|Coordinates:||13.8498 N 61.0477 W (mistake up to 150 m)|
|No:||361 (list of all attractions)|
|Address:||North America, Caribbean, Saint Lucia, Soufrière Quarter, Diamond Botanical Gardens in the outskirts of Soufrière town|
|Total height:||˜ 17 m|
Diamond Falls belong to most unusual falls in Caribbean.
This waterfall is located in the beautiful Diamond Botanical Gardens. This garden is owned by Devaux family, who received this land as a grant presented by King louis XIV in 1713.
Fine pathways lead through the collections of rainforest flowers towards an unusual sight - tall cliff with bright colored waterfall falling over it. At the base of waterfall is small pool which is filled with ash-gray water.
The waterfall stream comes from geothermal area - Soufrière sulphur springs, which is located some 1.4 km upstreams. Water in this stream is still warm, rich with sulphur and other minerals and as a result the cliff along the waterfall is laced with colourful - yellow, green purple sediments. These colors are constantly changing.
See Diamond Falls on the map of Saint Lucia!
The small island of Saint Lucia is rich with interesting natural landmarks - waterfalls, unique ecosystems, geothermal area. Key landmarks are the breathtaking Pitons - two giant, cone shaped volcanic plugs which are visible from almost any place in Saint Lucia.
Some of the most fascinating and awe inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls, or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.