Castries, the capital of the West Indies island of Saint Lucia, is a perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing beach break or active adventures. As one of the major tourist areas of Saint Lucia, Castries offers a wide variety of activities for seafarers and landlubbers alike.
Numerous activities are available on land in and around Castries. Guided tours are available to the peak of the UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, Gros Piton, which affords the adventurous a spectacular view of Saint Lucia and neighboring islands. A guided rainforest nature walk is available which provides the opportunity to see some of St. Lucia's most elusive animals. An excellent way to shop for souvenirs is to take advantage of a shopping tour which takes participants to a craft market, a duty free center, a batik shop, and a shopping mall.
Water lovers will feel at home in Castries. A relaxing way to explore the coastline and mangroves is by participating in a guided kayak tour. Visitors can see a wide variety of whales and dolphins by joining a whale watching tour. Beginners and experienced anglers alike will have the adventure of a lifetime when they take a four hour deep sea fishing trip. Participants often return with a bounty of Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, and much more.