The bay of Soufriere is famous for its two majestic rocky peaks (Gros and Petit Pitons) which rise next to the village. The whole bay is Sea park administered by the SMMA and anchoring is prohibited to protect fragile the coral. The port of Soufriere is a port of entry.
Moor: find a free mooring and secure your boat, an attendant will visit to collect the fee - 40 XCD (about $25 USD) for 2 nights; see map below.
Ashore: a lively town where you can find a local market, a number of small restaurants.
Warning: assistance by young men, no matter how trivial, costs a minimum of 10 XC.
Don't miss: There are a number of nature trails in the area, some an easy walk and others a more challenging climb.
- Visit the Church of Assumption in the centre of Soufriere. It is the island’s most impressive religious monument, with its polished wooden benches and stunning stained glass windows.
- Visit the Botanical Gardens.
- The waterfalls and the walk through the thick rainforest to reach them is rather enjoyable.
Sulphur Springs, a real witches' brew. In some places, seawater seeps into the volcano which boils and bubbles out from fissures in the crater. Impressive!
- If you want to snorkel or dive you must purchase a permit (check the SMMA site); the coral reefs are full of small fish, parrot fish, large schools (over 600) of tigerfish, sponges, coral formations, etc.