St. Lucia’s Most Popular Beaches & Water Activities
Water sports enthusiasts are spoiled with choice in St. Lucia. The island’s calm Caribbean waters are ideal for activities like wind-surfing, kitesurfing, sailing, fishing, and water-skiing, and St. Lucia’s water sports are great for those who have had their fair share of sunshine and are seeking excitement and activities away from the beach.
There a dozens of water sports operators to choose from on the island, so visitors are able to enjoy a variety of choices when the urge to hit the water arises. It’s even possible to rent a catamaran and sail along St. Lucia’s west coast to explore the many caves and inlets.
Here are some water sports and activity ideas to get you started:
St Lucia is blessed with many uniquely beautiful beaches, with sand that varies from light white to the darker grains that remind us of our volcanic past. The more famous beaches include:
- Anse-Chastanet, which features excellent snorkeling and scuba diving
- Anse des Pitons, a long stretch of pristine white sand popular for sunbathing and relaxing
- Jalousie Beach, a white sand beach that sits right at the foot of the majestic Pitons
- Malgretoute Beach, close to Soufriere and very popular with the locals
Deep Sea Fishing
There are tour companies both in the north and south of the island specializing in Deep Sea Fishing. Depending on the time of year, you can catch Dorado, Marlin, and all your big game fish.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Soufriere is blessed with some of the highest coral reefs in the Caribbean, which means you do not have to be a certified scuba diver or an excellent swimmer to experience these magnificent views. There is a one-hour tour that’s ideal for families with children and also provides you with the opportunity to see the majestic Pitons rising from the sea.
The marine life of Saint Lucia – and especially of Soufriere – is world-famous. Whether you are a certified diver or if this is your first time, you are sure to be amazed by our island’s underwater world.
Snorkeling in Soufriere
If scuba diving isn’t for you, how about splashing about on the surface and observing our underwater world from above? Snorkeling is a fascinating way to peak under the surface, and is ideal for children as well.
The most popular spots for whale and dolphin watching in St. Lucia are only a few miles off the coast of Soufriere. Over 80% of our sightings are off the famous Pitons (World Heritage Site) and the village of Canaries.
St. Lucia is known as a hot spot for kiteboarding, offering ideal conditions, especially on the southern, windy tip of the island. The winds blow toward the shore, and many of the beaches are long and clean with no rocks.