St Lucia: Luscious Landscapes & Hilly Heartlands

12 Oct 2015

Best for… adventure. From zip lines and rainforest canopy tours to cycle rides through historic plantations, St Lucia – with its hilly interior and dense rainforest – is a thrill-seeker’s paradise. Tackle the challenging climb to the top of the Pitons to be rewarded with views of the island’s emerald landscape.

Don’t miss… the fishing town of Soufrière. The old French capital comes alive during market hours, when vendors sell their wares from brightly painted wooden stalls. The pretty bay of Anse Chastanet is an easy 1-mile walk away and boasts some of the best snorkelling on the island.

Visit… Pigeon Island National Park. This little spit of land is joined to the main island by a sandy causeway. St Lucia’s first French settler, known as Wooden Leg, used Pigeon Island as a base for raiding passing Spanish ships. Look out for the well-preserved fortress and wander around the old barracks and batteries.

Try… golden apple juice - a deliciously refreshing soft drink made from the juice of unripe apples and sugar. Fun fact… Jacquot, the St Lucia Parrot, is a bird native only to this island and is the national bird of St Lucia.

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