WHAT TO DO IN ST LUCIA FOR A DAY WITH KIDS
I think youâll agree that St Lucia is a paradise island and one you must see if visiting the Caribbean. If your on a cruise day or simply just want to see as much as you can of the island in a day then look no further. We have the best guide on what to do in st lucia for a day.
St Lucia was always somewhere I wanted to visit. I remember seeing pictures as a child and thinking â Iâll go there somedayâ well âsomedayâ came and St Lucia didnât disappoint.
With only a day to see the top attractions in St Lucia we narrowed it down to 3 places. We didnât want to cram too much in with a young child and wanted to relax and enjoy what we were seeing. We used ChristopherÃ¢ÂÂs Taxi service for our full day tour of St Lucia and we cannot recommend them enough. It coat us $180 for the 3 of us for the day and the car was air conditioned and they had a cooler box full of drinks for us including their local beer Ã¢ÂÂpitonÃ¢ÂÂ
Tel Paul Nature Trail
Our first stop was Tel Paul nature Trail. Itâs located 10 minutes from Soufriere, in the southwest; this is a MUST if you are in St Lucia!! It took us 1 hour 30 to reach Tel Paul Nature trail which is quite a drive but the views on the way are beautiful and our driver was so informative the time soon flew by.
We paid $13.50 each for a guided tour up the mountain and IÃ¢ÂÂm so glad we did. They say you learn something new everyday, well we learnt that pineapples grow on the ground and not in a tree! Maybe Iâm just being blonde here but Iâd have sworn pineapples grew on trees is it just me?!
The hike up isnât difficult and we managed it easily with Brody, it takes about 45 minute to complete and the views of the 2 pitons is absolutely breathtaking, worth every step for the amazing pictures we got.
The tour guide letâs you take your time and donÃ¢ÂÂt rush you, which was great as Paul likes to take hundreds of pictures to get the right one. There are bathrooms at the start of the hike, which is always handy to know when you have kids!! Itâs something I always check before I go anywhere.
St Lucia Sulphur Springs
We then headed to the Sulphur Springs, which is around a 6-minute drive from Tel Paul Nature Park.
Sulphur springs was an interesting visit, itâs the only âdrive inâ volcano in the WORLD so a must if youÃ¢ÂÂre in St Lucia and a guided tour only costs ÃÂ£6.50pp!! Be prepared it stinks Like rotten eggs. If it doesnât stink you need to evaluate as this means itâs going to erupt!!! So if you get there and canât smell anything, one wordâ¦ Run!!!
To put your mind at ease the last eruption was over 200 years ago and it is now dormant so nothing to worry about.
The mud baths at Sulphur Springs attract people from all over the world because it detoxifies the body and helps heal sun burn, arthritis, joint pain and eczema among other conditions. We didnât do this as we wanted to relax on the beach before heading back to the ship.
Jalouise Beach St Lucia
We then headed to jalousie beach. It is a public beach but is on the grounds of the amazing Sugar Beach Resort. You have to go through the grounds to get to the beach and we were told we should eat or have a drink at the restaurant; this is how they let you use the beach even though it is a public beach!!
I have to say jalousie beach is one of the most picturesque beaches Iâve ever been on. Brody loved running up and down the beach and building sandcastles. Itâs worth the visit for the stunning pictures you will get but If you can afford to stay here (starting at around ÃÂ£450 a night RO) Iâd say go for it, the place was amazing! When I win the lottery we will be back.
We then drove straight back to the cruise port with a nice cold beer and a soft drink for Brody provided by ChristopherÃ¢ÂÂs taxi. Ill say it again use ChristopherÃ¢ÂÂs taxi service if you want a reliable friendly service.
What do to in St Lucia for a day Checklist
Make sure you book before you arrive in St Lucia as tours get booked up quickly with all the different cruise ships.
Make sure you see the pitons, they are so iconic to St Lucia and it would be a shame to miss seeing them.
Decide where you want to see before you go and send your ideas to your tour group of choice.
DonÃ¢ÂÂt cram too much in your day out, you donÃ¢ÂÂt want to be rushed and not take in the beauty of each place.