Although every Sandals all-inclusive resort has tons of complimentary activities onsite, you’ll probably also want to explore what the area has to offer. That’s where Sandals excursions come in. They cost extra but are super easy to arrange through the resort.
You can book Sandals excursions online via the Sandals website after you’ve made your reservation, or once you get to the resort. If there’s something you really want to do, we recommend booking it in advance just to be safe.
But what excursions does Sandals offer? They are different at each Sandals resort. In this article we’ll discuss Sandals La Toc excursions in St. Lucia, so read on to learn more.
Excursions at Sandals Regency La Toc
Considered one of the most romantic Caribbean islands, St. Lucia is often referred to as “little Hawaii.” This picturesque island is home to some jaw-dropping scenery, thanks to the Piton mountains and rainforest interior. You can enjoy spectacular views, stunning beaches, and a plethora of activities, making St. Lucia one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean.
Sandals Regency La Toc is one of three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia. All are in the northern part of the island and close to plenty of activities and nightlife. Each resort is a luxurious, adults-only enclave set on a gorgeous beach, but there are some differences.
When you stay at Sandals Regency La Toc, you get to enjoy the amenities and restaurants of the other two resorts; free transfers between the resorts is included. This means you can access 3 beaches, 2 golf courses, 11 pools, 27 restaurants, and 21 bars on your St. Lucia vacation!
There is a lot to do in St. Lucia, so you’ll have plenty of options. Sandals La Toc excursions are all managed by Island Routes, but you book and pay through Sandals.
St. Lucia is full of wonderful natural attractions, such as the Piton mountains, Soufriere Volcano, Toraille waterfall, and beautiful beaches. The advantage of staying at Sandals Regency La Toc is that it is the closest to the Pitons.
Popular Sandals St. Lucia excursions are boat rides to see the Pitons, a waterfall, and bathing in the volcanic mud pits. You can either go on a speed boat or on a more relaxed catamaran.
You can explore the Pitons or Pigeon Island National Park, or book an excursion such as a sunset snorkeling cruise, the Pigeon Island Undersea Trek, a historical sightseeing tour, a rum and chocolate experience, a dune buggy and ziplining rainforest tour, horseback riding on the beach, catamaran cruises, and more.
Let’s take a look at some of the Sandals La Toc excursions in more detail.
Best of St. Lucia Cultural and Heritage Tour
Explore this unique, beautiful island in an air conditioned vehicle and learn about its history and culture along the way. Learn traditional cooking techniques of cassava bread and cooking on macambou leaves, enjoy local displays and music, and take a walking tour of historic Castries.
Gros Piton Hike from Castries
Adventurous couples will love this Sandals La Toc excursion, which takes you on a hike up the largest of the two Piton mountains, Gros Piton. At almost 3000 feet above sea level, it provides stunning views as you hike up its jungle-covered sides and look out to sea.
Roseau Bamboo River Rafting & Rum Tour
Relax on a bamboo raft as you float for two miles in the rainforest along the Roseau River and learn about the area’s history, plants, and animals. You’ll also get to try local fresh produce like sugar cane and coconut water. Then head to a local rum distillery for a tour and tasting.
St. Lucia Rum and Chocolate Experience
This romantic Sandals La Toc excursion starts with a visit to a local rum distillery, where you’ll taste delicious local rum. Then head to a St. Lucia chocolate producer, where you’ll taste some then make your own chocolate bar. Finally, have an authentic lunch at a local seaside village restaurant.
Piton Sunset Snorkel Cruise
Take a relaxed catamaran cruise along the St. Lucia coast to the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to Jalousie Beach to swim and snorkel at the base of the Pitons. Enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks, then sail back as you watch the incredible sunset.
Land & Sea Adventure St. Lucia
Check out this amazing island’s natural beauty by land and sea. You’ll see lovely Marigot Bay, a banana plantation, the fishing village of Anse La Raye, and the Piton mountains. Then swim in a waterfall, go through the world’s only drive-in volcano, and relax in mineral baths. Enjoy a tasty lunch on the boat, then head to a secluded bay for swimming and snorkeling.
Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party
Head on a short ride to Gros Islet, a local village that throws a seafood street party every Friday night. Enjoy delicious drinks and seafood, listen to local music, and check out arts and crafts. Dance the night away and feel good knowing that part of the proceeds from this Sandals La Toc excursion will go toward supporting the local community and the Sandals Foundation’s work.
You can also go on excursions from Sandals Regency La Toc in St. Lucia with local guide companies or through online vendors like Get Your Guide and Viator.
In between excursions, you’ll have lots of onsite Sandals La Toc activities to choose from. Sandals Regency La Toc offer a wide range of complimentary activities, such as scuba diving, waterskiing, snorkeling, Hobie Cat sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, wakeboarding, unlimited land sports, beach volleyball, day and night tennis, pool tables, bocce ball, and a fitness center. Professional instruction for watersports is also complimentary (except for scuba diving).
The beach at Regency La Toc is lovely but the water here can get rough enough for yellow and red flags. When that happens, you can’t do watersports, but you can take the free shuttle to the beach at Sandals Grande St. Lucian for watersports there. We absolutely loved the water and the waves, but understand that it is not for everyone.
If you like to golf, you can do so at Sandals La Toc’s onsite golf course, or you can play at the 18-hole championship course at the Sandals St. Lucia Golf Club, which is located near the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. You get complimentary greens fees and transfers to the golf courses.
Work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center and take exercise classes, or indulge at the spa (for an extra fee). And of course, you can lounge on the beautiful beach, relax by any of the pools, soak in a whirlpool, or enjoy tropical cocktails at a bar.
Daily and nightly entertainment at Sandals resorts includes live shows, theme nights, beach parties with local bands, and talent nights where guests participate.
Now that you’ve read all about Sandals La Toc excursions, what do you think? Are you ready to book your trip? Let us know in the comments!
And if this doesn’t sound like the perfect Sandals resort for you, we have full reviews of every Sandals resort as well as an overview of all the Sandals resorts and articles like best Sandals for honeymoons, best Sandals for nightlife, scuba at Sandals, the best Sandals for snorkeling, Sandals resorts with the best beaches, and best Sandals for golf.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.