Balata Botanical Gardens


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Balata Botanical Gardens

The Balata Botanical Gardens, situated slightly inland from Fort-de-France, are a lush, 3-hectare expanse of green that contain a beguiling range of flora, comprising over 3,000 different species. The grounds are carefully landscaped, tailored and looked after, and the view from the suspended rope bridges is enchanting.

Do & See

The picturesque seaside city of Fort-de-France offers plenty in the way of sights and attractions, including beautiful historical buildings, an imposing fort and ample walkability, but it is best used as a home-base for exploring the natural surroundings of the island of Martinique. Laze at idyllic beaches from coast to coast, hike up the commanding Mount Pelée, and marvel at the lush, tropical beauty of the island. The more historically-minded can check out the Musée de la Pagerie or contemplate the solemn Anse Cafard Slave Memorial, a sobering reminder or the country's and region's tumultuous past.