Top 10 St. Lucia West Coast Adventures
Last Updated: April 5th 2019
St. Luica is only 238.2 square miles with population 179,000, but things to do are limitless! The west coast of the island (between Marigot Bay and Laborie) contains the island’s most enjoyable attractions and adventures. The beautiful beaches, Pitons (Twin Peaks), waterfalls, nature trails and drive-thru volcano generates thousands of visitors yearly. Whether you plan on visiting St. Lucia via cruise ship or airplane, we will walk you through the top things to do on the west coast.
1. West Coast Sightseeing
You have not been to St. Lucia if you haven’t seen the west coast of the island. It’s where the calm Caribbean Sea meets the shores of beautiful towns and villages providing the true meaning of Paradise. The west coast embodies towns and villages such as Marigot Bay, Anse La Ray, Canaries, Soufriere and Choiseul. All with unique traits with Soufriere town being the most popular since it’s where the Island Landmark (twin peaks) resides. Hop-In-Hop-Out tours are available which allows you to cruise through the west coast for some memorable pictures.
2. Gros Piton Climbing
Presenting the ultimate adventure, “Gros Piton Climbing”! It’s a hike to one of the twin peaks in Soufriere St. Lucia which is 798 meters (2619 ft) tall. Don’t panic with the altitude of this beauty, it can be climbed without ropes or mountaineering experience. Thousands upon thousands of visitors including celebrities, has used the well-constructed trail to the top and back with ease. The hike is about 4-5 hours long (2 hours up and 2 hours down) which is best climbed early mornings about 8am. The view at the top is very rewarding where you get a panoramic view of Soufriere and Choiseul.
3. Sulfuric Mud Bath
Like no other, the warm sulfuric bath is not only enjoyable but healthy experience. Take a moment to relax in a tub of sulfuric water which streams directly from the volcano, while you spread the natural mud residue on your body for skin cleaning. Your body will thank you for this activity promotes healthy blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, reduces headaches and moisturizes your skin. This iconic adventure is recommended to all visitors to the island to facilitate a memorable island experience. The mud baths are now extended to multiple tubs which cost only 10 USD for adults and 5USD for children. It’s highly recommended when visiting the island.
4. Volcano Tour
At the Sulphur Springs Park is an astonishing adventure to the world’s only drive-in volcano. This volcanic adventure will have you amused on its history; how it erupted, the effects of the eruption and the benefits procured by the sulfur and its scent. Although very humid, this adventure will give you a very in-depth overview of what makes St.Lucia very unique. The entree fee is only $9 USD for Adults and $5 USD for Children.
5. Toraille Waterfall
Come bathe in one of St. Lucia’s most enjoyable natural waterfalls. Toraille Waterfall is located near Cresslands street in Soufriere close to other excursions. With very little physical appeal, you can get to enjoy the burst of water from a very tall cliff. This is the type of falls which makes you want to bathe even if you plan not to get wet initially. If you love waterfalls, don’t only gaze on how pretty it looks, come get wet in it! Entrée fees are only about $5 USD.
7. Morne Coubarile Estate
Experience a real St. Lucia Plantation with a working mill and see key steps in the making of sugar cane syrup, producing cocoa and processing coconuts for food products. Visit historical features of the estate and take a look inside authentic huts within a traditional village setting. The estate also features 8 Exhilarating Zip Lines and adventure packed Horseback Riding to the beach or Volcano! a Refreshing Mineral Waterfall Hike and much More!
8. Tet Paul Nature Trail
Tet Paul Nature Trail is not the ordinary trails you may be used to, it is the stairway to heaven! The climax of this hike is when you reach to the very top of a scenic view of the Pitons. With moderate physical ability, you get to witness a face to face view perfect for capturing moments with family and friends. Wait no more and get your cameras ready for a breathtaking scenery!
9. Diamond Botanical Gardens
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, a six acre multi-award winning tourism site, is an attractive, alluring and peaceful retreat from the outside world. Enjoy the beauty and sultry warmth of the tropics whilst walking through lush fertile vegetation and marveling at the diverse range of tropical flowers and plant life. Step into a world with a breathtaking waterfall, hot mineral springs fill the historical baths with age old medicinal waters and flora and fauna abounds.
10. Piton Falls
Take a break from your busy schedule and come enjoy a relaxing bath in the Piton Falls. Adventure into the rural bushes, while you smuggle your way through a forest like atmostfare, to discover this intriguing water fall which screams out tranquility. This is the true essence of living a natural life which captures an unforgettable moment.