St Lucia is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Therein you will find beautiful beaches, stunning tropical rainforests, a wealth of attractions like the Pigeon Island National Park. Along with the many things that can occupy your time on the mainland, visiting Pigeon Island National Park can add some spark to your holiday itinerary. There is a wealth of fun and exciting things to choose from; even just choosing one of them will add value to your holiday in St. Lucia. If you like the adrenaline-fuelled adventure, there are many options for you. If you prefer a more relaxed approach, then there will be plenty for you to do too.
While Saint Lucia offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the world none can top the majestic Pitons, the island’s iconic mountains. Said to be the most photographed site in the Caribbean and most famous mountain pair on earth, the Pitons are a must-see for anyone who visits the island. The Pitons were created less than a million years ago by volcanic activity, which still can be witnessed at the Sulphur Springs volcano located nearby.
About 6 miles (10km) north of Castries, the vast horseshoe of Rodney Bay boasts the island’s most diverse tourist facilities. Within the bay is a large, artificial lagoon and marina, flanked by Rodney Bay Village.
The Soufrier Volcano (Sulphur Springs) last errupted in the 1700’s – over 200 years! It originated from a weak spot in the crust of a collapsed volcanic crater, and is considered to be a dormant volcano – unlike the active Soufrier Hills Volcano in the island of Montserrat. One of the best features of the volcano is the ability to dive into the mud baths.
The Diamond Falls and mineral baths are consistently described as one of the natural wonders of St Lucia. The Diamond Botanical Gardens sit on the original site of the spring baths which were built in 1784. These baths were built so that the troops of King Louis XVI of France could take advantage of the waters therapeutic powers. The Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is both a historic and a naturally beautiful site.