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A wide variety of land activities await at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. From tours through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gros Piton to an island buggy ride, guests can explore and discover the many natural wonders of the island – with or without the thrilling kick of adventure.
Explore the tropical essence of Soufriere with a trip to our botanical gardens, drive-in volcano, revitalizing mud bath at the sulphur springs, refreshing dip at the Toraille Waterfall.
Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm Minimum 4 guests Wear: Comfortable clothing + shoes Bring: Camera, sunscreen, swimsuit / dark swimsuit for mud baths Leave: Jewelry particularity silver (due to potential discoloration at the mud baths)
Rustic Plantation Tour
Enjoy an exhilarating tour of 18th century Morne Coubaril Estate and step back in time as you learn about the island’s first settlers. This half-day tour includes visits to the Amerindian village, west coast Choiseul, and the working Balenbouche plantation,sugar mill and house.
The Tree to Bean Tour: Enjoy a hands-on encounter as you take part in the grafting process at the cacao tree seedling nursery, before taking a walk through the cocoa grove, Cotes of Marcial, then exploring the fermentation and drying station - finishing with the perfect cocoa bean.
The Bean to Bar Tour: From de-shelling to grinding, recipe formulating, mixing and pouring your very own chocolate bar, this tour explores the chocolate making process from the freshly dried bean to a delicious slab of chocolate.
The Tree to Bar Tour: Deep dive into the world of chocolate making with this holistic experience that starts with in the seedling nursery and ends with you creating and molding your very own chocolate bar.
Rhythm & Rum
Learn the colourful story behind the island's last remaining distillery, St. Lucia Distillers - home to Bounty and Chairman's Reserve rums. This popular tour also includes the history of sugar, of rum, Caribbean music, a glimpse at a typical rum shop and the opportunity to sample the distillery's different rums and liqueurs.
Take an adrenaline-charged ride on Yamaha Grizzly ATVs as our guide leads you on a network of trails through rivers, waterfalls, historic plantations, farms, valleys, over the Devil’s Bridge and other off-the-beaten paths only accessible with an ATV.
Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm Minimum 4 guests Wear: Comfortable clothing + shoes Bring: Camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimsuit, cash for purchases
Island Buggies Adventure
Southern Sights Discover the natural beauty of the island’s west coast and enjoy a unique perspective of Soufriere as you take in St. Vincent, rural communities, photo stops, the drive-in volcano, Mount Gimie and the gorgeous twin peaks of the Pitons.
Daily (except Sundays) from 8:00am to 10:00am Minimum 4 guests
Soufriere Safari Immerse yourself in the diverse culture of Soufriere with a trip through the historic Choiseul village and Soufriere Basin. The safari also includes the Tet Paul Nature Trail, Petit Piton viewing trails, lunch at The Beacon restaurant, mineral-rich mud baths, Toraille Waterfalls for a swim and of course, southern views of Gros Piton.
Daily (except Sundays) from 11:30am to 3:30pm Minimum 4 guests
Drive & Fly See the entire south coast of the island as you travel through Vieux Fort, past Micoud and to the Treetop Adventure Park – home to the 12 longest and fastest zipline on St. Lucia. After a wild ride through the treetops, lunch and a quick drink, it’s back down through Vieux Fort to Soufriere along the west coast highway.
Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm Minimum 2 guests
Island Buggies Adventure Includes: Two or four-seater open-air buggy, one local driving permit, beverages, entrance fees/lunch as applicable
Bring: Sunscreen, sunglasses, cash for tips/purchases Conditions: Driver must be at least 23 years old and have experience with manual transmission, passengers must be 6 years old and above
Bike through 12 miles of private trails as you venture into the tropical jungle located on the grounds of one of St. Lucia's first colonial plantations. Adventure-seekers will be delighted by the sheer variety of sights, sounds and experiences on offer, from 18th century mill ruins to a church, reservoir, vibrant flora, brightly-coloured birds and even an old-fashioned river swimming hole to cool off in.
Difficulty: Suitable for beginners
Estate Ride Tour the Coubaril Estate, through orchards of mangos, soursop and papayas as you enjoy Piton, volcano and Carib village views. Riders will also witness coconut, cocoa and sugar production processes.
Volcano Ride Starting off with a ride through the Estate, this experience includes a trip to the volcano where you can choose between a sulphur spring mud bath or guided tour of the stunning volcano.
Adrenaline Ride Combine action and adventure with the Adrenaline Ride that includes the Estate Ride as well as an hour-long zipline tour.
Ride Includes: All entrance fees Wear: Comfortable clothing + shoes Bring: Swimsuit (for the Volcano Ride)
Gros Piton Hike by Land
Trek through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed, volcanic Gros Piton standing 2,619 feet above sea level. Explore the verdant rainforest as you clamber over moss-covered boulders and are treated to the breathtaking view from the summit, and picturesque stops at Au Poye Park and the valley of Fond Gens Libre.
Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm Difficulty: High. Guests with pre-existing health conditions, pregnancy, injury or disabilities are advised not to participate Wear: Comfortable walking shoes, breathable athletic-wear Bring: Camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snack (banana /cereal bars), a few dollars for purchases
Rainforest Hike & Birdwatching
Marvel at some of the most colourful tropical birds with a hike along the En Bas Saut trail, set within 19,000 acres of rainforest. retching for five miles, the trail is remote, unbelievably scenic and meandersthrough the rainforest, cloud forest and elfin woodlands.
This educational hike through the lower mountain forest and fruit trees will lead guests to a veritable hidden treasure – the 70-foot Superman waterfall. Enjoy a refreshing dip, mud bath and fresh local juice as well as seasonal fruits.
Daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm Minimum 4 guests Difficulty: Moderate Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes Bring: Camera, swimsuit, towels, sunscreen
Tet Paul Nature Hike
Allow our guide to take you through a spectacular trail through the verdant farming community of Chateau Belair as you enjoy views of Val des Pitons, the Pitons as well as Martinique and St. Vincent on clear days. Along the way, our guide will explain the Amerindian art of farine, cassava as well as highlight the wide variety of exotic fruit trees and medicinal plants along the trail.
Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm Minimum 4 guests Difficulty: Moderate Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes Bring: Camera, swimsuit, towels, sunscreen
The Magnificent Four Hiking Trails
Embark on a multi-faceted tour at Bon Nouvel, an eco and agri-tourism heritage site on the historic Esperance estate. Discover a myriad of St Lucian experiences, from copra production to garden tours, nature walks, indigenous fauna spotting and more. Each of the trails also have mesmerising views of the Gros Piton from different angles.
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Island Shopping Adventure
Take a tropical drive to Castries and visit some intriguing places such as La Plas Kassav for fresh Cassava bread, Sty. Lucia Distillers for a rum tour, a duty-free shopping mall, Eudovic Art Studio for creative handcrafted pieces and finishing with lunch at a local restaurant of your choice.
Wednesdays and Fridays From 9:00am to 3:00pm Minimum 4 guests Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes Bring: Camera, travel ticket for duty-free shopping
Saturday Market Tour
Spend an exciting day with the locals at Soufriere Market and shop around for local produce, island treats and unique pieces from Zaka Crafts. The morning starts with an express boat ride to the market, while the return ride includes a quick detour to the Soufriere bat cave.
Saturdays from 7:30am to 9:00am Minimum 4 guests Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes Bring: Camera, sunscreen
Create Your Own Tour
Have fun creating your very own excursion by handpicking up to three destinations to experience within four hours: Rustic Planatation Tour, Diamond Botanical Gardens, Volcano, Tet Paul Nature Trail and Torailla Waterfall.