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Discover Soufriere
A Typical “Downtown” Day

Whether you’re in town for business or relaxation, there is always time for a quick but pleasurable get away.  Here are just some of the many excursions the Soufriere area has to offer:

 

“Welcome to your Great Escape!”
Relaxation Category

Getting Started:

A Spa Day:

Feel like your mind, body and sprit are misaligned?  It the answer to this question is a definitive Yes! Then treat yourself to a spa day. Some of the best Spas on the island are located right here in Soufriere. With treatments ranging from simple facials to a full-body massage; it’s guaranteed to make you feel better in no time. 

Shopping:

For some of us, our misalignments can only be fixed through the therapeutic healing of shopping!!!!! There are a wide selection of shops and boutiques within the hotel.  St. Lucia, in addition, boasts an assortment of duty-free shops. (Example Pointe Seraphine cruise ship facility and La Place Carenage in Castries.)

Sight Seeing:

Be one with nature, while visiting anyone of our eco-tourism sites, Enjoy some of the best flora and fauna the Caribbean has to offer, while lazing in our moderately cool temperature of 81 F/27C- these sites include:

  • The Sulphur Springs

  • The Majestic Twin Pitons

  • Morne Coubari

  • Fond Doux

  • The Diamond Falls

  • Soufriere Mineral Baths

  • The Botanical Gardens and many more…

The Soufriere Waterfront:

Picture yourself sitting comfortably by the most scenic harbour ever to exist off paper; now include sporadic burst of French architecture in the distance behind you and the magnificent kaleidoscope of colours, that make-  up the sun-rise/sun-set before you. Never was there a more fitting end or begin to a “Downtown” day.

Ahhh………Rejuvenated. Now Let the Adventure Begin!”

Getting Started:

Sight-Seeing-Adventure Style:

Some of the most requested past times by visitors to our shores are horse back riding, hiking/trekking, jeep safaris, biking, turtle and bird watching- (fact over 30 species of rare birds reside in the mountainous rainforest of Soufriere)

Water Sport:

Looking for something a little more action packed?

  • Wind Surfing

  • Parasailing

  • Water Skiing

  • Deep Sea Diving

  • Deep Sea Fishing

  • And more… the choice is yours.

Sports:

The National Passion of the St. Lucian people is cricket. Don’t be alarm if you have no idea what it is, there is usually game going on in numerous nearby parks or fields (as known locally)and the locals will be more than happy to indulge you.   Longing for something familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Take your pick

  • Racquet Sports

  • Golf

  • Soccer and more..... All near by

Personalized Excursions:

Not quite sure what you were looking for? No Worries!!! Our friendly staff will be more than happy to work with you in creating your individualized excursion

Rain Forest:

Breathe in the crisp, fresh air of the rain forest on the Edmund Forest Reserve -Des Cartiers Nature Trail or Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail in Fond St Jacques. Guides explain the abundant vegetation, natural fauna and birds including St Lucia's National  bird, the Amazona Versicolor or the Jacquot, better known as St Lucia Parrot.

Sulphur springs:

Gaze at the steamy, bubbling Sulphur Springs and bathe in its therapeutic waters (under the bridge) which have been compared to Marseilles, France.

Waterfalls:

Swim or tour Diamond falls, Botanical Gardens, Mineral Baths, Nature Trail & Old Mill said to be the original home of Napoleon's wife, Josephine Bonaparte. Nearby are a number of other waterfalls like the Piton Falls, Toraille or Spyke Waterfalls.

Climb the Gros Piton Mountain and for the more adventurous the Petit Piton. Views from both are a once in a lifetime experience

Date of Inscription: 2004

Criteria: (vii) (viii)
Core zone: 2909 Ha

Brief Description:

The 2,909-ha site near the town of Soufriere, includes the Pitons, two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea (770-m 743-m high respectively), linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. The volcanic complex includes a geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs. Coral reefs cover almost 60% of site’s marine area. A survey has revealed 168 species of finfish, 60 species of cnidaria, including corals, eight molluscs, 14 sponges, 11 echinoderms, 15 arthropods and eight annelid worms. Hawksbill turtles are seen inshore, whale sharks and pilot whales offshore. The dominant terrestrial vegetation is tropical moist forest grading to subtropical wet forest with small areas of dry forest and wet elfin woodland on the summits. At least 148 plant species have been recorded on Gros Piton, 97 on Petit Piton and the intervening ridge, among them eight rare tree species. The Pitons are home to some 27 bird species (five of them endemic), three indigenous rodents, one opossum, three bats, eight reptiles and three amphibians.

Justification for Inscription:

Criterion (viii): The Pitons Management Area contains the greater part of a collapsed stratovolcano contained within the volcanic system, known to geologists as the Soufriere Volcanic Centre. Prominent within the volcanic landscape are two eroded remnants of lava domes, Gros Piton and Petit Piton. The Pitons occur with a variety of other volcanic features including cumulo-domes, explosion craters, pyroclastic deposits (pumice and ash), and lava flows. Collectively, these fully illustrate the volcanic history of an andesitic composite volcano associated with crustal plate subduction.

Criterion (vii): The Pitons Management Area derives its primary visual impact and aesthetic qualities from the Pitons, two adjacent forest-clad volcanic lava domes rising abruptly from the sea to heights greater than 700m. The Pitons predominate over the St Lucian landscape, being visible from virtually every part of the island and providing a distinctive landmark for seafarers. The combination of the Pitons against the backdrop of green tropical vegetation and a varying topography combined with a marine foreground gives the area its superlative beauty.

     
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