St. Lucia Must-See Attractions
Featuring a lush, unspoiled landscape, St. Lucia affords a multi-sensory experience that beckons visitors from around the world. The picturesque scenery is the unforgettable backdrop for quaint towns, banana plantations and festivals to feed your spirit with sights, flavors and aromas. Blessed by nature, this Caribbean paradise boasts geographic and cultural riches in a laid-back island atmosphere. Boasting color and elegance, luxurious accommodations like Ladera Resort provide modern comforts amid the tranquil setting while offering easy access to the many wonderful things to do in St. Lucia.
Born from volcanic activity, the island offers a burst of natural splendor at every turn that showcase a palette of mysterious colors and fragrances that stir your emotions. The lush, mountainous terrain and unique flora is unmatched. Soaring 3,000 feet above the sea, the Piton peaks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in a protected valley in the shadow of the mountains, the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfall features mineral baths, a historic mill and nature trails. Follow the world’s only road through a volcanic crater in Soufrière to see steam and water boiling just outside your window. Enjoy a dip in the warm detoxifying Sulphur Springs mud baths that make your skin appear years younger.
Scenic Beaches and Offshore Splendor
The sea and sun naturally attract visitors. Rejuvenate your soul by relaxing on pristine beaches or immerse yourself in the breathtaking undersea world located offshore. Gorgeous stretches of sand with clear, warm water include Anse Chastanet, Reduit and Sugar beaches. Swim, snorkel and enjoy adrenaline-pumping water sports like kite surfing and water skiing. Island dive sites boast fascinating shipwrecks, spectacular coral formations and reefs teeming with tropical sea life. Whales and dolphins are easily spotted frolicking in the waves surrounding the island. Along with scenic natural harbors, Marigot and Rodney Bays offer an assortment of cozy restaurants and boutiques for an easygoing beach experience.
Vibrant Cultural Scene
Pigeon Island National Landmark highlights the island’s pirate past. While ruins of British and French fortifications reflect the island’s colonial history, Signal Hill affords splendid panoramic views. Guests on the island can enjoy numerous festivals throughout the year that celebrate the bountiful blessings of the earth, sea and local population. Colorful parades, animated parties and calypso contests radiate across the island during Carnival season. The hip St. Lucia Jazz Festival draws renowned entertainers to this fast-growing, annual event. You can travel to a seaside village for a traditional fish fry that reflects the maritime culture of the island. St. Lucia’s culinary scene melds French, African and Caribbean influences that feature fresh local ingredients. The Friday night “jump up” is the island’s most famous party.
Beautiful beaches, the Diamond Botanical Gardens, Sulphur Springs mud baths and many other amazing things to do in St. Lucia are easily accessible from luxury accommodations at Ladera. The island is a perfect holiday destination whether you are a lover of nature, lover of adventure or a lover of love & romance. The tour desk will be happy to help plan excursions around the island so that you can enjoy St. Lucia and create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Images courtesy of Fodor's and Travel Saint Lucia.
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