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 hope to enjoy more of your vacation under the open sky? You can choose from a variety of different hiking trails and some nature preserves in and around the area.
Maria Islands is a nature preserve located within eastern Vieux Fort. Maria Islands are only accessible by boat and must be led by a tour guide.
Vacationers looking to find a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring opportunities 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 minute to read the table below to learn more.
|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|
Even though most visitors come for the beaches, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Vieux Fort some interesting choices, including 6 waterfalls.
You may enjoy visiting La Tille Waterfall, which is located 7.4 mi. North-Northeast of central Vieux Fort. Set amid a beautiful garden is a scene that makes the display that much more enticing: the La Tille Waterfall. After taking in the local herbs and plants, a dip in the pools of this good-sized fall is a great way to cool off.
Another option is Enbas Saut Falls. It is found 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 below enables you to learn 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|
Visitors can enjoy a park in and around Vieux Fort.
If you enjoy tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Mamiku Gardens, which is located 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 are provided in the following chart.
|Park||Downtown Vieux Fort|
|Mamiku Gardens||Botanical Garden||10.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Vieux Fort|
If the concept of spending some time on a tropical plantation sounds intriguing, 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 visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Vieux Fort are displayed 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 variety of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you should consider other locations. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, visit this page.
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