St. Lucia Attractions and Sightseeing
From Coast to Coast
Although St. Lucia is just 24 miles long and 14 miles at the widest, the short distances are deceptive since few roads can go in a straight line for many miles on this hilly island.
In addition to hair-pin turns slowing anyone’s speed, visitors have to feel comfortable driving on the left, which can be nerve-wracking for the first day or two.
In the rainy season, showers also impact driving speeds. With the main road system looping conveniently around the island, locating the following attractions is easy. (See rainfall and temps by month.)
However, secondary roads leading into the interior and the northeast coast are not always paved and sometimes very narrow. These roads are where you need something like a SUV, not a low-carriage car that may bottom out.
Near dusk, be careful regardless of where you are. Driving on constantly turning roads then is difficult.
With St. Lucia one of the Caribbean’s most photogenic islands, you’ll want to make frequent stops for pictures when traveling around, a reason to travel independently with a rental and not part of a group tour.
On the southwest coast, you’ll find several pull-offs and overlooks for photos once the pitons come into view on the way to Soufriere.
St. Lucians themselves, however, expect to be asked before their photo is taken. After all, it is the polite thing to do.
St. Lucia Attractions by Region
To St. Lucia Northwest Region
To Around Castries Attractions in and close to the capital
To St. Lucia West Central From Marigot Bay to Morne Coubaril
St. Lucia Southern Tip From Choiseul to Savannes Bay Nature Reserve
St. Lucia East Coast From Micoud to Marquis Estate
St. Lucia Interior Rain Forest
To St. Lucia Things To Do
To St. Lucia Homepage