Loterie Farm Nature Reserve

Photo Credit: © Loterie Farm
 

This protected area is the largest on the island and a prime spot for any eco-tourist that find themselves in Saint Martin. The park offers numerous eco-orientated activities that will allow guests to enjoy the more natural side of the island.

A great depiction of what St. Martin would be like if left untouched by human hands, everything here is lush and green, with forested lands flourishing in the capable hands of the farm's workers. A variety of wild life lives on property including Green MOnkeys, mongoose, lizards, iguanas, cats, and dogs.

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.

Guests will also find an obstacle course and zip-lining courses in the park. The obstacle course, called Ti-Tarzan, is the perfect challenge for energetic children, while the zipline is great for those looking for some fun. The extreme zip-line course brings an increased speed and physical challenge that is only available for guests over 18 and in good physical health.

After a day of adventuring, stop by one of several restaurants that are on property to refuel. Options include the Hidden Forest Cafe, the Tree Lounge, the Sea Lounge, the Bamboo Room, and the L'eaulounge

Location

Situated in the heart of Saint Martin, 1.6 miles east-northeast of Marigot, Loterie Farm Nature Reserve invites local customers and visitors rooming in this area of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. But even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. In case you're wondering, Grand-Case is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the north.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite during your visit to the wildlife reserve, don't worry -- you can find a plentiful supply of local restaurants within traveling distance. La Thumerie is a great eatery to fill up at before spending time at Loterie Farm Nature Reserve, and is close-by, making it a great option for visitors to it. Joyce's Cafe and Pain Du Soleil offer additional dining options close-by where travelers will have the chance to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the St. Martin scene.

Nearby Attractions

Other nearby activities include Durat Bridge, which is within driving range in Marigot. You might want to also think about making the trip to Musée de Saint-Martin, which is another nearby attraction.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Loterie Farm Nature Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Durat Bridge Historic Site 1.3 mi. (0.6 km) W Marigot
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum -- -- Downtown Marigot
Fort Louis Historic Site 1.6 mi. (0.1 km) WSW Downtown Marigot
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 1.6 mi. (0 km) WSW Downtown Marigot
Old Prison Historic Site 1.6 mi. (0 km) WSW Downtown Marigot
Spring Sugar Mill Historic Site 1.6 mi. (0 km) WSW Downtown Marigot
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historic Site -- -- 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Grand-Case
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 1.9 mi. (0.4 km) N Grand-Case

More Information

Hours

The park is open 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. everyday except for Monday.

Policies

Each individual activity on the Farm has its own set of rules, but one things is constant throughout: closed toed shows are a must.

Cost

Main admission into the park and to use the hiking trails is 5 Euros per person, which is about $6.50(USD). There are a number of additional activities and tours at the park that cost extra. The guided hiking tour costs 25 Euros per person, the obstacle course 20 Euros, the basic zipline is 35 Euros, and the Extreme-Zipline is 55 Euros.

Address

Rou Lotterie Farm, Saint Martin Saint Martin

Phone

(059) 087-8616

Website

http://www.loteriefarm.com/

Email

info@loteriefarm.com

 

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