The whole point of taking a gap year is to explore somewhere new and exciting! The Caribbean is one of the most gorgeous areas of the world! It has stunning white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue seas and a host of activities and trips to try. From swimming with turtles or trying to spot dolphins, to mad baths, beach parties and rum tours there is something for everyone. We will use our local knowledge and connections to help organise trips for you during your placements.

Below we look at some of the most popular excursions St Lucia has to offer.

1.Rain Forest Adventures Aerial Tram

Eight-seater gondolas glide up and down a mountainside over the rainforest canopy, past giant ficus trees, dazzling heliconias and hummingbirds. Far below, a river gushes through a ravine, there are distant sea views, and you're accompanied by an informative guide. If the ride sounds too sedate, you can also go zip-lining down the mountainside.

2. Sulphur Springs

Located near the beautiful old town of Soufrière the sulphur springs are formed by a stream running through an active volcano. The heat from the volcano heats up the water while the sulphur turns the water black. If local legend is to be believed if someone baths in the water they will live forever!

3. Rum Tours

The Caribbean is famous for many things such as its incredible beaches, laid back culture, and of course rum! You haven't tried rum until you have tried real Caribbean rum. Take a tour of the many factory on the island. A tour of the distillery and informational video are followed by an 'all you can taste' rum session. You are free to try all of the rums that they produce (over 20) as many times are you like.

4. Morne Coubaril Estate zip-lining

This is the newest of several zip-lining options on St Lucia. Harnessed to cables you whiz between platforms high up in trees on an old plantation estate. If you're able to keep your eyes open, the views of Soufrière and the mountains are impressive.

5. Boat cruises

We can help arrange boat cruises and parties during your stay on the island. These are always a great day out with stops to swim, as well as plenty of food, music and rum!

6. Climb the Pitons

The Pitons are one of St Lucia's most famous land marks (and the name of the islands best local beer). They are two mountains located to the south of the island, and offer breath taking views from their summit.

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