Mamiku Gardens/Madame de Micoud Ruins
Mamiku Gardens, St Lucia
Mamiku Gardens and the Madame de Micoud Ruins are an excellent place to photograph flowers such as orchids, heliconia, anthurium, and ginger. You will also encounter hummingbirds and butterflies as they feed on the never ending blooms. A short, slightly steep trail leads through the forest to the Madame de Micoud Ruins. The journey is more exciting than the destination on this one, as the ruins are pretty much gone, but there is an excellent view of the Fregate Islands and the narrow and dangerous channel between the reefs to the once thriving port of Praslin from the high vantage point of Tamarind Hill, the site of the ruins.