Board Sports in St. Lucia

Emerald Shores and Crystal-Clear Waters

Each paddle stroke reveals a new discovery in the clear Caribbean water that slips beneath your board. From your standing vantage point, rainbow-hued corals and pastel sponges seem close enough to touch. As you round a tall headland, jungle-covered bluffs open to reveal a hidden bay that can't be reached by road. These are just some of the reasons why standup paddleboarding is fast becoming one of the most popular water sports in St. Lucia. With miles of coastline to explore, and dozens of beaches to launch from, paddlers will run out of time long before they run out of possibilities.

Highlights

  • Best for: Everyone, experiences including watersports, yoga, spas and soft to rugged adventures
  • Best season to visit: Year round
  • Weather: Steady trade winds account for relatively minor differences in seasonal air temperatures, which range from the 70s into the mid 80s. Rain showers are less common from December to May

St. Lucia Information

Board Sports in St. Lucia Overview

Board Sports in St. Lucia Overview

Board Sports in St. Lucia Tips

Board Sports in St. Lucia Tips

Best Places for Board Sports in St. Lucia

Best Places for Board Sports in St. Lucia

What to Pack for Board Sports in St. Lucia

What to Pack for Board Sports in St. Lucia

Specials

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Saint Lucia

Anse Chastanet

SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA - LOVERS EARLY BIRD SPECIAL includes 7 nights accommodations, 6 days of 2-tank boat dives, welcome drink and culinary amenity uponarrival, 3 meals daily with afternoon tea, roundtrip airport tranfers, hotel taxes, and service charges. Valid 11/1/7-12/19/17
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From $3744 per person double diver

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Anse Chastanet

SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA - FALL DIVE PACKAGE includes 7 night run of house accommodations, 12 beach or boat dives, welcome drink and culinary amenity upon arrival, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, afternoon tea, use of non-motorized watersports, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid through10/31/17 Add $280 for travel 11/1/17-12/19/17
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From $2,399 per person double occupancy

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

GROS INLET, ST. LUCIA - 40% OFF SALE includes 7 night oceanview accommodations, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid 9/1/17-9/30/17. Add $104 per person for travel through 8/31/17 & 10/1/17-12/20/17. Travel through 9/3/17 and receive a bonus $200 resort credit per room per stay during the renovation period. Book by 9/30/17.
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From $1,244.00 per person double diver

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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

ANSE COCHON - 30% OFF SIZZLING SUMMER SPECIAL includes 7 night oceanview accommodations, breakfast daily, complimentary use of kayaks, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid 7/16/17-10/31/17. Book by 9/30/17.
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From $1,448 per person double diver

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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

ST. LUCIA - 7 nights Firefly Studio accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, kayaking tour, one mountain hiking tour, 1 snorkeling tour and choice of one additional excursion including sunset cruise, ziplining and ariel tram, sailing trip to mineral baths, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid 4/16/17-12/14/17
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From $1,252 per person double occupancy

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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

MARIGOT BAY, ST. LUCIA - 40% OFF includes 7 nights firefly studio accommodations, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid 4/16/17-12/14/17.
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From $1,126 per person double diver

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

GROS INLET, ST. LUCIA - 7 night premium oceanview accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add on biking, hiking, ATV Tours, dolphin and whalewatching tours.
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From $1,286 per person double occupancy

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Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

RODNEY BAY, ST. LUCIA - 7 nights gardenview accommodations, breakfast daily, WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add on biking, hiking, ATV Tours, zipline, dolphin and whalewatching tours.
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From $1,467 per person double occupancy

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Jade Mountain

Special Jade Mountain package includes 7 nights accommodations in a pool sanctuary, run of house, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, welcome cocktail, tropical fruit tray on arrival, 12 beach or boat dives. Non diver rates available. Also included in the package are usage of tennis court/equipment, watersports equipment (snorkeling, kayaking, mini-sailing, windsurfing) beach chairs/towels, complimentary resort water taxi to Anse Mamin Beach.
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From $6,159 per person double diver

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Anse Chastanet

SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA - AMAZING ADVENTURE PACKAGE includes 7 nights superior accommodations, welcome drink, fruit basket and drink package, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and afternoon tea, scuba diving for certified divers or one scuba beginner resort course including two dives for non-certified divers; jungle biking; boat snorkel trips; guided walks and hikes on ANSE CHASTANET's 600-acre estate; and one Rain Forest Hike. Exchange a day of scuba diving or Jungle Biking for a "Kool Kayaking" coastal adventure, use of non-motorized watersports including snorkel gear, windsurfers, sunfish sailboats, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid through 10/31/17..
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From $3,593 per person double occupancy

