Saint Lucia Off The Beaten Path

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Saint Lucia Off The Beaten Path

  • Cap Moule à Chique Light

    There is an old lighthouse located above Vieux-Fort on the southernmost tip of the island. It was built in1912 a concrete or stucco-clad cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white, lantern red. A short concrete block post near the lighthouse carries the active light. In October 2005 the the lighthouse "being used as a junction...

  • Secret Beach

    Not too secret, but nicely secluded and not too sunny.Drive from Rodney Bay on the main road north, passing the marina on your left, the fire station on your right (opposite Shell gas station), continue on that road, passing two roundabouts / junctions, until you reach a T-junction. Right turn would bring you into a private resort of some kind,...

  • Make sure to Spend time in Castries

    It might sound like a strange way to spend some time in the Caribbean, but after a few days of lying on the beach town like the Castries were lots of fun. The locals are friendly and the the streets are alive with fresh food and reggae.In terms of nature keep in mind there is a lot of hiking in the interior. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed...

  • Moule a Chique Peninsula

    Moule a Chique Peninsula is at the southern most end of the country almost like a little tail. Here you can view St. Lucia to the north with Vieux Fort and the international airport in the foreground. When you look to the south you can see the island of St. Vincent on a clear day (you can kinda see it in the third picture). Apparantly the world's...

  • Dennery

    Dennery is a fair sized town (by St. Lucian standards) located along the east coast of the island in the quarter of the same name. The main island road goes right beside the town so it's easy to get to. From what I saw, the main reason to come here is for the nice views of the town you can get. I didn't spend too much time here, just basically came...

  • Catamaran Tour

    You have to do this if you go to St Lucia. Take the Catamaran Excursion from your hotel to the Pitons! We got to see the live volcano which was neat. We walked thru a botanical garden & down a trail that takes you to a beautiful waterfall, the exact waterfall where the kissing seen from Romance & the stone was filmed. We shopped with some local...

  • The Rum Distillery

    Off the beaten path best describes the Rum Distillery. We first found out about this side excursion from our zip-line guide. About ten of us made the 45 minute trip by mini-bus (an adventure in itself) inland. Once there, you'll be taken to an outdoor rum-tasting area. The "bar" is lined with bottles of every imaginable type of rum and plastic shot...

  • Head for the hills.

    Taking a tour with a really good guide makes it very easy. We had a wonderful driver who showed us lots of things we would never have found on our own.

  • The Pitons - St. Lucian icon

    The Pitons in St. Lucia are famous for their visually obvious reason. You can actually inquire locally with an outfitter that will provide you a guide and equipment to scale the Pitons. There are two to choose from: Grand Piton & Petit Piton. The views traveling south from Castries become more and more dramatic. I definitely recommend hiring a...

  • Hire a taxi !

    We hired a taxi for an entire day. If you're lucky, as we were, and have a very knowledgable and kind driver, it is a superb way of exploring the island. I'd absolutely recommend Winson from the New Frontier Taxi Association in Vieux Fort. He is not only literally a giant, but also knows everything, everyone and every place on the island.

  • Pristine Paradise

    If you are searching for St. Lucia's untouched beaches please read this. On the last day of my trip, I headed by foot (alone) from Rodney Bay to Cas en Bas beach. The road to the beach quickly degraded from paved to rocky to dirty to...Luckily I hitched a ride on the back of a truck heading to a construction site (hotels are being built near the...

  • Try some kassava bread

    If you take a tour, see if your driver will stop at a bakery that makes kassava bread. Kassava bread is made from the flour made from ground up manioc root.The bakery where we went, they have electric graters to grind the root in to paste. They they put it in a giant, metal, heated Chaussier to cook it to a dry cereal consistency (which can be...

  • The Marina, Rodney Bay

    Across from the Rex Saint Lucian and Reduit beach is Rodney Bay marina....You can take there boat over or if inclined walk, it will take an half hour or so, depends on you pace.The marina area has some fine resturants and shopping.. Take a walk around and see all the boats, and relax with a drink by the water...Great little trip which cost next to...

  • Mineral Baths

    In Soufreire if you follow the road to the Hilton you will find the Sulphur Springs Mineral Baths. What more needs to be said it's a mineral bath. They also have mineral baths at the sulphur volcanoes.

