Originally the capital of St. Lucia, the beautiful coastal town of Soufrière is the picture-perfect Caribbean yacht charter stop for guests that want to enjoy a bit of relaxation, sightseeing, and watersport fun. A dream destination whether visiting by a sleek charter catamaran, sporty charter power boat, elegant charter sailing yacht, or lavish charter mega yacht, the stunning locale brims with bountiful treasures, from its lush rainforests and soaring mountain peaks to its colorful culture and world of alluring beauty that awaits just off her shores.
Located just south of the town are the iconic Pitons, Piti and Gros, two monumental mountains which rise majestically out of the Caribbean Sea. The verdant peaks set against the sparkling turquoise sea create a striking backdrop while cruising along St. Lucia’s lovely shores. For adventurous types, there are trails that lead up to Gros Piton and reward hikers with astounding vistas of Soufrière. And at the base of the mountain, lazy days can be spent at Anse Ivorgne Beach, which in the 18th century served as the main bay to export molasses. Culture buffs will delight in visits to Soufrière Estate, Fond Doux Estate and Rabot Estate.
Nature lovers will find plenty to fall in love with at the Diamond Botanical Gardens, home to the Diamond Waterfall and many hot springs and mineral baths. The healing waters found here are renowned for their ability to reduce stress and cure a variety of skin ailments. A haven of tranquility the site is breathtaking and provides the perfect opportunity to unwind.
Strolling along the beautiful botanical gardens visitors will have much to admire, from lush foliage and colorful flowering trees to the exotic blooms of the Hibiscus, Ixora, Heliconia, Anthurium and Balisier. There is also a nature trail filled with singing birds which winds through the tropical rainforest and ends at the picturesque Old Mill & Waterwheel which dates back 1765.
There is no denying that the landscapes of Soufrière are striking and the seascapes are just as dramatic with a superb array of marine life, steep volcanic pinnacles, sheer walls, shipwrecks and coral reefs. Must see sites for divers include Anse Chastanet Reef, voted one of the ‘top five’ shore dives in the Caribbean by Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine and Anse Cochon which is home to the Lesleen M and Daini Koyomaru shipwrecks.