Some call Saint Lucia the perfect destination–ideal for romance, rejuvenation and adventure–and it’s hard to argue with them. The island’s gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, unspoiled rainforest and dramatic Piton Mountains endear this laidback little island to almost everyone who visits. And while it’s perfectly acceptable to spend your time lounging on one of the island’s famous black-sand beaches or admiring the views with a rum cocktail in your hand, Saint Lucia is also a paradise for those who love to balance their leisure with a bit of time in the wild.
Get to know this gem of an island with one of these only-on-Saint Lucia experiences.
Take a Hike
The iconic twin peaks of the Piton Mountains rise in dreamlike grandeur from the glittering Caribbean Sea. Covered in lush emerald green forest, these volcanic spires create one of the most inspiring vistas in the whole of the Caribbean. For those who dare, the strenuous two-hour hike to the top of Gros Piton rewards the athletic with extraordinary views of rugged Petit Piton and the Caribbean Sea. For those looking for something more relaxed, the Tet Paul Nature Trail is a great alternative. This 45-minute guided walk is perfect for families and includes breathtaking vistas as well as an introduction to the island’s history and culture.