Probably the most obvious thing to do when on vacation to any Caribbean island, water sports come in almost every form imaginable here. This is what's so great about choosing St Lucia for an active break - the sheer wealth of things on offer means you're pretty much guaranteed to find something to suit everyone in your party.
Head to Cas en Bas, a beach on the northeast coast, meanwhile, and you can have a go at kite surfing. If, however, you're just keen on a tranquil swim, there are plenty of options for this too. Reduit Beach is perhaps the most popular on the island and it's a safe bet if you want to enjoy a dip, but the West coast in general is good for swimming.
Since the island's interior is home to rainforest, it's perhaps no surprise that there's scope for a little adventure. Well, a lot of adventure. Among the best places to really get your adrenaline pumping is Treetop Adventure Park. As you might have guessed from the name, you can zip-line through rainforest canopies here - probably one of the most exciting experiences you'll have all holiday.
Yet, that's not the only thing you can do. If you'd rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, go cycling or hiking instead. These are great ways to get closer to the local wildlife plus the weird and wonderful plants. If you fancy doing one of these along with zip-lining, you can pick a tour that offers a little bit of everything.
One of the top places to walk is near the Pitons, which are huge mountains that form the island's backdrop and look as if they're rising directly out of the water. While these are visible from pretty much anywhere you go, it's well worth taking a closer look so you can really appreciate their size.
Nearby is the Diamond Botanical Gardens, where you'll find the amazing colour-changing Diamond Waterfall. Yes, you read correctly - the cascades here shift hues throughout the day, something that occurs thanks to the sulphur in the water.
Everything from banana boat rides to kayaking is available, so remember that you don't always have to stray far from your accommodation to do something exciting. Wish you were here.