Castries, Saint Lucia
Castries, Saint Lucia
Castries is the capital of the island nation of St. Lucia, in the Caribbean Sea. It’s known for palm-lined Vigie Beach and as a port of call for cruise lines, with duty-free shopping near the harbor.
What to do in Castries?
Underwater Tour of the Pitons
The Pitons are Saint Lucia’s most recognizable geographic landmark, and they look even better from underwater! Put on some scuba gear and get an up-close look at the majestic mountains. The Pitons’ underwater area is covered in coral reefs with dozens of different species of marine life who call the area home.
This peaceful fishing village is a great place to spend a few hours relaxing and maybe doing a few activities as well. Soufrière is very close to the Pitons making it a great place to snap a few photos. The village also has a lot of history as it used to be the capital of the island. Some various buildings and areas hold historical significance dating back hundreds of years ago. The town is also home to many popular attractions and areas such as Sulphur Springs, Fond Doux Estate, and Volga Nature Trail.
Known as the world’s only volcano, Sulphur Springs is a must-visit destination for many tourists in Saint Lucia. The springs are located in the town of Soufrière and is an active geothermal area. Heat rises from below and naturally heats the mud pits creating the perfect temperature for a relaxing mud bath. Just make sure you bring a bathing suit so you don’t mind getting ruined!
What to see in Castries?
Saint Lucia’s famous Piton mountains are truly a breathtaking sight to behold. The mountains formed as a result of extreme volcanic activity about 300,000 years ago. You can snap some photos of the Pitons from the village of Soufrière or go on a guided tour that will take you up the nearby trails to get an even closer look at them.
If you plan on taking any pictures during your trip to Saint Lucia, then you must pay a visit to Marigot Bay. Marigot Bay is known for its unparalleled scenery and is one of Saint Lucia’s most recognizable areas. The bay is a vibrant, sparkling blue with posh yachts dotting its edges and luscious greenery completely covering the hillsides that envelope Marigot Bay. Words and pictures don’t do it justice. You’ll have to visit Marigot Bay yourself to truly appreciate its beauty.
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens
Also located in Soufrière, Diamond Falls Botanical Garden is a great place to unwind and take in some of Saint Lucia’s natural beauty. The falls are a section of the Soufrière Estate dedicated to dazzling you with its abundance of greenery, incredible gardens, and of course, a multicolored waterfall.
Where to stay in Castries?
This all-inclusive, beachside resort offers its guests a wide array of amenities and rooms to choose from to meet every guest’s needs. Calabash Cove presents its visitors with the choice of swim-up jr. suites and seaside cottages that all have a modern yet tropical design. Calabash Cove also has an infinity pool, luscious gardens, and direct access to a secluded beach.
Jade Mountain Resorts
Jade Mountain Resorts is an all-inclusive resort with a very uniquely designed architecture. The resort is situated near the Piton mountains with every room facing the Pitons directly. Every room has only three walls with an open section facing the mountains as well as an infinity pool. The resort has a big focus on romance as it offers packages specifically for weddings and honeymoons.
Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort
Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort is the perfect place to spend your time in Saint Lucia if you can’t get enough of Marigot Bay’s picturesque scenery. The resort faces Marigot Bay with rooms that come with their veranda, providing you with an excellent view of the bay. Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort are only accessible by boat making the resort more secluded from the rest of the island. The resort also has a dive center where you can take diving lessons and traverse Marigot Bay’s waters.
Frequently Asked Questions
See below for frequently asked questions.
Can I travel to the Castries right now?
Yes, the Castries are open for travel. Entry rules depend on whether or not you’re vaccinated.
Are Castries resorts safe?
Yes, resorts in the Castries are safe.
Can I book my trip to Castries now and pay later?
Yes, you can book your travel now and pay later through our book now and pay later option.
When is the best time to book an all-inclusive trip to Castries ?
The best time to book an all-inclusive trip to Castries is considered to be November and October.
How long should my Castries vacation be?
The minimum time to travel to the Castries must be at least 3-4 days.
How much does a Castries vacation package cost?
A 4-night vacation package to St. Lucia can start as low as $800–including airfare!
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