St. Lucia’s Morne Coubaril Estate has been a working plantation run by the Devaux family for more than 200 years. Today it produces cocoa, coffee, and coconut in a lush setting of fruit trees and flowering plants. You’re welcome to tour the grounds and enjoy a Creole-style buffet lunch featuring Coubaril-grown produce at the on-site restaurant.
You can survey the beauty of this historic estate and take in the splendid views of the Pitons on a guided walking or horseback tour. King Louis XIV granted the land to three brothers named de Vaux in 1713, which makes Morne Coubaril one of the first major domains on the island. A tour takes you through thriving gardens surrounding a replica village of huts like those originally used by local workers. the much grander estate house reveals the difference in the lifestyle of the plantation owners. During the tour, you’ll see how cocoa beans and coconuts are processed and get a taste of fresh sugar cane juice. Thrill seekers will want to take the zipline excursion over Coubaril to get an aerial view of the estate, the town of Soufriere, and the Piton Mountains rising above the Caribbean Sea.