Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 428
places of interest
Across the bay from Fort-de-Prince is Les Trois-Ilets which is popular with tourists. Here, not only
are there hotels and restaurants, but there are also historic attractions, shops, boutiques and local
craft stalls. Visitors can learn the history of sugar in an old sugar plantation or relax on the nearby
creamy sands of Anse Mitan, one of the island’s best beaches.
Balata Botanical Garden
Near Fort-de-France is the Balata Botanical Garden which displays over 3,000 species of tropical
flowers and plants. The gardens cascade down a hillside with many benches hidden among the
foliage. There are also rope ladders suspended in the trees to allow for better views of the many ponds
splattered with lotus blossoms and water lilies. As you look at the different plants, hummingbirds
buzz past while going about their own routines.
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