make and bake cassava bread. The original and still in use Monplaisir family’s estate house offers great photo opportunities. Afterwards you are explained the process of de-husking a coconut and drying the copra in our oven before having a taste of coconut water and jelly. After this you have the opportunity to taste a ripe cocoa bean at the cocoa and coffee house before witnessing the process of fermentation, bean drying and the cocoa dance used to polish the dried beans. The tour climaxes with the mule-driven sugar cane mill.
The city of Soufriere was the longtime capital of St. Lucia. Today it is an important touristic center because the Pitons mountains, the diving and snorkeling area Anse Chastenet and the Sulphur Springs which are located closed to Soufriere. Close to the city of Soufriere, the two Piton Mountains, are UNESCO world heritage and are covered in vegetation. The mountains raise from the waves like pyramids of volcanic stone and dominate the horizon. They are a kind of national monument and are the most photographed landmark on the island. The Soufriere Volcano in St. Lucia is considered as the only “drive-in” volcano in the world! It is locally known as the Sulphur Springs. The road runs right up to and through the crater of the volcano, which emits steam and sulfur with boiling mud and water bubbling away just a few meters from the tourists. Be prepared for the smell of rotten eggs! A little further down there are hot springs and mud baths with volcanic minerals and health-giving properties, which are reputed to have therapeutic qualities for the skin, the reason why the volcano attracts many tourists. You may not like the smell coming from the spring, or stand the heat for long, but your skin will thank you after a quick dip.
Marigot Bay Fringed with mangroves and surrounded by lush, steep hills, this deep natural harbor is remarkably beautiful, and fancy yachts often moor in the so-called hurricane hole. Sheltered by towering palms and the surrounding hills the narrow inlet is said to have hidden the entire British fleet from its French pursuers. The bay has served as background for several Hollywood movies.