Here are some of my top tips if you’re planning on visiting some or all of these non-touristy things to do while you’re in St Lucia.
See what you want to see
Don’t be put off doing something even though it might be touristy, if you want to see a point of interest just go and do it, you’re on vacation after all. For example, even though the mud baths at the sulphur spring might be a little overcrowded I wouldn’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience.
Get there early
If you’re really worried about too many tourists visiting the same spots as you, then I would recommend waking up really early and beating the crowds.
Get a guide
We generally always get taxi tours around the islands, as the locals know where all the hidden gems are and you get to learn about their culture and the wildlife.
Plan your route
Use Google Maps to plan your route to make the best use of your time. Planning your route carefully could mean that you get more time to spend at each location or sometimes you can even fit in another sight.
Split your itinerary
Although with careful planning you can potentially fit in more points of interest, I would recommend trying to split it up rather than squeezing everything into one day. I guess this all depends on how long you’re on the island. Personally, I’d group together things that are close together.
Check cruise schedule
If you’re really worried about overcrowding and too many tourists then I would recommend that you check the cruise schedule for the duration of your stay. That way, when the cruise ships are in you can do tours that are on the other side of the island or have a chill day by the pool or beach.