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Luxuriate in a volcanic mud bath

Soufriere, St Lucia
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Luxuriate in a volcanic mud bath

Saint Lucia is home to the world-famous drive-in volcano the Sulphur Springs. Mysteriously boiling pools of dark water filled with natural minerals rise from the collapsed caldera. The mysteriously rising steam emerges like a portent of some ominous being—or, so suggest some of the legends of the island’s early settlers. The Carib people believed that one’s soul met death at the Qualibu Caldera. In any case, it does create a marked impression upon those who stand above peering into its murky depths. Geologists explain that the Sulphur Springs actually act as a safety valve, constantly releasing subterranean pressure and stabilizing the area. A visit to the park, located in Soufriere (a name that means “place of sulfur”) is an absolute must for all visitors to Saint Lucia. Allow time to soak in the mineral-rich mud beneath the springs—locals promise it will make you look and feel younger! For information on the Sulphur Springs visit http://soufrierefoundation.org/sulphur-springs/about-us.