Some of the most beautiful sites to be seen on the entire island of St. Lucia exist within the boundaries of Soufriere – and those that do not are within easy reach. Waterfalls, botanical gardens, and mountain tops are just a few of the natural wonders that await visitors who were wise enough to pack their most comfortable hiking shoes.
A great way to get out and see much of the island's natural side is to plan a hike to see one of the plentiful waterfalls. All of St. Lucia's waterfalls are known for their beauty and serene nature, but if you've only got time to see one you'll have to decide which one is best for you. Sault Falls, also known as Errand Falls and Dennery Falls in Soufriere are known for their deserted nature, while the Piton Falls are more popular but worth the trek because the waters are warm and great for soaking in. If getting in and experiencing the healing nature of local waters are important to you, Diamond Falls Mineral Baths and New Jerusalem Mineral Baths will be the spots for you. If you're the type that enjoys the hike as much as the waterfall, check out the and Enbas Saut Falls.
Do you want to enjoy more of your vacation outdoors? You can explore a range of different hiking trails and some nature preserves near Soufrière.
Sulphur Springs Park is a nature preserve located 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of central Soufrière. One of the island's most famous natural attractions, the sulfur springs draws in over 200 thousand visitors each year. This 46-hectare park boasts a combination of geological features including the Caribbean’s only “drive-in volcano”, world-class interpretation center and two hot water bathing pools.
Travelers looking to locate a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing sites like Pitons Management Area. Consisting of two lava domes, the Pitons Management area offers perfect views of Gros Piton and Petit Piton and is a great starting off point for exploration of the mountains and all of their volcanic features.
View this table for more information about your options.
|Hiking Trail||4.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Soufrière|
|Hiking Trail||3.4 mi. South of Central Soufrière|
|Pitons Management Area||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||3.4 mi. South of Central Soufrière|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Soufrière|
|Sulphur Springs Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Soufrière|
|Hiking Trail||Bois D`Inde Francion, 3.5 mi. South of Central Soufrière|
Even though most travelers come for the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Soufrière and nearby areas some great choices, including 7 waterfalls.
You might enjoy a visit to Diamond Falls, which is located within eastern Soufrière. Diamond Fall is just five minutes from the Soufriere town square.
An additional option is Tanzanite Heights Waterfall. It is found 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of central Soufrière. A trail that leads directly to Tanzanite Heights can be found just southwest of Soufriere.
The chart below summarizes more information on the waterfalls.
|Diamond Falls||Waterfall||1.0 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Soufriere|
|Enbas Saut Falls||Waterfall||3.0 mi. East of Central Soufrière|
|La Tille Waterfall||Waterfall||10.2 mi. East of Central Soufrière|
|Piton Falls||Waterfall||1.4 mi. South of Central Soufrière|
|Waterfall||5.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Soufrière|
|Tanzanite Heights Waterfall||Waterfall||1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Soufrière|
|Toraille Waterfalls||Waterfall||1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Soufrière|
Visitors can enjoy the local park nearby.
|Park||Downtown Vieux Fort, 11.1 mi. Southeast of Central Soufrière||Saint Lucia|
If the thought of seeing and experiencing a tropical plantation captures your imagination, you really should consider visiting Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. Originally opened over 250 years ago, this property is one of the oldest still working plantations on the island. With accommodations, a restaurant, and a wedding venue, this place has it all.
|Fond Doux Holiday Plantation||Plantation||Fond Doux, 2.9 mi. South of Central Soufrière||Saint Lucia|
Another idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Soufrière can be seen in the table below.
|Diamond Falls Mineral Baths||Mineral Bath||0.9 mi. East of Downtown Soufriere|
|Bay||0.3 mi. West of Downtown Soufriere|
Luckily, Soufrière has other attractions. Click this link to read our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Soufrière.
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