Lots of outdoor activities in St Lucia don’t involve the sea or the beach
Enjoy St Lucia's incredible land activities
Please note that prices quoted were gathered in January 2020 from websites and may not be accurate for your visit. Drive times are approximate. Italics designate descriptions from websites or other reviewers’ comments.
Unless otherwise noted, all phone numbers require the St Lucia area code of 758 if you are calling from outside St Lucia.
We’ve used icons in the entries to indicate more information. For TripAdvisor, Website, Email, and Facebook icons, clicking on the icon will take you to the linked site.
Gardens and walks
The vegetation in St Lucia is stunning – from the bananas with their huge glossy-green leaves, to the fiery-red flowers of the flamboyant tree, to brilliant bougainvillea – everywhere you go, you’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of tropical plants.
And the scenery isn’t bad, either! Mountains, valleys, oceans, rivers, villages, far-away islands – all easy to see almost anywhere you go. We’ve gathered some of the most popular “easy” strolls and walks – no strenuous hiking or climbing required!
Education and history
Get a little education while you spend your vacation in paradise. Go through plantation ruins nearby at Anse Mamin, or head up to the north to climb Signal Peak on Pigeon Island and learn about the history of St Lucia (and why they speak a local dialect that’s a mix of French and English).
Learn how they make chocolate, how life was for St Lucians two hundred years ago, or hear about the life of Derek Walcott, one of two Nobel laureates that came from St Lucia.
Volcanos, baths and waterfalls
Enjoy water but prefer it in smaller doses than the great blue oceans? Then you may enjoy the visiting one of the numerous waterfalls in St Lucia.
The volcano is world-famous (don’t worry, it’s not active) and also has unique black mud-baths that are reputed to be great for your skin.
Are you achy from climbing Gros Piton mountain? Soak in the mineral springs to relax.
"Stairway to Heaven" at Tet Pal Nature Trail
Do you crave heights? Love to climb mountains? Thrill to ziplining? Or want a hike that gives you a good workout and rewards you with cool waterfalls for your efforts? We’ve got all of that in St Lucia, with most of it near the villa.
Things with wheels; horses; helicopters; trams
How about riding something for your adventure? Put your helmet on and let’s go! ATV rides through the rainforest, mountain biking, horseback riding, or take a tour through the hills on a Segway.
Bird-watching, rare and endangered species, dolphins, whales and horses!