Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

#5 in Best Things To Do in St. Lucia
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Price & Hours

$7 for adults; $3.50 for kids
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Details

Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.8

scorecard

  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If you're tired of lounging on the beach but not up for a hike through The Pitons, then whiling away a few hours at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is sure to be a relaxing, and eye-catching, compromise. This 6-acre attraction is filled to the brim with vibrant foliage, including hibiscus, ixora and heliconia, to name a few. The Diamond Falls waterfall is also a feast for the eyes, changing colors throughout the year due to the mixture of rainwater and volcanic minerals that flows down the falls. Here, you can also take a dip in the on-site mineral baths, dine at the Old Mill & Waterwheel Restaurant, or explore the Soufrière Estate.

Recent visitors enjoyed their time at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, saying the flowers and plants on display were beautiful, providing a refreshing view for a walk. Travelers also appreciated the low entrance fee, as well as the placards with the information about the plants on display. Others recommended exploring the site on your own, despite offers from "guides" at the entrance offering paid tours.

Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The attraction is located in Soufrière, less than 3 miles east of Anse Chastanet. The cost of entrance is $7 but visiting the on-site baths will cost an additional $6 to $7. Go to the website for more information on activities and pricing.

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#1 Pigeon Island National Landmark

Pigeon Island can appeal to an eclectic mix of travelers. You could get a history lesson about the landmark's previous occupants (including a pirate with a wooden leg) or learn more about the formation of the man-made causeway that currently connects the island to the mainland. You could also attend a concert (this is the site of the annual St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival) or explore 18th-century military ruins, including Fort Rodney, which affords panoramic views of the ocean and Rodney Bay. There are also two beaches and a few restaurants situated within the 44-acre national landmark. 

Recent travelers highly recommended a trip to Pigeon Island. Many were fascinated by the history of the area, with informational signs posted throughout the area. Others raved about Fort Rodney, saying views at the end of the hike – which some found to be a bit strenuous – were well worth the climb. There are also some uncrowded beaches, which many visitors enjoyed. Travelers recommend going early in the morning as the lack of visitors made it feel like they had the whole island to themselves.

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