With some of the most stunningly beautiful tropical scenery in the world, St. Lucia's topography and exotic ecosystem captivates vacationers and attracts many visitors to the island each year.
The coastal features of this Eastern Caribbean island boast a variety of breathtaking black sand beaches, as well as pristine white sand beaches. And although there are no casinos located on St. Lucia at the moment, vacationers will soon be able to enjoy the glitz and excitement of casino gambling while visiting the island.
You'll find an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. Whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you should be able to find just the right beach. Just click on the beach names for more detail concerning that individual beach.
A nice beach where snorkeling is a popular is Marigot Bay. With many docks, boaters will have an easy time arriving here; but if you're coming on land, take La Toc Rd south from Castries. After doing some serious road-winding, take a right on Waterfront, just before the Marigot Secondary School.
Another place worth considering is Reduit Beach. There are lots of activities that vacationers can enjoy while on Reduit Beach. With an assortment of water sports available including snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing you can spend a day in the sun; if you just feel like being pampered, try a spa treatment, or guided tour for your beach excursion.
Jalouise: The beach is a few miles south of Soufriere on the southwestern coast. From Soufriere, take Baron Dr south until you reach the end. Take a right and you'll be led to the Jalousie Hilton on the beach.
St. Lucia has a nice selection of beaches to choose from. Navigate here to check out our page about beaches for St. Lucia.
One popular destination is St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. It is located in North Castries, St. Lucia. Enjoy examples of native dress, get free creole recipes and check out the boutique for authentic souvenirs.
If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Le Pavillion Royal Museum. It is found in Castries, St. Lucia. With a focus on the Government House of St. Lucia, the museum details the affairs the building and the governor Governor-General, and the role they have played on St. Lucia history. As the representative of the Monarch, the Governor-General has been the day to day manager of St. Lucia since 1627, and you can bet in the nearly four centuries that the office has played a role.
Government House: The Government House is a popular attraction for anyone interested on St. Lucia history and Victorian architecture. Just be sure to make an appointment if you want to tour the inside.
The island has a wider range of places to visit. To find out more about other interesting landmarks on St. Lucia, go to this page.
Sulphur Springs Park is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy visiting. <p>One of the island's most famous natural attractions, the sulfur springs draws in over 200 thousand visitors each year. This 46-hectare park boasts a combination of geological features including the Caribbean’s only “drive-in volcano”, world-class interpretation center and two hot water bathing pools.</p>
Pigeon Island National Landmark is a second place you might want to visit. <p>Once called the Pigeon Island National Park, this area of St. Lucia has now been dubbed the Pigeon Island National Landmark, and is considered to be one of the most important showings of island history, culture, and nature. Formerly the site of a British Garrison, this park is now a historical park and nature center, with restaurants, community events, and the still standing forts.</p>
St. Lucia has many other choices too. For more about natural attractions on the island, check out this page.
In the mood for some action? Visitors wanting to try their luck will find a handful of alternatives on the island.
Dollar Wise Arcade, part of Blue Coral Shopping Mall, is located in downtown Castries. Located in the Blue Coral Shopping Mall, Dollar Wise Arcade opened on St. Lucia as the first official gaming arcade on the island.
Check out the following chart to learn more about casinos on St. Lucia.
|Dollar Wise Arcade||Gambling Arcade||Blue Coral Shopping Mall||(758) 284-0400||Downtown Castries|
|Treasure Bay Casino||Casino||Baywalk Mall||(758) 459-2901||Rodney Bay, Northern part of St. Lucia|
Additionally, vacationers will discover a couple of other attractions. These miscellaneous attractions on St. Lucia are displayed here:
|Diamond Falls Mineral Baths||Mineral Bath||0.9 mi. East of Central downtown Soufriere|
|New Jerusalem Mineral Baths||Mineral Bath||1.8 mi. East of Central downtown Soufriere|
From the calming beaches and the peaceful nature reserves to the awe-inspiring landmarks and the thrilling casino, St. Lucia's attractions are varied enough that every vacationer will find excitement and enjoyment in the exploration of the island. Bring your camera, because you won't want to miss capturing a single moment of what is sure to be the most memorable vacation of your life.
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