Before you go on vacation, all you really fantasize about from your bleak cubicle is sipping an umbrella drink and soaking up the rays, and then you get there, and that gets boring in a couple of days. Well, Saint Lucia is the best of both worlds: plenty of relaxation and countless opportunities for adventure. Here are 5 ways to enjoy the beautiful island's outdoors.
Get an entirely new perspective on Saint Lucia's "wildlife" underneath the ocean waves. From Barrel of Beef to Wawinet Wreck, there are over 20 dive sites off the island's coast. And no, you don't need to be an expert. From total newbies to highly experienced, there are many dive site operators to guide you.
Take your aquatic activities above the surface by trying out paddleboarding. You know you've always wanted to see if you have the core muscles necessary to balance well during this seemingly serene adventure. Glide above the aqua blue waters in Gros Islet.
For those that like their outdoors with a side of adrenaline rush, you've never been ziplining with a view so grand. Ride to the top of the mountain in a gondola, and then proceed to fly through a canopy of lush rainforest filled with stunning vegetation.
Because of Saint Lucia's diverse topography, there are hikes for every skill level and ability. If you just want to take a lovely stroll, head out to the Tet Paul Nature Trail. There, you can receive easy, guided hikes from locals that are knowledgeable about the island's rich history and culture. Need something a bit more strenuous? Try the hike up to Enbas Saut Falls. Located near Mount Gimie, this route takes you straight through Saint Lucia's central rainforest.
If you enjoy golfing, look no further than the paradise of Saint Lucia Golf and Country Club in Cap Estate. With a par-71 course and such a beautiful setting, you will love your surroundings. Afterwards, relax in luxury at the country club.