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Jardin de Balata (Botanical Gardens) in Martinique

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If anyone is looking for something to do, Jardin de Balata is a botanical garden in Martinique. It is located a little over 6 miles from Fort-de-France, where the cruise ships dock in Martinique. The place was beautiful and had a tree top trail made of suspension bridges.  Below is a link to a video of pictures from the gardens. At the end of the video are gecko lizards we saw while walking.  We went to the gardens while on a cruise ship excursion that took us to a rum factory, too.  




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Is it easy to get a taxi to the garden and back on one's own?  We are in port 15 hours in November but I would prefer not to do the ship's tour there.




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Thank you for the review of the Balata Gardens.

We took a cruise excursion (from HAL) which

took us to St. Pierre, through the rain forest,

to Balata Gardens, and then to Balata Church.

It was well worth the price and we had plenty

of time at the gardens.

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