Windsurfers will be challenged by the waves at Cas en Bas
and Vieux Fort, the most popular spots for advanced and intermediate
windsurfers, while beginners will find the calmer waters of
the west coast perfect for sharpening their skills.
Top-of-the-line equipment and instruction is available at
most hotels and several windsurfing centers around the island.
The warm crystal waters surrounding Saint Lucia envelop the
stunning Anse Cochon and Anse Chastanet reefs, two of the
most popular spots for divers, where they will enjoy exploring
the spectacular reefs, marine life and an old sunken ship
near the island.
Saint Lucia is serviced by a number of hotels and private
dive centers offering short boat dives, night dives and a
variety of scuba and snorkeling courses for beginning and
certified divers, taught by PADI certified instructors.
At Rodney Bay Marina and Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia's two most
popular marinas, yachts and sail boats can be chartered to
navigate the West Indies through the beautiful Grenadine Islands.
The marinas offer safe anchorage, shower facilities, restaurants,
groceries and maintenance facilities.
Deep sea fishing
The legendary white marlin dwells off the coast of Saint Lucia,
where deep sea fishing is a popular recreational activity.
Numerous charter operations on the island offer whole and
half-day fishing excursions on 30 foot boats with modern fishing
Depending on the time of year, anglers will land a variety
of fish, including mackerel, king mackerel, white marlin,
barracuda, kingfish and sailfish.
Water-skiing and parasailing
Available at most hotels, water-skiing in Saint Lucia can
be enjoyed by beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers.
For an aerial thrill, visitors are encouraged to try parasailing,
which allows riders to view spectacular sights as they soar
above Rodney Bay.
All large resorts on Saint Lucia have their own tennis facilities,
most of which are floodlit, including the Saint Lucia Racquet
Club at Club Saint Lucia, perhaps the premier tennis location
on the island. With its professional services, tutoring and
nine floodlit courts, the club gives visitors a chance to
perfect their game at nearly any hour.
If a hotel doesn't have tennis courts, the Rex Saint Lucian
Hotel has two courts available to the public at reasonable
The ambiance of Saint Lucia can be captured through a number
of horseback riding excursions. The International Riding Stables
offers an assortment of trail rides, including a ride winding
through the countryside along the beach, with time for swimming
and a beach picnic at Cas en Bas.
Trim's Riding Stables offer a variety of treks including a
carriage tour to Pigeon Point and Fort Rodney.
Exploring the beauty of Saint Lucia's majestic rain forest
is a great way to relax and appreciate the island. A variety
of natural trails lead hikers through the rain forest, to
the top of Saint Lucia's mountains, through old plantation
grounds, along beaches, to Cactus Valley, to Pigeon Island
As visitors hike, they will see spectacular rain forest waterfalls,
flora and local birds like the Saint Lucia Parrot, the Saint
Lucia Oriole and the Saint Lucia Black Finch. Comfortable
shoes are a must.
Saint Lucia is home to two golf courses, the Sandals La Toc
(for resort guests and purchasers of special golf packages)
and a public course, the Cap Estate.
The Cap Estate golf club is a beautiful 9-hole course that
can be played as 18. The course's scenic views, hazards and
variety of holes should be seen by all golfers visiting Saint
The clubhouse has a well-stacked bar and pro shop, where golfers
can get some pointers from the resident golf pro. Because
Cap Estates is the only public golf course on the island,
reservations are encouraged.