Visit St Lucia – Soufrière
The Pitons – two 2,000 foot volcanic outcroppings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, best viewed by boat tour but with good views from the hill above the town of Soufrière too. Soufrière is the oldest town in St Lucia. It was established in 1746. Check out the murals in the market place.
Diamond Botanical Gardens – See a myriad of plants, some hummingbirds, a river and waterfall. The waterfall originates two miles above from the volcanic crater. The entrance fee is a few dollars, plus a tip your assigned guide.
The Sulfur Springs are located near Soufriere. Drive in volcano to experience the bubbling mud and sulfur smells. There is a small entrance fee.
Anse la Raye, Fishing Village
Visit St Lucia – Tours
The most common way to Visit St Lucia is through cruise ship port in Castries. From there, look for registered taxi drivers at the wharf. They fill their van with passengers from the cruise ship. These small group tours visit Morne Fortune, the Pitons, Soufriere, Marigot Bay and the Diamond Botanical Gardens. The pricing in 2011 was $40 per person for a 4 hour tour. This is a lot less than cruise ship excursion pricing. You pay a few dollars additional to enter theDiamond Botanical Gardens. You can also book an island tour with Cosol Tours.