I've spent the last week in Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. Admittedly on a luxury trip, but in among the Champers and opulent food I've managed to seek out a few adventurous things to do on this little island and I want to share them with you guys here.
So, if you do ever find yourself washed up on in Saint Lucia you'll know where to find the action. Just tell them I sent you, and they'll have no idea what you're on about...
1. Sail on a catamaran from Rodney Bay to Soufriere and back again
I went on a catamaran tour with Sea Spray Cruises up to Soufriere, it was brilliant. I sat on the front of the boat all the way listening to the Bob Marley they were pumping out. The trip also included:
- A trip to the Mud Bath Springs, where you had to dip yourself in 38C water, cover yourself in mud, then get back in to wash it off
- A quick look at Soufriere centre
- Zip lining across 8 wires in the rainforest – some high, some long, some over muddy waters. Loved it!
- Lunch, complete with rum punch
- Snorkelling trip
- Commentary as you go
- Sightseeing spot at Marigot Bay
- All inclusive rum punch on the boat
2. Segway through the rainforest
The Mount Pimard Nature Trail Segway Experience with Lucian Style was brilliant. I went past World War II bunkers, beautiful beaches, fed some crazy fish at the koi fish pond (a past hotel’s feet nibbling plan gone wrong) and watched Devon do some mad tricks on his Segway. The views along the trip were amazing and I loved zipping up, down and around on the Segway.
3. Take an aerial sky ride over Babonneau Rainforest
This was cool! I was in a metal cage suspended up to 100 metres above the ground while Zan, our tour guide, told us all about the rainforest and what had been involved in putting the ride there.
You can go up in the tram and back down on the zip lines. Cool hey?
4. Hike the Pitons Mountains
Chuck a few Pitons beers in your backpack and make your way up the Pitons Mountain road. The views are incredible and you can't beat a good hike for a bonding experience with your mates.
5. Go to the Friday night Jump Up
If you're looking for the biggest party in Saint Lucia you need the weekly Friday night Jump Up session in Gros Islet. Beers are £1, there's loads of tasty food and music is pumped out from the biggest speakers I've ever seen. Think: a quick spin from the 80s to the current day – and then comes the reggae and soca music. Make sure to stick around and get involved to really see how the locals like to party.
And that's my findings so far. If you ever do make it out to Saint Lucia, enjoy!