Sites and Attractions

Lucia hosts numerous sites and attractions to awaken the adventurous imagination of just anyone.

Welcome to St. Lucia!

Hike to the top of Gros Piton or just relax on a beach and soak up the golden sun, the island’s many attractions will leave you with a feeling of fulfilment and a longing to return.

Canaries and Anse La Raye Fishing Villages

It is a small fishing village and it is nestled along the West Coast road, between Anse La Raye and Soufriere, and there are scenic views from both the Northern and Southern approaches.

Until the 1960s there was no road transport to the village and it was only accessible by boat. Since the construction of the West Coast Road it is a stop on the road between Castries and Soufriere.

The name Kanawe is derived from the Amerindian word for cooking pots, in the past Canaries had a large sugar plantation that ran inland up the valley that stretches in an easterly direction from the village. Records show that Canaries has existed since 1763 and the original settlers came from the neighbouring island of Martinique.

In 1876 a Catholic School was established and after 1929 there was an infant school and a junior school in the village.

When the price of sugar dropped in the middle of the 20th Century, the estate closed and many people left for England to look for work. Many sent money back to their families and since then many local businesses have appeared.

Diamond Falls

The Diamond Falls are consistently described as one of the natural wonders of St Lucia.

Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, a six-acre multi-award winning tourism site, is an attractive, alluring and peaceful retreat from the outside world.

Enjoy the beauty and sultry warmth of the tropics whilst walking through lush fertile vegetation and marvelling at the diverse range of tropical flowers and plant life.  You have just stepped into a world with a breathtaking waterfall, hot mineral springs fill the historical baths with age old medicinal waters and flora and fauna abound.

Marigot Bay Lagoon

Marigot Bay is located on the western coast of the of Saint Lucia tucked between Castries and Anse La Raye.

It is surrounded on three sides by steep, forested hills. The inland portion of the bay features a mangrove forest that provides a natural habitat for birds and marine wildlife. It also forms a hurricane hole, used to shelter boats from hurricanes.

Marigot Bay is a historic landmark, having been the site of a number of battles between the French and British navies. The bay was used as the setting for the 1967 film adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s Doctor Dolittle books. Scenes of the shipwreck, Great Pink Sea Snail, and the construction of the harness for the Giant Lunar Moth were filmed in the bay.

Roseau Valley Banana Plantation

The Roseau Valley in St Lucia is home to the island’s largest banana plantation.

The Roseau River runs through the valley and enters the sea at Roseau Bay. It is the longest river in St Lucia and the Roseau Reservoir is a major source of drinking water. There are several settlements within the valley, These are Roseau, Jacmel, Bois d’Inde, Morne d’Or, Morne Ciseaux, Coolietown, Derrière Lagoon, Vanard and Millet. Originally the valley had been used for the cultivation of sugar and a railway (since been lifted) was used to transport the sugar from further up the valley to a processing plant at Roseau.

Until the 1980s there was a thriving farmer’s and fisherman’s market at Roseau, but since then most people now travel to the market at Castries. More recently, it is a major production area for bananas.

Sulphur Springs Park

The Sulphur Springs are a popular natural attraction in St Lucia due to their ability for tourists to literally drive up to the edge of the volcano.

Up until the mid-1990s, tourists were able to walk right up to the end of the tar-colored pits. Following an accident where a local tour guide named Gabriel fell through the crust into a pit and received second degree burns from just above his waist, the formation of what is now known as Gabriel’s Hole has restricted viewing to a platform a few hundred feet away.

A couple of hundred yards downstream from the springs, the water temperature is still hot (around 110 Fahrenheit or 45 Celsius), but cool enough for tourists to enter and give themselves a mud bath. These mud baths are believed by some to have medicinal properties and are used by some tourists and locals for said reasons.

Tet Paul Nature Trail

The tour is guided by friendly and knowledgeable locals who can answer your questions and provide insights about the attractions you will see along the way.

There are many stunning photo opportunities so don’t forget to bring along a camera!

Toraille Waterfall

A nature trail with quaint bridges and walkways leads you through the lush greens and dazzling colours of this tropical paradise.

You can take a refreshing bath under the waterfall, and on days when the force of the water is not too strong, you can enjoy an invigorating back and shoulder massage under the falls. Changing rooms are nearby, as well as a seating area for picnics.