Natural Attractions in Marigot

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Extending from the west coast of the island to central hills, Marigot is a trendy area of the island where one might overlook the need to get out and explore more than just the beaches to really appreciate what Mother Nature has created here.  From nearby caves to a nature park which focuses on the bounty of the sea, there is plenty to keep visitor entertained when they are pending time outdoors.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Loterie Farm Nature Reserve

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation outside? You might be happy to find out that the area has a few interesting nature preserves nearby.

Loterie Farm Nature Reserve is a nature preserve located in Saint Martin, 1.6 mi. East-Northeast of central Marigot. The park itself offers guests the ability to explore the natural wonder of Saint Martin's forest. The hiking trail is relatively short at two miles, though goes up steep inclines, through ruins, and twists and turns that lead to side trails that can make the hike a little longer. You will have the choice of hiking with or without a tour guide.

Adventurers hoping to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing opportunities like Sint Maarten Marine Park. Visitors looking to explore the natural ecosystems of Sint Maarten will definitely want to look around the Sint Maarten Marine Park. The park is a breeding ground for countless fish, the home to a growing coral reef, and a designated Important Bird Area where migratory birds often stop to rest during their long journeys.

Be sure to look through the following chart to read more about nature preserves.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Marigot
Name Type Location
Loterie Farm Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Marigot
Sint Maarten Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.4 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot
Sint Maarten Marine Park Eastern End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.4 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot
Sint Maarten Marine Park Western End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.4 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot

Caves

Even though most visitors are attracted by the region's beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is Dropsey Bay Cave. It is situated 10.8 mi. North-Northeast of central Marigot.

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Visitors can also experience a couple of parks, as well as a botanical garden nearby.

Emilio Wilson Historic Park is found within Saunders, 2.3 mi. Southeast of central Marigot. Although the Emilio Wilson Park is a traditional park where you can picnic, run, and play, the grounds have also been transformed into a living museum. Reconstructed versions of the slave quarters, an outhouse, a watch house, and a school stand on the grounds, waiting to be explored by history buffs.

A second popular attraction in this category is Seaside Nature Park. Visitors looking to explore the natural side of Sint Maarten will be pleased with the Seaside Nature Park; which takes an already beautiful natural coastline and combines it with miles of trails that twist in and out of the forest. Nature lovers will be able to explore the area and experience some amazing sights.

The parks and gardens available are provided in the following chart.

Parks and Gardens Near Marigot
Name Type Location
Emilio Wilson Historic Park Park Saunders, 2.3 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot
Seaside Nature Park Park 3.4 mi. South of Central Marigot
The Butterfly Farm Botanical Garden Orient Bay, 4.2 mi. East of Central Marigot

Zoos and Aquariums

The Butterfly Farm

If the idea of spending part of a day with interesting animals sounds like fun, consider visiting The Butterfly Farm. Explore the beautiful colors of the Saint Martin butterflies and plants at this unique and magical attraction. You will find the enclosed area full of caterpillars, cocoons, and butterflies of all sizes.

Zoos Near Marigot
Name Type Location Island/th>
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 4.2 mi. East of Central Marigot the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Marigot are provided right below.

Land Formations In Marigot
Name Type Location
Baie de Marigot Bay 0.5 mi. West of Downtown Marigot
Marigot Bay Bay 0.6 mi. West of Downtown Marigot

If you are seeking a wider selection of attractions beyond the category on this page, you can consider other locations. To find out about other other attractions for Marigot, read this article.

 

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