Fun and fabulous things to do in St Lucia
No holiday guide to St Lucia can fail to mention its abundant water sports. You will have an excellent choice of places to hire equipment, or book coaching sessions, for options that include kite surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and speedboats. Or, book a boat tour for effortless adventure!
You should also take a trip to the St. Lucia Botanical Gardens (sometimes referenced as Diamond Botanical Gardens). It’s a mind-bogglingly colourful place, and also offers the hypnotic Diamond Waterfall.
Remember too, as this is a Caribbean island, you can expect colourful carnivals and festivals dotted throughout the year. This includes La Rose (the rose festival on 30th August)and La Marguerite (another dazzling flower festival on 17th October).
However, one of the biggest annual events to draw people to this island is the St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Big names from around the Globe perform at this Spring event, especially at its magical finale which takes place on Pigeon Island.
Cricket is big throughout the West Indies, so catch a match if you happen to arrive in the right season. Sailing is pretty much year-round in St Lucia, so check listings for events and competitions linked to this and other watersports.