From historic hikes through national parks, rainforest, and secluded waterfalls, to drives through the world’s only drive-in volcano, the adventures through St. Lucia are seemingly endless.
St. Lucia is a magical destination that will leave you wanting more time on its beautiful beaches and scenic landscapes, or exploring the many secrets of this island paradise!
East Winds Resort offers guests the chance to enjoy two different types of vacations. You can either relax on beautiful, sandy beaches or explore all the hidden secrets that St. Lucia has in store for you!
If you are planning to explore the island throughout your time in St. Lucia, here are tips to get the best experience.
1. Rent a car for getting around the island
If you’re planning to explore the island, renting a car with a driver is your best option to travel quickly and safely. There are also several choices for car rentals on the island but before you head over, here are some rules of the road:
- Cars drive on the left-hand side. If you’ve driven in the UK previously, you’ll be ready to take to the road.
- You may require a temporary driving license which can be provided by the rental company.
- Minimum age requirements vary depending on the rental company.
2. Hike to the top of Gros Piton for stunning views of the island
Gros Piton is an experience unlike any other. The views from the top of this volcanic spire are breathtaking and offer the best vantage point on the island. If you’re planning to spend the day at Gros Piton, here are some tips:
- Rent a tour guide from the town of Fond Gens Libre.
- Private pickup & return services start at about $50 USD per person. This includes the entrance fee, guide & all associated hiking costs.
- Gros Piton is accessible but Petit Piton is dangerous and not sanctioned by the government of St. Lucia.
- The Gros Piton hike is 2,619 feet in elevation and 3.2 miles in distance.
3. Visit the Sulphur Springs and mud bath at the world’s only drive-in volcano
You’ll find the amazing Sulphur Springs and mud bath at the beautiful (and dormant) Soufrier Volcano on the island of St. Lucia. You can book a half or full day tour to the volcano which includes a volcano tour, hot springs, and detoxifying mud bath experience. Lastly, you can freshen up under the cascading Caribbean waterfall.
4. Grab lunch at one of the local restaurants in Castries
After a long day of travel, there’s nothing better than grabbing a bite to eat at a local restaurant. And in Rodney Bay or Castries, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, you’ll be able to find something to your taste.
There are also plenty of restaurants that offer views of the city or the surrounding countryside. So if you’re looking for a place to relax and refuel, be sure to check out one of the local restaurants in the two local towns.
5. Swim with dolphins at Anse Chastanet Marine Park
Anse Chastanet Marine Park offers visitors the opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. Travelers can take a boat ride out to the park, where they will be able to see dolphins swimming and playing in the water.
Visitors can also snorkel and explore the park’s underwater world. With its clear waters and abundance of marine life, Anse Chastanet Marine Park is a must-visit for anyone interested in discovery and adventure.
6. Watch the sun set over La Brelotte Bay
There’s something magical about watching the sun dip below the horizon, especially when it’s over a beautiful body of water. And there are few places more beautiful than La Brelotte Bay on the island of St. Lucia.
On long summer days, the sun takes its time setting over the bay, turning the sky into a riot of color before finally disappearing into the Caribbean Sea. It’s an experience that should be on everyone’s travel list. So next time you’re looking for a place to watch the sun set, remember La Brelotte Bay. You won’t be disappointed.
7. Rum tasting
After long days of travel, there is nothing better than unwinding with a delicious rum. And what better place to enjoy rum than the Island of St. Lucia? With its stunning beaches and lush mountains, St. Lucia is a paradise for rum lovers.
The island is home to some of the best rum in the world, and its distilleries offer tours and tastings for visitors. Whether you prefer your rum neat or in a cocktail, you’ll be able to find the perfect drink in St. Lucia. Sample dozens of premium, Caribbean-made rums during various rum buffets across the island.
8. Close out your day at the beautiful East Winds Resort in Saint Lucia
Lastly, East Winds Resort is the most relaxing place to hang your hat after a long day of sightseeing and adventure. Located along the North Western coast of the island in the Gros Islet, nestled behind warm, white sand beaches.
Our guests are treated to an unforgettable all-inclusive Caribbean experience.