Ziplining in St. Lucia

Forest Flights on Mountain Heights

Forest-clad mountains rise from the blue waters of Caribbean, beckoning the adventurous to rise higher and take flight. The adventure begins with a relaxing ride on an aerial tram that glides up a mountain slope. Along the way, you pass through groves of towering gommier and blue mahaut trees and catch views of the coast more than a half mile below. A short hike through a lush forest of indigenous plants leads to the first platform, where you clip into the harness, step off, and begin a soaring flight through the treetops. This is what it must feel like to be a bird.

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

Saint Lucia Information

Ziplining in Saint Lucia Overview

Tours begin with a scenic drive into the island's mountainous interior, arriving at 1,200-acre Castries Waterworks Reserve, which is the oldest rainforest preserve on Saint Lucia. An aerial tramway carries participants to the upper slopes of La Sourciere Mountain, where a series of nine ziplines run through the upper branches of the forest.

Ziplining in Saint Lucia Tips

Riding ziplines is a thrilling experience, but in Saint Lucia, there's more to the experience than an adrenaline rush. As you glide through the treetops and stand atop elevated platforms high on the mountain, be sure to take in your surroundings. The aerial tram that brings riders to the park provides another opportunity to watch for birds and other wildlife from an elevated position.

Best Places to Zipline in Saint Lucia

High above the resorts of the island's west coast, La Sourciere Mountain rises to heights of over 3,000 feet. Here, on the green-clad slopes of a forest reserve, a network of lines runs through the forest canopy, providing riders with an exhilarating route that showcases aspects of the highland rainforest that can't be seen from the ground.

What to Pack for Ziplining in Saint Lucia

Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes—not flip flops— and shorts or long pants that profile flexibility but won't ride up under a harness. Remove items that dangle or might snag, such as watches and jewelry. Use a universal mounting bracket to attach video cameras or phones to helmets, which will be supplied by the park.

Specials

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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

ANSE COCHON - CARADONNA RECOMMENDS includes 7 night Ocean View Room accommodations, Adrena Line Zip Line Adventure - Enjoy challenging adventures zipping through 18 platforms, along 9 lines. Scramble up the Floating Stairs past Eagle’s Claw, zip from tree to tree, leap onto Tarantula’s nest. Duration 3.5 hours, Gros Piton Nature Trail - Enjoy an exhilarating climb to the summit of majestic Gros Piton, one part of the renowned Pitons icons of the island. Duration 8 hrs, breakfast daily, complimentary use of snorkel equipment, kayaks and paddle boards, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid through 10/31/19. Book by 8/31/19. Add $515 per person for 7 days of full breakfast and dinner. Add $767 per person for travel through 12/15/19 with 7-nights all-inclusive option.
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From $1,169 per person double occupancy

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Packages

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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

ANSE COCHON - 7-NIGHT DIVE PACKAGE includes 7 nights Ocean View accommodations, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, welcome drink, breakdast, lunch and dinner daily, complimentary use of paddle boards and kayaks, Managers cocktail party, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges.
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From $1.838 per person double diver

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

GROS INLET - BUILD YOUR OWN PACKAGE includes 7 night Ocean View accommodations, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add-on Snorkel Tours, Island Tours, Whale Watching Tours, Zip Line Adventure, Offroading Adventure and Hiking Tour of the Grand Piton.
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From $1,460 per person double occupancy

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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

ANSE COCHON - BUILD YOUR OWN PACKAGE includes 7 night Ocean View Room accommodations, breakfast daily, complimentary use of kayaks and paddle boards, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add-on Island Tours, Zip Line Adventure, and Hiking Tour of the Grand Piton.
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From $1,529 per person double occupancy

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Resorts

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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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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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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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Passport and/or Visa Requirements

U.S. citizens need a valid passport that must be valid 6 months beyond the date of entry into Saint 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

Saint 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 Saint 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, Saint 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

Saint 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 Saint 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. Saint Lucia is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT).

Location, Size and Population

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the Eastern Caribbean that is part of the Lesser Antilles. Saint 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 Saint Lucia is 185,868 (2016).