  • Moule a Chique

    Hire a taxi from Vieux Fort to take you all the way up to the top of Cap Moule a Chique: the lighthouse. It is the very southern tip of Saint Lucia with stunning 360 degree views of the two Pitons, Mount Gimie in the north, the Maria Islands right beneath you and in the distant south Saint Vincent.

  • La Tille waterfall

    Less known then the Diamond Falls, therefor less visited. Access to La Tille is a road through banana plantations that ends in a kind of picknick area / herb garden (kept by a very kind rastaman). From there a short slippery path leads down to the waterfall. Enjoy your lunch afterwards under the mango tree.

  • Secluded Beaches

    Like many islands, there are secluded beaches that you can call your own for the day. Find some local that can take you there.

  • marigot bay

    Marigot Bay was actually the location that my family decided to stay at while I ventured off into the island. They said that it was very good for those that just wanted some relaxing time away. At times they were the only people on the beach. They did get approach by very friendly and respectful locals trying to sell them things. One thing about...

  • Mamiku Gardens

    Enjoy a long walk through Mamiku Gardens. If you walk far enough you will get to an 18th century Estate. Through out the gardens are various flowers, plants and herbs. At the entrance they give you a map of the grounds and a directory of every plant they have grow and what it can be used for.

  • Pigeon Island National Landmark

    Pigeon Island National Landmark - St. Lucia's first national park is joined to the mainland by a causeway. On its west coast are two white-sand beaches. There's also a restaurant, Jambe de Bois, named after a wooden-legged pirate who once used the island as a hideout.Pigeon Island offers an Interpretation Centre, equipped with artifacts and a...

  • The fertile volcanic soil of...

    The fertile volcanic soil of St. Lucia sustains a rich diversity of bird and animal life. Some of the richest troves for ornithologists are in protected precincts off the St. Lucian coast, in either of two national parks, Fregate Islands Nature Reserve and the Maria Islands Nature Reserve.The Fregate Islands are a cluster of rocks a short distance...

  • Soufriéére Estate's Diamond Botanical...

    A Caribbean Eden is just one description of the award winning Soufriéére Estate's Diamond Botanical Gardens, Waterfall and Mineral Baths. Located within a lush narrow gorge one can understand the 1998 "Insider Award" being given to this haven recognizing it as one of the top 25 " nature experiences" within the Caribbean as well as the "Ste. Lisi...

  • Drive through Volcano

    At the top of the island the "worlds only drive through volcano" attracts tourists. Not much to look at, but quite interesting from a geological perspecitve where you can watch natures calderon boil.

  • Beach below the Pitons

    There is a beach located below the Pitons, Here you can see Zohara and Tal all alone there. To get there you need to enter the village located at the lower end of the road there and find a small path that goes off to the right as you approach, it takes you right to the beach. A wonderful place, we spent about 4 hours there and saw not another...

  • The active volcano

    There is an active volcano near Soufriere which you can actually walk into the caldera. Here is a picture of one of the active fumerols near the marked path. The path is only along the outside because of an accident many years ago when a tour guide was explaining about the active fumerol that was concealed below the ground by jumping up and down...

  • Batik Caribelle

    Caribelle is a shop which sells Batik which is made on the premises. It is set in the most fantastic surroundings overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Even if you dont want ot buy you can watch them creating the most colourful batik creations.

  • Rodney Bay

    Rodney Bay - This scenic bay is a 15-minute drive north of Castries. Set on a man-made lagoon, it has become a chic center for nightlife, hotels, and restaurants--in fact, it's the most active place on the island at night. Its marina is one of the top water-sports centers in the Caribbean, and a destination every December for the Atlantic Rally for...

  • Union Nature Trail. Between...

    Union Nature Trail. Between Rodney bay and Castries. It's your chance to see iguanas, st lucia parrots and an amazing amount of flora. Hopefully Sean (pictured here with baby iguana he JUST found in the compound) will be in the medicinal garden to show you how the people of St Lucia use plants to cure ills.

  • The Atlantic coast has many...

    The Atlantic coast has many secluded beaches for a private day at the beach. Remember to pack a cooler and prepair to relax!

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