Top-Rated Attraction Sights In St.Lucia
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1. Soufriere Volcano- Sulphur Springs
Soufriere Volcano in St. Lucia is considered as the only “drive-in” volcano in the world! As you arrive in the town of Soufriere you are actually inside the volcano and the going to the Sulphur Springs park is the remnants of the Collapsed Volcano. Now a major tourist attraction in St. Lucia, the road runs right up to and through the crater of the Qualibou, which emits steam and sulphur with boiling mud and water bubbling away just a few meters from the tourists. Be prepared for the smell of rotten eggs! Soufriere Volcano in St. Lucia is considered to be dormant, and its last eruption occurred in the late 18th century, unlike the highly active volcano that goes by the same name, Soufriere Hills Volcano, which is located in the island of Montserrat. Overall an interesting place to visit. Where else can you drive to a volcano, park up and walk a few steps to the crater floor? Visiting cruise ship passengers can book a full day shore excursion (6 to 7 hours) which will take in the Soufriere Volcano (sulphur springs Park), the Pitons, a walk in the Diamond Botanical Gardens with lunch in Soufriere.
2. Diamond Botanical Gardens
Amid the exotic Flora, the cascading waterfalls, the rejuvenating mineral baths,history unfolds the island's fabulous story with every step. Botanists can turn lens on the enchanting Soufriere Botanical gardens still managed by Madame Devaux, descent of the Devaux brothers who deeded the land by king Louis in 1713. The gardens trail is only manicured path and the wild expanse of green is topped by beautiful hibiscus,heliconia, anthurium,balisier and pink torch ginger flowers sometimes growing up to 15 feet in height. The garden is a all year experience and this is where superman flew to pick flowers for his beloved Lois Lane. The gardens feature a fine waterfall and mineral baths which are fed directly from the dormant volcano sulphur springs and underground hot springs. The mineral baths have been on the site since 1784 and it was believed that the waters had therapeutic powers for those suffering from rheumatism, respiratory complaints and ulcer.s.
4. Toraille Waterfalls
The waterfall is set in an attarctive botaincal garden and has a drop that measures about 50 feet, spilling into a pool that visitors are welcome to swim in and also makes a fantastic photo opportunity. Many visitors have reported the welcome relaxing feeling they enjoy as the water streams down onto them, in a way that mimics a massage. The freshness of the cool water will leave you feeling imntensely clean, invigorated and truly alive. Don't just look at it, get in you won't regret it!
5. Jerusalem Mineral Baths
Just a short ride from the town of Soufrière, heading towards Fond St. Jacques, New Jerusalem Warm Baths is a welcomed retreat for sore muscles and a tired physique. If you decide to walk from town to the entrance of New Jerusalem, it is about a 30 minute walk. There is absolutely no level of difficulty to this hidden treasure, aside from a short ten-minute walk from the main road entryway back to the baths. New Jerusalem Mineral Baths are natural pools of mineral rich water that serves to rejuvenate the skin and to relax anyone who stay for a while. Unlike many of the other mineral baths, this one is not a major tourist attraction and is rarely crowded. Light trickles of water flow down the rocks into two warm baths from bamboo waterspouts that feature three different temperatures. The pressure of the faucets creates a body massage that helps to soothe aching muscles.