A hike through Edmund Forest Reserve is a three-and-a-half hour long experience that will give tourists an inside look of some of St. Lucia's most pristine and well-kept forest land.
A guided tour of Edmund Forest Reserve will yield views of St. Lucia's mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and seascape. The hike can be strenuous, so high stamina and good hiking shoes are recommended. Be on the look out for blooming orchids, bromeliads, and lianas as you make the trek.
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A 30 minute drive from Soufriere will get you to the Edmund Forest Reserve, which is located on the island's western side. It is accessible off Fond St. Jacques, and a vehicle with 4-wheel drive is recommended.
Positioned on the island of Saint Lucia, 4.8 miles east-southeast of downtown Soufriere, Edmund Forest Reserve always welcomes guests lodging on this part of the island. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check out the sights. From this location, Soufrière is four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest.
Guests visiting this wildlife reserve will have no problem finding a meal, since you can find a plentiful supply of local dining spots within traveling distance. The most convenient restaurant to Edmund Forest Reserve is Boucan, which plates up International dishes. Boucan is only around four miles away, so check it out and place your order. Also nearby, you and your group will come across options such as Jardin Cacao and Cocoa Pod where you and your group should try a bite of Caribbean food and experience the flavors of St. Lucia.
Vacationers that are a fan of nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Sulphur Springs Park and Pitons Management Area; the first of which is three and a half miles to the west of Edmund Forest Reserve. There are other places of interest nearby, including Enbas Saut Falls, which is within driving distance near Soufrière. You might want to also think about making the trip to Toraille Waterfalls, which is another nearby attraction.
With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.
|Enbas Saut Falls||GeoFeature||1.9 mi. (4.8 km)||NW||3.0 mi. East of Soufrière|
|Toraille Waterfalls||GeoFeature||3.1 mi. (2.6 km)||WNW||1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Soufrière|
|New Jerusalem Mineral Baths||GeoFeature||--||--||1.7 mi. East of Soufrière|
|Tanzanite Heights Waterfall||GeoFeature||3.8 mi. (2.1 km)||W||1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Soufrière|
|Diamond Falls||GeoFeature||3.9 mi. (1.4 km)||WNW||Cresslands|
|Diamond Falls Mineral Baths||GeoFeature||--||--||Cresslands|
|Fond Doux Holiday Plantation||Other Attraction||4.0 mi. (4.6 km)||W||Fond Doux|
|GeoFeature||4.5 mi. (5.6 km)||WSW||Bois D`Inde Francion|
Tours of the forest reserve are available by appointment only. There are no official operating hours.
Guided tours of Edmund Forest cost $10(USD). If you're interested in bird-watching, it will be $25(USD).
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