The last excursion we did was a fun one. We went zip-lining! Neither of us had ever done it before, so we were both excited. The place we went to do it at was small, which was perfect for beginners like us! It was on a plantation (the Morne Cobaril Estate in Soufriere) and the the zip-line course went into the forest on the grounds.
I’m kind of scared of heights, so was a little terrifying at first, but I got the hang of it. For some reason I kept getting stuck out in the middle of the line and would then have to pull myself to the other end! Apparently I was gripping too tightly! Eventually I could make it all the way across! Our guides kept showing us all of these fancy ways to zip across. Mr. Beanstalk rather enjoyed flying in the trees with no hands. I, however, stuck with the simple two-handed method.
It was just Mr. B and me, with two guides, who were super nice and obliged us with tons of action photos (and video)! The setting was beautiful. We could see the ocean, the town of Soufriere, and the Pitons!
A short little video one of our awesome guides took for us:
*The fun starts at 29 seconds.
This was a good course for beginners. I liked how we were not deep in the jungles while zip-lining, and that the lines were not terribly long either…it was perfect for a first-timer like me! Apparently on the other side of the island there is another zip-line course that is more difficult and a bit longer (so if you’ve zipped before and are visiting St. Lucia, you may want to check out that course).
View of the the town of Soufriere from our zip-line course
The plantation grounds
When we were done flying through the trees, we went back to our hotel, which was only a 10-minute car ride, and headed to the Rain Forest Spa!
Photo via Sugar Beach
Words cannot even begin to describe what an amazing spa this is. It is like straight out of a Disney movie (Swiss Family Robinson, anyone?). All of the treatment rooms are built in the trees, right in the rain forest on the hotel grounds. We booked the Renaissance Romance package, which included a couples massage, lunch, and a dip in a private pool.
This is exactly what our room looked like. In the back you can see the rock plunge pool. / Image via Visual Itineraries
We did the spa on the second to last day of our stay, and if we had done it earlier, I know we would have gone back again and again!
Once we were done with the spa, we decided to take the Rain Forest Trail, which is located right next to the spa entrance. The trail is basically a short hike through the rain forest. It takes about 10 minutes, and you end up down by the pool.
I would recommend zip-lining if you visit St. Lucia. It’s a fun activity surrounded by beautiful scenery. Also, if you have the chance to visit the Rain Forest Spa, you will not be disappointed! Apparently Oprah frequents it when she is on the island, so who knows, you might even spot her! But do make appointments early on, as they do book up fast!
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