St Lucia is home to bays, volcanic peaks, sulphur springs and charming villages. Today, you’ll see them all. You’ll start by heading to Morne Fortune viewpoint. Originally a French fort, it was the site of a bloody battle with the English in 1796. As well as a memorial, you can see over the capital, Castries. Next, you’ll stop for photos of Marigot Bay. As far as Caribbean bays go, it’s one of the prettiest – sheltered by palms and hills. Then, it’s on to Anse La Raye. The fishing village got its name, meaning Bay of Rays, from the rays found in its waters. After, you’ll head to Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, to walk among tropical flowers and relax in the sulphur baths. You’ll also visit the world’s only drive-through volcano, where you can cruise up to bubbling mud pools. Then, you’ll tour a 17th-century plantation to learn about cocoa production, before lunch. Later, you’ll board a catamaran to cruise the coast – stopping at Marigot Bay for a swim.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.