St. Lucia is a volcanic island in the Caribbean Sea. Much like other volcanic islands, this lends itself to incredible scenery and unique features. Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens and Mineral Baths is a culmination of both.
Explore six acres of lush gardens in the only drive through volcano in the world. Due to the tropical climate, the gardens can be enjoyed year round. The Diamond River winds through the gardens and leads to the magnificent Diamond Falls. Here you will find a rainbow of colors due to the sulfur content of the water and minerals in the rocks. The nature trail that winds through the property will take you past many of the original structures, such as an old sugar cane mill built in 1765!
The original mineral baths were built back in 1784, went to ruin, and were restored by the previous owner. The baths are considered to be particularly beneficial for those who suffer from chronic rheumatism, sore joints and muscles.
From Castries: Take the west coast highway south to Soufriere. You will cross a single lane bridge as you come into town, stay on this street until you reach the town square (in the center of town). In front of the green & white “ginger bread” storefront turn left. Stay on this street passing the Catholic Church on your left. Continue out of town, passing Soufriere Estate’s black gates. You will begin seeing signs at this point. Turn right at the first road beyond the gates and follow this road directly to the parking area of the site.
From Vieux Fort: Take the west coast road to Soufriere. You will come down a steep hill as you come into Soufriere. At the bottom of the hill you will come to the town square and Catholic church. Turn right and stay on this road, passing Soufriere Estate’s black gates. You will begin seeing signs at this point. Turn right at the first road beyond the gates and follow this road directly to the parking are of the site.
From the waterfront of Soufriere: Come one block into town to the town square, turn left in front of the green & white “ginger bread” storefront. Continue, passing the Catholic Church on your left as you leave town. Pass the Soufriere Estate’s black gates turning right at the first road (you will see signs) and follow this road to the parking area of the site.