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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  • Very nice garden. Nice ride in the trees. Our children enjoyed. A lot of corners before y access
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  • A very good afternoon in the garden. With a passage in the very funny trees. Calm and game of hide and seek with the hummingbirds. Very nice place. Then, a very good meal in the diner: service and impeccable friendly! and especially bravo to the Cook!
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  • A visit in a unique setting. A walk in a superb setting. The children we loved the suspension bridge which gives a wonderful view of the garden and there Martinique. To make absolutely
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  • Exotic plants in an extraordinary place. Superb views down the valley, educational experience as well because of the signs posted throughout the garden. Quite expensive but worth if you like gardens and parks. Great experience!
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful. Was a fun activity. The family really enjoyed this and would do it again.
  • Amazing tropical garden well worth admission. They do a combo discount ticket with the zoo that a good deal.

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