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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

St. Lucia is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. This West Indies island is home to incredible hiking, sailing, views, hotels, and Airbnbs. So I’ve rounded up the best St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon.

There are more jungle excursions, hiking trails, water activities, and beaches than you can experience in one trip. So I’ve prioritized what needs to be at the top of your travel list.

St. Lucia is one of the top destinations to visit in December!

Pro Tip: It takes about two hours to drive or sail the length of the island. So if you want to do an activity on the opposite end of the island from your resort or one of these incredible vacation homes, plan on the excursion taking most of the day.

Here are the most romantic St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon!

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon
St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Sail along the Caribbean side of the island

The Caribbean side of St. Lucia has the best views, bays, snorkeling spots, and, of course, the Pitons. So the number one thing you need to do here is sail along the western coast of the island.

I sailed with Mystic Man Tours, which is an excursion with Treasure Tours St. Lucia. We sailed up and down almost the entire west side of the island for stellar views of the Pitons, Pigeon Island, Rodney Bay, and other landmarks. Our boat also cruised through Marigot Bay, and we stopped to snorkel at an incredible reef.

My cruise included lunch and unlimited water, snacks, and drinks. A fantastic crew staffed our luxury boat, and the over-water hammocks were the perfect place to take in the views.

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Hike Gros Piton or The Tet Paul Nature Trail

The two most popular hikes on St. Lucia are Gros Piton and the Tet Paul Nature Trail. Gros Piton is a strenuous and very challenging hike. You’ll ascent more than 2,600 feet over about three miles, and a guide is required. But the views of the island from here are awe-inspiring.

For hikers who want a less-difficult hike that still offers incredible views, opt for the Tet Paul Nature Trail. This moderate hike takes about 30 minutes to reach the highest point, but plan on it taking longer because of all the photo stops you’ll want to make.

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon
St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon
St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Stay at Cap Maison Resort & Spa

Cap Maison Resort and Spa is one of the Best Hotels in St. Lucia. This boutique, luxury property is located in its own cove in the north part of the island. You have fantastic views of Pigeon Island, and you can see Martinique on clear days.

You can swim at one of the two pools, lounge on the beach directly below the resort, and Cap Maison provides snorkeling gear, kayaks, and paddleboards to its guests at no extra cost. Plus, they can teach you how to windsurf!

Cap Maison’s two restaurants, The Cliff At Cap and The Naked Fisherman, have some of the best food on the island – my favorite dishes are the spicy shrimp and jerk chicken pasta.

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Horseback Riding

St. Lucia offers several horseback riding tours in different parts of the island. My tour was with Atlantic Shores Riding Stables, and my horse was Tradition, nicknamed Trad.

My friend and I started our ride through a picturesque, authentic neighborhood on our way to Cas En Bas Beach. Then we got to ride bareback in the ocean! But don’t worry, a guide is with you the whole time.

There’s a store on the beach that works with Atlantic Shores Riding to allow you to store your belongings for the ocean portion of the tour.

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon
St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon
St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon
St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Explore Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island National Landmark is one of my favorite places in St. Lucia. This island has been a pirate hideout, colonial military base, whaling station, and a U.S. Naval Air Station. Now, this island is home to some of the best viewpoints and landscapes in St. Lucia.

You can learn about the island’s history, enjoy near-deserted beaches, explore rainforest ruins, and hike to Fort Rodney and Signal Peak for some of the best views on the island.

I recommend spending the whole day here. You can pack out lunch or eat at one of the beach-side restaurants. Pigeon Island is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entrance fee is $8 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. You can hire a guide, but you don’t need one. This island is perfect for a self-guided tour.

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Ride the Aerial Tram

Located in an ecological park near Castries, the Aerial Tram is an open-air gondola that takes you through and above the rainforest canopy to experience St. Lucia from above. The ride lasts two and a half hours, and you’re in harnesses the entire time.

You’ll experience the island’s wildlife and jungle in a fascinating and unexpected way. Your naturalist guide will answer any questions, educate you about St. Lucia’s environment, and identify plants and animals. The Aerial Tram is surprisingly quiet, so your odds of spotting wildlife are always high.

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Have a Beach Day

Have a beach day. Most of St. Lucia’s resorts and hotels are located on or near a beach. But even if you’re staying in one of the best vacation homes In St. Lucia, you won’t be too far from a beach. All beaches in St. Lucia are open to the public. So even the world-class Sugar Beach isn’t off-limits to you.

If you’re visiting a beach not associated with your accommodation, then you will have to rent chairs and umbrellas, but this is a worthy investment for a glorious day on the beach.

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon
St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon
St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Snorkel

There are lots of incredible snorkeling and dive spots in St. Lucia. The coral reefs, the sound of the sea underwater, and the light reflecting in the crystal-clear water create a mesmerizing environment to explore.

Pro Tip: All of Saint Lucia’s beaches are public, so instead of paying for a snorkeling tour, visit a beach with good off-shore snorkeling, and then just rent snorkel gear.

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St. Lucia things to do on a honeymoon

Sea Kayak

St. Lucia’s many coves allow you to kayak in the Caribbean Sea while still remaining in relatively calm water. My resort, Cap Maison, provided kayaks to its guest for no charge, so my friend and I paddled several times throughout our trip.

