Kids show off their favorite Saint Lucia adventures the whole family will love!
One of the many things to love about Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa is its location not only just 5 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport, but ideally situated to experience Saint Lucia’s most memorable attractions from the majestic Pitons and rainforest to working plantations and underwater adventure. And while we receive a lot of recognition for our free CocoLand Kidz Klub and activities, our young guests also love an adventure, so here are a few of their favorite recommendations courtesy of 6 year old Noemi(Nono) and 10 year old Kyle.
What is absolutely the most fun adventure you’ve had in Saint Lucia?
Kyle: Definitely the zipline, you fly between all the platforms. Kinda like a bird.
Nono: Me too! It was high up and I got to go over water.
Is there anything more exciting than the thrill of flying? Yes, the joy of children as they get that ‘up in the air with the birds’ feeling. Youngsters ages 6 and up get that thrill on the 12-line Rainforest Zipline Adventure taking them on a flight as high as 150 feet through the rainforest canopy.
You’ve both been to Soufrière to see the volcano and the Toraille Waterfall what will other kids like about them?
Nono: The waterfall is very pretty, and it was so cool and loud with the water splashing down. You can even swim underneath it.
Kyle: I got to walk around the volcano, there’s smoke that comes from the crater. It’s a bit stinky, our guide told us it was the smell of sulfur when you drive up. I don’t know if you can see that anywhere else. I also liked playing in the mud bath and getting the mud all over me and my sister.
A bubbling, stinky cauldrun! Otherwise known as the world’s only drive-in volcano, is a real crowd pleaser especially for young guests ages 4 and up. On the Soufrière Delight a walk through this geothermal wonder brings adventurers just steps from plumes of steam rising from vents and bubbling pools. Saint Lucia is also famous for its many waterfalls and there’s nothing better than cooling off after seeing a volcano than by splashing around under the cascading waters of the Toraille Waterfall.
All the water babies ages 2 and up can’t get enough of the stunning scenery in and out of the Caribbean Sea on the Piton Sail & Snorkel adventure, the perfect family picture moment. First you become seafarers (maybe even pirates!) sailing up the coast on a catamaran where you’ll be treated to seeing the iconic Piton Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from offshore. Then it’s time to jump into the crystal blue water to snorkel a reef teeming with colorful tropical fish.
For our intrepid young explorers ages 2 and up who want to do it all and then some the All-Inclusive Catamaran Land & Sea Adventure combines a catamaran sail to the Pitons with a tour of the Drive-In Volcano OR, (are you ready?) a soak in a mud bath. Now honestly, who doesn’t want an excuse to play in the mud followed by a dip in the Toraille Waterfall.
Where’s the best place to see the wildlife here?
Kyle: There are lots of birds in the rainforest, the hummingbirds are fun to watch they hover like helicopters and their feathers almost glow.
Nono: We took a boat to the Maria Islands and I saw a blue lizard there; they have snakes too. We walked to the top of the hill and you could see everywhere plus we got to swim at the beach.
While they’re making sandcastles on the beach our young guests can’t help but spot the islands that create our beautiful signature view, the Maria Islands Nature Reserve. Those ages 4 and up who are “curiouser and curiouser” can now see Maria Major, Saint Lucia’s most protected island, up close on the Maria Island Nature Reserve / Hiking & Beach Experience. After a short boat ride you land on the island’s white sand beach and then head off on a hike to explore the home of over 80 plant species, resident and migratory birds, and five endemic nonvenomous reptiles including the world’s rarest snake, the Kouwés or Saint Lucia racer. Of course, you can’t experience a beautiful beach without going swimming, the perfect way for adventurers to chill.
Guests ages 4 and up love taking a walk on the wild side on the Des Cartier Rainforest Nature Walk. A variety of endemic wildlife make their home in lush greenery and hidden in trees that soar to heights over 120 feet. For budding birders this trail is considered one of the island’s best birding sites where trekkers may see the Saint Lucia Peewee, Saint Lucia Oriole and the rare Saint Lucia Parrot, the country’s national bird.
What other activities did you enjoy on your vacation?
Nono: I liked feeding the animals at the Coco Corral. They have ducks and donkeys and goats. You can see them every day.
Kyle: I liked the tour with the horses; we got to ride them on the beach and by cliffs near the resort. I also got to see baby turtles released to go into the ocean. I’ve never seen that before.
Youngsters ages 6 and up can participate in nearby horseback riding tours and from March through November (turtle nesting season on Coconut Bay’s beach) some lucky guests can witness the release of baby turtles that hatch on our beach.
There are also some other favorites of our young adventurers that are part of the Premium All-Inclusive stay at Coconut Bay like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding along our one mile of beach. And when they’re not playing in the mud, chasing pirates or being an equestrian, our young adventurers give their seal of approval to many trips through the Coconut Cannon water slide, around the Lazy River in our CocoLand Waterpark, feeding the rescued donkeys at the Coco Corral or taking photos with our resort mascots Coco and Loco.