In this latest edition of Paul’s Picks, I am featuring St Lucia.

As always in my Top 10 lists, you will find links to information about the things to do, see, and eat in each location. I started doing lists in college to help me learn and study easier so that’s why I use them when I’m helping people learn about all the great things they can do when they travel.

Where do I get my information? It’s a mix of studying for certifications, personal experience, research, or client recommendations.

Have something more that people should know about this location? Add your thoughts in the comments below.

1. Climb the Gros Piton

“St. Lucia is a beautiful mountainous island with stunning views, picturesque beaches, and breathtaking landscapes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the St. Lucia Pitons are two volcanic plugs on the southwest coast of the island attracting many tourists from all over the world. It is a very popular travel destination for honeymooners – as I learned, and an idyllic place for adventurous visitors.”

2. Morne Fortune

“Morne Fortuné means “Hill of Good luck” which is far from the truth, since this area was on many occasions the bloody battleground between the French and the English. It was later renamed Fort Charlotte 1794 by the father of Queen Victoria of Great Britain after a battle victory.”

 3. Marigot Bay

“Surrounded by forested hills on three sides it is known locally as ‘the hurricane hole’ and is recognised as one of the world’s true safe harbors; the area’s picturesque beauty is undeniably also a major draw. Thanks to the bay’s sheltered position and naturally deep waters it is an attractive hideaway for sailors escaping stormy seas, however it’s abundantly clear that these features also appeal to those seeking a more dynamic Caribbean escape.”

 4. Treetop Adventure Park

“Treetop Adventure Park is a great excursion for cruise passengers, but it worked for us staying on the island as well.  The park offers transfers between cruise ships and the adventure park, and they will ensure you return to your ship on time.”

5.  Castries Market

“The market was constructed in 1891 by building engineers Bruce & Still Ltd., of Liverpool. It was originally built to improve the town’s appearance and was opened by Sir Charles Bruce on July 2, 1894. The building became the central place for selling a variety of goods such as: fresh meat and fish, herbs, spices, crafts and dry goods.”

6. Antillia Brewing Company

“We hunted for some cold ones on the magical island of Saint Lucia, and discovered the new Antillia Brewing Company brewery and bar. Located on the northwest side of the island in picturesque Rodney Bay, Antillia Brewing Company is one of the friendliest drinking holes you’re gonna find.”

 7.  Botanical Gardens of the Soufriere Estate

“Just a few minutes drive from the centre of Soufriere, Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is part of the Soufriere Estate and comprises six acres of planted tropical gardens including the waterfall known as Diamond Falls. The cement-coloured Diamond River comes directly from the volcanic Sulphur Springs, and the mineral-rich water gives the 17 metre falls a multi-hued glow with a stained appearance to the rock face.”

 8.  Deep Sea sport fishing

“For big game anglers, the waters surrounding St. Lucia are a fisherman’s paradise. Saint Lucia is known for having some of the deepest ocean waters in the Caribbean. The Blue Marlin is frequently found in these waters, a thrilling experience that entices fishing enthusiast from around the world.”

 9.  Toraille waterfall

“Palm trees, golden beaches, clear turquoise waters – Saint Lucia is your picture-perfect Caribbean island paradise. But although this part of the world is famous for its sun, sea and sand, Saint Lucia has plenty more to offer than just being a tropical beach escape. So on my first trip to the island I headed out to explore some of its cultural, foodie and scenic sights on a tour of Saint Lucia’s highlights – beyond the beach.”

 10. Dive the Coral Spawning

“Coral Spawning happens once a year and is one of nature’s most spectacular and rare performances. A handful of guests at Anse Chastanet, St Lucia, are lucky enough to witness this marvel annually as the natural wonder occurs right off the beaches of this charming resort.”

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