Diamond Falls Mineral Baths

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Often described as one of the "Natural Wonders of St. Lucia," Diamond Falls Mineral Baths consists not only of a waterfall and a series of mineral baths, but a botanical garden as well. This natural attractions is set on one of the oldest and well-preserved plantation estates on St. Lucia, which has been transformed from an agricultural producer to a popular tourist attraction.

The mineral baths have been enclosed in a modern looking concrete pool, so do not expect a natural feel. However, the light colors and amenities make the pools very relaxing.

Explore six acres of gardens, waterfalls, and springs at Diamond Falls. The gardens are filled with bright blossoms, including ixora, hibiscus, and heliconia, making it a flourishing tropical paradise. After you tour the gardens, it is time to embark and a nature hike. The trail takes guests from the gardens and through the rainforest where numerous species of birds can be seen swooping in and out of the red cedar and mahogany trees. The trail ends when you arrive at the property's ruins, which includes the 1765 built Old Mill and Waterwheel.

After the intense hike, cool off and relax in the Diamond Falls Mineral pools. The water is rich in minerals that can help cleanse and rejuvenate your skin, essentially acting like a natural spa. The waters have such healing properties due to the natural minerals found in the area including quartz, gypsum, kaolinite, geotite, pyrite, and alunite.

Diamond Falls Mineral Baths

Location

Located on the western outskirts of Cresslands, in the same vicinity as downtown Soufriere, Diamond Falls Mineral Baths welcomes guests rooming in this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Regardless of whether or not you are staying nearby, you should consider stopping by to check out the sights. If you're curious, Soufrière is to the west-northwest.

Diamond Falls is located just five minutes from the town center of Soufriere. From the green and white store front at Town Square, turn left and continue passed the Catholic Church and head out of town. After passing the Soufriere Estate gates, turn right and follow the signs to the parking lot outside of Diamond Falls.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is eating a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this mineral bath. Fedo's, which serves Caribbean food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The Beacon and Morne Coubaril Estate are some more dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction where guests can give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the St. Lucia scene.

Nearby Attractions

There are other places of interest in the area, including Diamond Falls, which is within driving range in Cresslands. Furthermore, you can think about heading over to Tanzanite Heights Waterfall, which is another attraction not far away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Diamond Falls Mineral Baths
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Diamond Falls GeoFeature -- -- Cresslands
Tanzanite Heights Waterfall GeoFeature -- -- 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Soufrière
Morne Coubaril Estate Other Attraction -- -- 0.6 mi. South of Soufrière
St. Lucia Zip Lining Other Attraction -- -- 0.6 mi. South of Soufrière
Sulphur Springs Park Other Attraction -- -- 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Soufrière
Toraille Waterfalls GeoFeature -- -- 1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Soufrière
Piton Falls GeoFeature -- -- 1.4 mi. South of Soufrière
Soufriere Marine Management Area Other Attraction -- -- 1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Soufrière

More Information

Hours

The Diamond Falls Park is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Cost

Entry into Diamond Falls is $8(USD) for adults and $4(USD) for children. An additional $5(USD) is charged to guests who want to take a dip into the public baths, and $8(USD) for those who want to try a private bath.

Location: Soufrière, Saint Lucia

Phone

(758) 459-7155

Website

http://diamondstlucia.com/

Email

soufestate@candw.lc

 

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