Deep in the Soufriere valley are the Soufriere Sulfur Springs and Deposits. It is an official eco-site that boasts a Visitor’s Center, changing rooms and a well-maintained trail.
We went up that way about seven weekends ago and I captured a few decent photographs. See them below.
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Where is Soufriere Sulfur Springs?
Soufriere Sulfur Springs are approximately 30 minutes to the south of the capital Roseau. You’ll drive through Loubiere, Pointe Michel, and the Soufriere before getting there.
Be sure to stop and appreciate the beautiful view of Scotts Head just before you descend into Soufriere.
Being a government-run attraction, locals and residents may enter the Soufriere Sulfur Springs freely. However, visitors are required to pay a Site User Fee.
Passes are available from Cruise Agents, Tour Operators, Car Hire Agencies and at various other locations around the island. Passes can also be bought from officials at the sites themselves or from Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division on Valley Road or in the Botanical Gardens, Roseau (266-3817).
|Site Pass||US $5|
|Weekly Pass||US $12|
It was Sunday and the Visitor’s Center was close, so we walked right up to the first pool.
To be honest, I thought that the pool was an uninteresting subject and so I walked around the pool, looking for something unique to capture. I ended up capturing the following images:
There’s an entire hiking trail leading away from the main pool at Soufriere Sulfur Springs. I walked along that trail for a few minutes and found that it leads to sulfur deposits and connects with the Waitukubuli National Trail.
I only got to the first sulfur deposit before I turned back, as it was getting late. But I’ll venture further up in a future visit.
Here are two images from that short hike: