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

Diamond Falls Mineral Baths is located in Cresslands, a neighborhood close to downtown Soufriere; it's a half mile (a kilometer) to the east-southeast of Soufrière.

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

If you develop an appetite during your visit to the mineral bath, don't worry -- you'll discover an impressive array of food and drink providers in the general vicinity. Marie's Local Cuisine, which serves Caribbean meals, is also the closest restaurant to the mineral bath. The restaurant is a brief ways away, but distant enough that you might want to make plans for having a viable type of transportation to visit there. Also close-by, you and your companions will come across options such as Fedo's and The Beacon so hopefully, at least one of these nearby dining establishments will placate the entire gang.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find at least one or two other activities in the area, including Diamond Falls, which is less than a hundred yards away Cresslands. Also, you might consider heading over to Morne Coubaril Estate, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

Attractions Near Diamond Falls Mineral Baths
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Diamond Falls GeoFeature 0.0 mi. (1.0 km) N Cresslands
Morne Coubaril Estate Other Attraction 0.7 mi. (1.0 km) SW 0.6 mi. South of Soufrière
St. Lucia Zip Lining Other Attraction 0.7 mi. (1.0 km) SW 0.6 mi. South of Soufrière
Tanzanite Heights Waterfall GeoFeature 0.9 mi. (2.1 km) S 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Soufrière
Sulphur Springs Park Other Attraction 0.9 mi. (2.1 km) S 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Soufrière
Toraille Waterfalls GeoFeature 1.0 mi. (2.6 km) E 1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Soufrière
Piton Falls GeoFeature 1.3 mi. (2.2 km) SW 1.4 mi. South of Soufrière
Soufriere Marine Management Area Other Attraction 1.9 mi. (2.4 km) W 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

Adults entry into Diamond Falls costs $7, while child admission costs half the price. An additional $7 will get you a private bath or $6 for a public bath. All prices are in USD.

Location: Soufrière, Saint Lucia

Phone

(758) 459-7155

Website

http://diamondstlucia.com/

Email

soufestate@candw.lc

 

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