Soufrière is also the second most populated town of St. Lucia, after Castries, and houses the most important landmarks of the island - the Petit Piton and Gros Piton hills. These Pitons are volcanic mountains rising to 738m and 696m and are formed of lava and rock. Once active, these mountains are now covered with lots of vegetation. Climbing these peaks requires permission from the Forest and Lands Department of St. Lucia and also the assistance of a knowledgeable guide.
Close to Soufrière is the popular drive in volcano - the Mount Soufrière. Visitors can easily drive along the winding path into the ancient crater. Travelers have to walk uphill from the parking lot, and from an observation platform they can watch the bubbling sulfur springs and the hot water springs. The Gabriel's Pool is the most visible among the other hot springs in the area. The entry fees to the crater and the pools is EC$7 per person and is inclusive of the guide service. The area is open from 9am to 5pm.
Close to the drive-in volcano is the Diamond Botanical Gardens which has the Diamond Mineral Baths. In the interiors of these lush garden is the Diamond Waterfall; the most amazing feature of this waterfall is that it changes its color several times in a day because of the water that bubbles from the sulfur springs. Visitors can bathe in the Diamond Mineral Baths at the cost of EC$15 apart from the entry fee of EC$11. The area is open from 10am to 5pm.
The prices and timings mentioned above is based on the information gathered at the time this article was written - this may or may not be the case during your particular visit.
Southwest of Soufrière the road moves along to Fond St-Jacques, where travelers can get amazing views of villages and mountains as they move through the St. Lucia's Cape Moule-Chique tropical rainforest. Visitors can also get a view of the Barre de l'Isle divide.
The nearest Masaajid is in Vieux Fort, the Islamic Foundation of St Lucia, and the Masjidur Rahman on St. Jude's Highway, La Tourney. Visitors can get information about the availability of Halal food and Halal restaurants from any of the members of the mosque committee.