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Adventures & Excursions
With more than 100 acres of tropical rainforest and welcoming white-sand beach on its doorstep, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, offers a host of St. Lucia activities to satisfy adventure seekers and sun lovers. For those who love an active lifestyle, there is no end to activities in St. Lucia at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. The sports and fitness facilities are among the best in the Caribbean, and the resort's activities coordinators make the most of the mountain surroundings.
St. Lucia Tours
Castries Half-Day Shopping
Take a picturesque 30 minute boat ride to St. Lucia’s capital city Castries. Indulging in the coastal scenery and cruising past the fishing villages of Canaries, Anse La Raye and Marigot bay. Experience the island in a different manner. In Castries you will enjoy Duty Free shopping at La Place Carenage and Point Seraphine. Visit the Vendors Arcade and the historic local craft market. This tour is Available daily except Sundays and holidays.
Soufriere Market Tour
This is a tour of a local fresh fruit and vegetable market. You have the opportunity to mingle with the locals, see how they go about their market business, see and sample some of our tropical fresh fruit – all straight from the farms of St Lucia.
This tour is available only on a Saturday.
Visit the drive-in volcano, where an official guide will give you a brief history and then spend some time exploring on your own before setting off to the Botanical Gardens and Diamond waterfall. A tour guide is not needed at the gardens - you can explore on your own. Then you are taken to the spectacular rainforest waterfall at Toraille where swimming can be enjoyed. Finally you are taken to a restaurant with a fantastic view of the pitons and the town where refreshments are served. This tour is available daily.
Island Buggy Adventures
An original twist to sightseeing, whilst driving an open air buggy (2 or 4 seats). Driver must be at least 23 years old, possess a valid driver license (1 Lucian driver permit included in price) and have experience with manual transmission; Passengers must be at least 6 years old. Tour includes: one driving permit, beverages, entrance fees and/or lunch (where applicable). Available tours: Southern Sights, Soufriere Safari, and Drive & Fly.
Decouvert la Tradition St. Lucie
Experience St. Lucia’s culture at its best! A tour designed for the family, the adventurous and especially persons with a keen interest in the island’s history! The tour starts with a few minutes drive to the Morne Coubaril Estate. You will see and learn how crops such as coconut is processed into copra, cocoa (chocolate) beans into cocoa sticks and how sugar cane juice is extracted from an 18th century sugar mill. Enjoy freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, fresh dried coconuts and other estate produce while on tour. From there, we walk through a mini herbal garden on the estate that gives you the opportunity to see and learn about different herbal plants our ancestors used to heal themselves from different ailments.
This half day tour starts with a visit to the 18th century Morne Coubaril Estate. A visit to the 18th century Amerindian village takes you back in time; as you discover how the island’s first settlers lived. Learn and see how crops such as coconut, cocoa (Chocolate beans) and sugar cane were processed. The tour continues with a drive down the west coast through the village of Choiseul as your guide educates you about the history of the village. The next stop is at the Choiseul Arts and Craft centre where a wide range of locally made Souvenirs and crafts can be purchased. Finally, we continue to the Balenbouche estate; the working plantation proudly demonstrates the life of the 18th century with remains of the old sugar mill and a visit to the 18th Century plantation House.
A fifteen minutes boat ride via water taxi will take you to the base of Gros Piton where one starts the hike. The Hike lasts approximately three hours and is strenuous. Be captivated by the breathtaking views of Petit Piton, St. Vincent and the south of the island from the summit of Gros Piton. After the hike, take a dip in the warm, blue Caribbean waters, then enjoy a local meal with Chef Esnard’s specialty BBQ and ice cold drinks (local juice, beers and rum punch) before returning to your resort.
Island ATV Tours
Experience the fresh air and beautiful scenery of St. Lucia on All-Terrain Vehicles. This guided tour is a great way to explore the rugged East Coast, with spectacular views from a private estate and countryside’s, of the Atlantic Ocean, Banana and Coconut Plantations and mangroves. It is allowed to splash through rivers in this 1,000 acre plantation. A refreshment stop for some fresh local juice is included along the way.
This is an exhilarating adventure, combining the adrenaline rush of zipping under the sheer Petit Piton, with elevated views of the historic town of Soufriere and the Caribbean Sea in this stop. While you whizz safely between giant Banyans, your experienced guides keep you informed of the eco-system and the spectacular views to look out for. Eight zip cables move you effortlessly through the estate where you can take your own air-borne photos of the Piton and town, before being carried into a canopy of banyan, coconut, plum and mango trees and across a bamboo-shadowed gorge. You can also see, smell and hear the ecosystem thriving in a pond below. This tour can be combined with an Estate Tour.
At Anse Mamin, you will find a complete biking center with a beginner’s circular trail and an expert’s only mountain climb. Alternatively, one can combine a plantation tour with gentle biking trails. A fun-filled half day of biking through lush vegetation, sun-dappled trails and 18th century French colonial ruins, complete with a volcanic swimming hole.
Take a ride along the most beautiful breathtaking scenery of the Atlantic Coast or the countryside where you can enjoy our untouched paradise or catch a glimpse of the local fishermen coming in with their daily catch. There are three different tours available, each providing you with a picturesque setting, whether it be mangrove, coconut or banana plantation, rugged Atlantic or white sand beaches: Beach Trail (2 hours), Countryside Trail (3 hours), and Calypso Beach Trail (4 hours).
Dolphin & Whale Watching
St Lucia has its fair share of resident and visiting cetacean. Pods of spinning and spotted dolphins; Pilot, Sperm and Orcas among the whales, may be seen in our waters. The success rate of sightings is high (but not guaranteed) so join us in this natural experience and feel the thrill as they break the surface of the water.
Take a relaxing cruise on board a yacht as we sail into the Caribbean Sea for two hours, while sipping and enjoying sparkling wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Nothing matches the magic of an island sunset especially if you’re out at sea. This is a perfect way to end the day and start a tropical evening.
Enjoy sport fishing in St Lucia with the experienced and friendly crew on these well equipped boats. You don’t have to be a professional to have fun. If you’ve never done it before, one of the crew will be more than happy to show you the ropes; experienced anglers can come and enjoy the thrill of new fishing grounds. Commonly hooked fish include Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish and Dorado.
Take to the high seas in style and explore the stunning western coastline of St Lucia aboard the beautiful Hans Christian-designed 42-foot wooden sloop, Manatee. Set your own personal itinerary with our captain and crew, drop an anchor in private bays and snorkel in secluded coves or head north to Marigot Bay where you can visit one of the restaurants for lunch if you desire. We can also organize a picnic lunch onboard (additional charge applies). Beers, soda and water included.
We then board the bus for a five minutes drive to Diamond, Soufriere, where you will learn about more herbal plants and remedies we use locally. The tour continues with a boat ride via water taxi from Soufriere town to the Anse Ivorgne Beach (at the base of Gros Piton), which was the main bay to export molasses in the 18th century. Your guide will explain how the locals make charcoal, see how fishermen get their fresh catch using fish nets and fishing lines, learn how our ancestors preserved fish, roasting fish over coal pot, learn and practice playing the game of the Caribbean- Cricket. Enjoy a swim in our deep blue Caribbean waters before partaking in a beach BBQ and creole lunch, eating from Calabash bowls as our ancestors did.