One of St. Lucia’s most popular natural attractions, Toraille Waterfall drops about 50 feet (15 meters) from a cliff before falling into a pool that’s perfect for a refreshing swim. The falls, near the town of Soufriere, sit at the end of a nature trail and amid a tranquil tropical garden.
Toraille is one of the easiest waterfalls in St. Lucia to access. To reach the falls, follow a nature trail—dotted by wooden footbridges—that meanders through lush botanic gardens surrounding the falls. If you wish, sit beneath the cascading falls for a gentle head and shoulder massage. Soak in the atmosphere with a snack or meal at the on-site picnic tables.
Discover Toraille Waterfall as part of a half- or full-day sightseeing tour that highlights the island’s biodiversity by visiting spots such as Diamond Botanical Gardens or Tet Paul Nature Trail, ziplining at historic Morne Coubaril Estate, soaking in a mud bath at Sulphur Springs volcano, or snorkeling at Anse Cochon or Marigot Bay. Travelers can also take in the waterfalls and these sights and more during a day-long catamaran sailing trip along the west coast.
Things to Know Before You Go
- There is a small admission fee to access the falls, which is usually included in a tour.
- Bring sun protection, plus swimwear and a towel if you plan to take a plunge.
- Changing rooms and picnic tables are on-site.
- If visiting the waterfall on a tour, round-trip hotel transport, meals, and food may be included. Check specific tours for details.
How to Get There
Toraille Waterfall is a 7-minute drive from the town of Soufriere. Parking is available on-site, and it’s possible to arrange for a taxi too. From the entrance gate, walk about 55 yards (50 meters) to the waterfall.
When to Get There
The waterfall is open year-round from 9am to 5pm. Go early in the morning or near closing time to beat the crowds. High season is the dry season and runs from mid-December to March. Low season, February to May, has scattered tropical rains and fewer tourists.
Soak in a Mud Bath
Before a spritz at Toraille Waterfall, visitors can first soak in the hot mud baths at nearby Sulphur Springs Park about a 4-mile (6-kilometer) drive away. The island’s volcano hasn’t erupted in 200 years, but it’s still hot enough to heat up pools of silky, mineral-rich mud that are said to detoxify the body and heal sun burns, eczema, arthritis, and sore joints.