As you approach, your nose will pick up the strong scent of the sulfur springs—more than 20 belching pools of murky water, crusty sulfur deposits, and other multicolor minerals baking and steaming on the surface. Despite the name, you don't actually drive all the way in. Instead, you drive within a few hundred feet of the gurgling, steaming mass and then walk behind your guide—whose service is included in the admission price—around a fault in the substratum rock.
It's a fascinating, educational half hour, though it can also be pretty stinky on a hot day.
Soufrière, St. Lucia
Mar 23, 2006
I enjoyed the tour guide at the sulphur springs. She was lively and provided interesting information about the geological site. But that was ALL I enjoyed about the experience. The smell is really quite overwhelming. Think hundreds of rotten eggs. I had to hold my nose for most of the time. I personally didn't have a problem with the vendors at the bottom of the hill. If you are firm with them, they will leave you alone, especially since there is
a steady stream of tourists coming down the hill with you.
Jan 16, 2006
We took a catamaran cruise down the island, to the Pitons and the volcano. From the boat, we took minivans to the land sites. Then we walked to the volcano. It was interesting and our tour guide was great, but it was hot and SMELLY! (sulphur) From there, we had to walk down the hill back to the vans, and on the way, there are vednors trying to sell you jewelry, etc. They are friendly, but you must say a firm, "No, thank you," if you are truly
not interested, or they will follow you all the way to your vans, with prices getting lower and lower.