Flowers of St Lucia – attractions for green fingered visitors

St Lucia - yellow flower with butterfly

A butterfly feasts on a flower at Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort

 

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

St Lucia, being a volcanic island, is very fertile; plants grow three times as quickly here as they do in temperate zones.

Marigot Beach Club is proud of its lush grounds, where you can see a vast array of beautiful tropical plants and flowers. We have plumbago, which has delicate pale blue flowers; pink alamanda and flame ginger; pink, yellow and white bouganvilla; and of course many types of heliconia. If you look closely you will also see some hibiscus which opens up during the day and closes at night.

Plumbago

Plumbago

If you are a real flower fan there are also many botanical gardens on the island, easily reached from our hotel.

Mamiku Gardens, near Praslin, is a private garden situated on the Atlantic coast, consisting of 12 acres of gardens situated on an old plantation estate. There are trails through the gardens revealing many types of orchids and flowers, as well as bananas. There is a small  cafe and guides are on hand to help – this is a great day out.

Flame ginger

Flame ginger

Another good place to visit is the Botanical Gardens at Soufriere. Here you can walk beside a stream through wonderful gardens boasting a myriad of flowers and fruits, to the diamond waterfall and baths. Built by the French and reputed to have great medicinal qualities, you can bathe in the warm volcanically heated baths and feel invigorated (don’t forget to take a towel and swimming costume – changing facilities are available). There is also an old watermill and various little places to sit and relax and eat a picnic, and there’s a cafe on site.

To organise trips to these and the many other attractions of St Lucia, please talk to our front desk team who will be happy to help.

   
 

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