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

Location

Sulphur Springs Park lies on the island of Saint Lucia, 1.3 miles southeast of downtown Soufriere; it is 1.3 miles 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

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Sulphur Springs Park. Boucan, which serves International fare, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. The eatery is a slight ways off, but distant enough that you may want to make plans for using a viable mode of transportation to travel there. Dasheene Restaurant and Bar and Martha's Tables are a couple other dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At Martha's Tables you should sample Creole cuisine and experience the culture of St. Lucia.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, should consider Soufriere Marine Management Area and Pitons Management Area; the first is two miles to the west of this wildlife reservation. You'll find other activities in the area, including Tanzanite Heights Waterfall, which is within traveling range near Soufrière. Also, you might think about visiting Diamond Falls, which is another attraction nearby.

If a visit to the Sulphur Springs Park isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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

More Information

Location: Tet Paul Nature Trail, Saint Lucia

Phone

(758) 459-7686

(758) 459-5726

Website

http://soufrierefoundation.org/sulphur-springs/about-us

Email

soufrierefoundation@gmail.com

 

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