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Maria Islands Nature Reserve

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Castries, St. Lucia
+1 758-452-5005
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Amazing! Our kid's favorite St. Lucian Excursion

This is a hidden gem. Get taken out to Maria Island on a local fishing style boat, followed by a... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Madbury, New Hampshire

I cannot say enough about how insanely gorgeous this place is. What a treat to visit! I would... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Stephanie R
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Home to a number of species of rare birds and other wildlife.
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Castries, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a hidden gem. Get taken out to Maria Island on a local fishing style boat, followed by a hike with great views and finishing off with snorkeling at the beach. We encountered quite a bit of wind and a passing shower on our...More

Thank FloristSteve
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I cannot say enough about how insanely gorgeous this place is. What a treat to visit! I would highly recommend.

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This was a very educational tour on the lizards native to St Lucia and that can only be found on this island. We enjoyed our tour with the guide who was thoughtful, very informative and answered all our questions. The waters are beautiful. Not that...More

Thank Belinda L
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This was one of our favorite parts of the trip. The nature preserve is breathtaking. I could have spent a week here.

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We could have walked to this place from Coconut Bay Hotel. I believe they are closed for a large chunk of December, so email early to get your reservation. You start out getting yourself into a very old boat. Don’t expect fancy, this is an...More

2  Thank KneeCola
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Going to maria island was an experience. The tour guides were great fun and the local fishermen that took us. You need to take flip flops to get into and out of boat and then trainers for the hiking.views were great.we saw the lizards that...More

6  Thank amandaalo
Reviewed 18 October 2013

goin to maria Island is magical.The water is crystal clear ,the sand is soft and you can hike to the top.it gets very hot so wear a hat.a great day out.

3  Thank charliebrownish
Reviewed 11 December 2012

First, this was one of the best experiences we had in St Lucia or on any trip. It is so unique and is a hidden gem that most will never experience. Alone on a beautiful island with endemic species and a truly amazing ecosystem. It...More

18  Thank BBnugget
Reviewed 29 July 2012

If you like nature, outdoors and the beach, this is the place. Just of the coast, friendly locals, the village is picturesque and very relaxing. Good places to eat within minutes of the reserve! Birds and a variety of other flora and fauna!

3  Thank LyssiaB
Reviewed 26 March 2012

It is great to see that people really are looking after this little hide-away that seeks to protect one of the rarest species on the planet, the Maria Island Lizard! Great work guys, keep it up.

3  Thank St_Lucian_Traveler
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