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Admission Ticket Balata's Garden
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Admission Ticket Balata's Garden

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Ages 0-99, max of 999 per group
Duration: 24h
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Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: English, French
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  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Jardin de Balata
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30485P19

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Beyond The Beach
    341
    Schoelcher, Martinique
    Joined in February 2016
  • Dunpheyaa
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food Safari - Shore Excursion from Royal Clipper Cruise Ship
    Joshua was a wonderful guide. He was fun, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable about Fort de France. Our tour was booked through our cruise line as a shore excursion and we didn’t know what to expect but we were glad we took the tour with Joshua who gave us tons of info and background about the town and island. He was even telling the other tour guide we passed some info that he didn’t know. I think that the food we sampled was average but we were doing a morning tour and it was probably hard to have food for us in the morning. We sampled sugar cane juice which was very sweet but refreshing on a very hot day. We had some sort of meat empanada which was tasty (fried). We went to a spice market and had time to our own to wander around. We went to a pastry shop and got to choose a pastry to our own liking. Last we went to a place for a typical breakfast which was cod and banana with some apricot juice to drink and also some rum to drink. The meal was decent but I probably wouldn’t order it on my own. One thing to note is that Joshua gave us all a bottle of water before the tour started which was great. I noticed the two other groups didn’t have water so I think he did that on his own which was very nice with the heat.
    Written April 2, 2024
  • 79lenf
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poor communication and oversold.
    Firstly, they sent us information to meet at a hotel which was a $20 cab ride away. Everyone else was apparently giving information to meet at the cruise port dock. Once finding a Trip Advisor rep to take us back to the dock, we waited in the small bus for an English speaking guide to show up. Trip was delayed 20 minutes. Then they waited another 15 minutes at the first stop, church, for late people to catch up. Same couple was late at the 2nd stop. Stops were not memorable. I wish we had known they would not be taking us to the botanical garden.
    Written March 28, 2024
  • FruffyKnows
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not that great
    We waited more than 30 minutes for the tour bus. When it arrived, we found other passengers from a previous pickup on a small bus, and they weren’t happy. Why? Because the air conditioning on the bus didn’t work. I sat in the bus for about 5 minutes while random people voiced their concern over safety due to the heat. The tour guide brushed off our concerns and said it was much hotter on the beach. However, the beach has wind and water to cool you down. This had nothing and no open windows. I decided to leave, and I told them ‘I can’t do five hours riding around in that heat.’ Others joined. Within a minute or two they announced a new bus was coming. This was a coach bus (full size) and had working Air Conditioning. We were on our way. Our first stop was some market with little shops all around. Some sold chocolates made on site. Others sold sea shells or clothing or pottery. We had 15 minutes here. It was nothing special, but if you want some souvenirs then I guess it was alright. Our second stop was a beach. We were told that we would have 45 minutes originally, but due to heavy traffic it would just be 30 minutes. One woman voiced a mild comment about it being less time. So the guide extended the time back to 45 minutes. The beach was pretty. It was in a cove and had a few shade trees. No umbrellas to rent. There was food, but we didn’t look around. They gave us homemade cake and some juice with a splash of rum. I saw a few coral and a few colorful fish. This was the highlight of the tour, and it was too short to enjoy much. Our next stop was a market for 15 minutes. I didn’t even get off the bus. I don’t need to rush through shops to scavenge for anything, especially when all of these local shops often have all the same stuff. Next we stopped 10 minutes at a memorial statue to honor the slaves unchained. We snapped some beautiful pics of the shore, the memorial, and diamond pointe. Then we boarded the bus for our last stop. It was at a rum factory, and we had about 12 minutes to taste rum, buy some if we wanted, and go to the restroom. I hate these stops because it seems like nothing more than an opportunity to save 10% on some rum that I can more easily buy at home without lugging it around the world with me. So, in conclusion, that was 97 minutes of stops on a 300 minute tour. So if you want to spend hours on a bus making tiny pointless stops with little beach time, then this is the tour for you. Kinda disappointed that I wasted my day in this tour. I didn’t feel like I got value out of it. Senior citizens may enjoy it. I’m not sure.
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Culture60960638047
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a scam and tourist trap!!!!!
