Holidays to Soufriere offer lush natural surroundings, plenty of local character and a whole heap of Caribbean flavour.

Sight-packed Soufriere

Head to the west coast of St Lucia and saunter along strips of white-and-yellow buildings and even grander natural architecture in Soufriere. This laidback town's your chance to experience every shade of St Lucia, from blue ocean depths to cloudy mountain heights.

St Lucian sightseeing

The local shore may be rocky, but that's not the only scenery Soufriere can shout about. The Piton Mountains, leading to the New Jerusalem mineral baths, boast scenic views and bubbling hot springs. Alternatively, tour through the local flora at popular Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens. For shore-lovers, rugged and secluded Malgretoute Beach is less than 10 minutes' drive away. Or, if it's white sand you're after, drive the extra 20 to reach Jalousie.

Foodie fantasia

St Lucia's got it all for the good food hunter. See the process of chocolate-making at work at Fond Doux Plantation, just a 10-minute drive away from Soufriere, or visit Zion Lion Farm for tours and food from straight from the land. The organic veg-filled farm's only accessible by foot or boat, so wear your comfies and get ready to hike.

At a Glance

  • Strap on your hiking boots for a climb up Gros Piton
  • Go waterfall spotting at Touraille and Superman Falls
  • Turn up the heat at the world's only drive-in volcano