Things to do in Gros Islet Quarter

Our most recommended things to do in Gros Islet Quarter

St. Lucia North Island Historic Day-Tour

1. St. Lucia North Island Historic Day-Tour

Begin your day tour of northern St. Lucia straight from your hotel. Arrive at Morne Fortune, known as the "Hill of Good Luck," for some good fortune before heading out on the rest of your journey. Originally built by the French, the fort was captured by the British in 1796 and now is inhabited by people from all over the world. Afterwards head to Pigeon Island National Park and visit the historic museum to learn about the fascinating story behind the island including its colonial past. The island is also where the British confronted the French in the Battle of Saints as evidenced by the remnants of a barracks and weapons at Fort Rodney. Explore the beautiful surrounding area all while learning about the area's long history. Spend the day out and about before returning to your accommodation with a newfound understanding of this Caribbean island.

St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

2. St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

Explore a private nature reserve on the island of Saint Lucia. Follow its nature trails and hike up Mount Pimard for wonderful panoramic views of Rodney Bay and the surrounding islands. Your blood will get pumping as your hiking guides lead you through lush trails to Mount Pimard's summit. With the sea in the backdrop, learn about the fascinating history of Saint Lucia and the immediate area, as you climb the mountain. Reach the top and enjoy views of the famed Pitons at the end of the island. Be sure to bring your camera to capture stunning shots of the most beautiful view available in the north of the island.

St. Lucia: Magical Soufriere Tour

3. St. Lucia: Magical Soufriere Tour

Start your day of adventure with a convenient pick-up at your hotel and begin the wonderful journey to the western side of St. Lucia - a destination where you can seemingly step back in time. You will first stop at Morne Fortune, at the Morne Lay-by lookout point, that offers a panoramic view of the Castries Harbor and an up-close glimpse of the over 200-year-old Governor General's House. From there, you will make your way to the Iconic Marigot Bay to capture amazing photos of the bay and the lush surrounding mangrove forest. After leaving Marigot bay, you will pass through the coastal villages en route which includes the banana plantations at Roseau and the fishing villages of Anse-la-raye and Canaries. Both of which are surrounded by amazing tropical vegetation and gorgeous views. As you approach Soufriere you will begin to see the twin peaks and get lost in their majesty. Whilst in Soufriere, you will receive a guided tour of the drive-in volcano ear Soufriere and the opportunity to see the bubbling Sulphur springs. Finally, you will visit a working cocoa plantation where you will learn how cocoa, sugar cane and coconuts are processed using traditional methods. You will also get the opportunity to explore the grounds and learn the interesting history of the plantation.

St.Lucia: Rain Forest Canopy Adventure

4. St.Lucia: Rain Forest Canopy Adventure

Traveling along St. Lucia's east coast, your tour journeys into the heart of the rain forest to the welcome center. Your specialized guides will be there to assemble your harness and provide you with a safety briefing. Once you're geared up, climb to the top and get ready to soar at heights ranging from 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 m). Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the region's verdant landscape while gliding over treetops and rivers. Relish the sensation of flying through the spectacular vegetation, being sure to snap some photos along the way. At the end of your zipline adventure, meet back on solid ground for a cool refreshment before boarding the bus back to your hotel.

St. Lucia: Private Tour with a Guide

5. St. Lucia: Private Tour with a Guide

Now that you've decided to visit the beautiful island of Saint Lucia, be sure to explore the best sights the island has to offer. Whether you're coming from the North or South of the island, this tour will take you to the Tet Paul Nature Trail for phenomenal views of the world-famous Piton Mountains and views that take in both the southern and western coasts of the island. In addition, you'll will tour the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano called the Sulphur Springs - you'll get right up to the side of the spring and and feel its steam. Then, visit the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens to explore the flora and fauna of this tropical island paradise.  Along the way, you'll be driven through several quaint fishing villages where you can get a better feel of true island living. Don't miss this comprehensive tour led by an experienced guide, and make the most of your day on Saint Lucia!

St. Lucia: Segway Nature Trail Experience

6. St. Lucia: Segway Nature Trail Experience

This 2-hour St. Lucia Segway tour starts at our Segway practice track, where you’ll have a 20-minute orientation session. Professional staff and equipment ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone. After everyone becomes familiar with the balance controls of the Segway X2, we glide off to explore the historical wonders of Mount Pimard along our exclusive 1.7 mile (2.7 km) long trail system. Our fun and informative guides will talk about everything from the beautiful flowers and butterflies to the battles the French and English once waged for possession of our island. We have many beautiful photo stops and educational spots along the way such as the now sealed bunkers that once served as tunnels, storage and lookouts for the American Military during World War 2. Guests will enjoy beautiful vistas of Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay Marina and the Caribbean Sea all while gliding effortlessly on their intuitive, eco-friendly Segway X2. Some of our other stops include a naturally occurring pond where we stop to feed the fresh-water fish and a local fruit stop at our highest viewpoint.

