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St. Lucia Sights

Morne Coubaril

  • West Coast Rd. Map It
  • Soufrière
  • Farm/Ranch

Updated 03/10/2015

Fodor's Review

On the site of an 18th-century estate, a 250-acre land grant by Louis XIV of France in 1713, the original plantation house has been rebuilt and a farm workers' village has been re-created. It does a good job of showing what life was like for both the owners (a single family owned the land until 1960) and those who did all the hard labor over the centuries producing cotton, coffee, sugarcane, and cocoa. Cocoa, coconuts, and manioc are still grown on the estate using traditional agricultural methods. On the 30-minute estate tour, guides show how coconuts are opened and roasted for use as oil and animal feed and how cocoa is fermented, dried, crushed by dancing on the beans, and finally formed into chocolate sticks. Manioc roots (also called cassava) are grated, squeezed of excess water, dried, and turned into flour used for baking. The grounds are lovely for walking or hiking, and the views of mountains and Soufrière Harbour are spellbinding. More adventurous visitors will enjoy Soufrière Hotwire Rides, an hourlong zip-line excursion with eight stations, taking you by Petit Piton and through the adjacent rain forest. A large, open-air restaurant serves a creole buffet luncheon by reservation only.

Sight Information

Address:

West Coast Rd., 2 miles (3 km) south of town, Soufrière, St. Lucia

Map It

Phone:

758-459–7340; 758-712–5808-reservations

Sight Details:

  • $7, with lunch $21; zip line $69; all 3 and transportation $99
  • Daily 8–5

Updated 03/10/2015

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