Most resorts and hotels will provide or rent kayaks to their guests for self-guided paddling. You can also book guided paddling tours to different parts of the island. For example, you can paddle across Rodney Bay to Pigeon Island, or you could marvel at the Pitons from the water.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is St. Lucia good for honeymoon?

    Yes! St. Lucia is one of the most romantic destinations in the Caribbean and the world! The most romantic things to do here are:

    1. Stay at Cap Maison Resort & Spa

    2. Sail along the coast

    3. Go horseback riding

    4. Hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail

    5. Eat at The Cliff At Cap

    6. Ride the Aerial Tram

    7. Go snorkeling

    8. Sea Kayaking

    9. Have a beach day

    10. Explore Pigeon Island

  • Does St. Lucia have nightlife?

    St. Lucia does have a nightlife “scene” with clubs, restaurants, and bars that are open late.

    The best time to visit St. Lucia for the best weather is November to April. These Winter and early spring months have sunny days in the mid-70s and mid-80s.

    The best time to visit St. Lucia on a budget is June – October, during the rainy season when crowds and prices are at their lowest.

  • Is St. Lucia romantic?

    Yes! St. Lucia is one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

    A week is the perfect amount of time to spend in St. Lucia. This will give you plenty of time to explore the island, have beach days, and enjoy the luxury of your hotel, resort, or vacation home. I recommend flying in and out of St. Lucia on Sunday because traffic is at its lowest for airport transfers, and many restaurants, shops, and attractions are closed on Sundays.

  • Where is St. Lucia for a honeymoon?

    St. Lucia is in the West Indies of the Caribbean Sea, halfway between Martinique and Saint Vincent.

    Know Before You Go To St. Lucia:

    1. The currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). Exchange rates are subject to fluctuations, so be sure to check this as your trip approaches. On average, EC$1 is equal to about £.28 British Pounds, $.37 U.S., €,31, and 2.45 Chinese Yuan.

    2. Visa, American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted at hotels, car-rental agencies, shops, and restaurants. Most places will quote you in U.S. dollars, and you can pay in US$ or the equivalent of EC$.

    3. ATMs are available at bank branches and shopping centers throughout the island to get Eastern Caribbean dollars. Most hotels and resorts can also exchange money for you.

    4. Tap water is drinkable in Saint Lucia, so if you don’t want to pay for water at restaurants, you can ask for ‘regular’ water, which is cold tap water. You can also order still or sparkling water, which will come in a bottle for a fee.

    5. Electrical outlets in St. Lucia are Type G. So if you’re from the U.K., you won’t need an outlet adaptor. But U.S., European, and other travelers will need an adaptor.

  • When should you not go to St Lucia?

    St. Lucia’s rainy season is from June to November. During these months, there will be a chance of rain every day. The summer and fall is also hurricane season, which peaks in September and October. But the island rarely gets directly hit by a storm or hurricane, so you can score some budget accommodation and tour deals during these months.

  • Do you need a passport to go to St Lucia?

    Most Caribbean citizens don’t need a visa to enter St. Lucia if your stay is less than six months. Citizens of the EU (except Ireland), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland can visit St. Lucia without a visa if staying less than three months. UAE citizens don’t require a visa for stays less than 60 days.

    Citizens of North America, China, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Eswatini, and Lesotho can enter Saint Lucia without a visa if their stay is less than six weeks.

    If you’re a citizen of another country, you might need a visa or visa-on-arrival to enter St. Lucia. You’ll want to check your country’s visa guidelines and requirements.

    Your passport will need to have an empty page for your entry stamp and be valid for at least six months past your date of entry to St. Lucia.

    Cruise ship passengers visiting St. Lucia for a day are exempted from obtaining visas.

    iVisa is an incredibly helpful resource for obtaining visas. iVisa makes the usually complicated and confusing process of getting a visa easy. You fill out a simple online application, and then iVisa takes care of everything else.

  • What should I pack for a St. Lucia honeymoon?

    St. Lucia’s climate and culture mean the dress code is very casual. Many visitors to the island never change out of their swimsuits and sandals. You’ll want a sarong or cover-up for your swimsuit when shopping, dining, or riding in a taxi. And men should always wear a shirt inside.

    Bring fast-drying clothes and shoes because of the humidity and rain showers. When hiking or staying in remote or rainforest accommodations, you might want long sleeves and moisture-wicking leggings to keep the mosquitos at bay.

    In addition to your usual travel essentials, you’ll want these items:

    Day pack, water bottle, and hiking shoes since you’ll probably be hiking at least once.

    Rain jacket because morning or afternoon showers are common.

    Swimsuits and sandals for most of your days and activities.

    Bug spray and sunscreen. The mosquitos can be vicious in the mornings and evenings, and you’re close to the equator, so the sun’s rays will be shining directly on you.

    Electrical outlets in St. Lucia are Type G. So if you’re from the U.K., you won’t need an outlet adaptor. But U.S., European, and other travelers will need an adaptor.

  • How do I plan a honeymoon in St Lucia?

    The most romantic things to do in St. Lucia are:

    1. Stay at Cap Maison Resort & Spa

    2. Sail along the coast

    3. Go horseback riding

    4. Hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail

    5. Eat at The Cliff At Cap

    6. Ride the Aerial Tram

    7. Go snorkeling

    8. Sea Kayaking

    9. Have a beach day

    10. Explore Pigeon Island

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