand beaches that are a must-see. Stop by Jambe de Bois, an eclectic restaurant serving local fare, or simply soak up the natural beauty, wildlife and landscape of this beautiful park. There are also numerous historic ruins, barracks and more that are well-worth exploring.RECOMMENDED EXCURSIONS