Jardin de Balata

A Few Miles North of Fort-de-France on Route N3

By now, we have visited a good selection of tropical and sub-tropical gardens throughout the Caribbean. The Jardin de Balata is one of the most spectacular … and also one of the biggest … we have visited. It is very popular but is so well laid out that the crowds are not a problem. The location, on a very steep hillside, provides amazing vistas. We drove down from Saint Pierre, going “cross country” through Fonds-Saint-Denis and then South on Route N3. This entire road-trip is quite spectacular, even if a lot of it (in our little rental car) was done in second gear.



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