The forested, emerald slopes of St. Lucia's mountains rise magically out of the ocean; meanwhile, it's fascinating, volcanic skyline mesmerises beach-combers and photographers alike. A treasure trove of ecological preservation, St. Lucia's mountains, valleys, and underwater realm hold unending mystery. Whether you spend your days picnicking beside a natural waterfall, sunbathing on stunning tropical beaches, hiking through the rain forest, scuba diving pristine coral reefs, or marvelling at the island's boiling sulphur springs, the unique world of St. Lucia is guaranteed to amaze and delight you at every turn.
With so many natural phenomena to show off, residents of St. Lucia have devised ingenious ways to introduce visitors to their flourishing environment. Zip lining brings the thrill of flight to those wishing to explore the canopy of a true, untouched rain forest. Tram riding provides for a bird's eye view of rare and inaccessible jungle, and, for intrepid hikers, trekking up the legendary Piton mountains offers unforgettable views and close contact with an orchid-strewn wilderness.
Nature, in all her guises, is the true attraction of lovely St. Lucia. The nearby Maria Islands embrace legendary biodiversity. Here, see five distinctly different reptile species, rare snakes, and 80 different plant species—most featuring vivid tropical blossoms. Also, while on St. Lucia, take action to make a difference by joining the Debaras Turtle Watch, an overnight expedition enabling you to view giant leatherback turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.
Exploring the history and culture of St. Lucia, you'll find yourself visiting the ruins of Admiral Rodney's naval base and swimming into a cove harbouring a once-secret pirate hideout. In the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, you can marvel at how the resilient residents of St. Lucia declared victory over an embattled history. Once a cocoa plantation, this peaceful river basin been made into a paradisiacal garden that includes mineral baths and the waterfall where, in the movie Superman II, Superman plucks a bird-of-paradise for Lois Lane.
Ocean adventures surely dominate St. Lucia life. Whether your preference is for an adrenaline-fueled day of big game fishing in the deep seas, or a gentle kayak through the island's aquamarine inlets, you'll never be able to get enough of the fun of boating in St. Lucia. Diving, of course, is beyond superb. The reefs of St. Lucia dazzle each visitor with true marine biodiversity and saturated colours. Whale watching, kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing, bird watching . . . the list of thrills offered in verdant St. Lucia is truly endless, as is the pleasure you'll feel when you awaken to perfect balmy breezes and the coral hues of a brilliant St. Lucia sunrise.