An Enchanting Garden
You cannot leave Martinique without visiting the Jardin de Balata (Balata Garden), north of Fort-de-France. Nestled in the heart of rainy peaks, this garden of jungle and flowers is bursting with colour. You could play hopscotch in the middle of the water-lilies, reach summits on bridges made from creepers surrounded by giant bamboos, walk alongside hummingbirds sipping nectar from porcelain roses, and marvel at the red epiphytes hanging without roots in the humid air.
The garden’s restaurant offers Martiniquan specialities in a forest setting that adventurers will enjoy.