Tucked between Barbados and Martinique, the eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia offers a heavenly blend of pristine beaches, luxury accommodation and breathtaking volcanic landscapes. It's hardly surprising that this ridiculously romantic little island is a favourite for honeymooners.

You might think that this lover's bolthole has little to interest children, but when you find out it's home to an inflatable water park, a giant natural mud bath and some of the tastiest chocolate on the planet, you might think again.

11/11 Diamond Botanical Gardens, Soufriere

Enjoy the beauty and the warmth of the tropics and take a walk through Diamond Botanical Gardens. Steeped in history, the gardens are the oldest in St Lucia and boast a diverse range of beautiful flowers and plants. The easy terrain makes the Botanical Gardens a relaxing and child-friendly day out. After strolling through the gardens you'll come to the stunning, 17m high Diamond Waterfall. The water has a unique pigment due to the mixture of rainwater and sulphur springs. On scorching hot days, the Botanical Gardens are the perfect place to relish in St Lucia’s natural beauty and shelter from the sun.

Price: Adults £5.40; children £2.70

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