GO CHASING WATERFALLS!
Lucia's mountainous terrain spawns many spectacular sights, not the least of which are the island's many waterfalls. Icy cool cascades of clear, refreshing water splash into plunge pools below, and many are accessible to visitors who enjoy a natural cool off from the day's tropical sun. Dennery Falls (Main photo) Over on Saint Lucia’s east coast, near the town of Dennery is Sault Falls (also called Errard Falls or Dennery Falls). This 50 foot waterfall is in the midst of a serene forest setting and requires a few minutes of downhill hiking and river crossing to get to the actual waterfall.
1. Diamond Falls
The most visited waterfall in Saint Lucia, Diamond Falls is located in the heart of the Soufrière valley, in the midst of a lush tropical garden. Saturated with minerals from the underground sulphur springs, the water cascades 45 feet from a clifftop, painting the rocky backdrop its signature golden yellow. Although bathing is not allowed under the falls, the cooling mists will relax you after the gentle hike, and mineral baths reported to date back to King Louis XVI and Josephine Bonparte are located within the botanical gardens.
2. Toraille Falls
Yet another waterfall in the Soufrière area is Toraille Falls. Go through the town to Sir Arthur Lewis Street and near the bridge over the Soufrière River there is a sign pointing the way to the falls and car park. After walking along a short trail through a tiny tropical garden, you come upon the waterfall falling 50 feet from a cliff. Join the locals and bathe in the pool below the waterfall, have a picnic in the seating area or do a little island shopping from vendors on the road outside the gate.
3. EnBas Saut Falls
For those who want to combine their waterfall viewing with more rugged hiking, EnBas Saut Waterfall will fulfil your passion for adventure. Getting to these waterfalls requires a two hour hike along a 4 kilometer trail through Rainforest and Cloud Forest to the foot of Mount Gimie in the Edmund Forest Reserve. The name in English means "Below the Falls" which is exactly where you will want to bathe in the cool river water. EnBas Saut Waterfall is approximately 6 kilometers from the village of Fond St Jacques outside Soufrière: it is advisable to have a tour guide for visiting these falls.
4. Latille Waterfall
Further along the east coast near the village of Micoud lies the Latille Waterfall. This 20ft waterfall cascades into a deep swimming pool. Visitors can also explore the scenic watercourse and additional pools downstream. The falls are accessed through a tranquil garden full of organically grown fruit, herbs and flowers.