Activities in Castries

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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. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

Motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters are all avaliable for those looking for a scenic ride along the beautiful coast.

If you are intrigued by the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will find a few rental agencies that can help you. Those wanting to find out more concerning this topic can do so by following this link.


Castries Diving

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 operators and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area. Click here to check out our page about diving in this area.


Captain Mike's

Castries is known as being home to some of the most popular sport fish in the sea; include dorado, wahoo, and the famous marlin.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as indicated by the presence of 5 charter fishing services that operate from this area. To get more information on deep sea fishing in this area, go to this article.


St. Lucia Golf

Enjoy playing golf? There are two area golf courses. The area courses are St. Lucia Golf and Country Club and Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf. For more information concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more click on the name of the course. Click here to visit our article about golf courses throughout St. Lucia.

Sailing and Boating

Hackshaw's Boat Charters

The table right below has more information about local providers that can help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities In Castries
Name Phone Location
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 learn about nearby marinas and charter operators navigate to this page.


If you're going to be traveling with some people who love to shop they can check out some of the area's 71 retail stores. To see our complete page about shopping in and around Castries, go to this article.


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

You might want to set aside a day for exploring the sights and sounds of Castries. Among other sights, the area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Nature enthusiasts might enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor park, and botanical garden. To visit our detailed page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, click here.

The chart below has a few details regarding a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Castries
Name Type Phone Location
Copains Copines Tour Operators Travel and Tour Operators (758) 450-1278 Bisse
Cox Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 456-5003 Bisse
Fletcher's Touring Service 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


Taxi & Tours in Castries

If you like the idea of going snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation in Castries. Click to visit our discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.


Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you'll be pleased to know there are a few in the area. Click here to find our guide to this topic.


Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia

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 table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Castries
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia Choc, 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Castries 2 check
Windjammer Landing La Brelotte Bay, 3.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries 2 check check
Royal by Rex Resorts St. Lucia 5.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries 2 check

For instance, Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

You can look through this table to read about other activities.

Other Activities In And Around Castries
Name Type Phone Location
Aquatic Center Watersports Operator -- 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Castries
Heaven Spa & Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 456-5700 Bisse
Hoofprint Horse Riding Ranch Horseback Riding Site (758) 451-4596 Bisse
Laborde's Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 452-2788 0.6 mi. West of Downtown Castries
Mango Moon Total Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 453-1934 Bisse
Megaplex 8 Movie Theater -- 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Castries

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