The calm azure coastal waters of the Caribbean island of St Lucia are offset by the untamed nature of the rainforests bordering the beaches. Going inland will show you the magnificent rain forest on the island of St Lucia which can include cascading waterfalls as a backdrop. A St Lucia waterfall can even have evocative names like Superman Waterfall and Diamond Waterfall. Among these eight great waterfalls, St Lucia will provide a totally different experience than you would have on the beautiful beaches on the island.
5 Must-See Waterfalls in St Lucia
Most of these must-see waterfalls are on the south of the island of St Lucia near Soufriere. Except for Diamond Waterfalls St Lucia, you can take a refreshing bath in all of these waterfalls in St Lucia.
An experienced tour guide can help take you to Superman Waterfall, the last of the St Lucia waterfall recommended below.
Diamond Waterfalls St Lucia
Just like a diamond shimmering vibrantly in the rays of the sun, this waterfall sparkles with magnificent colours thanks to the minerals in the volcanic rock. It is in the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens in Soufrière, surrounded by stunning vegetation and rare local plants.
Although you can’t swim under the Diamond Waterfall, you can bathe in the nearby spring baths that go back nearly 300 years. In a divine and tranquil environment, you can unwind in a private bathhouse. Get into the heart of the rainforest on the nature trail in the gardens after seeing one of the most beautiful waterfalls of St Lucia.
Piton Waterfalls St Lucia
Named after the iconic twin mountain peaks, Piton Waterfalls is on the way to the smaller of the two. The water tumbles around 30 feet into a refreshing small pool at the bottom. It is the perfect stop if you are looking to get away from the bustle of busy beaches as it is one of the less crowded waterfalls in St Lucia. Piton Waterfall is on the way to Sugar Beach. The entry fee is payable by the car park and then there is a short walk to these St. Lucia waterfalls.
Around the waterfall, there is the lush greenery of beautiful plants and the flourishing rainforest. The cascading waterfall makes it way through the rainforest. The force of the water as it comes off the rocks is intense but the large pool is perfect for relaxing. There are stone steps in the large pool for a seating area to sit comfortably in the shallow water as well.
Close to the Piton Falls, there are also sulphur springs brought to life by Soufrière Volcano. Take a dip in these replenishing waters, especially after a strenuous hike up either Gros Piton or Petit Piton.
Toraille Waterfalls St Lucia
Close to the town of Soufriere is Toraille Waterfall, a 50-foot water easily accessible and a short distance from the main road. On many a guided tour route, Toraille Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls on the island. At the bottom is a big plunge pool where you can take a refreshing bath, float around or sit on the rocky edge and be mesmerized by the tumbling water.
Easily accessible, Toraille Waterfall in St Lucia with the car park only a few minutes away and changing facilities available too. Toraille Falls has a small entrance fee, but you can enjoy a stroll through the botanical surroundings or rest on one of the many benches looking at the scenery. Like many of the other falls, there are also sulphur springs nearby.
Superman Waterfall gets its name from its appearance in the movie Superman 2 (1980). Now called Sapphire Falls and Jungle Spa, you can take local guides and do a guided tour through St Lucia Eco Adventures. As a private tour, the Jungle Spa is a private volcanic mud bath experience (less crowded than the Soufriere Sulphur Spa – see below).
Superman Waterfall gets confused with Diamond Waterfall a lot but the Superman Waterfall is actually the Tanzanite Heights Waterfall in Soufriere (aka Sapphire Falls). (We made that mistake too!). The real Superman Waterfall is a lot less crowded than Diamond Waterfall because so many get sidetracked!.
Also known as Sulphur Falls, Superman Waterfall is part of an 18th century sugar plantation (surprise!) so you’ll need to reserve your entry if you show up yourself.
Here’s the clip when Superman visits Superman Waterfall to get some tropical flowers for Lois Lane who finds the Fortress of Solitude a bit stark.
Latille Waterfall St Lucia
La Tille Waterfall is on private property but for a small fee, you can enjoy one of the best waterfalls in St Lucia. These majestic waterfalls are located on the east coast of the island, roughly half an hour from Dennery. The well-maintained pathways will lead you straight to the falls for a relaxing picnic or refreshing plunge.
Around 15 minutes downstream you will also find multiple tiers of pools forming natural infinity pools in the rainforest. The property is perfect if you want to meander through the tranquil forest and checkout the local flora in the abundant gardens around the Latille waterfall St Lucia.
Off The Beaten Path Saint Lucia Waterfalls
Hiking to hidden gem waterfalls, St Lucia will provide you with some exercise which may be needed to work off all the delician St Lucian food and drink you’ll be having. And, bonus! You get to have a refreshing dip in mountain water for all your efforts!
One of the best waterfalls in St Lucia is known by many names. Some maps will tell you it is Errard Falls while many locals will also call it Sault Falls. Its most common name is shared with Dennery, the nearby fishing village. This is an off-the-beaten-track waterfall where a little effort is needed but you end up in a picture perfect place.
The trail starts a few miles past the Zipline Center but is somewhat deteriorated. Adventurous souls will love the short hike along the path until the rumble of the water points you in the right direction. To get to the falls you need to clamber through a couple of rock pools to reach your final destination.
The near 60-foot drop over the stark volcanic rock face is magnificent and there are plenty of smaller pools of water where you can lounge and unwind in a rustic setting.
Enbas Saut Falls
This is one of the most secluded waterfalls St Lucia offers and you will need to complete a 4km hike to enjoy the stunning face of this waterfall. The Enbas Saut Falls Trail hike goes through the Edmund Forest Reserve, winding through the lush vegetation into the remote jungle.
The waterfall is around 25 feet high and there are a couple of charming smaller falls upstream along your way back. The water at the bottom of the pool is clear and refreshing, perfect for a dip after a long hike. The jagged rocks behind the pool create a beautiful glistening display as they have been rubbed smooth by the plummeting water.
Anse La Raye Falls
On the west coast of St Lucia near the quaint village of Anse La Raye is the actual waterfall of the same name. The waterfall cascades over four rocky tiers and down into a bluish pool at the bottom. This waterfall is not for swimming as its water is consumed by the local village, but it is beautiful enough to enjoy from the side-lines.
The short trip of around half a mile will take you across a creek and through the forest. You can combine a trip to Anse La Raye falls with a visit to the nearby beautiful Anse Cochon beach.
Practical Information for Visiting Waterfalls, St Lucia
You can get to most of the waterfalls in Soufriere St Lucia by car. We rented a small car (not 4×4) through Sixt Rental at the airport. For visiting some of the waterfalls on the east side of St Lucia (as well as Anse Chastenet Beach), you will need a more rugged 4×4 vehicle.
You can also take guided tours to see the waterfalls in St Lucia if you don’t feel like driving.
Moreover, the waterfalls in St Lucia tend to be on the south of the island, as shown below. We stayed at an AirBnB near Anse La Raye when we visited the waterfalls in Soufriere St Lucia, such as Piton waterfalls St Lucia and Toraille Waterfall.
From Eastwinds Hotel, the waterfalls on the east coast of the island are about an hour drive because you can cut across the island. Getting down to Soufriere from Rodney Bay hotels like Harbor Club will be a significant journey just because of the condition of the roads.
Map of Waterfalls in St Lucia
In terms of waterfalls, St Lucia is blessed with many choices. Here is a map of the best waterfalls in St Lucia in our opinion.
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