The small fishing port of Soufriere is situated in the south west of the Caribbean island of St Lucia, in the West Indies. This picturesque town was once the capital of St Lucia and though it no longer holds that title it is becoming a popular tourist destination due to its range of attractions and of course beautiful beaches on offer. Holiday homes in Soufriere will appeal to many tastes, from couples, to families, to friends.
With such fabulous self catering accommodation in Soufriere available for rental you may find that all you want to do is relax by the swimming pool! The wonderful Caribbean climate is certainly great for relaxing and working on a great sun tan, but when you fancy a change of scenery you can try one of the beautiful nearby sandy beaches, both black and white sand, instead. Snorkelling and scuba diving are popular, and there are some very beautiful places to enjoy these activities nearby to your Soufriere holiday villa.
Soufriere is a fairly sleepy fishing town which is somewhat odd considering this was once the capital of St Lucia, but that’s part of the appeal of holiday accommodation in Soufriere as there’s a relaxing and traditional atmosphere not always found these days in the Caribbean. Enjoy the shops and restaurants in the town, or use your Soufriere accommodation as a base for exploring the scenic mountains that surround the town.
There are several popular attractions in the Soufriere area – the Pitons are two peaks that overlook the town. These are volcanic plugs and are very picturesque from below, or offer great views from above. The Pitons have actually been designated a World Heritage Site and are the town’s most noticeable landmarks. Another top attraction is the world’s only ‘drive in’ volcano, called Sulphur Springs, plus there are some wonderful gardens and waterfalls at the Diamond Botanical Gardens.
Holidaymakers can enjoy lovely weather when staying in self catering accommodation in Soufriere. There is a tropical climate here with hot weather throughout the year that is moderated by the northeast trade winds. The rainy season is from May to December and the dry season from January to April.
St Lucia has two airports though most international flights will land at the larger of the two, Hewanorra International Airport. Getting to your holiday home in Soufriere is easy from here as it’s only about 25 miles (40km) from the airport. Airlines offering flights to this airport include British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.