Top attractions in Castries
Castries, the capital of the West Indies island of Saint Lucia, is a perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing beach break or active adventures. As one of the major tourist areas of Saint Lucia, Castries offers a wide variety of activities for seafarers and landlubbers alike.
Numerous activities are available on land in and around Castries. Guided tours are available to the peak of the UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, Gros Piton, which affords the adventurous a spectacular view of Saint Lucia and neighboring islands. A guided rainforest nature walk is available which provides the opportunity to see some of St. Lucia's most elusive animals. An excellent way to shop for souvenirs is to take advantage of a shopping tour which takes participants to a craft market, a duty free center, a batik shop, and a shopping mall.
Water lovers will feel at home in Castries. A relaxing way to explore the coastline and mangroves is by participating in a guided kayak tour. Visitors can see a wide variety of whales and dolphins by joining a whale watching tour. Beginners and experienced anglers alike will have the adventure of a lifetime when they take a four hour deep sea fishing trip. Participants often return with a bounty of Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, and much more.
What people are saying about Castries
It was my birthday, so I was looking forward to a special day with my Partner and 2 friends. None of us were disappointed! We were met exactly where our tickets stated by our tour operator who in turn introduced us to our driver and guide for the day, the very charming and knowledgeable Bruno. We had a 4x4 to ourselves! We took in beautiful views, ample photo stops, tried Banana Ketchup, it was surprisingly good! We were lucky to view the Pitons with no cloud cover. Then onto the Botanical Gardens, where Bruno became our garden guide, pointing out Hummingbirds, Cashew nut trees and fighting lizards along the way. He remained vigilant around us when street hawkers were trying to sell things to us, which was reassuring. Then on for our stop at the famous Marigot Bay beach, a little ferry took us over the small inlet to the beach where we relaxed for an hour, the water was warm and the beach not too crowded. We are so glad we booked this tour. It gave us a real insight into the island.
We did this excursion as part of our Honeymoon. I don't think you could get more wrapped into one package than what this excursion had to offer! We had a beautiful day, the staff was very friendly and we got to experience a lot in just one day! I honestly feel like I got way more than my monies worth for a full day of fun. I got to see beautiful sights, have a mud bath, tour an estate and try different fruits there as well as a lunch, and snorkel in an excellent coral reef area. Yes there may be people that try to sell things to you at some point but remember you are under no obligation to buy anything and can kindly refuse. I can't say enough about this experience and how happy I was with it but that you will not regret it if you choose to do it.
Very fun and beautiful cruise down the west coast of St. Lucia. We saw the Pitons, experienced the sulfur springs, saw Soufriere, had a very interesting tour of a plantation, enjoyed lunch, and snorkled. The crew was excellent - friendly, professional, knowledgeable. Lunch was in a beautiful setting, but the food was so-so. And they forgot to pick us up at our hotel. I had to call to remind them. Everything else was perfect!
The tour covered the main sites in St Lucia. Reasonable value for money, although the price did not include lunch or admission to the Botanical Garden. Our guide, Bruno, was very informative, and we were lucky that we were the only people on the tour so could adjust timings to suit us.
Beautiful tour- very physical and fun! I would not recommend this for disbled or morbidly obese people, as the level of exertion is fairly high. We also snorkled on Anse Cochon, and it was stunning! There were a lot of divers on our taxi ride, so perhaps diving will be in store next.