Soufrière Travel Guide

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  • Soufriere and The Pitons from the sea
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    Leaving Soufriere by boat
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Soufrière Things to Do

  • The Pitons and Hotel Chocolat and the...

    If, after experiencing the Hot Springs you dont fancy the Piton climb then go to Hotel chocolat and watch the sunset behind The Pitons. Its a brilliant place to eat or drink.

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  • Climb the Gros Piton

    Climbing the Gros Piton, the taller and southern of the 2 pitons, was the most excting and rewarding thing we did on St. Lucia. The hike takes on average 4 hours, 2 hours up and 2 hours down. It is a difficult hike and you should be in good shape to enjoy it. The piton rises to 2,600 ft. and you will climb most of that. You can set up a tour at one...

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  • Drive-in Volcano

    The volcano crater situated close to Soufriere is said to be "the only drive-in volcano in the world", on the basis that you can park your cars in the crater! In fact, there are even people living within the perimeter of the crater.The crater was created some 40,000 years ago and the last volcanic activity was in the late 1700s. There are still...

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  • Diamond Waterfall

    The Diamond Waterfall is located in the Diamond Botanical Gardens in Soufriere.The water comes directly from the nearby volcano crater and is coloured by the minerals that it contains. On the day that I visited, the water appeared to be brown. On other days it appears green apparently!

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  • The Pitons

    The Pitons are undoubtedly the most famous landmark on St Lucia, and arguably one of the most famous sights in the Caribbean.These two volcanic peaks stand either side of Soufriere Bay, although from a distance they appear to be side by side (see above photo).The peaks are covered in rainforest.Gross Piton, the larger of the two peaks, stands at...

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  • Hot Springs!

    It's not easy to get to this area if you're coming from the capital of Castries - but the ride through the St. Lucian rainforest is interesting and educational.Once you arrive in Soufriere, you'll see the famous Pitons' silhouette in the distance. Just ask anyone where the hot springs are - you can soak in the sulfur springs nearby, which is free....

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  • View of Soufriere from the south

    This is a picture of the town of Soufriere as seen from the south as you climb the road toward the Pitons. There is a "lookout" there where you can see this view and also a perfect place for seeing some of those perfect Caribbean sunsets. If you look close you can just about see the Talk To Me Cool Place (the Beb&Breakfast where we stayed) on the...

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  • Volcano (active)

    There is an active volcano on St.Lucia which they promote as the only "drive through" volcano. They don't let you actually drive through it, but the road does lead into the old caldera. You then take a short walk through to see the active fumerols.

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  • The Pitons

    The Pitons as seen from our dining area at Talk To Me Cool Place. They loom over the town of Soufriere and are the most noticeable landmark on the island. There is a trail that you can hike up to the top, but it is almost straight up.

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Soufrière Hotels

  • Jade Mountain Resort

    100 Anse Chastanet Rd, PO Box 7000, Soufriere, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Fond Doux Holiday Plantation

    Chateaubellier, P.O. Box 250, Soufriere, 250, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Crystals

    we stayed in Crystals for 14 magical days for our honeymoon in the Calabash tree house cottage. just...

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Soufrière Restaurants

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    by SWFC_Fan Updated Dec 21, 2005

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    The Still restaurant in Soufriere offers a buffet lunch where you can try traditional St Lucian cuisine.

    This spacious restaurant is set in an excellent location with amazing views of the surrounding rainforest. The table I was sat at provided a vista of the restaurant’s swimming pool, set against a backdrop of lush rainforest and the peak of one of the Pitons.

    The buffet included chicken and fish, rice and salad, exotic fruits and, most interestingly of all, a savoury form of banana. I’m not sure how it had been cooked, but it tasted more like potato than banana. Not as nice as "normal" banana in my humble opinion, but interesting nonetheless!

    Impressive view from The Still restaurant
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Soufrière Nightlife

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    by tpappas Updated Jan 6, 2007

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    We chose to have nice meals once per day and decided to visit various resorts in the area to do so.

    Dress Code: We dressed country club casual but hip.

    PMK doing it right! Cocktails in Romantic a Soufreire resort Where even food is sexy PMK and the Chef!
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Soufrière Local Customs

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    by SWFC_Fan Written Dec 23, 2004

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    Piton beer is brewed and bottled on the island of St Lucia, in the town of Vieux Fort.

    The beer takes its name from St Lucia’s most famous landmark – the Pitons (two volcanic peaks in the town of Soufriere), and the label on the bottle depicts this amazing landform.

    A bottle of Piton!
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Soufrière Warnings and Dangers

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    by Martin_S. Written Dec 6, 2002

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    We had several "guides" approach us after we parked our car, they wanted to "guide" us to the sulfur springs. After you purchase your ticket the concrete path that leads you to the springs is very well maintained and clear, you do not need a guide.

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Soufrière Off The Beaten Path

  • 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...

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  • Beach below The Pitons

    Try and find the path that takes you down to the beach below The Pitons. As you approach on the road you will pass several fancy hotels, pass them and you enter a small village, at one point there is a very small turnoff to the right, sort of a trail really, take this to its end and you are on the beach.

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  • Sulfur Springs

    The Soufriere Sulphur Springs are a good spot to send a few hours relaxing after you have spent the day traveling or walking. Just drive into Soufriere and ask how to get there.

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Soufrière Favorites

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    by SWFC_Fan Written Dec 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    East Caribbean Dollars

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