Curious little ones will love exploring the ocean from the safety of a Zayak Sea Sled at Royalton St. Lucia. Each sled features clear bottom panels so young swimmers can peek at creatures without having to go underwater.
Adventurers can opt for complimentary snorkeling or scuba excursions through groups like Nexus Tours when staying at Royalton St. Lucia. First timers can take a free diving lesson pre-outing to get comfortable with the gear. Once below the ocean’s surface, they’ll spot sea urchins, crabs, barred fish, and other schools of ocean critters.
Budding sailors can take to the open seas with their choice of kayak or paddle boat for an exploratory adventure. More experienced sailors may even take advantage of the onside Hobie boats.
Try Local Treats
There’s more to Caribbean cuisine than you think. Kids will love taste testing these nutrient-rich foods. Look for them when you head off to breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The breadfruit, a firm vegetable, will remind kids of an American staple, the potato, except it packs a protein punch and is rich in vitamin C.
Green Figs (the local name for unripened bananas) are one of Saint Lucia’s largest exports. Unlike their ripened counterparts, they are rich in probiotics and contain less sugar.
One of the most popular catches in Saint Lucia, the red snapper is a white fish that’s rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Learn Like a Local
Kids of all ages can get to know the island better by immersing themselves in the vibrant culture with any number of available activities.
At Royalton St. Lucia, complimentary classes are offered to kids at the Clubhouse Kids Club and Hangout Teens Club.
Youngsters get the chance to hear local music and even play steel drums in the island music workshops.
Saint Lucia was owned by both the British and the French, so residents speak a distinct French Creole. Your littles can pick up a few basic phrases during a fun language lesson.
Pint-sized vacationers can even play chef in different smoothie and cooking workshops while they enjoy treats native to the island.
Luxuriate the Eco-Friendly Way
The entire family, or just the adults in the crew, can enjoy a slice of paradise–the natural way.
If you want a spa experience for the whole family, head to Sulphur Springs, the world’s only drive-through volcano. With soothing mud baths, kids will have a ball getting as dirty as they want, but mom and dad will love the restorative skin benefits. Locals say the mud detoxifies the body and helps heal sunburns and eczema. Post mud bath, everyone can hop into a natural waterfall to rinse off and splash around.
Parents can also check out the Royal Spa at Royalton St. Lucia, which features a menu of options including detoxifying treatments, massages, and even a body scrub from the sustainably produced brand, Babor.
To learn more about Royalton St. Lucia and their commitment to sustainable travel, visit royaltonresorts.com/royalton-saint-lucia.
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