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 hope to spend more of your vacation time outdoors? There are a variety of different hiking trails and some nature preserves in and around Vieux Fort.

Maria Islands is a popular nature preserve located within 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 wanting to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing 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 moment to look through this table to learn more.

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

Even though most visitors are drawn by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Vieux Fort multiple choices, including 6 waterfalls.

You may enjoy visiting La Tille Waterfall, which is found 7.4 mi. North-Northeast of central Vieux Fort. After strolling through the gardens, guests of the arden and waterfall are welcome to take a dip in one of several pools that are filled by the waterfall.

Another place to consider 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 table right below provides more details regarding waterfalls.

Waterfalls Near Vieux Fort
Name Type Location
Diamond Falls Waterfall Cresslands, 10.9 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

Guests can visit a park in and around Vieux Fort.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting 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 worth looking into are listed down below.

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 thought of spending some time on a tropical plantation sounds like fun, you should visit Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. Originally opened over 250 years ago, this property is one of the oldest still working plantations on the island. With accommodations, a restaurant, and a wedding venue, this place has it all.

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 fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Vieux Fort are displayed directly below.

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

Keep in mind, Vieux Fort offers other attractions. Readers can find more details about other attractions on this page.

 

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