St. Lucia is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is a beautiful island filled with nature, friendly people, delicious food, and incredible beaches. If you’re looking for an escape to paradise then this should be the first place on your list to head to. Below are some of the places that you can’t miss when in St. Lucia.

Pigeon Island

A 44-acre island located in Gros Islet in northern St. Lucia, Pigeon Island has been artificially connected to the mainland. There are two peaks on the island that are great for hiking and offer amazing 360 degree views from the top. Throughout the island there are many historic forts such as an 18th century British Fort that was used to spy on the French. Pigeon Island is also a great place to relax at the beach or have a picnic.

Rodney Bay

The perfect place to relax on the beach. Whether you just want to lie in the sun, go sailing or enjoy a day snorkeling in the crystal clear water with the fishes, or eat some traditional Caribbean food Rodney Bay has it all. At night it transforms into a fun place to go out and have a drink. While it is a beach town, know that Rodney is a full modern, yet touristy, city.

Sulphur Springs

The world’s only drive in volcano, Sulphur Springs is a volcano on the southwestern side of the island. You are able to drive up right next to the springs and look down into the Earth or you can stand on a platform right next to it. Regardless of which way you decide to experience it, Sulphur Springs is definitely a site to see. There is also a mud bath that you can go in that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, which is a really cool experience.

Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are a great way to enjoy and experience the natural beauty of St. Lucia. The grounds are beautifully kept, and offer a wide variety of plants, trees, and flowers to see. Within the gardens there is a beautiful waterfall that can’t be missed.

Laborie Beach

If you’re looking to escape from the touristy beaches and enjoy the island like the locals then head over to Laborie Beach in the south of the island. The water is crystal clear and warm, as you’d expect the water to be in the Caribbean. It is a beautiful bay filled with reefs and palm trees. Since it’s not a very touristy place there aren’t facilities and beach chairs to rent so you need to come prepared. However, it’s worth it though in order to experience the true beauty of the Caribbean Sea without being surrounded by many other people.