I took a private excursion to Buck Island and this was one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Very unspoiled and raw. Great snorkeling and a wonderful barbeque on the beach. We sailed to three different locations before returning back to port
I love that you can simply walk into town and there's a fabulous stretch of beach right at your footsteps. Even with 5 or 6 ships in port, I found a relaxing, shaded beach chair and had a great day at the beach. Lots of restaurants along the boardwalk and I had wonderful mahi mahi and heineken for lunch.
I took the ship excursion on the Excellence catamaran and loved this! It's about the 4th or 5th time I've taken this excursion which sails around the entire island with a 2 1/2 hour stop at a private island for lots of swimming, snorkeling, sunning and a great BBQ lunch.
St Lucia is my least favorite island because of the hustle and bustle. I took a taxi straight to Pigeon Island, which is a park area with a nice little beach. Not as beautiful as Rodney Bay beach, but much quieter. I loved it - a great day in the sun and sand.