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 Attractions & Tours

St. Lucia is rich in natural beauty – and there is so much to see and do. This tropical island beckons the visitor to explore. Historical, cultural and heritage sites can be found throughout the island. Local tour companies combining several of the sites and attractions offer a large variety of tours.

Attractions and tours can be sought by location as well as by type. More recently St. Lucia has developed a multiplicity of community based heritage tourism sites, these are well marked with Heritage Tourism Site signage.
Pigeon Island National Landmark:
Pigeon Island contains more history than any other part of St Lucia. Once the home of the Amerindians it has been a pirate hideout and military base. Visit Fort Charlotte, now a college but once the site of some of the fighting between the French and the British. Or view the Choiseul Heritage site, a village rich in history, crafts and offering spectacular views.
View the majestic Pitons as you travel to the Diamond Waterfall located in a beautiful botanical garden surrounded by nature finest plants and flowers. From the Diamond Waterfall, drive through the quaint town of Soufriere to the world's only drive-in volcano with its bubbling holes of sulphuric waters.
Anse La Raye Adventure:
Visit the traditional fishing village of Anse La Raye, where you can explore the waterfront with its quaint wooden houses, colourful fishing boats and perhaps see bread making in a traditional bakery. Head inland to visit a beautiful waterfall set in enchanting tropical tranquility.

On Friday nights, the village comes alive with its ever popular Fish Fry where you can sample all types of seafood.

Marigot Bay :
Marigot Bay is deservedly one of the most beautiful locations of the island. With nature conservation in mind some smaller hotels have been built on the hills to harmonize with the picturesque green surroundings. Yachts shelter in this natural marina.
Taking the ferry (cost EC$2) you can go to the palm beach where you can relax and enjoy sunbathing and swimming in an idyllic environment.
Around the bay as well as on the top of the hill you can find some nice restaurants.

Morne Coubaril & Marquis Estates:
There's the 400-Acre La Sikwi Sugar Mill plantation with a museum, theatre and a 40ft waterwheel. The Morne Coubaril Estate with its worker's village, sugar mill, manioc and cocoa houses is a meticulously preserved museum, restaurant and botanical garden. The Marquis Estate is another nearby plantation where you can tour and see the production of St Lucia's main export crops, bananas and copra.
Botanical Gardens
Visitors can choose from three exquisite tropical botanical gardens; each brimming with rare and exotic flora. These tropical gardens present a riot of colour, perfume and lush tropical vegetation. Mamiku Gardens is situated on an historic site with a fascinating history. Nature trails meander through the gardens with scenic vistas and peaceful resting points.
Maria Island:
The Maria Island experience takes you through the back roads to Vieux Fort and by boat to the home of two species found nowhere else in the world: the Kouwes Snake and the Zandoli Terre lizard.

Frigate Island Tour:
Frigate Island Tour, visits the small fishing village of Praslin and the Frigate Island Nature Reserve, a tropical sanctuary for rare birds, Southern Safari takes you to the islands interior from North to South. Heritage Sunday is held weekly during the summer.

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