Grotte de Hortense, Ile Des Pins

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Discover a bit of regional history by visiting Grotte de Hortense, a cave where a local chief's wife once hid to escape intertribal conflict in 1855. Access to the cave requires a short hike through the rainforest. A path leads visitors to the large mouth of the cave, naturally decorated with eye-catching stalactites. Take a flashlight if you want to venture farther in than a few steps, and remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for wet paths. Put Grotte de Hortense on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ile Des Pins itinerary builder.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Fabulous sight to visit. Largest caves we have seen to date with fascinating, beautiful natural formations. A short walk into the caves is through a beautiful rain forest. There is a small entry fee w...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    So its a big cave and pretty rainforest at front. Good enough for a quick pit stop if you are scootering around the island for 5 minutes.  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    We visited as part of an Island excursion booked from our hotel. Our driver had really limited english and we were a party of 3 with a driver and co-host. You know the language didn't matter. They wor...  more »

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