Beautiful island. The lower rating is more due to our experience, rather than the actual island. Most sites are quite a distance---really too far due to the infrastructure to drive, so you really need to take a boat. We booked with a group in the port shops called "Pursuit boat tours". NOT a good experience. All near Soufriere---We went to a volcano with active sulphur springs (for about 2 mins), then to a really crowded and very small waterfall---we live in Oregon and have much grander waterfalls, so this was pretty lame to us. We were on the trip because we wanted to visit the Twin Pitons and snorkel. We were promised both, but got neither. They spent a good deal of time convincing us that we would go to a spot right between the two Pitons, but never did. There were issues with where they were to take us to the beach and snorkeling and the back up didn't work out either, and the second back up wasn't suitable for snorkeling. Then they were an hour late picking us up----the group of 30 waited on the pier for them to pick us up to go back to the ship for a solid hour. We saw one of the crew of 3 off in the edge of the forest smoking pot during our stop at the beach---lovely. We were supposed to be back to the ship with an hour and a half left to walk around town and do a bit of shopping-----we got back 25 mins before the ship left. Yikes. Our recommendation-----don't book with Pursuit boat tours in St. Lucia.