Activities on St. Lucia

Vacationers can enjoy a number of great activities while visiting St. Lucia

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After arriving on St. Lucia, active travelers will soon discover that the island offers an abundance of exciting activities. Fishing, golf, and water sports are just a few of the fun things to do during your Caribbean getaway. St. Lucia has something for travelers of all kinds.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are intrigued by the idea of sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, there are 6 rental agencies that can help. Make your way to this extended discussion regarding bike and scooter rentals if you'd like additional facts.

Diving

St. Lucia Diving

St. Lucia has become a popular vacation destination among snorkelers and divers. The clear, warm waters of the Caribbean boast a plethora of amazing marine life, including coral reef walls, countless fish, and other sea creatures. Divers and snorkelers will discover that the underwater world of St. Lucia is a fascinating place full of wonderful and mysterious sites. While on the island, scuba divers can choose to explore a number of places beneath the ocean surface. Wreck and wall diving are among the most popular kinds of diving on St. Lucia.

There are 11 dive services and at least 16 interesting dive sites in the area. Click here to check out our article concerning diving in this area.

Events and Festivals

Each season on St. Lucia brings new and exciting events and festivals for locals and visitors to enjoy. This is great news, because no matter when you visit the island, there is sure to be an event that you can attend, allowing you to further understand what life is like for those who live on St. Lucia. National holidays, music festivals, celebrations of religion, sporting events, and the ubiquitous Carnival are all possibilities. Click here to find out more.

Fishing

Exodus Boat Charters

As with most places in the Caribbean, fishing on St. Lucia is excellent. Game fishermen will be in paradise with the wide variety of fish found in the water surrounding the island. And with the abundance of game fish in St. Lucia's waters, fishermen will have plenty of opportunities to catch the "Big One." Fishing charters on the island can take you to the best places to fish, as well as supply you with any equipment you may need for your outing. Fishing on St. Lucia is not only a popular sport, but also a way of life for many of the islanders.

If you have some fishing fanatics traveling with you, they're in luck -- they can go fishing with one of the 7 charter operators in this area. For more information on deep sea fishing in this area, click this link.

Golf

St. Lucia Golf

Golfers may find that St. Lucia is somewhat lacking as far as golf courses are concerned. But there are two courses on the island, so you can take a break from the sunbathing and enjoy a few holes of golf on your tropical getaway. Though not a championship course, the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club offers 18-holes of challenging golf in an exotic setting. The island's Sandals Resort is home to a 9-hole course. Guests of the hotel can play complimentary golf on a splendidly scenic course featuring rolling green hills and lush tropical landscaping.

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? There are a couple of golf courses in this area. The courses are St. Lucia Golf and Country Club and Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf. Simply click on the name of the course for a detailed guide to the course. For more information on golfing throughout Caribbean, read this page.

Sailing and Boating

Typhoon Tours

The following table enables you to get information on local providers that can help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities On St. Lucia
Name Phone Location
Barefoot Holidays (758) 450-0507 Downtown Castries
Benny's Boat Tours (758) 519-7416 0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Soufriere
Binti Charters (758) 714-8944 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Anse La Raye
Carnival Sailing (758) 452-5586 Bisse
Endless Summer Cruises (758) 450-8651 0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet
Feel Good Water Taxi & Tours (758) 721-2174 Downtown Soufriere
Hackshaw's Boat Charters (758) 453-0553 0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Castries
Herod's Island Tours (758) 716-6540 Downtown Castries
Israel King Water Taxi (758) 717-3301 0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet
Joy's Adventure Excursions and Coastal Cruises (758) 284-1830 0.2 mi. South West of Central Gros Islet
Julian Boat Tours (758) 519-8586 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Castries
Mystic Man Tours (758) 459-7783 Downtown Soufriere
Pursuit Boat Trips (758) 584-6392 Downtown Castries
Saluna Watersports Boat Tours (758) 727-0009 0.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet
Sea Spray Day Cruises (758) 458-0123 0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet
Spencer Ambrose Tours (758) 721-8844 Downtown Vieux Fort
Typhoon Tours (758) 284-7575 0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet
Wave Riders (758) 452-0808 0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet

If you'd like to read about nearby marinas and charter operators see this page.

