Sao Miguel Island

Discover the BEAUTY of Sao Miguel Island! A Magical Island.

Sao Miguel Island is like entering a fairy tale book.

There is beauty all around you...

GETTING AROUND

Several ways to get around:

  • Taxi
  • Private drivers/taxi
  • Water Taxi
  • Mini Bus
  • Walking
  • Uber-Like companies:  Allez (use app)
  • Renting a car

NOTE: Driving is on the LEFT side and cars come with the wheel both on the left and right side so keep that in mind when renting a car. Also roads are not very smooth in many places and a 4 wheel drive might be a better choice or at least a car that sits higher.

From South Airport (Vieux Fort) to Soufrierre costs vary between $65-$100 depending on who you book with. Service is pretty much the same, just different prices.

Saint Lucia - Torraille Waterfall
Saint Lucia - Pitons

WHICH SIDE OF THE ISLAND TO STAY

There are obviously the North, East, South and West side of the island.

You can get around the entire island in a few hours, though traffic will make it longer.

Castries is in the north, now the capital of Saint Lucia.

Many cruise ships arrive here. Lots more traffic here. Its a good 1.5 hours to Soufriere however which is in the West and has many of the very well-known spots to visit.

PLACES TO VISIT

WEST SIDE – Soufriere

  • Volcano, Sulphur Springs and Mud Baths
  • Botanical Garden, Mineral Springs and Diamond Falls
  • Tet Paul Nature Trail – Stairway to Heaven
  • Gros Piton Hike
  • Piton Waterfalls and Spring Baths
  • Petit Piton Hike
  • Torraille Waterfaill
  • Soufriere Market
  • Hummingbird Beach
  • Superman Falls
  • Snorkeling – Anse Chastenet, Sugar Beach, Pinnacles, Coral Gardens
  • Marigot Bay – on the way between Soufriere and Castries

NORTH SIDE – Castries

  • Pigeon Island – hike to Signal Hill (little harder), Fort Rodney
  • Snorkeling – Pigeon Island edge (beach)
  • Night life
  • Central Market
  • Cruise ship docking
  • Anse La Raye
  • Canaries

EAST SIDE – Dennery

  • Edmund 
  • Rainforest Hike, Bike, Zipline
  • Enbas Waterfall

RELAX. BREATHE. ENJOY.

SOME THINGS TO KNOW:

* Depending on what you are interested in, its probably best to get your accomodations in that area rather than doing the drive daily and wasting a lot of time. Roads vary in many ways, there are pot holes (meaning slow driving), many curves, traffic, narrow roads. Take all that into consideration.

  • When tour companies give prices, sometimes the entrance fees are not included. Be sure to check on all entrance fees
  • If you have a private driver and guide and you are together all day, inviting them to lunch would be courteous and an expense to take into consideration
  • Tips are highly appreciated. Even when people help you with small things like answering a question, some of them expect a tip

HIKING

  • Tet Paul Trail
  • Gros Piton
  • Petit Piton
  •  Dennery Rainforest
  • Pigeon Island – Signal Hill & Fort Rodney

Snorkeling

  • Anse Chastanet
  • Sugar Beach
  • Piton Wall
  • Smugglers Cove
  • Marigot Bay
  • Coral Gardens
  • Malgretoute Beach
  • Pigeon Island
  • Smugglers Cove

Relaxing

  • Anse Mamin Beach 
  • Hummingbird Beach
  • Sugar Beach
  • Anse Chastanet Beach
  • New Jerusalem Mineral  Baths
  • Botanical Gardens Mineral Baths
  • Volcano Mud Baths

Saint Lucia Photo Gallery

possible itinerary

DAY 1

    • Drive to northern most part of the island from Soufreire to Capa with stunning views
    • Hike Pigeon Island – Hike to the top of both Rodney and Signal Hill
    • Stop at Castries Market
    • Stop at Marigot Bay
    • Get the best Cassava bread ever on the road (the only place that has it)

DAY 2

  • Hike Tet Paul Trail to the top. Stunning views of Gros and Petit Piton
  • Volcano Mud Bath and Sulphur Springs. You can do a brief walking tour of the volcano before entering the baths.
  • Piton Falls – a short walk down to the falls and hot springs. The waterfall water is actually very warm. A hidden gem where locals go. Sit in the hot springs and relax.
  • Botanical Garden. Walk throughout the garden. Get an extra ticket to enter the Hot Springs at the Garden surrounded by beautiful foliage. Walk to Diamond Falls.
  • Torraille Falls – you can go under the falls here as well.

DAY 3

  • Take a Water Taxi over to Anse Castanet  Beach OR walk (30min) up a steep hill to the resort/beach. Stay at the beach or go snorkeling with a designated area with reef.
  • Walk over to Mamu Beach (15 min) to white sandy beaches, quiet, much less crowded area. Eat delicious food at the restaurant right on the beach.

DAY 4

  • Snorkeling Day. Take a private water taxi to a number of great snorkeling areas such as Sugar Beach, Anse Chastanet, Piton Wall, Bat Caves, Coral Gardens. They can wait for you while you snorkel. Return back to Hummingbird Beach.
  • Walk through the town of Soufriere and see the goats on the side of the streets, the homes and locals.

DAY 5

  • Take a tour to the Dennery Rainforest. Guided tour takes you to the Waterfall at the end that you can swim in. 
  • Go Zip-Lining on 12 different lines through the rainforest trees.

DAY 6

  • Visit the Volcano Mud baths early in the morning. Much less crowds and spend as much time as you want. This is when more locals come.

DAY 7

  • Return back home

NOTE FROM RITA: From my own personal experience, these (see below) are people/companies that I found to be very helpful. Use WhatsApp to contact them.

DRIVERS:

  • Uber Saint Lucia – 758.730.0125
  • Saquan – 785.520.9974
  • Al – 758.732.0373

HIKING GUIDES:

  • Stephen (Gros and Petit Piton):  758.728.2821

SNORKELING/WATER TAXI:

  • Byron: 758.725.8932

ZIP-LINING:

  • Adventure Saint Lucia

I  hope that you enjoyed this information and you take a trip to Saint Lucia. Remember that Good Health is the foundation of your life. Nothing is possible or enjoyable when your health is suffering. I am available for Tele-Health consulting to help you improve your health

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