St Lucia rainforest holidays - mountain top retreats
St lucia has 19,000 acres of rainforest with the 29 miles of trails that run through it.
The rainforest is the habitat of many exotic birds and plants. It is lush, orchids scent the air, it seems to speak to you.
Here you might find St Lucia's National bird, the Amazona Versicolor or the Jacquot by its popular name,
once an endangered species, it is now protected.
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Barre De L’isle Trail (Non Strenuous)
The Barre de L’isle Forest Reserve gets its name from the fact that it is a ridge that divides the eastern and western halves of St Lucia. It takes approximately one hour to walk this one-mile trail and another hour to climb Mr. La Combe ridge.
The Barre de L’isle trail provided panoramic views from four lookout points along the trail. Observe the ragged Mount Gimie and the blue-green mountain rainforest, Cul-de-Sac valley, the Caribbean Sea and community of Aux Leon. View the expansive Mabouya Valley and Fond d’Or beach on the Atlantic coast.
Des Cartiers Rainforest (Strenuous)
Experience a botanical paradise at Mahaut, St Lucia’s most hidden lush rainforest. Drive six miles inland from the east coast main highway through a secondary road. Hope to the rare St Lucia Parrot (Jacquot). Trek through the rainforest and view the wonderful verdant forest, discover some of St Lucia’s endemic wildlife on this two-kilometer trail.
Edmund Forest Reserve (Strenuous)
This 3½-hour will take you through the heart of the tropical island into Edmund Forest Reserve on the western side of the island, to experience some of nature’s pristine opportunities. Numerous plants, such bromeliads, orchids, mushrooms, lianas and others can be seen attached to their hosts, sitting on large buttress roots or branches on the spongy forest or even cascading the sides of the trail. Continue westward for a magnificent view of Mt Gimie, St Lucia’s highest peak.
Enbas Saut (Moderate to Strenuous)
This trail is within the 19,000 acres of Central Rainforest Reserve; six miles East of Soufriere and at the foot of the highest mountain peak, (Mount Gimie) in St Lucia.
The Enbas Saut Falls trail is a 4km cut trail. Remote, yet unbelievably scenic, with a combination of Rainforest, Cloud Forest, Elfin Woodlands and wildlife. The hilly terrain of Piton Canarie, Piton Troumassee and Mount Gimie stands predominant not too far from the trail. Enbas Saut when translated to English means “below the falls”. Hence the trail is famous for its two cascading waterfalls and pools at the head of the Troumassee River.
It is an offence
under the Forest Soil and Water Conservation Ordinance Act to attempt to access trails without the express permission from the Forest and Lands Department.
For more information
on Rainforest Walks on our Tropical Island call the Forest & Lands Department on 758 450 2231/2078. Alternatively, your tour representative may be able to book the tour on your behalf.