The Ultimate Family Guide to St. Lucia

Saint Lucia Sulfur Springs in Soufriere

Embarking on a family vacation is an opportunity to create lasting memories and strengthen the bonds that tie us together. St. Lucia, offers a blend of natural beauty, rich culture, and adventure for families seeking an unforgettable experience. In this guide, we’ll explore the best things to do for families traveling to St. Lucia, ensuring your journey is filled with joy, relaxation, and excitement.

Explore the Majestic Pitons:

St. Lucia is renowned for its iconic twin peaks, the Pitons. A hike up the Tet Paul Trail is a thrilling adventure suitable for families with older children. The breathtaking views from the top are well worth the effort, providing a sense of accomplishment for the entire family. For those with younger kids, a boat tour around the Pitons offers a picturesque alternative, including a view, at their famous “Bat cave”.

Relax and Snorkel at Some of the Best Beaches:

Unwind on the golden sands of one of Saint Lucia’s best snorkel beaches. Although there are clear waters on most of the west cost, spend a day at Anse Chastanet, Jalousie/Sugar Beach, or Anse Cochon. Any of these beaches gives you the opportunity to relax on the beach itself, and also swim at some of the best snorkel spots on the island. Families can rent snorkeling gear or take a guided tour to explore the underwater world of coral reefs and tropical fish.

Visit Splash Island Waterpark

If your kids are over 6 and can swim, the Splash Island Waterpark is a great option for an afternoon. This floating island of obstacles is for all ages, and is a great option for parents to let their kids burn off some steam.

Visit A Valcano and Botanical Garden in Soufriere

If you find yourself in Soufriere, you can catch taxi’s directly from the beach up to some amazing natural attractions. Soufriere gets its name from the Volcano, the worlds only drive-in Volcano. Here, you and your kids can explore the bubbling pools of the volcano, and take a dip in the mud bath. On top of this, you can also go to the Botanical Gardens, an amazingly manicured garden trail that highlights some of the beautiful plants of the island, and ends with a beautiful view of Diamond Falls. Both of these attractions can typically be done together in an afternoon.

Discover Pigeon Island National Park:

Pigeon Island offers both history and nature. Explore historical sites, such as Fort Rodney, and embark on nature trails surrounded by lush greenery. The panoramic views from the lookout points are ideal for family photos and a picnic to recharge. Another great aspect is that Pigeon Island also has a beach! Bring your swimsuits along so you can take a dip in the Caribbean Sea after your hike. This beach is great for kids as the waves are usually calm here and it has a shallow grade.

Sail into the Sunset:

Treat your family to a sunset cruise along the coast of St. Lucia. Many tour operators offer family-friendly sailing experiences, complete with delicious Caribbean cuisine and entertainment. As the sun dips below the horizon, the warm hues reflecting off the water create a magical atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Adventures in the Rainforest:

Take a thrilling zip-line adventure through St. Lucia’s rainforest. With certified guides and safety measures in place, it’s a family-friendly activity that provides an adrenaline rush while showcasing the island’s lush landscapes.

Plenty of Water Activities:

Peppered throughout the whole island, you will find opportunities for different ways to enjoy the water. Be on the lookout for Jet Skiing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and even the odd powerboat that is towing around an inner tube. If you have teenagers, there are also opportunities for windsurfing and kitesurfing if that is an interest.

Take a Horseback Ride Along the Beach:

Another great options for kids is to find a Horseback ride. There are plenty of options throughout the island that will take you through trails or along the beach.

Enjoy a Chocolate Adventure:

Delight your taste buds with a visit to the St. Lucia Chocolate Museum. Families can learn about the chocolate-making process, participate in interactive exhibits, and, of course, savor delectable chocolate treats.

St Lucia offers families many opportunities for adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration. From hiking the majestic Pitons to lounging on pristine beaches, the island provides an array of experiences that will leave your family with cherished memories for years to come. Embrace the warmth of St. Lucian hospitality and let this Caribbean paradise become the backdrop for your family’s unforgettable adventure.

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