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Insider Travel Guide to St. Lucia

Published March 2012 on Concierge.com

Like other honeymoon destinations, the default mode on St. Lucia is “liming” (relaxing). While it’s tempting to spend all your time squirreled away in your resort sipping a rum cocktail, enjoying the turquoise view, and working on your tan, there are endless spoils for those prepared to explore the island. Those Piton mountains were meant to be climbed. Up north, the Castries market is a lively experience, while down south in the former French port of Soufrière you’ll get a taste of Caribbean–Creole culture. Want a real down-to-earth spa treatment? Try mud-bathing in the steamy Sulfur Springs that were once in the interior’s largest volcano. Or you can immerse yourself in St. Lucia colonial history by hiking up the hills of Pigeon Island to explore the ruins of an 18th-century British naval fort…