Many visitors to Saint Lucia see nothing more than the coast, and only the Caribbean coast at that. But the rugged hinterland can offer more than just an exotic green background in your beach holiday snaps. Stretches of untouched rainforest are the green heart of St. Lucia, teeming with vegetation and local species such as the colorful St. Lucia Parrot.
Much of the mountainous, largely unpopulated interior comes under the auspices of the Forestry Department, who control the various trails. Popular routes include the Edmund Forest Reserve, from which you emerge in the shadow of Mount Gimie, the island’s tallest peak, and the more demanding Des Cartiers trail, which takes you right off the beaten track in the island’s east.
I've always wanted to try ziplining and this was my chance. In spite of my fear, I managed to complete the circuit and had a blast. Our guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and kept our safety as their number 1 priority. After being tied off on the line 3 times, I started to relax and enjoy the experience.
Our group did an aerial tram/gondola ride into the forest before starting our zipline track. Spectacular views of north St Lucia await!
There also is the option of hiking around the forest. If you've never seen a tropical rainforest, then you will absolutely enjoy this walk.
Definitely a must do when you visit St. Lucia!!!
A very enjoyable experience, good fun and a great way to see the Rainforest. The set up is very well organised, the guides are very entertaining and informative but always curteous and professional. The ziplining is very safe, nothing to be scared of! The views from the aerial tram are wonderful. A special mention to Jesse and Rosie who looked after us so well.
Brilliant day out staff excellent especially 'Rambo' very informative, intelligent and fun. Would recommend this trip.
Many areas in the interior are protected and you will need express permission from the Forestry Department to enter them. In some cases you will be assigned a guide.