Sault Falls (Errard Falls or Dennery Falls)

Dennery, Dennery District, St Lucia

About Sault Falls (Errard Falls or Dennery Falls)


Hiking Distance: 600m round trip
Suggested Time: 30 minutes

Date first visited: 2008-11-28
Date last visited: 2008-11-28

Waterfall Latitude: 13.9089
Waterfall Longitude: -60.90481

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Sault Falls (also known as Errard Falls as well as Dennery Falls) is perhaps the most scenic waterfall in St Lucia.

It featured a drop of some 15-20m over a rounded cliff with a few smaller cascades further downstream.

Sault_Falls_051_11282008 - Sault Falls
Sault Falls

We felt that this place represented one of the few accessible waterfalls on the eastern side of the island of St Lucia near the fishing town of Dennery (though I heard it belongs on the Errard Plantation).

It was quite a quiet and relaxing spot and certainly worth the effort to get to as far as we were concerned.

Once we were able to park the car (see directions below), we followed a trail as it descended towards the Dennery River.

We got blocked views of the falls from here, but we then proceeded by getting a little wet going across the river to get right up to the base of Sault Falls.

Having been to tropical destinations before, we knew to bring water shoes (like Keens) for occasions like this.

Sault_Falls_025_11282008 - Julie looking up from the base of Sault Falls
Julie looking up from the base of Sault Falls

When we made our visit to the Sault Falls, we noticed a couple of folks who actually started to leave just when we showed up.

So that left Julie and I enjoying this waterfall by ourselves.

Eventually when we left, another another couple just showed up, which meant that they, too, would have the falls to themselves.

Indeed, this was one of the quieter and more pleasant waterfalling experiences that we could recall on the island of St Lucia, and we were very glad to have found this spot on the quieter east side of the island.

Authorities

Sault Falls resides in the Dennery Quarter of St Lucia. It is administered by Government of Saint Lucia. For more information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, you can try visiting their website.

Sault_Falls_060_11282008 - This was where we parked the car to check out the Sault Falls
Sault_Falls_003_11282008 - The shack surrounded by trash marking 'trailhead' for Sault Falls
Sault_Falls_004_11282008 - At the bottom of the descent with a partial view of the Sault Falls
Sault_Falls_055_11282008 - Distant view of Sault Falls from across the Dennery River
Sault_Falls_012_11282008 - Direct view of the Sault Falls from the bedrock below the lower cascade
Sault_Falls_020_11282008 - Julie pushing ahead past the intermediate cascade to reach the main drop of Sault Falls
Sault_Falls_022_11282008 - Full look at Sault Falls from the plunge pool right at its base
Sault_Falls_040_11282008 - Getting right up to the base of Sault Falls
Sault_Falls_048_11282008 - This was about the most frontal view that I could get directly from the plunge pool of Sault Falls
Sault_Falls_055_11282008 - Looking back at the full context of Sault Falls and some of its intermediate cascades
Sault_Falls_059_11282008 - After having our fill of Sault Falls, we headed back up to our rental car

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In order to get to Sault Falls, we rented a car in Gros Islet in the north of St Lucia and self drove to Dennery on the east side of the island.

Once in Dennery, we had to look for a road that led inland nearby the Dennery River.

Upon finding it, we then continued along that road, which was mostly smooth and paved.

Eventually, we reached some zipline tour area (I believe they were called Treetop Adventures), where we continued for a couple of minutes more, veering left at a fork.

We ultimately stopped the car once we saw a shack with garbage bags around it, and we later realized that the shack kind of represented the landmark where the trail to the Sault Falls began.

There was writing that said that we couldn’t park by the shack with the garbage in front of it so we had to find parking in one of the pullouts further away.

These other spots didn’t have much room, and we tried to make sure not to block the entrances.

Therefore, I’d imagine that finding parking for this waterfall was very limited.

Since we don’t have an atlas or decent map showing road names and numbers, we necessarily had to be vague about the directions here.

Plus, the waterfall was not that well signposted so we actually wound up asking a very helpful guide at the Treetop Adventures area to verbally tell us where the falls were (which happened to be very close to their ziplining facility).

Just to give you some context, the drive from Gros Islet to the falls was about 38km (taking us at least an hour). Gros Islet was on the opposite side of the island from the airport some 65km away (or 90 minutes by vehicle). The flight from the Miami International Airport to the Saint Lucia Airport was on the order of 4 hours.

Sweep from the bedrock area looking from downstream towards the Dennery River and ending up at the falls itself


Sweep looking up from the base of the falls to its top from the plunge pool

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Visitor Comments:

This was an amazing waterfall (Sault Falls) November 13, 2012 12:22 am by Phillip Hayes - We went to St. Lucia and found this website. It led us to this waterfall and if you want to go somewhere off the beaten path that is relaxing and breathtaking, this is the place. We visited other falls, but this one did not have any one around, doesn't cost anything and is easy to… ...Read More

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