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Jardin de Balata

KM 10 Route de Balata | Km 10, Fort-de-France 97234, Martinique
+596 596 78 41 73
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Very cool tropical gardens

We read about the gardens in a couple guidebooks and decided to visit. It was real actively easy to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Creston, North Carolina
via mobile
A botanical garden not like the others

My last vsit to Les Jardins de Balata was 15 years ago . I returned yesterday with visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Le Francois, Martinique
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Just discover the most beautiful flowers, trees of martinique in the best creation of jean philippe thoze throught the visit of his grand mother property
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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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KM 10 Route de Balata | Km 10, Fort-de-France 97234, Martinique
+596 596 78 41 73
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We read about the gardens in a couple guidebooks and decided to visit. It was real actively easy to find in our rental car and there was plenty of parking. The tropical plants, spectacular scenery and large quantities of hummingbirds made for a marvelous visit....More

Thank davidahrens
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My last vsit to Les Jardins de Balata was 15 years ago . I returned yesterday with visiting relatives and was pleasantly surprised that although no longer owned or managed by Jean Philippe Thoz , it had not lost any of it's charm or prestige...More

3  Thank Majani2014
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Whether you are a plant and garden lover or not, it is a MUST see. Set in the tropical part of the island, those gardens are very well laid out. There are walkways for every age groups. Being in a tropical location, there are lots...More

1  Thank T d
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I am not a big plant person, but I was impressed by the beauty and variety here. The view is incredible, and the flocks of humming birds are amazing. A definite "Must" when visiting Martinique.

Thank travloften
Reviewed 9 September 2017

All of Martinique is like one big garden, so to walk through an area dedicated to being a garden filled with native plants is extra special. This is a great area botanical site to decompress, and as it is in a mountain area, you get...More

Thank jancal26
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

As said, this botanical park gives you a great overview of the Carribean plants and flowers. A bit overpriced to me, but worth to be visited.

Thank Edouard B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Value for the money. Adults: 13€ A walk through the garden will take you app. 1 -1,5 hour. Beautiful flowers and trees/palms. Stunning view. Colibri birds. Must visit in the mountains. The ride to the garden is also beautiful.

1  Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We took a private cab up and ended up using the public bus to come back to town. This is a very pretty garden in the tropical rainforest part of the island. The staff was very courteous and helpful, and thankfully spoke English as well...More

2  Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 July 2017

It's really worth the trip up from the capital. It's a huge garden with all kinds of tropical plants - flowers, palms, trees, and the main rooms of the former owners decorated as they were more than a century ago. Also interesting: The pathway through...More

1  Thank Holger M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Very enjoyable excursion with a guife that was simply terrific. She knew everything about everything! Totally captivating. The gardens were beautiful and the suspension bridge was pretty cool. Would recommend if you have about 2 hours to spare.

Thank ms_tinkerbell1
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5 November 2017|
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Response from Tennis_fan145 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the spring of 2016. Here is an excerpt from the review at that time. If you desire to take the public bus to go there, it is line 25 which stops on Andre Aliker. This is just north of General de Gaulle and... More
Marion R
14 September 2017|
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Response from Celeste S | Reviewed this property |
I would go with the first two responses. We bumbled around, but people were friendly and helpful and we eventually found the cemetery and bus 25. We paid the bus driver cash and he explained the ticket was good for the... More
10 February 2017|
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Response from adelinul2000 | Reviewed this property |
Better have the breakfast in FDF , there are many nice places to eat breakfast, and have the digestion walk in Balata and the lunch in the restaurant next to balata. It is a bit isolated , you will see. From FDF to balata by... More