St. Lucia is a jewel in the Caribbean that is well known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforest, and trademark Pitons. But if you’re planning a visit to St. Lucia, don’t miss the opportunity for an all-natural mud bath at the island’s geothermal Sulphur Springs.
About Sulphur Springs
Sulphur Springs is located in Soufrière, a town in the southwest corner of St. Lucia. It’s often referred to as the world’s only “drive in volcano,” as it allows visitors to drive through the crater of the volcano and to the edge of the springs. The water located in the center of the springs is a steaming 340 degrees, but by the time it reaches the areas accessible by visitors, it’s substantially cooler—approximately 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
The benefits of a natural spa treatment
A quick dip in the mud baths is completely safe, and it also benefits your health and skin. Not only is the mud made up of anti-aging compounds to make your skin look and feel great, but the St. Lucia mud baths have been known to lower stress levels, cure rheumatism and psoriasis, and clear up other skin issues. When it’s time to rinse off after your mud treatments, hop into one of the park’s geothermal pools—the Black Water Pool or the Pool of Love—where temperatures range from anywhere from 88 to 101 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to get there
Plenty of tour operators arrange visits to the Sulphur Springs, which include mud bath and hot pool excursions. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or rent a car and drive to the park on your own. The park is open everyday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. To learn more, visit their official website at soufrierefoundation.org.
Chartering a flight to St. Lucia
You’ll have two options for airports when flying into St. Lucia: the George F.L. Charles Airport on the north side of the island, or the Hewanorra International Airport on the south side. No matter what part of St. Lucia you’re heading to, Luxury Aircraft Solutions can get you there. Contact us today to find out how you can charter a private jet to the lovely island of St. Lucia.