St. Lucia Sights

Maria Islands Nature Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Two tiny islands in the Atlantic Ocean off St. Lucia's southeastern coast make up the reserve, which has its own interpretive center. The 25-acre Maria Major and the 4-acre Maria Minor are inhabited by two rare species of reptiles: the colorful Zandoli Terre ground lizard and the harmless Kouwes grass snake. They share their home with frigate birds, terns, doves, and other wildlife. There's a small beach for swimming and snorkeling, as well as an undisturbed forest, a vertical cliff covered with cacti, and a coral reef for snorkeling or diving. The St. Lucia National Trust offers tours, including a boat trip to the islands, by appointment only; bring your own picnic lunch, as there are no facilities.

Sight Information

Address:

Vieux Fort, Vieux-Fort, St. Lucia

Phone:

758-454–5014-for tour reservations

Sight Details:

  • $35
  • Aug.–mid-May, Wed.–Sun. 9:30–5 by appointment only

Published 10/12/2015

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