St. Lucia boasts picturesque bays, sugar-white sands, and leafy jungles. This explains why it’s the ultimate destination for vacationers looking for all-inclusive resorts or a posh getaway.For visitors who can’t take a day or two of pure lazing, there are plenty of outdoor activities to engage in, including snorkeling, zip-lining, hiking coastal trails, swimming, and sailing, among others.There’s somewhere to stay for every type of guest, all spiced up with Caribbean hospitality. But these 10 places in St. Lucia are worth every penny.

8 Gros Islet

For visitors who want to party with the locals or let their hair down, Gros Islet is the place to be. The mesmerizing beaches, the island atmosphere, and stunning landscapes will make guests fall in love with this place.

Brimming with a rich history, this place is a paradise for nature lovers. So why not explore one of the area’s myriads of hiking trails like the 12-mile route between Plantation Beach and Rodney Bay Marina. Hikers will not only see some amazing views but will also spot some exotic wildlife.

  • Recommendations : Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, Paradise Cove, Bay Gardens Inn, Tropical Breeze Guest House & Furnished Apts, Eaton's Residences, Hotel Chez Marie Alish, and Gateway Villas.

7 Cap Estate

For visitors looking to enjoy some tranquility on the north side of St. Lucia, booking a hotel in this area is a great idea. It’s only 2 miles away from Pigeon Island National Park and Gros Islet. Cap Estate has a multitude of beaches where guests can sunbathe, swim, relax, or admire the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea.

That’s not everything. There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy traditional dishes and the Sandals Golf & Country Club for avid golf players.

  • Recommendations: Royalton Saint Lucia, The Landings Resort and Spa, Somewhere Special Guesthouse, and Bay Gardens Hotel.

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6 Rodney Bay

Teeming with thrilling nightlife attractions, this place is another northern gem. Visitors can relax on Reduit Beach, which has an ideal climate for jet skiing, diving, water tubing, and snorkeling, among other water sports.

Rodney Bay is home to the Treasure Bay Casino, which is a great place to be for those who fancy reminiscing a lavish bond-esque fantasy.

  • Recommendations: Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton, Coco Palm Resort, and The Soco House.

5 Soufrière

This tranquil region is ideal for vacationers dreaming of a low-key holiday. It’s also suitable for romantics and nature lovers who want a secluded experience. Soufrière is home to Gros and Petit, an iconic pair of dormant volcanoes rising from the Caribbean waters. Another must-visit attraction is the Drive-in Volcano. Visitors can as well bathe in the mud baths of the nearby Sulphur Springs for more peaceful and relaxing vibes.

  • Recommendations: Hotel Chocolat, Jade Mountain Resort, Ladera Resort, Hummingbird Beach Resort, Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, and Amazon Villas.

4 Marigot Bay

Located only 9 miles away from the capital, this is a scenic place for people interested in the culture of the island. It’s surrounded by clear blue waters and numerous forested hills, no wonder it’s featured in a couple of movies. The Marigot Bay is a precious historic landmark since many battles between British navies and the French took place there. This area is tranquil, so guests won't see many tourists around.

  • Recommendations: Oasis Marigot, Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort, Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, and Aanola Villas.

3 Castries

This is the capital city of St. Lucia, so there are plenty of spectacular places to visit. It’s home to almost one-third of the entire population of the island. Taking a stroll around the city, visitors will find an awe-inspiring mix of British and French architecture. To experience the authentic St. Lucian life, visit the Castries Central Market. Visitors can try some local foods or buy traditional crafts.

Outdoor adventurers will also be spoiled for choice. Some activities they can enjoy are mountain biking and hiking at the Gros Piton Mountain, zip-lining, and snorkeling.

  • Recommendations: Bel Jou Hotel, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, and Villa Beach Cottages.

2 Anse La Raye

This fishing village offers a piece of the authentic St. Lucia with old wooden houses and small boats in a little port. Visitors will enjoy a view of banana plantations and palm trees. On the streets, travelers can see the English and French colonial-era architecture. It’s a great place to unwind in a calm setting. Guests can as well soak up the local culture or go fishing in the evening.

  • Recommendations: Tropical Paradise View Mini Hotel, Villa des Pitons, Green Fig Resort & Spa, and Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort.

1 Dennery

Located on the eastern coastline of St. Lucia, this place has a reputation of being the most economic, cultural, and fertile region on the Island. Dennery is also famous for its fishing prowess. Some local attractions are the Frigate Islands Nature Reserve and the Sault Falls on Dennery River.

The Dennery Seafood Fiesta is held each Saturday to showcase some mouth-watering St. Lucia recipes. Visitors can as well enjoy other events and musicals at the Fond D’Or Heritage Park.

  • Recommendations: Kai Dormi and Lodge Colibri