by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Located right on the beach on Grand Riviere Bay near the rainforest, Mt. Plaisir Estate Hotel offers various accommodations types, including units that sleep up to six people. Rooms on the ground floor offer direct beach access and second floor rooms have furnished verandahs overlooking the sea. All rooms are air conditioned and have mosquito netting around the beds.
There is an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring both international and local cuisine, as well as a cafÃ© offering snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day. Room service is also available. Daily breakfast for two, parking and Wi-Fi are all offered free of charge.
The hotel’s location is a prime spot for guests visiting during the nesting season of the local leatherback turtles. Its beach is home to the largest colony of these endangered turtles. Rainforest hikes and bird watching are other popular activities in the area.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront location
- Turtle watching
- Bird watching
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Corina M
The rooms are very cozy, simple but enough. Our bedroom was right on the beach as described, walk from the sand to your room straight. At first, we were a bit uneasy because of safety (as the doors to the rooms are on the beach) but everything was fine. It is such a relaxing atmosphere, no TVs and poor WiFi (I am not complaining) I think it is great cause it forces you to disconnect. The staff is friendly overall. We got to see baby turtles right outside of the bedroom, it was beautiful.
Mt. Plaisir Hotel is directly on the beach front with front row seats to see the nesting Leatherback Sea Turtles. These giants come up onto the beach at night and may be viewed with a red light provided by the guides. There is a fee but it goes toward saving these endangered giants. Our group visited in mid June and got to view turtles laying their eggs in the sand about 20 feet from the lodge. The rooms could use some upgrading but are large and completely fine. The upstairs rooms are best. The food is great and the seafood is freshly caught. Good selection of wine too. We also hired Nicholas as a bird guide and we viewed 23 endangered Piping Guans as well as many other birds.