Active On Land
For our more active and adventurous visitors, Saint Lucia a variety of excellent activities:
Saint Lucia offers several biking excursions
The island has several biking options to choose from all of which feature some very enjoyable sightseeing while riding. Operations in Dennery and Anse La Raye are guide led on rural roads and trails that take riders into lush rain forested areas. An operation in Soufriere allows participants to ride the jungle trails amid the ruins of an 18th century plantation on their own and at their own pace.
For those who wish to feel the exhilaration of free-wheeling on an ATV, the Saint Lucian countryside along the east coast is a great place to give it a try. The 3 hour tour takes riders through historic working plantations, into the rain forest then along a quiet beach. There’s plenty of interesting natural beauty, history and photo ops all along the way.
Zip lining is a fun way to enjoy the lush rain forests as you glide through the trees and is very popular with visitors of all ages. The activity is particularly popular with honeymooners. There are three operations to choose from, one in the north, one near Dennery on the east coast and another in Soufriere. The Dennery facility also features a rope’s Challenge Course for those that want to include a more physically demanding activity. The operation in the north has an aerial tram which allows more sedate guests to enjoy the rain forest canopy along with several other more adventurous and challenging options for those who wish to do more.
As one of the most naturally beautiful and unspoiled islands in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia offers some excellent hiking options for all levels of fitness. Many of the trails are found within the island’s interior rain forest reserves, which require a Forestry Department guide as leader. The most popular hike is to the top of Gros Piton; a good level of fitness is required but the views from the top make the effort worthwhile. Other popular trails include the En Bas Saut Waterfall, Barre de L’isle, Forestiere Rainforest, Millet Bird Sanctuary, Piton Flore and the Des Cartier Trail which crosses the middle of the island.
A variety of horse riding experiences are offered on island by several stables. Most offer 2-hour and 4-hour with beach BBQ riding options. Operators are located in Beausejour and Cas En Bas in the north, Roseau on the west coast and Micoud on the east coast. Besides the enjoyment of riding all provide excellent sightseeing along the way.
Becoming a premier golf destination in the near future is definitely in Saint Lucia’s tourism development plans with several golf resorts currently under development including courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. At present there is a challenging course in the north that is very popular with visiting golf enthusiasts.
Many of Saint Lucia’s resorts and hotels have on-property tennis facilities for their guests. There is also a racquet club in the north that has excellent facilities for casual players and regional tournaments alike.
Squash courts are available at the local yacht club in the heart of Rodney Bay.
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