Explore the history of St Lucia through a 1-hour guided visit to the Morne Coubaril estate. Step back in time and imagine what life was like on this Caribbean island in the 18th century while viewing replica stick huts like those once used by the island inhabitants. Learn how sugar, cocoa and coconut, were processed during the estate's operations. Entrance fees included.
1-hour tour of the Morne Coubaril Estate
Learn about the estate's role in St Lucia's history
See how cocoa, coconuts and coffee were processed there
Admire the grand estate house
See the replicas of stick huts where the villagers once lived
Meet your guide at a predetermined spot in the Morne Coubaril Estate in Soufriere. Embark on you 1-hour tour that will take you back in history to a time when the estate was a bustling center of community and activity.
Walk through a small village filled with replicas of stick huts where the residents of the island lived in the 1700s. Continue through the estate's lucsh gardens, which feature a plethora of plants, trees and vegetation native to the island. Learn about the herbs used to treat illnesses and injuries as you amble through the medicinal herb garden. End up at the Monplaisir family's estate house, the centerpiece of the property and a grand example of architecture from the time.
Watch a demonstration of how to dehusk a coconut and learn how to dry the copra in your own oven. Indulge in a taste of coconut water and jell, then continue to a viewpoint to take in dramatic vistas. Visit the cocoa and coffee house to taste a ripe cocoa bean. Watch the fermentation process, the bean drying and the cocoa dance used to polish the beans. Stop by a traditional mule-driven sugar cane mill to sip a typical island treat, fresh cane juice.