St Lucia Nature and Adventure
Saint Lucia Attractions: Hiking and Rainforest Trails
Tet Paul Trail (easy) (Saint Lucia attraction) RECOMMENDED BY BALENBOUCHE
This is quickly becoming one of saint Lucia’s favorite attractions! Tet Paul is a moderate 45 minute trail which starts in a small community near Soufriere, and takes you through an organic garden located at high altitudes. Most days you have an excellent view of the entire southern half of the island, and close ups of the St lucia Pitons. The entrance is right by Fond Doux Estate, just follow the signs and continue up the mountain to the very end of the road. Tel 1(758) 720-1779, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saltibus Waterfall and Trail (moderate) (Saint Lucia attraction) RECOMMENDED BY BALENBOUCHE
Located just 20 minutes from Balenbouche Estate, this scenic 1 ½ hour rainforest trail leads to several cascading waterfalls along the River Doree, where you can enjoy a refreshing bath in one of the natural pools. Tours to this saint Lucia attraction can be booked through Delia Isaac 1 (758) 487-7789, email@example.com
Gros Piton (2,619 ft. / 800 m) (challenging) (Saint Lucia attraction)
The Gros Piton trail is part of the Pitons world heritage site, one of Saint Lucia’s premier attractions, managed by the Gros Piton Tour Guide Association. The hike begins at the Interpretation Centre situated in the small community of Fond Gens Libre at the base of the Gros Piton. The climb to the top and back takes about 4 hours and after the halfway point the path gets steeper and more strenuous. At the top, the views overlook Petit Piton, and the South of St Lucia.
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 1(758) 459-9748 or 459-9748 or 489-0136
Petit Piton (2460 ft. / 750 m) (challenging) (Saint Lucia attraction)
The climb up and down the Petit Piton takes about 2 hours each way, but is steep all the way. In some areas, you have to use a rope to haul yourself up. The view overlooks Soufriere and the Gros Piton. Tour guides available at the Pitons Waterfall at the base of the Petit Piton, another popular saint lucia attraction.
Mount Gimie (3,117 ft) (very challenging) (Saint Lucia attraction)
The highest point on St Lucia and an attraction that very few people have the privilege of visiting. One of the best views of this peak is experienced on emerging from the rain forest. Guided tours are conducted up the mountain by the Forestry Department and private, certified tour guides.
Maria Islands Nature Reserve, Vieux Fort (easy) (Saint Lucia attraction) CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
These two small islands are located just off of the Anse des Sables Beach in Vieux Fort. The larger island is home to Zandoli, St Lucia’s colorful indigenous lizard, as well as the small, harmless couresse snake. In addition to these rare endemic species, the islands hosts a number of lizards and birds. The Maria Islands are a nature reserve, and due to its ecological sensitivity, people are not allowed onto the island without permission. The St Lucia National Trust, who manages the nature reserve, offers a limited number of tours to this sensitive saint lucia attraction.
www.slunatrust.org/tours.ht, Tel: (758) 454-5014 or 1 (758) 452-500
Saint Lucia Attractions: Springs & Waterfalls
Piton Waterfall, Soufriere (Saint Lucia attraction)
This warm water waterfall is located near Soufriere on the way to the Sugar Beach resort and at the base of the St Lucia pitons. After a 15 minute climb along a trail, you can take a rejuvenating bath under the waterfall or in one of the artificially constructed basins. On certain days, large tour groups visit this saint lucia attraction; to avoid them go before 9:30 am or after 3:30 pm or call ahead to ask for schedule.
Ravine Clair (“Spike”) Waterfall (Saint Lucia attraction)
The first waterfall along the Fond St. Jaques road, coming from Choiseul. Look for a blue house and sign on your right, where you pay the EC$ 5 entrance fee. The walk to the waterfall is about 10-15 minutes uphill. The lower waterfall at this saint lucia attraction is wider and has a pool for bathing, the upper fall is very tall and skinny, with only a few shallow pools.
Toraille Waterfall & Gardens, Soufriere (Saint Lucia attraction)
Near the town of Soufriere, just a stone’s throw from the scenic main road through the community of Fond St. Jaques, a breathtaking waterfall gushes 50 feet over a cliff side. A nature trail with quaint bridges and walkways leads you through the lush greens and dazzling of this tropical paradise. Changing rooms are nearby, as well as a seating area for picnics. On certain days, large tour groups visit this popular saint Lucia attraction; to avoid them, call ahead or go before 9:30 am or after 3:30 pm.
Tel 1 (758) 459-7473
Latille Waterfall, Micoud (Saint Lucia attraction)
Latille Waterfall and Gardens is on the east coast a little way into the interior where the rainforest begins. The 20ft waterfall cascades into a deep “swimming pool.” and a hydro electric system generated electricity for the owner, who lives on site. Visitors can also explore the scenic watercourse and additional pools down stream. The falls are accessed through a tranquil organically grown fruit, herbal and flower garden, with a charming wattle hut orientation centre.
New Jerusalem Hot Springs, Soufriere (Saint Lucia attraction)
These secluded hot and cold baths (clear water) are located along the Fond St. Jaques road near Soufriere. Coming from the south, turn right by the greenhouses, just after a small bridge, about 10 minutes before Soufriere. After Toraille waterfall, look for a sign along the road. The entrance to New Jerusalem is on your left, park along the road and follow the trail until you get to the river, where you pass through a small gate and cross the river. The entrance fee is EC$ 7.50 and there are toilets and changing rooms.