15 Awesome Things to Do in St Lucia

Things to Do in St Lucia

15 Awesome Things to Do in St Lucia

Planning an amazing vacation to the island of St Lucia? There are so many awesome things to do and see during your trip. Here are my top recommendations of the best tours, views, activities, and excursions in St Lucia!

1). Take a boat tour to  see St Lucia’s Piton mountains

Seeing the Piton mountains in St Lucia is a must during your visit, and there’s nothing like seeing them from the comfort of a sun-drenched catamaran! Here is the best boat tour to St Lucia’s Pitons.

Boat Tour to Pitons, St Lucia
Seeing the Pitons from a catamaran is a must-do in St Lucia!

2). Hike to a gorgeous viewpoint over St Lucia at Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island is home to one of the most gorgeous viewpoints over St Lucia, just a short hike away to the top of a fort. However, there is plenty more to do at this national landmark, including visiting secluded beaches, enjoying local food, and learning about St Lucia’s rich history. Read more about visiting Pigeon Island in St Lucia in this blog.

Awesome Things to Do in St Lucia


3. Visit the world’s only drive-in volcano

The Soufrier Volcano, also known as Sulphur Springs, last erupted in the 1700’s, over 200 years ago! A weak spot in the crust of a collapsed volcanic crater formed, which caused the eruption. This is truly a drive-in volcano where you can tour and take in the views from the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle. If you’re looking for a tour to the volcano, here’s one I recommend.

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Photo credit: Island Routes

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4). Relax and bathe in the Sulphur Springs Mud Bath

Take a mud bath in these geothermal springs at the volcano! Get covered head to toe in mud and have the locals paint you with fun markings. This is such a fun experience!

Boat Tour to Pitons, St Lucia
Volcanic Mud Bath

5. Go shopping in Castries, St Lucia’s capital city

Visit Castries Market and Derek Walcott Square for a wide variety of shops and malls. Bring home some awesome souvenirs for those you love while you get a dose of day to day island life!

6. Make your own handmade chocolate bar at Howelton Estate

Visit the Howelton Estate chocolate factory and their adjoining Caribelle Batik store. You’ll be able to grind cocoa nibs yourself, add sugar and cocoa butter until you come away with your own handmade chocolate bar!

things to do in st lucia
Imagde Credit: Howelton Estate

7. Go rum tasing on St Lucia

The St Lucia Distillery is the primary rum producer of rum on St Lucia and you’ll likely be able to find a tasting of their local rums on offer in your hotel or as part of a tour.

8. Attend the Friday Night Gros Islet Street Party

On Friday night, St Lucia turns into a big party! The sounds of reggae takes over the streets of Gros Islet, and locals set up stalls with a wide range of rums and BBQ meats and other street food for purchase. Also known as the Jump Up party, this weekly event is popular with locals and tourists alike. Come soak up the atmosphere! You can book this as a tour with Island Routes as well.

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Image credit: Island Routes

9. Visit Tet Paul Nature Park

To see an amazing view of the Pitons, Tet Paul provides you with this from an easy nature trail with gorgeous viewpoints along the way! A guide is included in your $10 entrance fee. The walk takes about 45 minutes give or take additional time to take photos.

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Photo Credit: StLucia.org

10. Visit a beautiful botanical garden

Visit the six-acre award-winning Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens to marvel at a diverse range of tropical flowers and plants. The property also features a beautiful waterfall and hot mineral springs.

11. Visit the Toraille Waterfall

There are plenty of waterfalls on St Lucia, but this one is incredibly accessible and just a short wander down from the parking area! There is also a changing area if you’d like to bring a swimsuit and go for a dip.

12. Visit Marigot Bay

Visiting Marigot Bay during a trip to St Lucia is a must! Scenes from the original Dr Doolittle were filmed here. This gorgeous shore, just a bit South of Castries, is tropical perfection, with pristine water and white sand beaches. Don’t miss a visit to this beauty!

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Photo Credit: Marigot Bay Resort

13. Take a creole cooking class in St Lucia

Taking a cooking class to learn how to cook the local creole cuisine is an awesome option! Island Routes has an awesome cooking class tour, Taste of St Lucia Cooking Class.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about local culinary traditions
  • Discover the secrets of St. Lucian cooking
  • Get hands on and indulge in tasty classic dishes
  • Visit a traditional herb garden
  • Take a stroll amidst tropical fruit trees and flowering plants
  • Receive a culinary certificate from your expert island chef
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Photo Credit: Island Routes

14. Go for a hike on the Pitons

Hiking the Pitons is one of the absolute best things to do during a trip to St Lucia! The majestic peaks of Gros and Petit Piton dominate the Western coast os St Lucia and are truly a beautiful sight. One of the best ways to hike the Pitons is through a tour like this, since it combines transportation, meals and a guide.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic drive to the famous Gros Piton in Soufriere
  • Begin your hike from 600 ft accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Each guest is offered a bottled water and a walking stick before the climb
  • A buffet lunch at Still Beach Restaurant is served after the climb
  • Enjoy the option of swimming in the majestic Caribbean Sea afterwards
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Photo Credit: Island Routes

15. Relax in a spa on St Lucia

After all this hiking, partying, and swimming, relax in your hotel’s spa and book a treatment. Sandals Grande St Lucian even lets you book outdoor treatments on the beach if you’d like to further soak in the gorgeous St Lucian atmosphere.

Sandals Grande St Lucian Beach

Read up on my review of Sandals Grande St Lucian

Read more about St Lucia on my other St Lucia blog posts:
Sandals Grande St Lucian Beach

Looking for an amazing resort in St Lucia to stay at near Pigeon Island? I stayed at the Sandals Grande St Lucian, and I loved this resort so much!

Read up on my review of Sandals Grande St Lucian

Pigeon Island, St Lucia

If you’re looking for another amazing tour in St Lucia (and want to see one of St Lucia’s BEST viewpoints), you definitely need to check out Pigeon Island National Landmark.

Check out my Pigeon Island, St Lucia blog post

You need to see the Pitons during your visit to St Lucia – do it from the water with this create-your-own-adventure tour!

Read my Piton Mountains Sailing Tour blog post


Things to Do in St Lucia



Questions or comments about activities, tours and views on St Lucia? Some other topics you’d like me to cover? I’d love to hear from you, just leave me a comment below!

15 Awesome Things to Do in St Lucia

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