3 independent reviews for Trinidad & Tobago nature holiday

Reviews for Trinidad & Tobago nature holiday

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review 30 Apr 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Leatherback turtles nesting and the many birds.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Lots of suncream and insect repellent are essential. It's hot so don't expect to rush around like you might in the UK. Don't expect accommodation to be to quite such high standards as the UK - we found lights missing bulbs for example. You need to relax and go with it, no problems were major. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The guides were all local and without exception excellent. Many of the accommodation venues were conservation focussed and hopefully our payments will help to maintain these wonderful places for future visitors. T&T are only just beginning with recycling etc. so I am not convinced that our trips reduced environmental impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. Well put together with the right length of time in each place and the right order of places to stay. Local support first class.

review 17 Apr 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were lots of memorable moments. Highlights included seeing turtles come up onto the beach at Grande Riviere to lay their eggs, visiting Yerette humming bird garden, going along to rehearsals of a couple of steel pan bands in Port of Spain and spending time on the beautiful beach at Pirates Bay near Charlottesville, Tobago.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take a good set of binoculars - the birds are truly amazing (and we are not really birders...). Take plenty of mosquito repellent for walks in the rainforest and elsewhere. Time your visit so that you get to see the turtles. If you want to visit the pitch lake (we did), be aware that is entails quite a long car journey from Port of Spain.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The guides and drivers were all local people who were extremely informative and very helpful. By visiting Grande Riviere we were able to support the turtle conservation programme and also the new chocolate making initiative. Likewise, staying at ASA Wright meant we were supporting their education programme. As far as reducing environmental impact is concerned, we did do a fair bit of driving to get from one place to the next so I don't think we helped reduce carbon emissions in any way. Our impression is that, as a country, Trinidad and Tobago has not really embraced the notion of re-cycling but we tried to do our bit by re-filling water bottles etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We had a great holiday.

review 9 Feb 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

there was a highlight nearly every other day because we were moving around and we had so much to see and experience

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

double up on insect repeliant !

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

it was very locally based, very much eco friendly which is what we wanted

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent, informative, very knowledgeable guides and rangers

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