The best way to experience an authentic Saint Lucia vacation is to explore our most popular attractions—and the hidden gems—with your local guide. This tour is perfect for our first-time visitors and we invite you to take in the sights and sounds of Saint Lucia as you’re driven through the historic banana plantations and age-old fishing villages on our popular Island Explorer tour.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
- Tour starts at your resort and unwinds as we travel along to Castries Saint Lucia's capital city
- Travel south and drive through Marigot Bay and the Roseau Banana Plantation
- Drive through the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries
- Possible stops at extra cost include: Botanical Gardens, Toraille Waterfall, and Sulphur Springs, and Creole Lunch
- Return to your place of accommodations
The capital city of Castries
Start your adventure from your resort as you cruise to Castries. Explore Saint Lucia's historical capital city, walk Derek Walcott Square, and sit beneath the “Massav” tree – said to be over 400 years old. You’ll enter the sacred nineteenth-century Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where famed local artist Dunstan St. Omer created stunning illustrations and altarpieces. The “Hill of Good Luck” sitting high atop the city, Morne Fortune offers sweeping views of Castries and beyond. Travelers can view the Government House at Fort Charlotte, a mid-nineteenth-century masterpiece and one of the island's’ most unique architectural pieces that houses the Saint Lucian head of state, the Governor General.
Marigot Bay, Roseau Banana Plantation, Fishing Villages
A trip to Saint Lucia is incomplete without a visit to Marigot Bay and drive through the Roseau Banana Plantation. Though much smaller and sweeter than the bananas you get from your local grocery store, these uniquely Caribbean fruits are the island’s primary export – and have a centuries-old history all to themselves.
Rich in tradition and culture and located along the Western coast of the island, are the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries which are must-see locations for every visitor. You’ll have the opportunity to shop for beautiful crafts made from locally sourced materials and sample authentic local cuisine.
Most popular Sites to see in Soufriere
We drive into the first capital of Saint Lucia and premier destination for sightseeing. From here we can visit the oldest botanical gardens on the island of Saint Lucia, the Diamond Botanical Gardens is home to an array of exotic tropical plants. Or take a dip in the iconic Toraille Waterfall located deep in the lush, green forests of western Saint Lucia. The thrill you can only experience in Saint Lucia, we take you on a tour of the Sulphur Springs – the world’s only “drive-in” volcano