Trinidad: Grande Riviere Beach – Acajou Lodge

Acajou Lodge is a must-stay place when visiting the Grande Riviere Beach. It may not be best managed, or have best customer service or top-notch amenities, but it’s located adjacent to the beach with private access and amid large tropical rainforest gardens. The individual bungalows look and feel like a typical rainforest lodge, with jungle right at your porch and balcony. You can swing in the hammock in the morning and watch and listen to hundreds of birds and screaming orapendulas weaving their hanging nests. You can also go on self-exploration of a night walk – we saw lizards, giant bullfrogs, nocturnal bugs and caterpillars and much more. And in the right season – a month from now – it will be all about giant leatherbacks in hundreds.