    I will start by saying that the guide was kind and professional and that this tour was planned by her company and not by her. First of all the last row in the bus had zero windows. The couples in the back were very upset unable to see anything. This tour is a gigantic tourist trap disguised as a tour of the Southern part of the island. Yes, we stopped at a memorial for slaves, we made a quick few stops to view the ocean and a trip to the beach. Most people lament in their reviews on Tripadvisor that the stop at the beach is way too short since it's the best part of the excursion. Read their reviews. It's the first red flag. Beyond the Beach is way too busy trying to drop you off at one of the tourist traps since they probably profit one way or another from the stop??? Why stop at a pottery village closed on Sunday??? Almost every shop was closed??? No one on the bus was impressed and it was a very poor begining of the tour. We also stopped at a market which sold fruit, vegetables and over priced tourist souvenirs. Lastely, we stopped at a rum factory. There was no tour, no explanations on how rum was distilled. They pour you small shot glasses hoping to sell you something. Do yourself a favor and skip this excursion which was by far the worst one on a otherwise very nice Caribbean cruise. Many people on our tour were very upset.
    Written March 17, 2024
  • Adventure543372
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    not a good experience
    It was supposed to be small group tour Large bus for 18 people sound system not clear the bus driver never left his seat to help anyone the guide could only do what she could
    Written March 16, 2024
  • schiff12
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    The itinerary and views were fantastic. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and professional. We enjoyed being part of a small group rather than a full coach.
    Written February 23, 2024
  • Fearless32159592160
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    North side
    Carolyn did a great tour. Enjoyed what we could considering we were cut 30 minutes because of your festival/parade. Do something about that poor church!
    Written February 13, 2024
  • asF8480UB
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A terrific way to see and learn about Martinique!
    A terrific way to see and learn about Martinique! There were 6 of us in one van and we toured the Northern part of the island due to our ship docking there. We did nature walks, learned about the history and sipped rum! Our guide Bryce was a wonderful guide and obviously loves the island. Coordination with HQ with pick-up was excellent. We got a taste and now want to come back for a longer time!
    Written January 30, 2024
  • northyorker
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding tour.
    Outstanding tour. This was our first visit to Martinique and marveled at the beauty of the island. Our excellent tour guide, Stephan, gave us a history of the island as we experienced the beautiful drive around southern Martinique. This is not a tour to be missed if one is on a cruise ship or holidaying in Martinique and want to see more and learn about the island.
    Written January 21, 2024
  • StevenWigan
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10...
    Stefan was our driver guide and oh boy did he know his stuff! He is a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge ! The tour is exactly as described and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend....next time we visit on a cruise stop we are going to take the South tour with this company..and hope to meet Stefan again. 10/10.
    Written January 16, 2024
  • Daniel L
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice customized day tour of Martinique
    Great booking experience and communication. All the family enjoyed it. Informative guide and comfortable ride. Great stops at Le Diamant, la Savane des Esclaves and Jardins de Balata.
    Written January 14, 2024
  • Sherpa14426102731
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour with BEYOND THE BEACH
    The day started with everyone being totally wet by the rain as we got there. I think there was some issue with the car and the guide had to get another mini bus for us. I appreciated the fact we were never left alone even if we had to wait a bit. It was very crowded and my wife got a bit anxious but the staff was very nice and competent as we understood that they were doing their best. And now for the tour, it was absolutely wonderful. Our guide was lovely, nice and had so much knowledge that we learned a lot. At the end of the day we were so happy that we had no regrets. We loved it!
    Written December 21, 2023
  • robertwJ6188RO
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour
    Well thought out tour. Some great photo opportunities! Beautiful views! Driver and tour guide top notch! Highly recommend.
    Written December 7, 2023
  • 665naomiv
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! Must Book with Stephane!
    What a tour! We LOVED Stephane. He was truly so incredible as our guide through Northern Martinique. Our first stop was the Balata gardens in Fort-de-France. Immaculate, magnificent botanical gardens with suspended walkways high into the trees. Then stopped at the Alma River. A very tranquil place in the rainforest - would have loved to have a little picnic here! We wish we would’ve stay at this location longer it was just so wonderful. Lastly we went to St. Pierre to see the ruins from Mt. Pelée, the volcano that erupted on May 8, 1902 killing more than 30,000 people in the city of St. Pierre within minutes. Stephane went above and beyond making us feel like royalty and really diving into the history and beauty of Martinique. I highly recommend this company and especially Stephane as a tour guide!
