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Don't let the images of picture-perfect white sands, azure waters and swaying palms fool you - St Lucia isn't just a destination for beach lovers. Despite its diminutive size - it's just 14 miles wide and 27 miles long - there's more than enough on this Caribbean island to keep even the most active adventurer interested! Avid explorers will love the island's mountainous terrain, with crags and coves to be discovered.
There are even two vast volcanic plugs, the mighty Pitons, to climb - if you're brave enough to hike the Gros Piton you'll be rewarded with magnificent sea views from the peak.
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If you want to just get away from it all, lie back and relax, there's no prettier place to do it than on a St Lucia beach. This Caribbean gem offers the dream combination of seductive soft sands and adventure, with hiking, biking and horse-riding tracks offering fantastic opportunities to get to know the island of St Lucia.
And to top it all off, the weather’s glorious, too with temperatures rarely dropping below 25 degrees - in fact, with an average temperature of 30C, it's definitely not a place to skimp on the suncream!
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If you're not quite up to climbing volcanoes, you'll be amazed to find that you can actually drive into the base of the Soufriere volcano, for an up close look at a natural wonder. It’s actually the only “drive-in” volcano in the world, complete with steam, sulphur and bubbling mud.
Venturing into the rainforest will give you a completely different perspective. You'll be plunged into a shady world of exotic fauna, flora and wildlife, covered by a lush green canopy, with many trails to tackle. You can even take to the trees on the exhilarating rainforest canopy zip-lining course!
You don't come to St Lucia to ignore the beautiful warm waters of the Caribbean, where the watersports will beckon. You’re spoiled for choice, whether on the surface with windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing, below the surface with snorkelling, scuba diving, or up in the air with a parasailing adventure.
Botanical Gardens trip
Whether you choose a resort on the popular north-west coast of the island, or want to try a luxury bolthole on the west coast, there are some excursions that have to be on your 'do not miss' list. These include a trip to the Botanical Gardens, which boasts a magical rainbow waterfall and glorious tropical greenery.
Pigeon Island National Park
Spend a day in the island's colourful capital, Castries and take a trip back in time at the Pigeon Island National Park, with its historical monuments representing the island's past. Be sure to make the most of the traditional Creole cuisine on offer - spicy stews, washed down with rum punch.