Dark View Falls are two spectacular waterfalls in St Vincent, cascading down a sheer cliff face one above the other into natural pools below. The falls flow from a tributary of the Richmond River at the southern foot of La Soufrière volcano in the northwest of the island.
Ideal for children and those who enjoy nature but who don’t wish to complete long hikes, the short 15-minute walk from the main center to the falls is perfect. The path to the lower waterfall is both scenic and exhilarating, with a rickety bamboo bridge spanning the tumbling river leading to a pretty bamboo grove within the forest. A steeper trail then leads to the upper waterfall, where you’ll find a larger bathing pool to splash around in.
You can visit this attraction by booking a hiking tour to Dark View Falls, which includes the entrance fee and a professional guide. Don’t forget your swimwear if you’re planning to take a dip in the bathing pools.
Dark View Falls is situated in Leeward in the northwest of St Vincent. The site is open daily from 9am to 5pm and admission is EC 5. Facilities at the site include a gazebo, a viewing platform, picnic tables, toilets, and changing rooms.
Did You Know? A twin fall like Dark View Falls is uncommon for one site. Lava flows produced the rock formations that sustain the cascading water.