Castries Shopping & Sightseeing and Reduit Beach Tour

7. Castries Shopping & Sightseeing and Reduit Beach Tour

Get ready to sip on the drink of your choice as you’re chauffeured in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle by a safe and knowledgeable driver. On your 2-hour St. Lucia excursion the first stop is the colorful Castries Central Market where you can mingle with the locals while bargaining for the perfect present or souvenir. Taste freshly harvested fruits and local condiments such as banana ketchup and banana barbeque sauce. The main shopping area features numerous booths where vendors and artisans display their products that range from arts and crafts, to trinkets, T-shirts, and countless items that would make the perfect gift or souvenir. If you’d like a bite to eat, you’ll find 16 or more food courts to choose from for a delicious creole lunch or snack. Don't forget to try the local Piton Beer! Afterwards you’ll head to see the spectacular architecture of 19th-century Minor Basilica of The Immaculate Conception Church. The Cathedral, as it’s known, is the largest church in the Caribbean. In the interior, admire the mural by St. Lucian artist Dunstan St. Omer. Enjoy a short walk to scenic Derek Walcott Square for a look at the enormous saman tree that’s more than 400 years old. See the busts of St. Lucia’s 2 Nobel laureates. The Hon. Derek Walcott was awarded the prize for literature in 1992 and Sir Arthur Lewis won the economics prize in 1979. Finally, you’ll head to Rodney Bay, where you’ll have the option of shopping at the newly built local shopping mall and casino complex, or relaxing and taking in the sun on the 1-mile-long white sand Reduit Beach. Swim in the warm, clear waters, or enjoy a beach activity, such as jet skiing, parasailing, or canoeing.

From Soufriere: Full-Day Sail & Zip Line Adventure

8. From Soufriere: Full-Day Sail & Zip Line Adventure

As you will find out from anyone in St. Lucia, the Creole words 'Tout Bagay' means everything. Need I say more? Your vacation would not be complete without sailing down the west coast of St. Lucia on a tour of Soufriere, home of the majestic pitons. Get a guided tour through Soufriere before heading to the historic Morne Coubaril Estate. It's not all about beauty, but also a bit of the history. See how the first inhabitants survived in thatched houses and how they produced cocoa and sugar cane for survival. For outdoor enthusiast and for those who love amazing views, you'll be able to go zip lining. Head out on St. Lucia's only tandem zip line with the piton in clear view to the south and Soufriere town to the north. Lunch will then be served. Sit down with nature and enjoy a Creole buffet lunch prepared using some of the provisions and vegetables produced on the estate and if you have a sweet tooth, there will also be desserts too. Return to the boat as you head back up the coast to your swim stop. Snorkeling is allowed and gear will be provided if you wish to be one with the underworld. However, the day would not be complete if you did not see Marigot Bay, St. Lucia's best hurricane haven and location to some of the world's best known movies. As the day winds down, the party wines up. Try a few dance moves to some of the Caribbean's latest songs before returning to the docks.

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What people are saying about Gros Islet Quarter

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

An excellent trip which we would thoroughly recommend

We booked this trip independently rather than through our cruise ship (P&O) as it was much cheaper. We also got much more time doing what we wanted! Having never booked independently before we were a little cautious but there was no need! We were collected on time from the port by very friendly staff who took us to centre for the experience. We had an excellent guide - Sheldon - who showed all the sights and let us have good fun on the Segways! We were then treated to some local fruits on a refreshment stop along way which really made the whole experience! Thoroughly recommend this to anyone!

An absolutely awesome experience.

We received very friendly professional tuition from Chad who was very knowledgeable about the island and extremely helpful This made the whole experience enjoyable and memorable and we have the wonderful photos he took of us. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who is thinking of vacationing in the Caribbean. Thank you so much.

Excellent, best thing we did on vacation

Facilities and staff were outstanding. Tour guide, Shanga Danga, took the time to show us the proper use of the Segway and then we went through amazing trails that overlooked beautiful sites. He was ful of information on the history of St. Lucia. Our whole familiy loved it, Segway's are amazing and so was our tour guide.

Segway are amazing!

Our tour guide were very friendly and kept us safe on the Segways. They were knowledgable and allowed to taste the fruit and juices from the island, that was my favorite part. I would recommend to everyone to give this a try!

We had a terrific time!

The Segway Tour and the guides were great. No problems whatsoever. Very enjoyable. St Lucia was beautiful!