Looking for a must-see Caribbean cruise destination? St. Lucia is an outstanding choice thanks to its gorgeous beaches, laid-back atmosphere and variety of activities. No matter what your idea of fun is, you’ll relax or — get revved up — to your heart’s content. In addition to all the great fun you’ll enjoy aboard a Carnival cruise, there’s also plenty to do once you reach your destination.
There are many ways to enjoy the wonders of a cruise to St. Lucia, but these activities rank in the top 10 of any list.
Fun on the Beaches
When you travel to St. Lucia, you definitely have one thing on your mind: sun! Enjoy balmy breezes and warm water with a day spent on the fine sand beaches of this tropical paradise.
1. Segway, Sightseeing and Beach Fun
Learn how to ride a Segway and hit the trail on rugged ATV versions of these easy to use vehicles. You’ll explore the ruins of Mt. Pimard and see local flora and fauna in their full glory as you ride over the trails to take in the landscape. Later, spend the afternoon on the white sand beaches of the popular Pigeon Island.
2. 4×4 Beach Getaway
Take a walk — or ride — on the wild side when you board a specifically-designed SUV and head to the little-explored Atlantic side of St. Lucia. You’ll enjoy rugged roads and wild scenery on your way to the beach, where you can spend the afternoon as you like. This trip is perfect for nature lovers.
Love splashing in the waves? There’s no better place than in the warm waters off St. Lucia. These fun day trips will get you into the sea in no time.
3. Scuba Diving in Soufriere Marine Reserve
The Soufriere Marine Reserve features coral reefs and beautiful fish just waiting to be discovered on this scuba diving excursion. Enjoy two separate dives with a rest period and refreshments aboard your chartered boat. This trip is for certified divers looking for a memorable adventure.
4. Kayaking Pigeon Island
Learn the finer points of sea kayaking before taking a paddle to Pigeon Island, where you’ll enjoy refreshments and have a wide range of activities to choose from. Continue kayaking, snorkel in the clear waters or hike among old military ruins for excellent views — it’s all up to you.
5. Snorkel Between the Pitons
Cruise along the west coast of St. Lucia as you head to Sugar Beach, a wonderful spot between the twin Piton Mountains — one of the island’s most memorable sights. Once there, you’ll be able to relax on the beach or use your complimentary snorkeling equipment to dive beneath the waves and get a look at local marine life.
Tours and Sightseeing
When the ship docks, you’ll want to explore the island. There are many tours to choose from, whether you want the challenge of a hike or prefer a laid-back ride on a tram.
6. Rain Forest Aerial Tram Adventure
Tour the rainforest in an aerial tram that gets you up close and personal with some of St. Lucia’s most beautiful areas. You’ll see towering chatannier trees and an array of colorful, flowering vines that make this one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. This is a fine activity for all ages during a family cruise.
7. Catamaran Cruise to the Pitons
Skim over the water on a mini cruise to St Lucia’s famous Pitons. As you near the Pitons, have your camera ready to capture these stunning mountains. You’ll also enjoy a warm swim, delicious snacks and relaxing Caribbean music as you sail the coastline. This is the perfect addition to any cruise vacation to get great views of the island.
8. Scenes of St. Lucia
Drive through the town of Castries to see all the sights. This well-rounded tour lets you learn about some of the history, architecture and artisanal crafts of St. Lucia. You’ll also have a chance to sample local specialties, including products from a local rum distillery. It’s the perfect combination of culture and natural beauty.
9. Horseback Tour
This amazing horseback tour is a wonderful way to explore St. Lucia at a slower, more natural pace. Your horse will take you through the countryside, villages and beach, where you can even choose to ride into the warm waves on your trusty steed if you wish.
10. Jacquot Trail Hike
If you prefer walking when exploring a new area, the Jacquot Trail hike through the rainforest is just for you. Knowledgeable guides will point out all the plants and animals along the way, including giant ferns and plenty of birds. This outing is perfect when you want to get your blood pumping and your legs moving after a few days aboard ship.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of a Caribbean cruise, now’s the time to give yourself this wonderful gift. St. Lucia is the perfect location to get your fill of sun, sand and surf. Start planning now and begin to count the days until your toes are in the sand of a gorgeous beach in St. Lucia.