Shopping

Baywalk Mall

Shopping is a great way to pass a few hours here and there during your time on St. Lucia. There are a few things you want to be on the look out for as you go from shop to shop. Locally made products, especially woven hats, batik fabrics, and pottery make great souvenirs; and duty-free designer goods and imports at deep discounts are items you'll want to stock up on for your own collection.

If there are some avid shoppers traveling with you, they're not completely out of luck -- at least 79 retailers are located in this area. If you want to discover more about shopping on St. Lucia, you can do so by going to this page.

Sightseeing

Fort Rodney

Sightseeing is also a great option for visitors to St. Lucia. Sights in the area include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Tourists who enjoy the natural environment might enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. You can go to this article regarding area sightseeing attractions if you want to get more details.

Information about a firm that will help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen here:

Sightseeing Services On St. Lucia
Name Type Phone Location
ATV Paradise Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 455-3245 Micoud, Southeastern part of St. Lucia
Cast Away Tour Travel and Tour Operators (758) 717-4663 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Choiseul
Copains Copines Tour Operators Travel and Tour Operators (758) 450-1278 Bisse
Cox Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 456-5003 Bisse
Eastern Tours Travel and Tour Operators (758) 455-3182 Canaries, Western part of St. Lucia
Fletcher's Touring Service Travel and Tour Operators (758) 452-2516 Bisse
Island Adventures Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 450-4001 Rodney Bay
Jungle Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (758) 450-0434 Rodney Bay
M & A Soufriere Sightseeing Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 459-7070 Downtown Soufriere
Rainforest Adventures Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 458-5151 3.4 mi. Southeast of Central Castries
Real St. Lucia Tours Travel and Tour Operators (758) 486-1561 0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Soufriere
Sailaway Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 452-9842 Rodney Bay
St. Lucia Airport Tours Travel and Tour Operators (758) 518-8275 2.2 mi. North of Central Micoud
Stewart's Executive Transfer & Tours Travel and Tour Operators (758) 484-6680 Vieux Fort
Sunlink Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 456-9100 Rodney Bay
Sunquest Alba Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 450-0004 Rodney Bay
Suntours Caribbean Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 452-8839 Rodney Bay
Taxi & Tours Travel and Tour Operators (758) 715-1881 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Soufrière
Taxi & Tours in Castries Travel and Tour Operators (758) 715-1881 0.6 mi. North of Central Castries
Taxi & Tours in Vieux Fort Travel and Tour Operators (758) 715-1881 Downtown Vieux Fort
Treetop Adventure Park Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 458-0908 2.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dennery

Snorkeling

Rainforest Adventures

If you enjoy sightseeing underwater you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so in the waters surrounding St. Lucia. Click here to see our page concerning local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 16 spas that operate in this area. You can learn more concerning this topic can do so by following this link.

Tennis

Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia

Tennis is also a popular pastime on St. Lucia. Most major resorts offer floodlit courts free-of-charge for their guests, and even private lessons with the in-house pro. Guests who end up staying at resorts without tennis courts can often head to the nearest hotel and pay a small fee for a few hours of court time.

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On St. Lucia
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Castries 2 check
Windjammer Landing 3.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries 2 check check
Royal St. Lucian 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet 2 check
Royal by Rex Resorts St. Lucia 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet 2 check
Smugglers Cove Resort All Inclusive 1.1 mi. North of Central Gros Islet 7 check

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

Other Activities

You can look through the table below to see other activities.

Other Activities On St. Lucia
Name Type Phone Location
Aquatic Center Watersports Operator -- Rodney Bay, Northern part of St. Lucia
George Odium Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 1.9 mi. North of Central Vieux Fort
Heaven Spa & Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 456-5700 Bisse
Hoofprint Horse Riding Ranch Horseback Riding Site (758) 451-4596 Bisse
International Riding Stables Horseback Riding Site (758) 450-8665 Rodney Bay
Kwads Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 454-7004 Downtown Vieux Fort
Laborde's Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 452-2788 0.7 mi. West of Central Castries
Mango Moon Total Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 453-1934 Bisse
Megaplex 8 Movie Theater -- 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Castries
Sportivo Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 452-8899 Rodney Bay
Total Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 451-2496 Rodney Bay

As a vacation on St. Lucia, you are encouraged to dip your toe into a little bit of everything. Whether it be the jumping nightlife, or the cool, calm waves of the Caribbean Sea, you are sure to be thrilled with all that the island has to offer.

 

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