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Jade Mountain

SOUFRIERE - TROPICAL TRANQUILITY PACKAGE includes 7 nights sky accommodations, welcome drink, fruit basket and drink package, escorted walk of the Old French Colonial Plantation; 2 one-hour classic spa treatments per person; sunset celebration (bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to your room at sunset once during stay); and 2 ANSE CHASTANET handmade bathrobes, use of non-motorized watersports, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid through 12/19/17
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From $5,802 per person double occupancy

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Jade Mountain

SOUFRIERE - TOTAL ROMANCE PACKAGE includes 7 nights sky accommodations, welcome drink, fruit basket and drink package, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and afternoon tea, most alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, bottle of French champagne, tour of Volcano, Sulphur Springs, and Diamond Mineral Baths, escorted walk of the Old French Colonial Plantation, guided boat snorkel trip, a resort scuba divin course for beginners or 2 dives per person for certified divers, a one-hour Swedish Massage per person, half-day Jungle Biking in Anse Mamin Valley, half-day sailing on skippered resort yacht Searenity, and 2 Anse Chastanet T-shirts use of non-motorized watersports, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. $500 anniversary return certificate.
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From $6,624 per person double occupancy

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Jade Mountain

SOUFRIERE - AMAZING ADVENTURE PACKAGE includes 7 nights sky accommodations, welcome drink, fruit basket and drink package, scuba diving for certified divers or one scuba beginner, resort course including two dives for non-certified divers; jungle biking; boat snorkel trips; guided walks and hikes on ANSE CHASTANET’s 600-acre estate; and one Rain Forest Hike. Exchange a day of scuba diving or Jungle Biking for a “Kool Kayaking” coastal adventures, use of non-motorized watersports, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges.
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From $6,281 per person double occupancy

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Saint Lucia

Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

ANSE COCHON - 7 night oceanview accommodations, complimentary welcome drink, breakfast daily including in-room tea and french press coffee service, complimentary use of kayaks, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add on biking, hiking and zipline tours.
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From $1,485 per person double occupancy

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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

7 nights Firefly Studio accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add on biking, ATV Tours, hiking, zipline, dolphin and whale watching tours.
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From $633 per person double occupancy

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bodyholiday Saint Lucia

ST. LUCIA - 7 night gardenview accommodations, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily including beverages and wine served with lunch and dinner, one 50 minute treatment per day, WiFi, activities including yoga, cardio, meditation, pilates, Tai Chi, land activities and motorized and non motorized watersport, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges.
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From $3,831 per person double occupancy

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Saint Lucia

Anse Chastanet

SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA - TROPICAL TRANQUILITY PACKAGE includes 7 nights superior accommodations, welcome drink, fruit basket and drink package, escorted walk of the Old French Colonial Plantation; 2 one-hour classic spa treatments per person; sunset celebration (bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to your room at sunset once during stay); and 2 ANSE CHASTANET handmade bathrobes, use of non-motorized watersports, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid through 10/31/17.
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From $2,398 per person double occupancy

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Anse Chastanet

SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA - TOTAL ROMANCE PACKAGE includes 7 nights superior accommodations, welcome drink, fruit basket and drink package, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and afternoon tea, most alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, bottle of French champagne, tour of Volcano, Sulphur Springs, and Diamond Mineral Baths, escorted walk of the Old French Colonial Plantation, guided boat snorkel trip, a resort scuba divin course for beginners or 2 dives per person for certified divers, a one-hour Swedish Massage per person, half-day Jungle Biking in Anse Mamin Valley, half-day sailing on skippered resort yacht Searenity, and 2 Anse Chastanet T-shirts use of non-motorized watersports, $500 anniversary return certificate, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid through 11/1/17-12/19/17
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Resorts

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Anse Chastanet

SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA - A spectacular scenic hideaway on a 600-acre tropical estate with two beaches bordering pristine coral reefs, this resort features 49 rooms in a unique hillside/beachside setting, two restaurants/bars, boutiques, art gallery, 42’ day sailing yacht and a full-service spa.
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Jade Mountain

Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St. Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St. Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.
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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

GROS INLET- From the friendly and approachable staff, to the white sand along the Caribbean Sea, to the hillside Villas offering stunning views of the ocean. Windjammer Landing is ideal for your next dive vacation. An independent, one-of-a-kind resort, once you experience the personal touch at Windjammer Landing, you’ll never want to leave.
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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

