Melvin Smith is a self-taught botanist who helped to create the field guide 'Plants of Saint Lucia': an index of this island's astonishing plant biodiversity of over 1300 wild flowering plant species and 150 species of ferns, all squeezed into a rugged 620 square kilometers.

When not working on special projects or collecting unique plant samples for the Ministry of Forestry, Melvin is an experienced hiking guide. He can take you on breath-taking jungle adventures, hiking along forest trails to bathe in a double waterfall, or swim in coves along the Atlantic Coast.

Melvin can also take you to climb Petit Piton or visit the Sulphur springs mud baths, the Diamond Falls, mineral baths and the botanical garden. He is the ideal companion for both single travelers and couples who enjoy exploring the small villages of the south, where boat-making, agriculture, arts and crafts are still a traditional way of life, and where magnificent, little-visited beaches invite you for a lazy tropical splash. 

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