The legendary beauty of Saint Lucia provides the perfect backdrop for adventure: mountains to climb, forests to explore, an underwater world to discover. The ancients revered Saint Lucia -- Ioüanalao or Hewanorra, as it was called -- and fought to preserve it. In recent decades, the famous have returned here to find solace in this enchanted place Sea and sun naturally play a large role in the island's appeal. Lounging under a thatched hut, exotic cocktail in hand is one way to enjoy the legendary beach scenes of Saint Lucia, but for those who envision more adventurous water activities, most major resorts provide opportunities for such activities as skiing, laser or sunfish sailing and windsurfing. For a loftier pursuit, parasailing is available in the Rodney Bay area in the north of the island.
Diving off the waters of St. Lucia is ideal for both beginners and experts alike as there are a variety of dive operators on island who are dedicated to ensure an exceptional diving experience. Beginners’ courses up to more advanced certifications are offered by most dive operators as well as short boat dives and night dives. St. Lucia boasts a number of stunning dive sites that catapult divers into a tranquil world filled with secret nooks waiting to be explored. With some of the most captivating deep sea wildlife in the Caribbean, you can experience an underwater carnival as you swim amongst schools of brilliantly coloured exotic fish. Saint Lucia is a place that has it all, so that means that you can do it all. Whether you want adventures like scenic helicopter excursions, mountain-biking, exhilerating ATV rides or you want to go horseback riding on a stunning beach, it's all here!
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THINGS TO DO IN SAINT LUCIA
Local shops are generally open weekdays 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Saturday 8.00am to noon. There are a wide variety of shopping experiences from Castries market to Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage.A variety of shopping malls with extended opening hours offer a wide selection of boutiques and restaurants. Most hotels have boutiques and vendors' markets
SAINT LUCIA ENTRY REQUIRMENTYou will need to ensure you have correct documentation for your holiday including a full passport valid for the minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into St Lucia. British Passport holders donít need a visa to enter Saint Lucia for visits up to 42 days.
TRAVEL HEALTH FOR SAINT LUCIA
Ask your travel health expert (e.g. GP, practice nurse or travel clinic) around 8 weeks before your trip to provide you with up to date information and vaccines to ensure your travels are safe and enjoyable. It is vital to ensure that all members of your party have adequate health and travel insurance cover, which includes cover for any ‘higher risk’ activities you are likely to take part in.