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Top ChoiceBeach in Soufrière & The Pitons

Sugar Beach

The most famous beach on the island, gorgeous Sugar Beach is spectacularly situated between the two Pitons, ensuring phenomenal views both from the sand and in the water. Like most in the area, it was originally...

Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island National Landmark

Pigeon Island is a fun place to explore, with paths winding around the remains of barracks, batteries and garrisons; the partially intact stone buildings create a ghost-town effect. The grounds are well endowed...

Gardens in Eastern St Lucia

Mamiku Gardens

A relaxing focal point for any eastern day trip, the Mamiku botanical gardens are located on the grounds of a former plantation and boast an extensive collection of tropical flora including some wonderful...

Natural Feature in Soufrière & The Pitons

Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs

Looking like something off the surface of the moon, the Sulphur Springs are saddled with the unfortunate tagline of being the world’s only drive-in volcano. The reality is far from the garish description. There...

Waterfall in Eastern St Lucia

La Tille Waterfalls

Off the beaten track and rarely visited, La Tille is one of the better waterfalls on the island, with a high-volume cascade falling into a large pool surrounded by greenery. But a visit here is about more than...

Gardens in Soufrière & The Pitons

Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens & Mineral Baths

Wander amid tropical flowers and trees at this old estate. The mineral baths date from 1784, when they were built atop hot springs so that the troops of France's King Louis XVI could take advantage of their...

Beach in Soufrière & The Pitons

Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet

Stretched out in front of the resort of the same name, Anse Chastanet is a fine curving beach. The sheltered bay is protected by high cliffs. The snorkeling just offshore is some of the best on the island;...

Beach in Marigot Bay

Anse Cochon

Offering clear waters with some of the best diving and snorkeling on the island, Anse Cochon is a secluded bay and a favorite of the day-trip boats; it can either be blissfully quiet or way too crowded depending...

Waterfall in Soufrière & The Pitons

Pitons Waterfall

In the mood for a dip in tepid waters? Make a beeline for this picturesque cascade surrounded by lush forest and fed by a mix of natural streams and underground thermal sulfur springs from Soufrière volcano....

Nature Reserve in St Lucia

Millet Bird Sanctuary

This nature reserve lies about 6 miles (10km) inland from the west-coast highway, in Millet. Here’s your chance to spot endemic species, including the St Lucia parrot and the St Lucia warbler. Book in advance and...

Beach in Rodney Bay & Gros Islet

Reduit Beach

This long stretch of white sand is the most popular beach on the island. The sea ranges from turquoise to azure, the waves are benign and there are plenty of beach activities and cafes at hand. The central part...

Beach in Soufrière & The Pitons

Anse Mamin

Backed by lush rainforest, this dreamy secluded enclave of sand edges a gently curved cove that's about a 10-minute walk north of Anse Chastanet, or about 30 minutes from town. The resort also has sun loungers...

Beach in Castries Region

La Toc Beach

South of Castries, this splendid golden-sand beach remains largely off the tourist radar, not least because it’s a bit hard to find. Go in the direction of Morne Fortune, then head to the lower gate of the...

Beach in Vieux Fort

Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach

At the southern tip of the island, Sandy Beach is a beautiful strand of white sand that looks out on the rugged Maria Islands. There's always a stiff breeze, making it a hot spot for kitesurfers. It’s also...

Beach in Castries Region

Choc Beach

A promontory separates Vigie and Choc Bays. The southern section of this long swath of honey-colored sand is flanked by the highway (noise!) but if you walk to the north it gets much quieter.

Beach in The Northern Tip


Apart from kitesurfers who come here for the excellent winds, few visit this wide curve of gray sand because it’s a bit off the beaten track. It’s a stunning beach to sun yourself on.

Beach in Castries Region

Vigie Beach

This 2-mile beach runs parallel to the George FL Charles Airport runway. Vigie Beach is where you can find locals taking a quick dip on hot days. The color of the sand? Brown-gray.

Viewpoint in Soufrière & The Pitons

Gateway to Soufrière

Around a mile and a half up the road to Castries, this lookout at the side of the road affords fantastic views across the Soufrière valley to the Pitons.

Fort in Castries

Fort Charlotte

Sitting atop the 853ft Morne Fortune, about 3 miles south of Castries center, is Fort Charlotte, whose construction began under the French and was continued by the British. Because of its strategic hilltop...

Beach in Soufrière & The Pitons

Malgretoute Beach

This rugged gray-sand and pebble beach, just north of looming Petit Piton, has some good snorkeling just offshore. There is an interesting petroglyph covered in moss on a large rock about 200m north of the...