Jardin de Balata, Fort-de-France

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Wander and observe exotic plants and flowers in the beautifully sculpted Jardin de Balata. Explore the gardens, nestled in the jungle-class mountains of the island, and set around the designer’s childhood Creole home. Take winding paths through expertly manicured gardens, or traverse suspended pathways in the trees, affording spectacular views of the site and its surrounding countryside. Consider bringing comfortable shoes, as the trails can be hilly at points, and be sure to bring along a camera to capture the picturesque vistas. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jardin de Balata by using our Fort-de-France trip itinerary maker.
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  • had only a day because was on a cruise. Opted for the round trip bus. Was only about $5. Took bus number 25 and was like a 15 min drive or so up and back from Fort De Franc. This garden was one of the...  more »
  • A very nice place to visit. Many type of hibiscus flowers. Very accessible. Hanging bridge offers great views. Great panoramas of hills and mountains with tropical forest  more »
  • We visited the Jardin de Balata during a cruise stop in Martinique. The gardens a very beautiful with a wide variety of plants in a serene setting. Jardin de Balata is beautifully landscaped and very ...  more »
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  • This is marvellous and lovely garden. Well organized, a lot of plants, flowers, etc. However I would not say this is the best place on Martinique as some rankings say. Worth seeing, but some beaches and rhum distilleries may be more original and unique for the island. Similar tropical gardens can be seen in other parts of the world as well, so it is nice, admirable, but not number one.
  • Wonderful experience We visited the park during a cruise. We had a wonderful time and loved the lush green atmosphere and the beatiful colors. The highlight is the path in the trees, wooden suspension bridges between the trees high above the garden. A good mix of jungle feeling and organised path. If you prefer lone hiking in the jungle do not go there but rather use one of the many hiking trails further up the mountain. But if you do not want to get your shoes dirty this is the place to go.
  • Amazing tropical garden well worth admission. They do a combo discount ticket with the zoo that a good deal.
  • Very beautiful. Was a fun activity. The family really enjoyed this and would do it again.
  • Not as good as I expected it. The best thing is by far the walkway in the trees.