The Caribbean’s natural beauty; the Helen of the West Indies...
Guided Walking Holidays St Lucia
One of the Windward Islands, St Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide. Inland, away from the coast, tropical rain forests cover much of the island's landscapes. During our time on this mountainous island, we’ll discover waterfalls, coral reefs, botanical gardens & plantations. The sulphur springs at Soufrière are a reminder that the island is still an active volcano. We’ll explore many of the hiking trails and discover some of the world’s most beautiful plants and fruits, whilst admiring the local bird and wildlife as we walk.
Of course the twin peaks of the Pitons are the jewel in St Lucia’s crown and have been awarded a World Heritage Site status. Rising majestically from the sea to the grand height of 798 metres, they dominate the southwest coastline. A stunning view awaits you when you reach the top of Gros Piton. Although very much at the top of the grade it is well worth the effort!
Some of our walks may finish at a beach where you can take a dip in the warm Caribbean waters. We’ll visit a rum distillery and the Balenbouche sugar mill plantation, where we have tea. There will also be time to explore the capital Castries with its bustling market.
A fusion of French, British and African traditions, St Lucia’s Creole culture is an intriguing mix. While English is the official language, you will hear Patois spoken on the streets. Delicious Creole cuisine blends French traditions with island ingredients and many towns have French names such as Soufrière, Anse La Raye, Vieux Fort and Gros Islet.
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