St Lucia Adventure Activities Travel Guide
Will this Caribbean destination suit the adventurer in you?
This St Lucia Adventure Activities Travel Guide is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the country. We hope it will help you decide if this destination suits the adventurer in you.
St Lucia in a nutshell
Located between St Vincent and the French Caribbean island of Martinique, St Lucia – the second largest of the Windward islands in the Lesser Antilles – is 27 miles long and 14 miles wide. The St Lucia landscape is a mix of mountains, verdant rainforests, beaches and low-lying land; the scenery in the south-west of St Lucia is breathtaking especially when the iconic Pitons come into view… two towering volcanic plugs (Petit Piton 2,350 ft/743 m, Gros Piton 2,540 ft/798 m) in a World Heritage Site, and Mount Gimie (3,117 ft / 950 m), the highest peak on St Lucia.
In the popular resort area towards the north of St Lucia, you’ll find plenty of sandy beaches (turtles nest in St Lucia’s north-east); the far north coastline is mainly rocky and the north-east coastline is very windy (great for kitesurfing and windsurfing). Inland, around 1,800 ft above sea level, there are around 19,000 acres of rainforest. The rainforest in St Lucia features around 29 miles of trails – fantastic hiking terrain where adventurous visitors can also go zip wiring / zip-lining or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy.
Why visit St Lucia
The mountainous natural landcape in St Lucia’s south-west is one of the most enviable in the Caribbean. The vast rainforests offer a variety of activities including zip-lining for adrenaline junkies, and excellent hiking trails; the view from Gros Piton is amazing… worth the hard trek to the summit. There is a variety of good hotels in St Lucia, ranging from eco-friendly bed and breakfast accommodation to ultra-chic boutique hotels frequented by celebrities.
While you’re in St Lucia
Drive along the West Coast Road for breathtaking panoramic views taking in the coastine, lush rainforest-cloaked mountains, harbour, the iconic Pitons and towering Mount Gimie. Taking the aerial tram tour through the rainforest canopy. The Diamond Botanical Gardens Mineral Baths and Waterfall are lovely tropical gardens to stroll through. As St Lucia boasts the only “drive-in” volcano (Sulphur Springs) in the Caribbean you might consider a visit to be a ‘necessary’ excursion: it doesn’t have quite the dramatic impact one is anticipating but there are some informed guides on hand and facts and figures are interesting. For history buffs, Pigeon Island National Park is worth exploring; lovely views from the heights of Signal Peak too.
St Lucia Adventure Activities Travel Guide – other pages
On other pages attached to this St Lucia Adventure Activities Travel Guide section you can check out all the things to do in St Lucia, find out about hotels and accommodation, and discover St Lucia wildlife either by following the links here or via the image links above. There’s a page on St Lucia Carnivals, Festivals & Events too as well as a dedicated St Lucia Articles & Features page.
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