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 experiencing the wind in your face, there are 6 rental agencies that can help make it happen. Use this link to view our guide to bike and scooter rentals.

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. For more in-depth coverage of diving in this area read this article.

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 there are some avid fishermen traveling with you, they're in luck -- they can fish with one of the 7 charter operators in this area. For more details about this topic, read this page, about deep sea fishing in this area.

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 to spend some time on the greens? There are a couple of area golf courses. The courses in the area are St. Lucia Golf and Country Club and Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf. Just click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. If you're interested, get more details concerning golf courses throughout Caribbean can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Wave Riders

More information about local providers that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be seen here:

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 visit 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 can have some fun exploring some of the 79 retail shops in the area. Navigate to this extended discussion if you'd like to find out more about shopping on St. Lucia.

Sightseeing

Fort Rodney

Sightseeing is another good way to spend some of your vacation on St. Lucia. Sights in the area include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those visitors who enjoy the natural environment will frequently have fun visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. Those wanting to get more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking here.

Information concerning a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be seen below.

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 looking at fish there's good news -- you'll have the chance in the waters surrounding St. Lucia. For a better look at local snorkeling opportunities, use this link.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 16 spas in this area. Those needing to obtain more information concerning this topic can do so by going to this page.

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 to play tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other 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

The following table lists some key facts regarding 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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