Sulphur Springs: A boiling Experience

I was really excited about the idea of exploring a Volcano! When we arrived, the smell coming from the craters was pretty intense! All the craters were in activity boiling a very odorous steam. But once used to the smell, let’s say we were fine. St. Lucia is one of the few volcanic islands in the Caribbean and the only one with mud bath!

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Welcome to the world’s only drive-in volcano! Welcome to the only mud bath in the Caribbean! Welcome to Sulphur Springs! This must be definitely in your bucket list!

I was really excited about the idea of exploring a Volcano! When we arrived, the smell coming from the craters was pretty intense! All the craters were in activity boiling a very odorous steam. But once used to the smell, let’s say we were fine. St. Lucia is one of the few volcanic islands in the Caribbean and the only one with mud bath!

During our excursion to Sulphur Springs we could not only take amazing photos of the Volcano, the sulfur and the craters, but we could as well take a mud bath for an extra fee!

Everyone was jumping into this super hot natural jacuzzi full of sulfur mud. By what locals told us, a mud bath is very good for you skin and has many healing effects. I was very enthusiast about it! Diogo and our friends much less… actually, I’ve never experienced a mud bath before so with them or alone, I paid my entry fee, covered my body with the mud and then tried to enter very gently into the super hot natural jacuzzi. Watching everyone chilling there with the water covering them all, seemed way easier than it actually was!

The water was even hotter than a regular jacuzzi you find in a spa! I needed at least 10 minutes to get my body fully used to this temperature (probably at 42-45ºC)!

After lying there for 5 minutes and have met all the people around (all tourists, some from Paris, others from China, Hong Kong, and others from USA and Canada), Diogo and our friends finally got some courage to join me!

Diogo was completely burnt in the back, but after 15 minutes lying with us in the mud bath, his back was almost fully recovered! No more pain and almost no reddish!

We totally forgot to bring a towel with us in order to remove the mud after the bath and of course to dry us up, fortunately we dried very quickly thanks to this sunny day, but we continued our journey with a pretty interesting smell…

Did you already try a mud bath? How it was? If you know St. Lucia, don’t forget to let me your recommendations for my Country Guide that will come in the next post.

Wish you all the best!

P.S: Don’t forget to join my community!

Xoxo, Melanie

Credits
Author: Melanie Martins
Photography: Diogo Novo

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37 comments

  1. I think that St Lucians should take full precaution, and be careful, that this Vulcano dont erup, esp when you all are in vacation to the sulphur springs, we all should remember, that this is the SIGNS OF THE END, any thing can happen, and if this Vulcano decide to erup, Tell me? What St. Lucian will do? Think About It.
    Have a nice day.

    1. Thank you very much dear Alison 🙂 Yes Definitly! I’m going to do a Country Guide “What To Do, Eat, Shop” for St. Lucia, if you have any recommendation, feel free to share it with us 🙂 Wish you all the best and take good care of you 🙂

    1. Hello Dear Yassy 🙂 You are so lucky to live in such paradise! I’m going to do a guide “What To Do, Eat, Shop” about St. Lucia, so feel free to share it with any recommendation you may have 🙂 Have a great Sunday, Melanie

    2. Thanks very much. We are surely blessed as a nation. We certainly welcome all visitors so I am very happy you came and hope you return soon. I will certainly help out. Just tag me or feel free to inbox me. It is my pleasure to assist

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