Edmund Forest Reserve

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.

Location

Located on the island of Saint Lucia, 4.8 miles east-southeast of downtown Soufriere, Edmund Forest Reserve welcomes local residents and travelers rooming on this part of the island. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in this location, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time. It is 4.7 miles east-southeast of Soufrière.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous dining options to pick from in the area around this nature preserve. The most proximate place to eat to Edmund Forest Reserve is Boucan, which has a menu full of International meals. It's maybe around four miles away, so stop by and dig in! Jardin Cacao and Cocoa Pod are additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Cocoa Pod you and your group should be sure to sample Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of St. Lucia.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to Sulphur Springs Park and Pitons Management Area; the first of which is 3.7 miles to the west of this wildlife reservation. Other kinds of local attractions include Enbas Saut Falls, which is within driving range near Soufrière. Also consider checking out Toraille Waterfalls, which is another attraction nearby.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

Attractions Near Edmund Forest Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
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
Tet Paul Nature Trail GeoFeature 4.5 mi. (5.6 km) WSW Bois D`Inde Francion

More Information

Hours

Tours of the forest reserve are available by appointment only. There are no official operating hours.

Cost

Guided tours of Edmund Forest cost $10(USD). If you're interested in bird-watching, it will be $25(USD).

Location: Saint Lucia

Phone

(758) 450-2231

(758) 450-2078

 

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