Balata Botanical Gardens (Jardin de Balata) is 6 mi. (10 km) n. on Route de Balata, following signs. Entered through a restored Creole house furnished in period, the gardens showcase labeled plant varieties including anthuriums, heliconias, begonias, orchids and many others. Ornamental lakes feature water lilies and lotus blossoms. Free-flying hummingbirds are often sighted. A suspended rope bridge and walkways provide a birds-eye view of the landscaped grounds below.