The Vailima Botanical Garden encompasses about 12 ha (30a) and protects a variety of species - native, introduced and naturalized - representative of the flora of the archipelago and the Pacific basin. It is an excellent place for a day visit to relax and enjoy nature and its tranquilities.
The walk to Robert Louis Stevenson's Tomb atop Mt Veaa takes about 30mins going the short way though the terrain is quite steep and can be very slippery when wet. The other option to the top is a 50min walk weaving through dense tropical rainforest and passing a magnificent Banyan tree. Either way water and good footware is reccommended.
Within the gardens near the carpark there is also a visitors center and a natural swimming hole that was once Robert Louis Stevenson's pool but is now available for any visitors to relax and cool off after a strenuous walk up the mountain.