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Being a tropical island surrounded by the enticing waters of the Caribbean Sea, it is no surprise that water based activities like scuba diving are popular in St Lucia. The island is also an ideal location for other water sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing. But what makes St Lucia unique in so many ways in comparison with other Caribbean islands is the island itself. Containing amazing wildlife, the country’s interior is also a popular destination for nature lovers, with great birding and hiking opportunities on offer.

St Lucia is small enough to access all attractions easily within reach of the hotel, either by rental car, taxi, or a guided tour. The scenery around the island is stunning, so even the journey to chosen attractions is always worthwhile, along breathtaking coastal or mountainous roads through the lush rainforest. Guided tours will always arrange collection from your hotel if you are staying in a main tourist area.

The country is an excellent scuba diving destination, and many people head to the Soufriere beach area for the best dives spots or to beaches on the island of Nevis for some of the best sites. Here Scuba St Lucia provides diving equipment and full PADI certification instruction. You can also rent snorkeling equipment to swim in the same waters, where with some luck you will be able to spot a leatherback turtle.

The Reef Beach Café in Vieux Fort has several windsurfing boards for hire, and they can provide instruction from a trainer for beginners. They also rent kite surfing boards.

St Lucia provides good boating opportunities, and you can charter a yacht from DSL Yachting, based in Rodney Bay. Bateau Mygo also rents out yachts, and runs boat cruises around the island.

Rainforest Adventures offers an inspirational rainforest tour which includes a trip in an aerial tram, and then an opportunity to go on a zip line tour of the canopy. The tour lasts for four hours, and you also have to option to tour the rainforest by bus.

There is no doubt that St Lucia is a wonder for any nature lover, and Themba’s Birding and Ecotours offers an attractive birding tour. You will be taken by an experienced guide to go and spot species ranging from the tropical hummingbird to the migratory kestrel.

A great way to spend a day relaxing is to play a round of golf. St Lucia Country Club and Resort provides a championship standard 18-hole golf course complete with an open-air bar and restaurant.

For an unforgettable wedding, St Lucia is a great place to get married. Awesome Caribbean Weddings is an experienced wedding planner who can help make all arrangements for you and your guests. The company can help arrange all aspects such as accommodations and catering to suit different budgets.

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