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Address: Trinidad
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has...
This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
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Amazing hike!

The hike from the monastery up is great - just make sure you take enough water and sunscreen as it tends to get very hot at the top. Follow the steep orange trail and when it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The hike from the monastery up is great - just make sure you take enough water and sunscreen as it tends to get very hot at the top. Follow the steep orange trail and when it comes to a fork take the right path which has a pleasant inclination to go back to the monastery.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The monestery is simple and modern. The location is exceptional; up in the mountains of Trinidad. This one of the major centers of Catholism on the island. They are known throughout the island for their wonderful flavoured yogart and yogart drinks. Also their guesthouse below offers an inexpensive yet delightful afternoon English Tea from three to five thirty. Call for... More 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This location is a landmark on the island. Regardless of religion, this is a place to visit and enjoy. It is safe, there is food for purchase, its a place of peace and sight seeing.

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Arima, Trinidad
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This place is quiet, peaceful, scenic and nature oriented. I enjoyed going there. It is very easy to concentrate on God there.

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Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Chaguanas, Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

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United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
61 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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!

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Arima, Trinidad
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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!

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