View of the Pitons from vegetation in Castries, St. Lucia
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Cruise to Castries, St. Lucia

From dramatic landscapes molded by ancient volcanoes to sparkling palm-fringed beaches, St. Lucia is some amazing Caribbean eye candy. Luxury resorts nestle up to the natural beauty, giving this island just the right touch of exclusivity. Cruise to St. Lucia and explore the coast by catamaran. Hike to the peaks of the soaring twin Pitons. Tour rainforests and explore the fishing villages of Anse-La-Raye. Or take a relaxing dip in warm mineral pools heated by the dormant volcano of Soufriere. In the capital of Castries, you’ll find touches of French and British heritage, from the architecture to the cuisine.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD), U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Castries

Steaming sulphur springs by Qualibou volcano, Soufriere, Castries, St. Lucia

Play In The Mud

Steaming sulphur springs by Qualibou volcano, Soufriere, Castries, St. Lucia

Steaming sulphur springs by Qualibou volcano, Soufriere, Castries, St. Lucia

Play In The Mud

Melt away your cares in the town of Soufriere, home to Sulphur Springs, known for its medicinal waters since the 1600s. Soak in natural thermal pools at the bottom of the bubbling craters and zen out while indulging in a therapeutic mineral mud bath from head to toe.

Couple relaxing in nature at a dry waterfall in Castries, St. Lucia

Sky High Ride

Couple relaxing in nature at a dry waterfall in Castries, St. Lucia

Couple relaxing in nature at a dry waterfall in Castries, St. Lucia

Sky High Ride

See the rainforest and island vistas from a unique perspective— an open-air gondola that soars high through an ecological park in north St. Lucia. The aerial tram ride is the best way to get up close with towering gommier trees, strangler ficus plants, gigantic ferns and the many indigenous birds.

Sunny day with sailboats at Marigot Bay, Castries, St. Lucia
Sunny day with sailboats at Marigot Bay, Castries, St. Lucia

Serene Scene

Make your way to Marigot Bay— a gorgeous natural harbor straight out of a movie scene, dotted with restaurants, bars and shops. You can stroll the yacht marina, shop at boutiques, visit a French bakery or relax at the secluded beach, accessible by ferry.

A fried filet of fish with a Creole sauce and vegetables
A fried filet of fish with a Creole sauce and vegetables

Local Cuisine

The Creole cuisine shows off the local fish, fruits and vegetables. Traditional flavors are a unique blend of West African, British, French and East Indian influences. Don’t miss “coal pot,” a local staple where dishes are cooked in a clay basin over coals.

The storefront of a souvenir shop in St. Lucia
The storefront of a souvenir shop in St. Lucia

Shopping

The best duty-free shops are at Pointe Seraphine cruise terminal and across the harbor at La Place Carenage. Cruise to St. Lucia and find duty-free jewelry, watches, perfume, crystal, rum, and local crafts. An artisanal favorite to bring home from here is the traditional pottery, made from the clay of the Pitons.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Don’t forget insect repellent if you plan to visit the rainforest.
2 Drive on the left side of the road on this island.

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