The first experience of the viewing verandah is definitely a wow moment with stunning birds constantly coming & going, a birdlovers & photographers delight. Friendly knowledgable rangers were always on hand with a scope to find and identify anything that moved near & far.
There are trails through the forest but some are quite rough & steep with advice to stay on the trails due to nasty bitey things that lurk in the grass & snakes. The guided walks are excellent for orientation & identifying species.
AW is a unique experience but there are some negatives such as basic ground floor bungalow rooms with just a ceiling fan, not the place for an afternoon siesta to escape the heat & humidity. Cruise ship & day visitors are a requirement for financial reasons but often appeared noisy with no concept of how to behave in order to encourage the wildlife. Food was ok but limited in variety & options. The 2 way hilly road from Arima up past the quarry to AW is dire, twisty, very rough & unmade in places with potholes requiring driving on the wrong side of the road which has to be negotiated for every excursion south.
Staff though were fantastic, friendly and extremely helpful.
Great to experience AWC but wish it had lived up to expectations.
- Also Known As:
- Asa Wright Nature Centre Hotel Trinidad