St Lucia is truly a tropical Caribbean paradise with lush rainforest, undulating mountains and beautiful cascading waterfalls.
The island is also known internationally for its stunning twin peaks called the Pitons.
Gros Piton is the peak with the higher altitude at 2,530 feet while the Petit Piton is 2,438 feet.
They were officially designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. The Gros Piton is the hiking trail while the Petit Piton is seldomly climbed.
In this guide, we cover the best waterfalls on the island so that you can truly experience the beauty and serenity that St Lucia has to offer.
1. Diamond Falls & Botanical Garden
This six acre garden which showcases the lush tropical vegetation of St Lucia was a gift from King Louis the 14th in 1713 to the Devaux family.
Nestled within the garden is the Diamond Waterfalls which is a picturesque sight to behold.
As a result of the proximity of the waterfall to the sulphur springs, its water contains minerals, sulphur, copper sulphate, magnesium and iron which produce a kaleidoscope of colors.
This is truly a remarkable attraction to visit and the property is still maintained by the descendants of the Devaux family today.
2. La Tille Waterfalls
This waterfall is a 20 feet drop thus making it one of the smaller falls on the island.
Nevertheless, it is a beautiful waterfall tucked away within a garden in Micoud which is a community on the South East Coast.
The property opens daily and the fee for adults is $10 and $5 for children under 12 years old.
This fee provides access to the fish pond, waterfall and garden.
At times when there are heavy rainfalls, the water may be brown due to minerals. However, it is believed that these minerals have healing properties.
In the garden, local herbs are cultivated which at times is available for purchase. There is a wooden cabin which is available for overnight stay.
Feel free to contact John the owner at [email protected] or at 17584896271 for further details.
3. Sapphire Waterfall & Jungle Spa
This stunning fall is located in Soufriere which offers an experience of a lifetime. To access the fall one has to hike for about thirty to forty minutes.
The trail is not extremely challenging and can be completed by both seniors and children.
A guide is usually provided who will share more about flora, fauna, wildlife and medicinal uses of the plants.
The national bird of the island the Saint Lucia Parrot or the Amazona Versicolor can also be seen in this reserve.
It is a green parrot from the Psittacadae family and was designated as the national bird in 1979.
In addition to enjoying a refreshing dip in the waterfall, you can also relax in the natural pool and exfoliate your skin using mud.
This is said to have many healing and benefits to the body and skin.
To make a booking and to learn more about the service, feel free to contact on phone number 175857168396 or email on [email protected]
There is a shower and changing room available so you can rinse off after your experience.
4. Toraille Waterfall
This fall is located a few minutes from the Soufriere volcano and is one of the most visited falls by both locals and visitors alike.
Toraille waterfall has a drop of 50 feet with a pool where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing bath. This makes Toraille waterfall one of the largest in St Lucia.
There are amenities such as picnic benches, shower and changing rooms available.
This is a perfect activity to pair with a visit with the sulphur springs mud baths as they are in close proximity.
5. Piton Waterfalls
Located in the Piton Mountain which is home to the famous UNESCEO heritage site is this stunning fall which is a drop of about 30 feet.
The fall is the vicinity of the Jalousie Plantation and the Petit Piton which is the smaller of the two twin peaks.
This peak is rarely climbed.
St Lucia is truly a paradise ideal for adventurers and persons who enjoy swimming beneath waterfalls.
Hope you found the information presented above helpful as you explore the many magnificent waterfalls that the island has to offer.
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