The mountainous island of St. Lucia has become one of the Caribbean’s most stylish and sophisticated destinations, known for its photogenic volcanic peaks, hidden beaches, luxury resorts, and lively nightlife. Here’s how to get a taste of what St. Lucia has to offer with just 24 hours on the island.
Soufriere, St Lucia
Toraille is one of the easiest waterfalls in St. Lucia to access. To reach the falls, follow a nature trail—dotted by wooden footbridges—that meanders through lush botanic gardens surrounding the falls. If you wish, sit beneath the cascading falls for a gentle head and shoulder massage. Soak in the atmosphere with a snack or meal at the on-site picnic tables.
Discover Toraille Waterfall as part of a half- or full-day sightseeing tour that highlights the island’s biodiversity by visiting spots such as Diamond Botanical Gardens or Tet Paul Nature Trail, ziplining at historic Morne Coubaril Estate, soaking in a mud bath at Sulphur Springs volcano, or snorkeling at Anse Cochon or Marigot Bay. Travelers can also take in the waterfalls and these sights and more during a day-long catamaran sailing trip along the west coast.
Our guide picked us up right on time...
Our guide picked us up right on time and we were quickly on our way. It was a bit of a drive to the Mud baths, but our driver wanted to get us there quickly to avoid the crowd. We picked up our guide in a town by the mud baths and beat the major traffic to the mud bath. Our guide was very informative and took pictures for us as we played with the mud. He even painted the black mud on us. Then we went to the waterfall where we were able to beat the crowd. Our driver stopped at a few wonderful views for some pictures on the ride home. A very good experience and great trip.
marcus.sojka, Mar 2018
Things to Know Before You Go
There is a small admission fee to access the falls, which is usually included in a tour.
Bring sun protection, plus swimwear and a towel if you plan to take a plunge.
Changing rooms and picnic tables are on-site.
If visiting the waterfall on a tour, round-trip hotel transport, meals, and food may be included. Check specific tours for details.
How to Get There
Toraille Waterfall is a 7-minute drive from the town of Soufriere. Parking is available on-site, and it’s possible to arrange for a taxi too. From the entrance gate, walk about 55 yards (50 meters) to the waterfall.
When to Get There
The waterfall is open year-round from 9am to 5pm. Go early in the morning or near closing time to beat the crowds. High season is the dry season and runs from mid-December to March. Low season, February to May, has scattered tropical rains and fewer tourists.
Soak in a Mud Bath
Before a spritz at Toraille Waterfall, visitors can first soak in the hot mud baths at nearby Sulphur Springs Park about a 4-mile (6-kilometer) drive away. The island’s volcano hasn’t erupted in 200 years, but it’s still hot enough to heat up pools of silky, mineral-rich mud that are said to detoxify the body and heal sun burns, eczema, arthritis, and sore joints.
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