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 St. Lucia excursions, so read on to learn more.
Excursions at Sandals St. Lucia
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.
There are three Sandals St. Lucia resorts: Sandals Halcyon Beach, Sandals Regency La Toc, and Sandals Grande St. Lucian, all 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. (To learn more, check out our comparison article here.)
What’s great about staying at a Sandals in St. Lucia is that when you stay at one, you get to enjoy the amenities and restaurants of all three; 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 St. Lucia 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. 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 St. Lucia excursions in more detail.
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.
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.
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.
Treetop Zip Trip
Adventurous couples will love this Sandals St. Lucia excursion, which takes you into the lush forest to the longest, highest, and fastest zip line on the island. You’ll see incredible views and have a blast.
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.
This romantic St. Lucia excursion gives you a full day of fun and decadence. Start by sailing on a catamaran to Soufriere, where you get to participate in a hands-on chocolate-making demonstration. You’ll produce your own chocolate bar with estate-grown cocoa, then enjoy a gourmet lunch at Le Boucan. Next you relax in therapeutic mud baths, then sail back with a stop at the base of the Pitons to go swimming and snorkeling. Finally, take in the sunset on your sail back to the resort.
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 St. Lucia excursion will go toward supporting the local community and the Sandals Foundation’s work.
You can also go on excursions 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 St. Lucia activities to choose from. The Sandals resorts in St. Lucia 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).
If you like to golf, you can do so at Sandals Regency 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. Whichever St. Lucia Sandals you stay at, 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 St. Lucia excursions, what do you think? Are you ready to book your trip? Let us know in the comments!
And if one of these 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 the Sandals resorts with the best beaches, best Sandals resorts for snorkeling, scuba at Sandals, best Sandals resorts for honeymoons, and best Sandals resorts for golf.
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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.