Natural Attractions in Soufrière

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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 Edmund Rainforest Trail and Enbas Saut Falls

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Sulphur Springs Park

Do you hope to enjoy more of your vacation outdoors? You can choose from quite a few hiking trails and some nature preserves nearby.

Sulphur Springs Park is a nature preserve located 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of central Soufrière. Sulphur Springs Park is about 2.0 kilometers southeast of Soufriere and 42 kilometers from the capital city of Castries.

Adventurers hoping to find a another great natural attraction should consider visiting places 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 the table just below if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Soufrière
Name Type Location
Edmund Rainforest Trail Hiking Trail 4.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Soufrière
Gros Pitons Hiking Trail Hiking Trail 3.4 mi. South of Central Soufrière
Pitons Management Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.4 mi. South of Central Soufrière
Soufriere Marine Management Area 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
Tet Paul Nature Trail Hiking Trail Bois D`Inde Francion, 3.5 mi. South of Central Soufrière

Waterfalls

Diamond Falls

Even though most vacationers have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Soufrière and nearby areas multiple options, including 7 waterfalls.

You should consider visiting Diamond Falls, which is located in eastern Soufrière. Diamond Falls offers several mineral baths are said to help rejuvenate your skin. Whether or not it actually does, the cool waters are perfectly inviting to escape the heat on one of the hot Caribbean days.

A second option to consider is Tanzanite Heights Waterfall. It is located 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of central Soufrière. A trail that leads directly to Tanzanite Heights can be found just southwest of Soufriere.

The following table offers a few details regarding waterfalls.

Waterfalls In and Around Soufrière
Name Type Location
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
River Rock Waterfall 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

Parks

Guests can experience a park nearby.

Parks Near Soufrière
Name Type Location Island
Independence Square Park Downtown Vieux Fort, 11.1 mi. Southeast of Central Soufrière Saint Lucia

Plantations

If the idea of experiencing life on a tropical plantation captures your imagination, you should visit 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.

Plantations Near Soufrière
Name Type Location Island
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation Plantation Fond Doux, 2.9 mi. South of Central Soufrière Saint Lucia

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Other options like these in Soufrière are displayed down below.

Land Formations In Soufrière
Name Type Location
Diamond Falls Mineral Baths Mineral Bath 0.9 mi. East of Downtown Soufriere
Soufrière Bay Bay 0.3 mi. West of Downtown Soufriere

If you are seeking a wider variety of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can think about other locations. For more details about other attractions, read this article.

 

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