Filled with greenery, St. Lucia is fast becoming a rather fashionable package tour destination in the Caribbean. Yet the island is far from being overpopulated or thronged by tourists, making it an ideal getaway for those who want to enjoy the less touristy side of the Caribbean. The best time to visit is between February to April when the weather is pleasant and the rains have eased off. Here is a suggested itinerary for a three day St. Lucia vacation.
Day 1: Beaches and Cruises
Like any other Caribbean island, St. Lucia is surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise blue waters and long deep harbors. While the beaches are perfect spots to spend a lazy day acquiring a sun tan, most tourists prefer sailing away on a catamaran cruise. The St. Lucia Catamaran Day Sail takes you along the tropical west coast while the St. Lucia Champagne Sunset Cruise is a perfect opportunity to sail into the sunset while you converse over a glass of bubbly.
Day 2: Nature Walks and Tours
One of the Caribbean’s greener islands, St. Lucia offers ample opportunities for nature lovers to experience its tropical rainforests. The St. Lucia Aerial Tram and Zipline Canopy Tour and the Rainforest Canopy Adventure both offer spectacular views of the island from up in the air. Alternatively, for those who prefer to keep both feet on the ground, the Gros Piton Nature Trail or the St. Lucia Rainforest Walk takes you right into the heart of rainforest and is ideal for hiking enthusiasts.
Day 3: Land and Sea Adventures
Start your third day off with a Land and Sea Adventure to Soufriere, St Lucia which allows you to explore the island’s unparalleled beauty from both land and sea. Visit Morne Fortune with its many banana plantations and fishing villages before venturing on to Soufriere, Sulphur Springs, Diamond Waterfalls and Botanical Gardens.