Family things to do in St. Lucia offer a world of excitement and adventure for kids and adults, from zip lines and nature trails to beaches, water parks, and chocolate making. You can ride waterslides, navigate aquatic obstacle courses, and go horseback riding along the shores of the Caribbean. You can take a bath in a natural black-water hot spring, or race over the rainforest canopy on a zip line.

    You can tour a historical plantation or hike through lush green foliage teeming with wildlife. You can also relax on world-class beaches with gold, black, and white sands lapped by clear blue waters. Check out some of the best family things to do in St. Lucia with your kids.

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    Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia

    Tackle an inflatable obstacle course on the bay

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    Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia offers splashing adventures at the Caribbean's first open-water sports park where you can navigate an obstacle course on the water. The entire family can jump, climb, and bounce their way over inflatable obstacles that get you a workout while offering a day of adventure, fun, and friendly competition.

    The park is located in Rodney Bay Village on Reduit Beach, and is recommended for kids 6 and up, with a minimum height of 42". Options abound for kids, teens, and adults alike. When you're done, you can head to the beach bar to grab a bite to eat.

    Location: Reduit Beach Ave, Gros Islet, St. Lucia

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 758-457-8532

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    Atlantic Shores Riding Stables

    Ride on horseback to catch dramatic views

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    • Adventure

    Atlantic Shores Riding Stables near Honeymoon Beach offers a tranquil horseback riding experience along the unspoiled shoreline, through rolling hills, or along dramatic cliffs with stunning panoramic ocean views. The tours are guided, so you'll get to hear stories of the area dating back centuries about the diverse cultures that blended together to form the unique St. Lucia culture of today.

    Photographs are not only allowed but are encouraged, and you're sure to get some stunning images of the lush greenery, quaint villages, and rolling countryside as well as the power of the ocean. It's an experience you'll take with you the rest of your life.

    Location: Micoud Hwy, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 758-285-1090

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    Tet Paul Nature Trail

    Learn all about the island's history, flora, and fauna

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    Tet Paul Nature Trail offers the opportunity to hike a beautiful and relatively easy trail in Soufriere near the southern tip of the island with gorgeous scenery and 360-degree views. From the top of the relaxed stairway walk you'll see the entire island. You will also have a friendly guide on your travels who will talk to you about the flora and fauna you'll encounter along the way, as well as tell stories about the plantations and history of the island.

    The trail is about 2.5 hours from the port of St. Lucia, so you may want to plan for a day trip. It's worth the drive for the stunning panoramas of the Piton mountains and the ocean views.

    Location: Chateau Belaire, St. Lucia

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 758-457-1122

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    Marigot Bay

    Go swimming and snorkelling

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    • Families
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    Marigot Bay is amongst the more popular beaches on St. Lucia, offering shallow waters, kid-friendly snorkelling where you can see schools of exotic sea life, and family fun for everyone. It's also a serene place to go in a quaint port village with fantastic restaurants as well as casual beach cocktail stands for the grown-ups to enjoy.

    Even if the kids aren't into snorkelling, the calm surf makes the water ideal for swimming, and you can even get out on the water to kayak. You can also just relax and watch the boats on the bay, all on the western shores of St. Lucia.

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    Hotel Chocolat

    Learn how chocolate is made, then make your own

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    • Families
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    The Hotel Chocolat offers a guided chocolate discovery tour, chocolate-making experiences, and the chance to see how chocolate is made from bean to bar and learn about its history. Kids will be surprised and delighted that chocolate begins its life as a yellow seed pod, and they'll learn why chocolate is amongst the most important trade goods in St. Lucia.

    During the tour, you'll get to do plenty of taste testing, and at the end, the entire family gets together to make their very own from-scratch chocolate creations. It's a one-of-a-kind family experience located in the heart of the town of Soufriere.

    Location: Hotel Chocolat Estates Ltd., Soufriere, St. Lucia

    Phone: +1 758-459-7966

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    Sulphur Springs

    Walk through an extinct volcano with hot springs

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    Sulphur Springs allows the chance to take a natural hot spring bath in a black-water pool or experience natural mud baths at a dormant drive-in volcano. This attraction allows you to see what a volcano looks like up close and personal, but be aware that the sulphur smell of rotten eggs will hit you as soon as you arrive. The mud baths and hot springs are rich in minerals that are thought to be therapeutic, and if nothing else are very relaxing.

    The last time this volcano erupted was over 200 years ago, but it still has vents of steam, bubbling mud, and hot springs to mark its once-roiling activity. It's a fascinating experience for adults and kids.

    Location: Malgretoute Soufriere, St. Lucia

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 758-487-3433

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    Treetop Adventure Park

    Ride a pulse-pounding zip line through the rainforest

    • Couples
    • Families
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    Treetop Adventure Park lets you ride a zip line at breakneck speeds through the thick canopy of a real rainforest, as well as experience net bridges and guided tours. Your family can zip amongst the trees while learning all about the rainforest, and experience pulse-pounding action in completely safe surroundings with expert coaches making sure all the safety protocols are met.

    Treetop Adventure Park is located in the town of Dennery. While it's good for the whole family, the minimum height to ride the zip line is 50", so it's not the best option for families who have little ones along for the ride. For those, try one of the mountain bike or jeep safari tours available nearby.

    Location: Errard Road, Dennery, St. Lucia

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 758-453-4952

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    Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park

    Visit an 18th-century plantation

    • Couples
    • Families
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    Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park offers a tour of an 18th-century estate, history, culture, nature adventures, zip lines over the rainforest, and guided tours of natural and historical sites. You can take a zip-line adventure with astonishing views of the sea and forest below. You can also walk the grounds of a historic plantation with close-up views of tended gardens and learn how to de-husk a coconut.

    You can try fresh cane juice and learn how it goes into the making of both chocolate and rum, and have a chocolate tasting tour. For the grown-ups, rum tastings are also on deck. You can even take a sailing cruise down Rodney Bay to Soufriere and see the iconic Pitons.

    Location: Morne Coubaril Estate, St. Lucia

    Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 758-459-7340

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    Rainforest Adventures St. Lucia

    Tour the island on rope nets, zip lines, and gondolas

    • Couples
    • Families
    • Adventure

    Rainforest Adventures St. Lucia offers the chance to see the magical rainforest from an aerial tram or forest zip line, with bird-watching and treetop swinging adventures. This is a way to see as much of the island starting from the Castries port as possible, all in a very short time. The zip-line tour is breakneck and takes you from platform to platform at high speeds. You can also swing between platforms and climb nets.

    Some choose to hike along the forest floor or take an open gondola tour that glides gracefully over the canopy. You'll get to see tonnes of colourful birds and exotic flora on this tour and see what makes St. Lucia such a magical place.

    Location: 6066 Car park, Castries, St. Lucia Castries LC, Castries, St. Lucia

    Phone: +1 758-458-5151

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    Pigeon Island National Park

    Explore a ruined fort with historic cannons

    • Couples
    • Families
    • Adventure

    Pigeon Island National Park offers a wealth of educational, historical, and leisure activities including a museum, interpretive centre, and family-friendly beach for you to learn, relax, and play. This vast nature playground is on the northernmost point of the island and offers picturesque views from Signal Hill. Kids love the juice and treats served up from the boat that comes by the port.

    The port is on the site of a dormant volcano with lush vegetation. You can explore the remains of Fort Rodney and its original cannons. While you're here, check out one of the seaside restaurants that overlook the clear waters.

    Open: Tuesday from 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 am to 5 pm, Thursday from 9.29 am to 5 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10.30 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 758-453-2791

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