Top 4 St. Lucia Attractions You Can’t Afford to Miss
Have you ever thought of spending your vacation at a magical island country named St. Lucia in the eastern Caribbean Sea? If you haven’t, you should! The heavenly island located on the northeast of St. Vincent, south of Martinique and northwest of Barbados is a hub of beach fun, lush greenery, natural wonders and everything else a holiday destination should comprise of. Here are only a few of them that are enough to evoke an urge in you to visit this charming island.
1. Gros Pitons
The stunning volcanic duo of the Gros Pitons rising from the ocean is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and marking the shoreline around the sleepy Soufriere is a must-visit in your St. Lucia trip. The higher of the two is whopping 798 meters high and the second highest mountain in St. Lucia. The hike takes less than a day and rewards you with some stunning views of the Soufriere Bay and the green south hillocks you cannot forget for life.
2. Have Fun on the Beaches
Being an island country, St. Lucia offers unending beach fun. St. Lucia beaches including Reduit, Cas en bas, Anse de Sable, Laborie, Sugar Beach, Vieux Fort, Laborie and Balenbouche are just indescribable with their silky sand, crystalline waters and exciting activities like diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, kite surfing, whale watching, turtle watching, fishing, boating, horseback riding and more.
3. Sulfur Springs
Sulfur Springs is a volcano that emits sulfur fumes and not lava like other volcanoes. It’s the only drive-in volcano in the world and located near Soufriere (French for sulfur). The beautiful winding road intertwining into the panoramic tropical ridges from the country’s southwestern coast takes you to the top offering you breathtaking views of the lush jungles and coast on the way. Though the springs are too hot to bathe in, with temperatures as high as 200 degrees Celsius, it’s certainly rewarding to roam around them and also take a look inside the collapsed crater.
4. Weekly Food Festivals
If you are a foodie, St. Lucia can offer you something which you cannot afford to miss – the weekend food festivals! Yes, starting every Friday night, the food festival features a huge bonanza of seafood, samba dance and chilled beers. The last Saturday of every month is marked by the Canaries Creole Pot, when bubbling bowls of stock are served with salty seafood. Alternatively, you can make your way to the beautiful coastal town of Dennery Quarter on the east coast where you can enjoy BBQ fish and reggae.
So, have you started looking for booking a St. Lucia holiday? You should, because you are going to have the greatest fun of your life there!