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 like the idea of seeing the sights with the wind in your face, there are a few rental agencies that can help make it happen. For a better look at bike and scooter rentals, read this article.

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 10 dive services and at least 16 good dive sites in the area. Take advantage of this page dedicated to diving in this area if you'd like to learn more specifics.

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're a fishing fanatic you'll be pleased to learn there are a few charter fishing services in this area. To read a more complete discussion of fishing in the area go to this page.

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 play golf during your vacation? There are a pair of area golf courses. 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 more detail concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. To read a more complete discussion of golfing throughout the Caribbean click this link.

Sailing and Boating

Typhoon Tours

Check the following table to read more about local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On St. Lucia
Name Phone Location
Binti Charters (758) 519-0233 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
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
Mystic Man Tours (758) 459-7783 Downtown Soufriere
Saluna Watersports Boat Tours (758) 518-8236 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 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Castries
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 want to read about marinas and charter operators click this link.

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 you have some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they might want to know that there are at least 66 retailers in this area. To see our complete guide to shopping on St. Lucia, go to this page.

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 like the open air are likely to have a pleasant time visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. To reach our complete page about attractions, navigate to this page.

The table below shows some details concerning a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

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 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Choiseul
Cox Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 456-5003 Bisse
Jungle Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (758) 450-0434 Rodney Bay, Northern part of St. Lucia
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 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central Anse La Raye
St. Lucia Airport Tours Travel and Tour Operators (758) 518-8275 2.2 mi. North of Central Micoud
St. Lucia Executive Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (758) 486-1561 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Soufriere
Stewart's Executive Transfer & Tours Travel and Tour Operators (758) 484-6680 Vieux Fort, Southern part of St. Lucia
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

Snorkeling

Rainforest Adventures

If you enjoy underwater beauty you're in luck -- you'll have the chance off the coast of St. Lucia. To learn more about snorkeling opportunities, read this article.

Spas

St. Lucia Spas

Going to a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 14 spas that operate in this area. To find out more about the options, visit 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 enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. Included is 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 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
The BodyHoliday 1.5 mi. North of Central Gros Islet 2 check

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

Other Activities

The table just below provides you with some key facts regarding other activities.

Other Activities On St. Lucia
Name Type Phone Location
George Odium Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 1.9 mi. North of Central Vieux Fort
Hoofprint Horse Riding Ranch Horseback Riding Site (758) 451-4596 Bisse
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
Marie Piazza Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (758) 723-1589 Rodney Bay, Northern part of St. Lucia
Megaplex 8 Movie Theater -- 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Castries
Rodney Heights Aquatic Center Watersports Operator (758) 450-7946 Rodney Bay, Northern part of St. Lucia

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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