Yes, the area does smell like sulphur - which is why the word sulphur appears in the name of the place. We really didn't notice it after the first five minutes.
The mud baths aren't empty - lots of tour groups stop there and piles of people come in together. Everyone there was very helpful. It was a fun experience. I understand people that took tours paid much, Sulphur springs st lucia more for their entry as a part of the larger tour package. I usually think avoiding the large tours and going it alone is the best option.
It's not hard to find; really no reason to pay more for a tour. I was on my travels around the Island when I was taken to the Sulphur Springs. I was not disappointed.
Apart from the sulhpur aroma, the views and the history around the place made it w worthwhile visit. I fully recommend a visit to the only living volcano on the island.
It smells bad, it looks bad, local 'merchants' get in your face with their wares, the 'natural', 'holistic' clay that you rub on each other comes in by plastic buckets from?. We were on our honeymoon Sulphur springs st lucia decided to get out of the hotel and explore. We stopped by here and only did the mud baths.
It was a fun experience and enjoyed painting each other with mud!! It is crowded but we still had fun.