"Soufriere, St Lucia" Soufrière by SWFC_Fan

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Soufriere, St Lucia

The port town of Soufriere lies on the south west coast of St Lucia.

It is a small fishing town, but offers some spectacular sights.

Most famous of all are the volcanic "Pitons", two steep mountains rising from the sea.

The world's only "drive-in" volcano is also located close to Soufriere.

Soufriere's Botanical Gardens are also worth a visit - they feel like a sanitised version of a rainforest. The Botanical Gardens contain the impressive Diamond Waterfall and mineral baths.

I came to visit Soufriere on a daytrip from Barbados. A short flight from Barbados (35 minutes) sees you in Castries, the capital of St Lucia. From there, it is possible to join a tour of St Lucia, on which Soufriere features prominently.

The day trip involved a minibus journey from Castries through the rainforests and banana plantations, via Anse La Raye and Canaries. En route, there is a viewpoint which offers spectacular views of Soufriere and the Pitons (see photo above).

After seeing the sights of Soufriere, and having a buffet lunch at "The Still" restaurant, the return to Castries is via a boat along the west coast, stopping at Marigot Bay for photos and another stop for swimming and snorkelling for those who wish.

  • Last visit to Soufrière: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 7, 2006
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2007 at 3:59 AM

    Seems like an extensive day trip! As always, you have captured the place beautifully. Was the beer worth drinking??

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2007 at 7:53 AM

    Revisiting... OK, I got postcards of both places. Wishes can come true if I leave them on your pages :) (Earlier comment) How I wish for a postcard of St. Lucia (& Barbados) :) It must be amazing to see the volcanic activity on the islands. Cheers, SL

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2007 at 2:10 AM

    I love the Diamond waterfall. Very unusual. What are red bananas used for? Salted banana crisps are like potato crisps too, a little thicker. Yummy.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2006 at 8:43 AM

    Looks like an extremely beautiful spot with those unique Piton peaks sticking up like that! It seems like a very nice little day trip experience. Now, I don't want you getting into the Piton beers during today's England-Sweden World Cup match!!

  • May 22, 2006 at 12:31 PM

    You can't tell that I'm bored tonight, can you?!;o) Hope you're enjoying your wine & the chocolate & crisps... ;o)

  • xuessium's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2006 at 11:40 PM

    This is destination exotica! Intrigued by that banana dish!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2005 at 1:41 PM

    I might not fancy life among the volcanoes - you never know with them - but a visit to St.Lucia could be interesting. And it does look picturesque in your photos.

  • LisaMJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2004 at 4:08 AM

    Those photos bring back memories :-)

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