Recommendations: Best Things To Do in Castries, Saint Lucia?

The Caribbean offers something for everybody, which can be a challenge – too many attractive alternatives competing for your precious few hours spent in port off the cruise ship. In some cases, it can be a cruel tease, with tempting one-of-a-kind experiences that may not align well with the disembarkation / embarkation schedule of the cruise ship.

Castries, St. Lucia

Any suggestions for great things to do in St. Lucia? Add a comment below and help promote family harmony
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Things To Do in St. Lucia
Creative Commons License photo credit: Ben Alman

Any suggestions for great things to do in St. Lucia? Add a comment below and help promote family harmony.

This is the third post in a series featuring the ports of call on our holiday cruise. Today’s stop is the beautiful island of St. Lucia.

We have been to St. Lucia a couple times, again on cruises. The last trip featured a memorable stop at the Soufriere Volcano’s Sulpher Springs mud baths and the remainder of the day on Jalousie Beach. We generally aren’t big repeaters, preferring to discover new adventures.

That said, it looks like Spencer Ambrose Tours has a great Jalousie Beach Break that combines nautical transportation and some waterfront sight seeing with a day at the lovely beach tucked between the majestic Pitons. I could certainly be talked into returning to Jalousie.

Family background – I like adventure and my wife likes the beach and shopping. Our two daughters are 13 and 20 years old respectively. A personal, yet admittedly unrealistic, goal is to partake of activities that would avoid interaction with teenage or twenty-something boys…

With that in mind, please let us know what you think are the best activities for our day in port.

Here are the resources I am using to research the best experiences for our day in port for Castries, Saint Lucia:

Of course, the ports are only one facet of a cruise experience – below is some information on the ship and itinerary:

Celebrity Cruises
Cruiseline: Website
Ship: Celebrity Millennium
Itinerary: 10 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise San Juan, Puerto Rico | St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles | Castries, Saint Lucia | Bridgetown, Barbados | Saint George’s, Grenada | Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago | Roseau, Dominica | St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Videos: YouTube Page
Social Media: Facebook Page

Full disclosure: I am not being compensated in any way by Celebrity Cruises, its parent Royal Caribbean or any other party associated with the planning or experience of this trip. It is a 100% personally funded family holiday.

About Robert Cole

Robert Cole is the founder of RockCheetah, a hotel marketing strategy and travel technology consulting practice. He also authors the Views from a Corner Suite Blog and publishes the Travel Quote of the Day. Robert speaks regularly at major travel industry conferences, authors articles for leading travel industry publications, advises travel-related startups and the equity investment community. He is an evangelist for the global travel industry.