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Acajou, Trinidad, Caribbean Islands

Top 10 Species

1Leatherback TurtleDermochelys coriaceaMar-Sep1km
2Trinidad Piping GuanPipile pipileAll Year2-10km
3HawksbillEretmochelys imbricataMar-Sep1km
4Green TurtleChelonia mydasMar-Sep2-10km
5OilbirdSteatornis caripensisAll Year2-10km
6Scarlet IbisEudocimus ruberAll Year11-50km
7Trinidad MotmotMomotus bahamensisAll Year2-10km
8White-bellied AntbirdMyrmeciza longipesAll Year2-10km
9Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneusAll Year1km
10Bearded BellbirdProcnias averanoAll Year11-50km

ACAJOU is a small, eco-friendly, family run hotel.

Situated on the beautiful and dramatic northern Coast of Trinidad in a small fishing village called Grande Riviere. The hotel is built as a group of traditional cottages nestled in between the beach, a crystal clear river and lush rainforest covered mountains.At Acajou we aim to make as little impact on the environment as possible. We preserve water and we don’t use any pesticides or weedicides in our garden, but use manual labour to maintain a healthy and beautiful ambience. We look for ecological and environmentally friendly materials to use for everything from bedding to structures.

From March to September the leatherback turtles emerge to lay their eggs. From May onwards, one can also enjoy watching hatchlings surface from the sand, making their way to the sea. Turtle watching is always done under the supervision of an authorised guide. The leatherback rookery in Trinidad is the largest in the Caribbean, and is thought to be one of the largest in the Atlantic Ocean. Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green turtles (Chelonia mydas) nest in smaller numbers, and, according to local fishermen, have decreased in number over the last 30 years.

Both of these animals are listed as critically endangered species of animals on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species

Grande Riviere is a fishing and small-crop community with approximately 350 inhabitants. It is one of the more remote settlements in Trinidad and Tobago, located on the north coast between Toco and Matelot separated from the rest of the island by the mountains in the Northern Range.
It is a safe and friendly village, guests are encouraged to wander around to feel the carribbean vibe. We also know all the local guides who can take you on hikes through the rainforest.

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