Natural Attractions in Vieux Fort

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. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Attractions Map

Do you like spending time outdoors? You can experience quite a few hiking trails and some nature preserves in and around the area.

Maria Islands is a popular 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.

Travelers hoping to find a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring choices like Edmund Forest Reserve. 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.

Look through this table for more information about your options.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around Vieux Fort
Name Type Location
Edmund Forest Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Vieux Fort
Edmund Rainforest Trail 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
Morne Le Blanc Trail Hiking Trail 2.8 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort
Tet Paul Nature Trail Hiking Trail Bois D`Inde Francion, 8.9 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort

Waterfalls

Toraille Waterfalls

Although most vacationers are drawn 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 enjoy a visit to 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.

An additional option is Enbas Saut Falls. It is located 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 following table offers some key facts concerning waterfalls.

Waterfalls Near Vieux Fort
Name Type Location
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

Parks

Travelers can visit 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 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 shown in the following table.

Parks In and Around Vieux Fort
Name Type Location
Independence Square Park Downtown Vieux Fort
Mamiku Gardens Botanical Garden 10.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Vieux Fort

Plantations

If the idea of spending some time on a tropical plantation captures your imagination, 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.

Plantations Near Vieux Fort
Name Type Location Island
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation Plantation Fond Doux, 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Vieux Fort Saint Lucia

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Vieux Fort are displayed in the following table.

Land Formations In Vieux Fort
Name Type Location
Burgot Pt Point 2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Vieux Fort
Vieux Fort Bay Bay 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Vieux Fort

If you are looking for more attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should look farther afield. Click here to see our page concerning other interesting attractions for Vieux Fort.

 

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