This historic 18th-century Morne Coubaril Estate still features the original, now restored, plantation house along with a reproduction farm worker’s village that depicts the plantation’s centuries-long history of cotton, sugarcane, cocoa and coffee production. Crops like coconuts and manioc still grow on the estate in the traditional ways, and guided tours include demonstrations for husking coconuts, along with tastings of ripe cocoa and fresh-pressed cane juice. The on-site restaurant serves a creole lunch buffet of St. Lucian specialties. Adventurous travelers can get their adrenaline fix on the Soufriere Hotwire, an hour-long zip-line excursion through the rainforests at the foot of picturesque Petit Piton. Eigh ziplines whisk you at speeds up to 30 mph through giant banyan trees, and offer panoramic views of the bay and the town of Soufriere.
The Morne Coubaril Estate sits 3 km (2 miles) south of Soufriere, a town along the southwest coast about 40 km (25 miles) from Castries. The estate is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours of the estate cost $7, lunch on the plantation grounds costs $14, and ziplines tours start at $69.