The Botanical Gardens St Lucia

Expand your vacation with Covid-19 approved activities in St Lucia


A collage of people exploring the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens and a pink flower native to St Lucia

Exploring a tropical wonderland in the Botanical Gardens

Discover why this island is recognised as one of the best vacation destinations in the world. There’s now a wide array of Covid-19 approved activities in St Lucia, so visitors can make the most of their vacation during the pandemic. From high octane action to a gentler pace, there’s something for everyone.

We encourage Cosmos guests to consider what they’d like to experience before they leave home, in order to book ahead and ensure availability. During the pandemic there is higher demand so planning ahead reaps its rewards. Drawing on the experience of previous guests and our own knowledge of the island, we are happy to advise guests of suggested itineraries before they book directly. Read on for our recommended Covid-19 government approved activities in St Lucia.


Woman freediving in the sea in St Lucia

Dive into the big blue of the Caribbean Sea

All activities require a certified driver for transportation, unless transport is offered by the destination provider. If you require a Covid-19 certified private driver, we recommend Craig Joseph who is regularly booked by our guests (+1 (758) 719 1963 St Lucia, AST). Click through the links below for more information from the providers directly.

Half day activities

ATV adventure (2 hours) – climb aboard quad bikes for an action packed journey to Touraille Falls, through rainforest and the lush greenery of an old sugarcane estate road. Friendly guides share their local knowledge along the way.

Hike the Gros Piton trail (4 hours) – gain a breathtaking perspective as a local guide takes you to the top for a 360 degree view not only of the gorgeous waters of the Caribbean, but a vast area of the island itself.

Relax in the Botanical Gardens (2 hours) – retreat from the outside world into a tropical paradise featuring a exotic flora and fauna, a waterfall and the opportunity to bathe in hot mineral springs.

Mud bath and waterfall (4 hours) – dive into the detoxifying mud baths at Sulphur Springs, then head to the nearby Pitons Falls for a refreshing natural rainforest bath.


A group of people covered in mineral rich mud at Sulphur Springs St Lucia

Mud bathing fun at Sulphur Springs St Lucia

Full day activities

Sulphur Springs Land and Sea (8 hours) – a taste of all the local highlights in one day, featuring a mud bath, volcano tour, waterfall, Creole lunch, Piton view, boat and snorkel. Accommodation pick up and return included.

Mystic Man Ocean Adventures (4-8 hours) – fishing, sailing and cruising around Soufrière’s coves, snorkel some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean, look for dolphins and savour the sunset while on the water.


A collage of sailing boats big and small in St Lucia

Sailing away in St Lucia

Make your own adventure

Alternatively you can build your own adventure, choosing from the current list of Covid-19 approved activities in St Lucia. Check the Ministry of Tourism website to see more providers as they secure their Covid-19 certification (under the FAQ section, look for “Can I leave my Covid certified accommodation while I am in St Lucia?”). The below selection is chosen based on certification at the time of publication and location.

Activities around Soufrière, within 30 mins drive from Cosmos

Diamond Waterfalls & Botanical Gardens – Where tropical flora and fauna abound

Gros Piton Nature Trail – The definition of high adventure at 2,619 feet above sea level

Island ATV St. Lucia All Terrain Vehicle tours exploring off the beaten trails

Sulphur Springs Mud Baths – The world’s only drive in volcano

Action Adventure Divers – Based in Soufrière 

Mystic Man Boat Tours – Yacht and catamaran charter trips

Sugar Boat Charters – Private charters and water taxi

Cletus Abraham Water Taxi Tours – local speed boat rental 1(758)284 8615 (St Lucia, AST)

Experiences in St Lucia, 1-2 hours drive from Cosmos

Rainforest Adventures – Canopy zip line, aerial tram and nature trails

Lushan Country Life – A cultural journey into St Lucia’s history, food and traditions 

Sandy Hoofs St Lucia – Ride across hillsides, gallop on the beach and swim with your horse

Pigeon Island National Landmark – Cultural and historical monuments of West Indies history

Atlantic Shores Riding Stables – Horseback riding on the beach

Splash Island Water Park The Caribbean’s first open-water sports park


A spa therapist gives a foot massage to a woman lying on a massage table

At-home spa treatments at Cosmos St Lucia

And relaaaaaax at Cosmos

Intersperse these island adventures with time out kicking back and unwinding from the wider world. Cosmos St Lucia is a haven of relaxation and restoration, where guests can luxuriate in the sublime setting, cooling off in the refreshing pools, feasting on delicious food and indulging in spa treatments.

Whichever way you plan to spend your holiday, we hope this blog has been helpful to your planning.