East Coast Drive

The east coast road presents breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and has less twists and turns than its westerly sister. The road dips into valleys consumed by lush foliage and lifts you onto hilltops to reveal panoramic images as it cuts through the interior to the east coast. If you haven’t already rented a car for your time in Saint Lucia, this is the perfect opportunity. We suggest Best Rates 24 Hour Car Rental for some of the lowest prices. Tropical Traveller has put together points of interest every visitor should see.

Barre de l’Isle Rainforest Nature Trail

 This trail is the ideal way to acquaint yourself with the interior of the island. The trail leads 1,446 ft along Mount La Combe offering views of the Roseau and Mabouya valleys, Mount Gimie (the highest point in Saint Lucia), the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and several coastal communities.

Famous Barre de L'Isle Bread
Old Sugar Mill at Fond d'Or

Fond d’Or Nature Reserve and Heritage Park

In the heart of Mabouya Valley is a site steeped in culture and history. The area was first settled by the island’s indigenous Amerindians and later used by European sugar producers. Relics include a windmill, a steam mill and boiling house. The hiking trail skirts a tropical forest, mangroves and dry scrub woodlands which host a range of birds, flora and fauna. The secluded beach is a nesting site between April and October for leatherback turtles.

La Tille Waterfall & Gardens

A serene tropical garden lined with flowers, fruit trees and ponds leads you to a 25 ft waterfall cascading into a natural pool. Man-made pools downstream are deeper – perfect for jumping from the overhanging swing!

La Tille Falls
Treetop Adventure Park

Ziplining at Treetop Adventure Park, Errard

If you fancy flying through the forest 150 ft up, this mile long, world-class course at Errard Estate in Dennery is for you.

Mandele Point

Sitting on a bluff, Mandele Lookout Point is an ideal pit stop with a birds-eye view of Dennery and the rock formations that adorn the bay. Treat yourself to barbecued meats and seafood, and refreshing beverages.

View Point From Mandele Point
Photo by David Adam Kess - Frigate Birds

Fregate Islands

The Saint Lucia National Trust operates these twin micro-islands in Praslin Bay. Although spelled fregate, the cays are named after the frigate birds which nest here between May and July. The islands are off-limits to visitors but the mile-long trail on the mainland affords strategic views.

Mamiku Gardens

Enjoy the lush rainforest trails, an abundance of tropical flowers and a range of endangered plants. Brigands Bar serves snacks and refreshments; restrooms and free Wifi are available. 

Orchids at Mamiku Gardens
Island Breeze - Located on Sandy Beach (Photo: Mishael Fabien)

Island Breeze Restaurant & Bar

Found on picturesque Sandy Beach, this quaint establishment boasts some of the best seafood. Be sure to sample the lambi (conch)!

Maria Islands

About a half-mile off Sandy Beach, the Maria Islands are a nature reserve and home to the rare whip-tailed lizard.

Maria Islands from Sandy Beach
Vieux Fort from Moule-a-Chique

Moule-a-Chique

Possibly the highlight of this adventure, the lookout point near the Moule-a-Chique lighthouse provides a 360° view. Gaze down on Hewanorra airport and planes coming in to land, and across to the Pitons. On a clear day you can see our neighbour, Saint Vincent. If a stairway to heaven existed, we’re certain this viewpoint would be a part of it.

These are just a few stops to enjoy. Feel free to explore our island for other amazing sites. Happy adventures!