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

Positioned on the island of Saint Lucia, 4.8 miles east-southeast of downtown Soufriere, Edmund Forest Reserve welcomes residents and vacationers lodging on this part of the island. Whether or not you're staying in this location, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time. In case you're wondering, Soufrière is four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest.

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 a multitude of dining options to choose from in the area around Edmund Forest Reserve. Boucan, which offers International meals, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. The restaurant is just around four miles away, so check it out and try something off the menu. Jardin Cacao and Cocoa Pod are additional restaurant options within reach. At Cocoa Pod you and your party will be able to try a bite of Caribbean food and enjoy the St. Lucia scene.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, might consider a trip to Sulphur Springs Park and Pitons Management Area; the first and closest of which is three and a half miles to the west of this page's attraction. There are a couple other places of interest nearby, including Enbas Saut Falls, which is within driving distance near Soufrière. You might also consider visiting Toraille Waterfalls, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are listed 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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