Sulphur Springs#7 in Best Things To Do in St. Lucia
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Sulphur Springs is billed as having the Caribbean's "only drive-in volcano," meaning that visitors are able to safely drive right by an active volcano. This belching mountain located in the western town of Soufrière emits sulfuric steam rather than lava, so remember to hold your nose to protect yourself from the overpowering rotten egg smell. The attraction also features warm sulfuric pools that visitors are allowed to bathe in.
Recent visitors offered mixed reviews about Sulphur Springs. Some travelers were fascinated by the volcano and the geological history, while others were bored that it only emitted steam. The majority of visitors, however, loved the sulfuric pools, saying it left their skin feeling very smooth and that the staff and guides are excellent. For those interested in visiting the pools, past visitors recommend getting to the attraction early to avoid tour groups and bring a bathing suit you don't mind getting ruined.
You can visit Sulphur Springs daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided, 20-minute tours cost $9, and access to the baths costs extra. There are combo tickets available. For more information, visit the attraction's website.
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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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