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Top things to do in St. Lucia

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St. Lucia is sometimes called the Helen of the West Indies because it changed hands between French and English rule fourteen times, ending up a British territory until the 1920s. If you are planning a sunny, tropical vacation to St. Lucia, it may be difficult to choose among all the top must see places. There are numerous beaches like Marigot Bay, Pigeon Island, and Vigie Beach to dip your toes in the sand and play in the surf.

After some time in the sun, plan St Lucia excursions to Beausejour Stadium or The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. With so many great things to do in St Lucia, you will have an amazing trip.

Take one of the St Lucia tours to the famous Sulphur Springs. Super Springs is known as the 'world's only drive in volcano.' This title comes from the fact that you can drive almost to the edge of the springs. Many tourist wander a little way down from the springs to an area where the temperature of the mud is hot, but safe to enjoy a mud bath, which is supposed to have special medicinal properties.

If you would like to visit another of St. Lucia's local hot spots, grab a map and head to the Diamond Falls Botanical Garden. This six-acre botanical garden is one of the best attractions in St Lucia. It features the Diamond Water Fall with mineral enriched waters that make it appear in different frequently changing colors. While visiting Diamond Falls Botanical Garden, be sure to visit the garden's mineral baths originally built for the French troops of King Louis XVI in 1784. They are said to have healing properties.

With so many St Lucia activities to choose from, you may just want to give up and spend a day on the beach at Anse Chastanet with its unique black sand, while considering the other possibilities. If you crave a little history, consider a visit to Morne Fortune, a former French fort, or an afternoon at Soufrière Estate, a 2,000-acre estate once owned by the Devaux brothers. No matter how you decide to spend your time in St. Lucia, you will be the envy of your friends.