Destination guide

Pampering and partying in Soufriere

With its brilliantly colored wooden buildings and stunning colonial architecture, Soufriere is a gorgeous waterfront town, guarded by the towering peaks of The Pitons. Soufriere vacation rentals are beautiful places to relax after fun-filled days exploring the region. There are gorgeous beaches that beckon sun-worshippers and water-lovers, while exquisitely-manicured gardens are a haven for devotees of tropical blooms and vibrant vegetation. For a bit of pampering, there are sulphur springs and mineral baths guaranteed to ease away stress. With jazz and arts festivals throughout the year, Soufriere is a fabulous town to dance or dine in and for soaking up local culture.

Things to do

Waterfall shower and a cocoa plantation in Soufriere

The Morne Coubaril Estate in Soufriere is a stunning 18th-century estate and former plantation, where you can learn local history and celebrate your inner adventurer with ziplining through the forest and horseback riding around the plantation. The stunning Pitons offer more than just great views, they're also home to the mud baths of Sulphur Springs, and the cascading Piton Falls, with warm mineral water for good soaks and a waterfall shower. Soufriere vacation rentals are close to the 250-year-old Fond Doux Plantation and Resort, where you can participate in processing chocolate and learn about cocoa harvesting, drying and dancing.

Activities

Plantations and snorkeling in Soufriere

The Caribbean is known for its distinctive musical styles, and Soufriere celebrates that with steel pan expositions and Creole jazz performances throughout the year. Soufriere vacation rentals provide a comforting tropical oasis from which to hike up to tumbling waterfalls, look for treasures washed up on the beach and tour nearby plantations, where you can learn the history of agriculture in the region. Gorgeous estates beckon visitors to experience the luxury of a bygone era, while the warm waters of the Caribbean are ideal for snorkeling. The nearby Pitons are excellent for hiking and providing spectacular views of the island.

Weather

Tropical heat in Soufriere

Nestled at the base of mountains on the west coast of Saint Lucia, Soufriere is a pretty little town that boasts hot weather throughout the year. Temperatures are fairly consistent, with not much variation between the seasons. The winter months are the coolest in Soufriere, with temperatures around 73 degrees at the lowest, and 84 degrees at the highest. Summer temperatures only jump up a bit, with the minimum around 77 degrees and the highest hovering consistently in the high 80s. The tropical climate of Soufriere has a rainy season that runs between July and December, with December the wettest.

Natural features

Rare lizards and verdant rainforest in Soufriere

Guarded by the towering, lush green Piton mountains, Soufriere is a jewel of a coastal town, surrounded on 3 sides by verdant rainforest. The town looks out onto the serene waters of Soufriere Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Soufriere sits on the west coast of the island of Saint Lucia, and is situated north of Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. Soufriere abounds with wildlife, from iguanas and agouti to more frightening creatures, such as the boa constrictor and poisonous fer-de-lance. It is home to one of the rarest, and most beautiful, lizards in the world, the St. Lucia Whiptail.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Soufriere

Fly into Vieux Fort (UVF-Hewanorra Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Castries (SLU-George F. L. Charles), which is 12.3 mi (19.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Soufriere?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 354 vacation rentals near Soufriere. From 169 Villas to 55 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Soufriere for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Soufriere?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Soufriere. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Anse Chastanet Beach: 688 vacation rentals
  • Petit Piton: 567 vacation rentals
  • Gros Piton: 463 vacation rentals
  • Jalousie Beach: 522 vacation rentals
  • Toraille Waterfall: 696 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Soufriere! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Soufriere?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Soufriere:

  • Gros Islet: 537 rentals
  • Rodney Bay: 530 rentals
  • Castries City: 682 rentals
  • Vieux Fort: 290 rentals
  • Anse La Raye: 497 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Soufriere?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Soufriere. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Anse Chastanet Beach: 688 rentals
  • Petit Piton: 567 rentals
  • Gros Piton: 463 rentals
  • Jalousie Beach: 522 rentals
  • Toraille Waterfall: 696 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Soufriere listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.