La Haut Plantation
West Coast Road, Soufriere, St. Lucia, Caribbean
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Leaving Soufriere by boat
Buildings in Soufriere
Panoramic view of Soufriere and The Pitons
Diamond Waterfall, Soufriere
My wife and I are considering a trip in late June/early
July-- We are wondering , since it is the beginning of the rainy season if we will have many partly cloudy days/ overcast the majority of the time or wil there still be plenty of sunshine with small rain burst with the sun returning. Appreciate any help with this question. Thank You, Lou
First i think you will love saint lucia, great place..
you can search that area for advanced forcasts
also ask travelqueen7 she lives there...
check out her page also
humm... The souffriere I know is in Guadeloupe... Well I was there 2 months ago it was not the rainy season and it was raining, windy and kind of cold... So I guess it is all year long the same... Even though, the trip is great and the viwe amazing!
Travel Tips for Soufrière
The currency of St Lucia is the East Caribbean Dollar.
This same currency is also used on the islands of Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and some other nearby islands.
However, if arriving from Barbados or Trinidad & Tobago, remember that each of these countries have their own currencies (also called dollars). However, US Dollars and British Pounds are widely accepted in addition to the local currency.
Banana plantations, St Lucia
Bananas are one of the most important crops on St Lucia, and one of the island’s main exports.
They are grown all over the island and feature prominently in St Lucian cuisine. The three types of banana grown on the island are the “normal” bananas that you buy in supermarkets, the larger “plantain” bananas which are used in cooking (and taste like potato from my experience!) and red bananas which are not grown for commercial purposes.
The guided tour of the island that I undertook included a stop at one of the island’s largest plantations
Get into it!
"The Bird Man"
You must venture into the town and leave your preconceived notions behind. Sure people will approach you for a few EC coins. Give it up. They need it more than you. Plus you may meet the Bird Man, well known for carving little birds out of coconut. Give what you can to him, as well.
We were there in the midst of voting. it was exciting to see all the participation, street parades, rallies, and propoganda. The citizens were for the most part tired of the hoopla and were looking forward to it being over.
"The Big Yard!"
What a great place to have a low cost plate of local eats! It takes a bit to get waited on at the counter because of the popularity, but well worth the wait. Play a game of pool with a local for fun and have a Piton beer in the back area. Rustic and edgy but again, leave all the biases at home. Wonderful!
Soufriere, St Lucia
"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.
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La Haut Plantation
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Address: West Coast Road, Soufriere, St. Lucia, Caribbean