Stated at Mt Plaisir for 2 nights not that difficult to find and the roads are fairly ok.
We came from the south of the island, took us 3 and half hours.
The resort is very rustic and it's on the beach.
Check in was easy, we had a choice of either upstairs or downstairs rooms. We selected up stairs but had to move the next day as the rooms upstarts were reserved.
Room 11 was very big. The only room with a hot plate and fridge/sink combo.
Large bed, Super king? and a single bed with couch and desk.
Loved the decor and the simple feel of the room. Great art work and artefacts.
The best part was the balcony with the deck chairs. Absolutely lovely to sit back, cool breeze and get lost in a book as the waves broke on the shore.
The AC worked and performed well with the heat.
The room was clean and so was the shower/toilet area.
Only a bar of soap was provided.
The shower wasn't that great as there was no shower head but even thought the water pressure wasn't powerful there was an abundant supply of hot water.
The next day we were moved to the ground floor room 5, which was smaller but with twin beds as double and a further single bed.
All the rooms are slightly different some catering for more than 3 people.
Again room and bathroom was clean.
Shower pressure not great but it was effective.
Slept great on both nights. The beds were very comfortable.
And the tranquil sounds of the waves were great.
We were fortunate to see baby turtles being released by the locals and also saw 50 hatchlings as they emerged thru the sand.
At night the beach becomes a restricted area for looking at turtles nesting. Permits collected from visitors centre just next door. Guides will then escort you onto the beach.
We were lucky to see 2 but they didn't lay any eggs as the area wasn't suitable. Never expected them to be that large.
The food was absolutely amazing. Breakfast lunch dinner all good.
Freshly cooked with fish supplied by local fishermen.
The tropical marmalade brilliant.
The coffee was good... But no refills lol.
The only negative for me was the abundance of insects that were present during meal times. At one point I wanted to eat in my room.
I forgot to bring insect repellent.
The sand flies were everywhere day or night.
The sea wasnt that calm but the water was lovely. We swam both at night and early morning. Won't advise swimming late at night during high season of turtles lol.
We walked the beach in the evening just magnificent atmosphere.
The staff was excellent. Allison, Lydia and Eve just to mention a few names. Ever helpful with a warm welcoming smile. Customer service top notch. The staff is definitely an asset to this resort.
I got the wifi code off Piero who I later discovered was the owner.
There is wifi only in the lobby and part the restaurant. Good speed.
There is bar on site but no nightly entertainment. But there were local bars close by.
There are other activities like hikes and other walks available via the tourist centre.
The local area had loads of shops selling snacks,drinks etc. felt safe and people are friendly.
This place is described as a wilderness like eco-resort.
If you are looking for a place to relax and recharge one batteries with a back to nature feel without all the fancy frills....this is the place. The bonus is the large night visitors.
Wish I stayed longer and brought insect repellent.
Bring red light if u intend to see turtles at night. White light not allowed.
- Also Known As:
- Mount Plaisir Estate Resort
- Mount Plaisir Estate Trinidad
- Mt Plaisir Estate Hotel Trinidad, Trinidad And Tobago
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean North East Coast it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles that every year nest here by the thousands between March to August. Mt Plaisir is an excellent base for forest hiking into the majestic Rain Forest. There is an excellent restaurant on the resort: Ylang-Ylang that offers Caribbean and Italian dishes. ... more less