    Written November 25, 2023
  • 899sandit
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 star tour company
    What a top notch tour company run by Leslie ! She was always communicating to us and working with our needs . They were waiting with a sign at the exact time requested by our cruise ship. We were 2 couples in late 60’s 2 of us hurt our backs ( dragging luggage ) and our amazing tour guide Stephan was thoughtful and did everything to help us enjoy the tour . He was kind , happy and clearly loves this beautiful island . Do not hesitate to book this company 5 stars 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Thank you Sandi and Stuart Teller
    Written November 15, 2023
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Ron L
Minneapolis105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
You can take Bus #25 to Balata's Garden, it picks up close to the cemetery in Fort de France. Also go to Mosaic for round trip tickets, near the cemetery too. This botanical garden is lovely! Fun, too. We particularly enjoyed the tree walk.
Written February 3, 2020
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EbonyTraveller
New York City, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This is one of my favorite botanical gardens in the world and that includes Europe and Asia. This place is so beautiful and peaceful, it is always a pleasure no matter the weather. Kudos to the landscape architects! It's a great place for a solo afternoon of meditation or some lovely family time.
Side note: be there early because I have a feeling they close early when there is little to no visitors sadly.
Written October 16, 2018
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Thank you for your comment! Indeed, Balata Garden is a jewel in the Caribbean and famous worldwide! We are glad you enjoyed spending time among the plants of the Caribbean, grown with the amazing impulse of Mister THOZE. They do close at 4:30pm which is quiet early! Have a lovely day!
Written November 26, 2018
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Keith G
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Well organised and a great activity. Safe for all. Great to see the rain forest from within and above.
Written March 19, 2023
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Good morning! We are happy to read your review and proud that you enjoyed one of the jewels of our island.
Written May 15, 2023
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Caz
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Please can you refund all monies back into my account. When we arrived at Port on the morning, we found out that there was a strike, therefore all excursions were cancelled by the Tour Operators
Written March 9, 2023
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It seems that you put your review at the wrong place... For your info, Balata garden is open 365 days per year and was closed only during covid few days... So no strike in the last days or months had an impact on the opening and the availability of taxis if you wanted to visit the garden...
Written April 14, 2023
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Mark
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The gardens were beautiful. However, at the entrance they did not seem to know what to do with a trip Advisor ticket. The person taking our ticket seemed annoyed as did the guests behind us as we were holding up the line. Step up your game if you are going to sell tickets on trip advisor!
Written December 28, 2019
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Byron B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
We toured the Garden today, and it was beautiful! It is well laid out, and easy to get around if you are mobile. We arrived at 11:15 and departed around 1:30. The price was 14 Euros per adult. There is no senior discount.
The pathways are well maintained, but steep in areas. Portions of the Garden are wheel chair accessible, but the pathways are not wide enough to accommodate them. If you need a walker, I would not recommend it.
We were in a rental car, so I can't comment on taxi service.
Written January 23, 2019
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Thank you! It is a actually a great garden and we will followup your comments thank you!
Written February 18, 2019
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Tourist41778882151
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A little disappointed, I expected much better.
I find it a bit expensive...
We did the tour in 45 minutes, difficult to park!!!
Google
Written March 10, 2024
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Bonjour, Nous sommes désolés d'apprendre que votre expérience n'ai pas été à la hauteur de vos attentes. Nous tenons a rappeler que la visite du jardin de balata est une visite libre et que la durée de celle ci varie en fonction des parcours emprunter de l'intérêt porter a l'environnement ainsi que la façon dont est exploité le lieu par les visiteurs. En ce qui concerne le parking il est vrai que le stationnement est difficile aux heures de pointe nous recommandons de venir tôt ou en après midi. Dans l'espoir de vous revoir pour un autre type d'activité qui saura satisfaire vos attentes. Cordialement,
Written March 21, 2024
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