The Diamond Waterfall in St Lucia does not hide any diamonds and nor are there diamonds in St Lucia. So how did this waterfall become to be named “Diamond”?
Akasha believes this waterfall got its name from the French under the rule of King Louis XVI. The French had settled in Soufriere in the 16th century. Translated from French, the name was given because of the colourful sparkle of the waterfall, similar to how diamonds refract light into all different colours. The French were in those days ruling many parts of the Caribbean.
The water which falls over these rocks starts from a boiling sulphur spring at the top of the volcano. It then runs down the mountain slope, mixing with fresh water until it pours over a dark rock, 60 feet high, creating what we call the Diamond Waterfall, now one of St. Lucia’s most well-known and characteristic attractions.
The always-changing composition of fresh water to minerals creates the varying colour effect – diamond like. The minerals include sulphur, copper sulphate, magnesium, iron, manganese and calcium, all of which paint the rock face behind in a kaleidoscope of colours. These waters are alleged to have rejuvenation and healing properties, which is why the French constructed a series of mineral baths. These were used by the French soldiers and also by Josephine, the wife of the famous, Napoleon. So you could be bathing just like a queen at the springs when you come to visit St Lucia’s Best Villa Rental. So maybe we cant make you feel like a Queen we sure can make these baths part of your St Lucia Honeymoon when you book direct with the owner.
You can visit the wonderful falls and walk through 6 acres of unimaginably beautiful garden in which you find the falls. While St Lucia’s Best Villa Rental doesn’t run to 6 acres there is the National Park (more than 6 acres) right behind the villa where you can climb to the top and take in even more spectacular views than those available from our Luxury Villa Rental.
So if you fancy being pampered while you stay at the best all inclusive villa rental in St Lucia then Akasha is for you. Our on-site team meet, greet and organise your vacation. Just let us know what you want – a trip to the Diamond falls or any of the other places and consider it done, after all this is St Lucia’s Best Villa Rental.