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“Garden of Eden”

Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve
Ranked #10 of 101 things to do in Tobago
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

A guide took me there one afternoon around 4 pm. The Adventure Farm belongs to a family, the McKays, who have owned it for at least two generations. When we arrived, we sat and watched the hummingbirds humming around many feeders, at least five different species. Beyond the hummingbird feeders, flowering plants and pieces of fruit attracted many other birds, including Mot mots, doves and tanagers of various kinds, shrikes, and banana quits. There was a beautiful hummingbird nest on display, made from spider webs and lichen. We walked down a steep path past many citrus and other fruit trees, to a pond that the McKays recently made for their granddaughters. It's filled with tilapia. At dusk we returned to the feeders. The hummingbirds slowly made their way to the trees, and were succeeded by fruit bats swooping silently through the air and stopping to suck nectar from the feeders. This experience changed my view of bats.

Thank 396Helen
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

My girlfriend and I took a trip to Adventure Farm and Nature Park from Turtle Beach Hotel. The Taxi cost 120TT$ round trip and it was 60TT$ per person upon entry.

Once we put our money in the box, we went to the side of the house and were immediately greeted by humming birds. EVERYWHERE. It was mind blowing, how close they would come, some only narrowly missing our heads!

We then proceeded around and eventually saw the Mot Mot bird, it was a real pleasure in seeing it as we came late in the afternoon, but once we saw one we saw a few more!

Once we finished our tour one of the guys that lived in the house approached us to ask about how we enjoyed it and saw our photos. He was very friendly and even gave us a few fresh mangos and some local plums!

I urge you to visit this place. You will not regret it!

2  Thank alexandasmith
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent a couple of hours wandering the peaceful gardens with just birdsong to accompany us, then sitting on the porch watching the humming birds feed. Ean Mackay, the owner, made us feel very welcome and has a wealth of knowledge on the variety of birds we saw. He has also put together some great informaton leaflets which helped us identify the different species. Whilst watching the birds, we enjoyed some homemade mango ice-cream, beautifully presented and easily the best ice-cream we have ever had anywhere! We loved our visit to this lovely haven and recommend it for enthusiasts and non enthusiasts alike.

Thank jjlo
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Once you eventually get out of the airport, your trip of a life time begins.

We arranged a car rental as it was the best way to get around the island. We wanted to cram in as much as possible.

On route to Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve - Adventure is the area in Plymouth it is in. You do feel like you are getting further away from the beaches and the touristy areas.

It was well worth it in the end, We saw the big sign for the Nature reserve as we turned the corner, as we turned into the driveway and drove up the hill, we were greeted by Ean Mackay and Heidi tour guide dog, eventually Dora came out of the room at the end.

We were shown to a Villas, which were set in a beautiful forest, with the sounds of the birds and other creatures singing their tunes. The Villas were very clean and well maintained, made the experience all the more worth while.

After settling in we went for a walk around the reserve and saw plenty of birds and fed the fishes in the organic pond, picked some mangos from the ground and made away up to the bird watching platfrom, sat back and watched the Humming Birds buzzing around and ate our Mangos.

It was truely amazing, it was calm relaxing and a lot nicer than I imagined. It made a great change from the usual beach holiday and all inclusive holidays. Ean made sure we were well looked after and all our needs catered for.

1  Thank l0ve2travel15
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a great place to sit on the porch and watch hummingbirds gather around the feeders. Regular cameras don't do the best job of capturing them in flight but you can try. I was hoping to see other birds but they were just not out during the afternoon. The hillside is quite a slope so it isn't easy for the elderly or handicapped.

Thank Pat P
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