St. Lucia is the only country in the world to be named after a woman and was once called the “Helen of the West Indies” because the French and English were constantly at war over it. In 2019, St. Lucia had about 1 million tourists. Almost 58.06% of its GDP comes from the tourism sector alone. Those are some interesting facts. As a tourist destination, particularly for romantic couples and honeymooners, it is unparalleled. The attractions are beaches, waterfalls, sunset cruises, zip-lining, snorkeling, hiking, and spectacular views. A St. Lucia honeymoon combines adventure, romance, and relaxation into one fabulous package that brings to life your honeymoon fantasies. Here are the most visited and romantic tourist attractions that you should check out during your romantic trip.
Pitons: The Glory of St. Lucia
Since a honeymoon is about experiencing everything beautiful, the Pitons should be on your to-do list. These two massive volcanic cones are located on the southeastern coast and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first one, Gros Piton, stands 2,530 feet high, while the second one, Petit Piton, stands 2,438 feet tall. You can go hiking and explore the various exotic plants and animals or sail around them. Once there, don’t forget to try the local beer Piton, which is highly refreshing and popular with the locals.
Soufriere: For its Heritage and Natural Richness
Include Soufriere in your romantic journey for its natural beauty and heritage value. Visit the “Church of the Assumption,” wander the town square, buy souvenirs and enjoy the relaxed vibe. Don’t forget to visit the top natural attraction, Diamond Botanical Gardens—a retreat covered with lush vegetation, hot mineral springs with medicinal waters, a waterfall, and tropical fauna and flora. The other attraction you cannot afford to miss is the drive-in La Soufriere volcano, also known as Sulfur Springs. You can drive right to the edge of the springs and view the boiling water and sulfur coughed up violently from beneath. There’s also a lovely beach called Anse Manim, accessible by water taxi and popular for snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, beer, and burgers.
Pigeon Island: A Historical Treasure
Go to Pigeon Island during your honeymoon if you and your partner are history enthusiasts. Until 1972, it existed as a separate island until the government built a causeway and linked it to the main island. The pirate Jambe de Bois used the island to target Spanish trade ships filled with treasures. It also houses Fort Rodney, built by the British to attack the French. You can go hiking among the ruins and explore the barracks, interpretation center, and cannons used by the British in the past. From the top, you are treated to incredible views of Rodney Bay. At the small beach next to the island, you can relax on the sunbeds, go for a swim and enjoy drinks at the small bars.
Rodney Bay: Happening Vibes
If you both are up for some partying and exciting nightlife, head to Rodney Bay. It is a quaint small town located on the Gros Islet in the northern part of the island and dotted with resorts, a casino, and mall, shops, and restaurants. There is a beach where you can spend some quality time. For the nightlife, make your way to Rodney Bay Village. Taste a variety of cuisines, including a steakhouse, smoked barbecue, Chinese, Indian and Mexican cuisine. Drop in at a bar or club on live music nights for some cool reggae. Celebrations continue well into the night.
These are some of the top tourist attractions you should visit during your St. Lucia honeymoon for an exotic experience. Romance, adventure, party, nightlife, this island will spice up your romantic getaways in more ways than you might think.