Toraille Falls

Soufriere, Soufriere District, St Lucia

About Toraille Falls


Hiking Distance: roadside
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Date first visited: 2008-11-29
Date last visited: 2008-11-29

Waterfall Latitude: 13.84775
Waterfall Longitude: -61.03354

Toraille Falls was one of the easier waterfalls we were able to visit given that it was well signed with a pretty roomy car park (for a change).

After getting through the entrance hut and paying the entrance fee, we walked the short distance through a small botanical garden to the waterfall.

Toraille_Falls_005_11292008 - Toraille Falls
Toraille Falls

It was fronted by man-modified plunge pool designed for a dip beneath the falls.

I think the falls itself might be around 7 or 8m tall (though I recalled reading somewhere that the falls was said to be 10m but that might be generous).

As you can see from the photo above, we showed up in the afternoon.

However, it didn’t seem like a very good time to visit the falls given the extreme contrast between the light on only part of the falls and the the shadows everywhere else.

Perhaps midday might have been best when the shadows would be at a minimum.

Authorities

Toraille Falls resides in the Soufriere 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.

Toraille_Falls_001_11292008 - We weren't kidding when we said Toraille Falls was well signposted
Toraille_Falls_006_jx_11292008 - The entrance to the falls and botanical garden
Toraille_Falls_002_11292008 - A couple chills at the base of the falls
Toraille_Falls_007_11292008 - Context of Toraille Falls sitting towards the back of the property
Toraille_Falls_009_11292008 - Direct look at the Toraille Falls with terrible lighting
Toraille_Falls_001_jx_11292008 - Last look at Toraille Falls before we headed out on this brief visit

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To get here from Soufriere, take the Sir Arthur Lewis St (the same one that leads to the Diamond Botannical Garden turnoff as well as Fond St Jacques and the Edmund Forest Reserve) until you see the car park and signage for this attraction near the bridge on the left.

To give you some context, the drive from Gros Islet to Soufriere was about 54km (taking us about 90 minutes). It was another half-hour of driving very slowly towards the falls. 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 stream to the falls as seen from the bridge

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