With its crystal clear waters, idyllic landscape and white sandy beaches the St Lucian coastline is a fantastic place to spend a relaxing week or two and, understandably, many people find it difficult to tear themselves away from the sun, sea and cocktails during their stay on the island.
However, if you do manage to avoid the temptation of the beach for a day or two during your trip and join an excursion around the inner island, you’ll be rewarded with stunning scenery, a lush green rainforest and plenty of exciting and exhilarating activities.
The St Lucian rainforest
The mountainous, wild and untamed heart of St Lucia forms a dramatic contrast to the pristine beaches and luxurious resorts that ring the island.
Though parts of the rainforest have been made more accessible to tourists, there are still vast swathes of untouched jungle just waiting to be discovered as well as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As you would imagine, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking in the St Lucian rainforest with all abilities and levels of fitness catered for. Choose from gentle strolls on clearly marked trails to energetic hikes to the top of the Pitons, St Lucia’s most prominent mountains.
Wherever you choose to hike to in the St Lucian rainforest, you’ll be rewarded by some fantastic views and possibly some close encounters with the local wildlife.
Another fantastic way to experience the stunning St Lucian rainforest is with a ride on the aerial tram.
Taking visitors high above the jungle canopy in specially designed open trams, this day trip is perfect for those who want to learn all about the rainforest and the creatures that inhabit it.
For those who want to experience every aspect of jungle life, there a number of accommodation options to choose from luxury hotels to real estate to own on St. Lucia within the rainforest borders.
From secluded jungle lodges to luxury resorts, these lush green hotels are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to really relax, unwind and recuperate during their Caribbean break.
Though a stay in a jungle hotel will put you a little further from the beach, as St Lucia is only 14 miles wide you’re never too far from the island’s pristine coastline.
Offering visitors the chance to have fun, learn about life in the rainforest and see a different side of St Lucia, a trip to the island’s rainforest is the perfect way to spend a day or two during your Caribbean break and will help to enhance your trip to this stunning tropical gem.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Images credited to Sugar Beach Residencies.