As the capital city and the center of transportation on St. Lucia, Castries is alight with activity. This is a great destination for visitors who crave variety in their activities.
For starters, the duty-free shopping will earn you discounted rates on luxury goods, many resorts offer spa treatments to their guests, and more than one golf course is within easy access. Active adventurers, meanwhile, can make plans for fishing, diving, or snorkeling excursions, and sightseeing garners glimpses of more than a handful of important cultural landmarks.
Motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters are all avaliable for those looking for a scenic ride along the beautiful coast.
If you are thinking about enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there are a few businesses that can help you. To see our complete guide to renting a bike or scooter, go to this page.
Castries is a popular dive spot for fans of drift diving. Letting the current guide you around gives you a relaxing tour of the underwater world.
You'll find 4 dive services and a small number of dive sites in the area. Make your way to this article concerning diving opportunities in this area if you want to find additional information.
Castries is known as being home to some of the most popular sport fish in the sea; include dorado, wahoo, and the famous marlin.
If you have some fishing fanatics in your group, they'll be pleased to know 5 charter fishing services operate from this area. Anyone who needs to get more information concerning fishing in this area can do so by visiting this page.
Enjoy playing golf? There are a pair of area golf courses. The courses in the area are St. Lucia Golf and Country Club and Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf. All you have to do is click on the course name to read a detailed article concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. To read about other golf courses throughout St. Lucia, go to this page.
Additional information about local providers that can help you get out on the water can be seen here:
|Barefoot Holidays||(758) 450-0507||Downtown Castries|
|Carnival Sailing||(758) 452-5586||Bisse|
|Hackshaw's Boat Charters||(758) 453-0553||0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Castries|
|Herod's Island Tours||(758) 716-6540||Downtown Castries|
|Pursuit Boat Trips||(758) 584-6392||Downtown Castries|
If you'd like to read about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this page.
If you have some folks who enjoy window shopping in your group, they'll be interested to know that there are at least 71 retailers in this area. To find out about opportunities for shopping in Castries and nearby, use this link.
You might want to set aside a day for experiencing the culture, sights and sounds of Castries. The area's sights include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Visitors who enjoy the natural environment are likely to have a good time at the area's waterfalls, outdoor park, and botanical garden. For more information on area sightseeing attractions, go to this page.
Details concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen in the chart below.
|Travel and Tour Operators||(758) 450-1278||Bisse|
|Cox Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(758) 456-5003||Bisse|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(758) 452-2516||Bisse|
|Rainforest Adventures||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(758) 458-5151||Chassin, 3.4 mi. Southeast of Central Castries|
|Taxi & Tours in Castries||Travel and Tour Operators||(758) 715-1881||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Castries|
If you like to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Castries. For a more comprehensive look at snorkeling, see this article about snorkeling options.
Going to a spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to know there are a few in the area. To get more information about this specific topic, read this page, about your options for visiting a spa in this area.
If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn more about the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia||Choc, 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Castries||2|
|Windjammer Landing||La Brelotte Bay, 3.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries||2|
|Royal by Rex Resorts St. Lucia||5.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries||2|
For example, Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
The chart below summarizes information about other activities.
|Watersports Operator||--||5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Castries|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(758) 456-5700||Bisse|
|Horseback Riding Site||(758) 451-4596||Bisse|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(758) 452-2788||0.6 mi. West of Downtown Castries|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(758) 453-1934||Bisse|
|Movie Theater||--||2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Castries|
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