Sulphur Springs Park

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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.

A visit to Sulphur Springs Park is incomplete without a sightseeing tour and a bath in one of its hot, therapeutic mineral pools. A typical tour of this property, before taking a dip, will last approximately 30 minutes.

The main area of the park is made up of multiple hot springs and steam vents. As you venture through the park you shall be walking on magma no more than four kilometers beneath your feet. This magma gave rise to the hills and mountains which define Soufriere. Today, Sulphur Springs is the only area on St. Lucia with recognized volcanic activity thus befitting its title of the heartbeat of St. Lucia.

Situated within the park are two magical pools. The first is a small, clear water pool where one could have a relaxing and invigorating bath and the second a dark-colored mineral rich pool. In November of 2009 both pools featured prominently in the hit ABC reality series, the Bachelor.

Sulphur Springs Park


Located on the island of Saint Lucia, 1.3 miles southeast of downtown Soufriere, Sulphur Springs Park invites residents and tourists lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to enjoy a great time. It's 1.3 miles south-southeast of Soufrière.

Sulphur Springs Park is about 2.0 kilometers southeast of Soufriere and 42 kilometers from the capital city of Castries.

Nearby Restaurants

You need not go hungry after spending time at this wildlife reserve; you'll find a wide variety of food and beverage places in this area. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Sulphur Springs Park is Boucan, which has a menu full of International dishes. Boucan is a short ways away, but distant enough that you might want to make arrangements for taking advantage of a means of transport to get there. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will come across options such as Dasheene Restaurant and Bar and Martha's Tables where you and your group will be able to try out Creole cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of St. Lucia.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who enjoy nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, should consider Soufriere Marine Management Area and Pitons Management Area; the first and closest of which is two miles to the west of Sulphur Springs Park. Other nearby attractions include Tanzanite Heights Waterfall, which is within driving distance near Soufrière. Also, you might consider checking out Diamond Falls, which is another attraction close by.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Sulphur Springs Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Tanzanite Heights Waterfall GeoFeature 0.1 mi. (2.1 km) NW 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Soufrière
Diamond Falls GeoFeature 0.8 mi. (1.4 km) N Cresslands
Diamond Falls Mineral Baths GeoFeature -- -- Cresslands
Morne Coubaril Estate Other Attraction 0.8 mi. (1.0 km) NW 0.6 mi. South of Soufrière
St. Lucia Zip Lining Other Attraction 0.8 mi. (1.0 km) NW 0.6 mi. South of Soufrière
Piton Falls GeoFeature 0.9 mi. (2.2 km) W 1.4 mi. South of Soufrière
Toraille Waterfalls GeoFeature 1.1 mi. (2.6 km) NE 1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Soufrière
New Jerusalem Mineral Baths GeoFeature -- -- 1.7 mi. East of Soufrière

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