ANSE COCHON - Nestled on the cliffside in one of the best snorkeling and shore diving bays in St.Lucia, Anse Cochon cove. In 2012 it was one of the top resorts in St. Lucia for romance and with only 33 rooms (14 adjoining, 19 private and 11 of those with private plunge pools), is one of the ultimate place to relax in luxury cottages with beautiful views and sunsets across the Caribbean sea, amazing personable staff, unbelievable spa treatments in our Kai Koko Spa.
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Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort

RODNEY BAY - SANDALS GRANDE ST. LUCIAN SPA AND BEACH RESORT Escape to your very own peninsula that juts out into the remarkable Caribbean Sea and gives you panoramic views from every single vantage point imaginable. On one side, gaze out at enormous Rodney Bay, with colorful sailboats and backed by volcanic mountains. On the other side, the sparkling sea and far-off shores of Martinique will mystify you. Everywhere you look–there are amazing sites to be seen at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Sandals includes unlimited diving and the Caribbean’s most comprehensive resort scuba diving program. Get ready to experience a whole new underwater world. **Call for the best available rate**
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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

MARIGOT BAY - Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort is a villa-style St Lucia hotel that has true St Lucian character. Sitting on the water’s edge nestled within a lush tropical rainforest on the north side of Marigot Bay and accessible only by boat, the resort’s understated elegance blends effortlessly into its natural surroundings.
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bodyholiday Saint Lucia

CASTRIES - The BodyHoliday is an amazing St Lucia resort experience. It is a unique combination of one of the world’s most beautiful islands, an all inclusive resort that provides a truly luxurious and personal service, a Wellness Centre that provides a range of treatments that will leave you feeling alive and a range of activities that could keep you busy from dawn until dusk.
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Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

RODNEY BAY - The Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa is the flagship property of the Bay Gardens Resorts chain, featuring striking designs inspired by the French Caribbean and Georgian Plantation style, truly giving guests a “Window to Paradise.”
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Passport and/or Visa Requirements

U.S. citizens need a valid passport that must be valid 6 months beyond the date of entry into St. Lucia, with available space for entry stamp. No visa is required with proof of onward or return ticket and accommodation confirmation. Check the entry/exit requirements here. A departure tax of $68EC, approx $25.30 should be included in your international airline ticket.

Immunizations

Vaccinations are not required for entering the Caribbean if you're coming from the United States. Before traveling check with the CDC here.

Culture and Customs

St. Lucia is a land of vibrant greens set in a sapphire sea. Rainforests cover the island's interior, providing vacationers with a variety of eco-adventures that range from sedate birding hikes and relaxing rides on an aerial tram to off-road adventures and soaring zip line flights through forested canopies home to endemic birds such as the St. Lucia parrot. The lush surroundings also set the stage for a number of unique resort properties that blend luxury and nature, and provide some of the best dining experiences in the Caribbean. The island's rich volcanic soil yields a cornucopia of tropical fruits and vegetables. This bounty is reflected in the savory dishes of traditional Creole cooking, and it has inspired a new wave of organic and fusion cuisines that have earned island chef's top honors in international culinary competitions. In addition to enlivening resort kitchens, St. Lucia's farms and orchards support a thriving agricultural export sector that includes bananas and chocolate. One of the island's sweetest day trips involves a tour of historic cacao plantations, followed by a chance to create your own chocolate confections. Across the island English influences are obvious, but so too are the cultural contributions of France and Africa. The local version of relaxing is known as “going on the lime” or “liming,” which simply involves stopping by a favorite local pub or rum shop and spending time with friends.

Electricity, Phone and Internet Access

St. Lucia runs on 220 to 230-volt AC (50 cycles), so bring an adapter if you plan to use U.S. appliances. Some hotels are wired for U.S. appliances.

Check with your local provider to see what plans are available, otherwise, you will be subject to roaming charges. The country/area code for Saint Lucia is 758.

Many hotels offer WiFi.

Water Quality

The local tap water is chlorinated and considered safe to drink. Alternatively, bottled water is available for purchase at restaurants, bars, hotels and local grocery stores.

Language & Currency

English is the official language, but islanders often speak a French-Creole patois or Kweyol similar to that heard on Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Grenada and Dominica.

The currency in St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, (EC$). You can see the current exchange rate here. However, nearly all hotels, restaurants, and shops accept US dollars. Change may be given in EC Dollars. ATMs are available which dispense EC dollars and credit cards are widely accepted.

Time

Saint Lucia is on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) and does not observe Daylight Savings Time. St. Lucia is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT).

Location, Size and Population

St. Lucia is a sovereign island country in the Eastern Caribbean that is part of the Lesser Antilles. St. Lucia is a mountainous island of 238 sq. miles, located about 25 miles north of St. Vincent and 25 miles south of Martinique and northwest of Barbados.

The population of St. Lucia is 185,868 (2016).