When it comes to natural attractions, the area to the north of Vieux Fort is just slightly more desirable, but there are a few sites to be on the lookout when you visit. Green space can be found in the form of parks, and if you head right to the coast, the Fort Vieux Bay is something of historic and ecological significance.
Do you like spending time out in the fresh air? You can explore a range of different hiking trails and some nature preserves in and around the area.
Maria Islands is a nature preserve located in eastern Vieux Fort. In 1982, the government of St. Lucia declared Maria Islands a nature reserve. Today they function as a wildlife habitat where flora and fauna are protected and guests can learn about the unique tropical topography.
Those looking to find a another great natural attraction should consider visiting sites like Edmund Forest Reserve. 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.
Take a moment to look through this table to read more about nature preserves and hiking spots.
|Edmund Forest Reserve||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||7.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|Hiking Trail||7.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|Maria Islands||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.4 mi. East of Downtown Vieux Fort|
|Hiking Trail||2.8 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|Hiking Trail||Bois D`Inde Francion, 8.9 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
Although most travelers are attracted by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Vieux Fort some interesting choices, including 6 waterfalls.
You might want to visit La Tille Waterfall, which is situated 7.4 mi. North-Northeast of central Vieux Fort. The garden and waterfall are accessed along the coast heading towards Vieux Fort, just northeast of the town.
Another option is Enbas Saut Falls. It is situated 9.3 mi. North-Northwest of central Vieux Fort. A scenic hike along a trail dotted with smaller waterfalls leads visitors to a gorgeous, awe inspiring waterfall called Enbas Saut. Wildlife tends to hide from hikers here, but on occasion a glimpse of the St. Lucian Parrot makes the trip worth it.
The chart directly below shows more details regarding waterfalls.
|Diamond Falls||Waterfall||Cresslands, 10.7 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|Enbas Saut Falls||Waterfall||9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|La Tille Waterfall||Waterfall||7.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Vieux Fort|
|Piton Falls||Waterfall||10.6 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|Tanzanite Heights Waterfall||Waterfall||10.2 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|Toraille Waterfalls||Waterfall||10.1 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
Guests can experience the local park in and around Vieux Fort.
If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Mamiku Gardens, which is situated 10.3 mi. North-Northeast of central Vieux Fort. Visitors to the gardens will be able to explore the 22 acres that Mamiku Gardens encompass. Within this vast space, you will come across abandoned ruins and three different sections of the garden that features different types of plants and flowers.
The parks you'll be able to find can be seen in the following table.
|Park||Downtown Vieux Fort|
|Mamiku Gardens||Botanical Garden||10.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Vieux Fort|
If the concept of experiencing life on a tropical plantation sounds like fun, you should visit Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. A historic center and world heritage site, this property if beautiful and beautifully maintained with tropical gardens and an active agricultural plantation. The estate overlooks it all, and guests should plan to take about 30 minutes of their time simply wandering the grounds.
|Fond Doux Holiday Plantation||Plantation||Fond Doux, 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort||Saint Lucia|
Another idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Vieux Fort can be seen right below.
|Point||2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Vieux Fort|
|Bay||0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Vieux Fort|
If you want to learn about a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should look beyond these choices. If interested, you can find out more about other attractions by following this link.
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