Two days on the island of St. Lucia lets you see the island’s volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, and iconic Pitons, while still leaving time to soak up the sun on a sandy beach, enjoy the turquoise Caribbean waters, and get a taste of the local island culture.
La Soufrière Volcano
A walk through the rocky La Soufrière crater reveals bubbling hot springs and plumes of steam that shoot toward the sky—although the water can reach an incredible 300°F (149°C) in some places, there are areas where travelers can take a dip.
Visitors can book a visit to the mud baths, a walk around the park to see the pools and steam vents in action, or a combined ticket for both activities. It’s also possible to visit as part of a guided sailing or hiking tour or a half- or full-day Soufrière tour, some of which also make a stop at a nearby waterfall for a refreshing swim after the mud bath. Spa treatments such as facials and massages are also available.
Best excursion ever
We absolutely loved our St. Lucia shire excursion! Jason and Jacob were awesome! They were very friendly and informative. Not only did they know their island they loved. Anything we showed extra interest in they spent extra time making sure we completely knew all about it! We felt very on the roads with them as the roads are very narrow and windy. The excursion covered a lot of the island and saw all of the islands highlights and beauty.
Dlvalenti, Feb 2020
Things to Know Before You Go
Bring a dark bathing suit for the mud baths—the volcanic mud can stain light colors.
Pack sunscreen and plenty of water to bring with you.
There are showers, change rooms, and restrooms on site.
The La Soufrière volcano is not well suited to those with limited mobility as steep stairs lead to the pools.
Soufriere is the french word for sulphur, and you’ll most likely smell the hot springs before you see them—the “rotten egg” scent comes from the sulphur in the mud and is all part of the experience!
How to Get There
Sulphur Springs Park is located a short distance outside the town of Soufrière, on St. Lucia’s southwest coast. The park is accessible by road and guided tours that provide round-trip transport to and from the park.
When to Get There
The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, with the exception of the first Friday in September each year. The site can get busy, especially on weekends—book a guided tour to skip the ticket line at the entrance.
Exploring Soufrière Town
Just a short drive away from La Soufrière volcano, Soufrière is a must-visit on any trip to St. Lucia. The town was once the island’s capital, and many of its colorful colonial buildings still remain. Surrounded by vibrant green hills with views of the Caribbean Sea and the iconic Piton mountains, Soufrière allows visitors to explore the charming streets or visit a working cacao plantation.
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