Trinidad and Tobago Accommodation,
Trinidad

Mt. Plaisir Estate Hotel

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Located in Grand Riviere, in the unspoiled north east of the island of Trinidad, Mt. Plaisir Estate Hotel is a beachfront ecolodge with a unique selling point: Grand Riviere Beach has been the chosen nesting site for generations of leatherback turtles, coming ashore from the months of March up until the late summer months of the northern hemisphere.

Hundreds of the enormous reptiles may clamber up the beach to dig their egg chambers and lay their eggs in a single night. After the first couple of months of the season, hatchlings can be seen emerging from their chambers, and making the short journey to the sea. Beach access to tourists and locals alike, is strictly controlled during the nesting season, but guided walks are permitted.

On the inland side of Grand Riviere village, is the edge of northern Trinidad’s expansive tract of tropical rainforest. Hundreds of bird species dwell here, including various hummingbirds, trogons, birds of prey and the endemic Trinidad piping-guan.

This peaceful hotel has recently had a complete revamp. Rooms are modern and very comfortable with all the amenities you would expect from quality accommodation. The amenities and services of the village are all within a few minutes’ walk. There is an on-site restaurant and bar, but are also some options in the village for eating and drinking, as well as a couple of small general stores.

Facilities

24/7 guest services, restaurant, bar, lounge, gift shop, laundry facilities, front desk safe for larger items, porter service, airport shuttle (Surcharge).

The rooms have tea & coffee facilities, outdoor seating/lounging area, electronic safe, free Wi-Fi, complimentary water, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, air-conditioning units and fans.

Local Wildlife

Leatherback turtles (nesting season from March to September).

Birds include: Trinidad piping guan (endemic to Trinidad), black vulture, brown pelican, spotted sandpiper, yellow-headed caracara, Carib grackle, collared trogon, white-necked jacobin.

Optional Activities

Hiking to waterfalls, freshwater pools for swimming, secluded beach coves, birdwatching and forest hikes, kayak rental.

Guided excursions are available at an additional cost, including kayak tours, guided hikes, chocolate tour and birdwatching.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Trinidad and Tobago tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965