We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount St. Benedict Monastery

Trinidad
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 52 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Missions
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    16
    21
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Trinidad
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A truly angelic and holy euphoria.All your prayers can be answered here.A place that offer serenity and calmness.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chaguanas, Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Located in St Augustine in the East of Trinidad the St Benedicts Church and Monastery has the most breathtaking view part of the East towns can be seen and the Caroni plains .As you drive along the winding road you will meet convents and other monasteries the landscape is beautiful with tropical flowers and trees adorn the roadside .Pax Guesthouse... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mauritius
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

People will tell you do not go there as people get robbed in broad day-light. Literally robbed. I have been there twice now at night, and it was safe even if it was just one car up there. It has an amazing view over Trinidad!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arima, Trinidad
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went here a few years ago with a few friends for a work dinner and the view was spectacular. Go at night you will not be disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is truly a very peaceful and serene place. The view from the top is also awesome. I visited the tea house where my friend and I had a good snack along with tea. The menu is a bit limited but we were pleased with the food. Will definitely go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice drive up the mountain to an unbelievable relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Buildings are in great shape for their age and the gift store had a great section of items. You don't have to be religious to visit and appreciate the views and serenity!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Mount St Benedict is a must- see attraction in Trinidad. The site is accessible from St. John's road between the towns of Tunapuna and St Augustine.. The drive is very steep as the monastery is halfway up the mountain of the Northern Range. The drive passes through very populated villages and the roads are narrow, but when you get there,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Attended Mass. Just the spectacular view of the Caroni plains is worth the trip. Also the northern range as the backdrop gave the aura of a monastery. The cafeteria is basic and functional but can do with a major upgrade. Great for a quiet retreat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice drive up from Port of Spain. Quite easy to find, but need a reliable car to climb steep hills on the way. Once there, enjoy the views over the city and beyond. And spend a peaceful moment inside the monastery .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed at the Guesthouse and spent a few evening wandering around the monastery grounds. It has a super setting and some great wildlife in the grounds as well as all the other typical monastery buildings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mount St. Benedict Monastery also viewed

Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Maracas, Trinidad
 
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
 

Been to Mount St. Benedict Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing