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


Sulphur Springs Park lies on the island of Saint Lucia, 1.3 miles southeast of downtown Soufriere; it is one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the 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

If you've worked up an appetite during your visit to the wildlife reserve, don't worry -- you'll find numerous choices of dining possibilities in the general vicinity. The closest eatery to Sulphur Springs Park is Boucan, which serves International meals. It is just around a half mile away from Sulphur Springs Park, so grab a table and dig in! Also nearby, you will find options including Dasheene Restaurant and Bar and Martha's Tables where you might try out Creole food and enjoy the local foods and culture of St. Lucia.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, should check out Soufriere Marine Management Area and Pitons Management Area; the first is 2.0 miles away from this page's attraction. You'll find at least one or two other attractions nearby, including Tanzanite Heights Waterfall, which is within driving distance near Soufrière. You might want to also consider making the trip to Diamond Falls, which is another attraction in the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

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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