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The Cuffie River Nature Retreat is a unique, privately owned and run, 12 room eco-lodge. It is situated on the edge of Tobago's rainforest in the very centre of the island, about fifteen-minutes from Castara. The retreat is unquestionably the island's leading hotel for bird watchers but will be of equal interest to anyone seeking peace and tranquillity in a wonderful and natural rainforest environment. Children are allowed, but not encouraged.
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Cuffie River Nature Retreat, a romantic and secluded tropical rainforest and exotic birding resort located at the edge of Tobago´s main ridge - the oldest protected tropical rainforest in the western hemisphere.
Enjoy exotic birding and tropical rainforest tours, romantic and secluded weddings, honeymoon and anniversary experiences, comfortable accommodation and wonderful cooking.
Our romantic and secluded resort offers opportunities for adventure vacations, unique and romantic wedding and honeymoon experiences, rainforest adventure tours and exotic birding in a tropical rainforest setting.
Tobago - World´s Leading Eco-Tourism Destination
Tobago, the gentle and tranquil half of the nation state of Trinidad and Tobago, the most southerly islands of the Caribbean island chain, exudes a lush, relaxed gracefulness throughout its entire 16-mile length and 7-mile width. Tobago gently charms her callers with the finest opportunities for eco-tourism: a pristine rain forest, exotic birding, mountainous grandeur, unexpected waterfalls, beautiful exotic birds, protected marine parks harbouring fascinating worlds of underwater coral, white sand beaches, warm-hearted and generous people and the CUFFIE RIVER ECO-LODGE - a rainforest retreat, mere steps away from the finest rainforest birding adventure tours.
Our Unique Tropical Rainforest Retreat
On the edge of Tobago´s rainforest, surrounded by wild heliconias, bamboo groves and ancient forest trees, and cradled in the remote and idyllic Runnemede valley lies the Cuffie River Nature Retreat and Eco-lodge , a secluded rainforest resort offering the ultimate in tropical rainforest birding and rainforest adventure tours. The eco-lodge is a remote yet modern, upmarket facility set against a backdrop of mountains and encircled by cool, refreshing mountain streams and pools. This is nature tourism at its most subtle yet refined - allowing you a complete rainforest experience while enjoying the creature comforts of home.
The concept of this eco-tourism resort was born out of the rural development experience of owner/Manager, Regina Sanchez, whose work in this field led her throughout the Caribbean where issues affecting rural people and their livelihoods were all too evident. For Regina, the human, environmental and infrastructural factors were found to be the most significant to the well-being of the rural sector and thus played a central role in the envisioning and development of this project. And while the envisioning of the project came from Regina, it was Anthony´s architectural and construction skills and creativity which permitted its transformation from dream to reality. The result? A beautiful blending of attractive architecture set in the midst of idyllic rainforest and with warm and welcoming hospitality awaiting every guest who enters the eco-lodge.
Cuffie River Nature Retreat offers an elevated swimming pool to our guests! Located 4 ft. above the ground and accessible via a ramp, this 640 sq.ft. elevated pool has a deck area of over 1,300 sq. ft. and a deep end for diving. It is ideal for use in a natural setting such as this . Guests can cool off with a freshly mixed rum punch or fruit drink after a walk in the rainforest. Moreover, the swimming pool boasts an environmentally friendly purification system which eliminates the need for harsh chemicals. The ramp feature ensures not merely privacy, but also accessibility by our physically challenged guests.
This property has a weighted Reader Satisfaction Rating of 97.5% . Click below to read the 29 reader reports that this is rating is based on.
Walter Mulbry from U.S.A. visited in February 2019 and awarded
We had a wonderful stay at Cuffie River Retreat for 3 nights in February 2019. It was a great location for relaxing and watching hummingbirds. We highly recommend engaging Desmond as a birding guide while staying there. Regina is a wonderful host.
Geoffrey Seabrook from U.K. visited in January 2018 and awarded
Came here for two nights on a longer stay in Tobago. We had tried to book Asa Wright on Trinidad and were lucky it was full because this is a nicer place to stay. Regina is a great host and the rooms are excellent. The food is also wonderful.
We were here for the birds and our guide for the rainforest walk was Desmond. He was brilliant and whst we saw exceeded our expectations.
All the guests here were bird watchers, mostly on organised tours. Dinner was a delight with everyone exchanging notes about what they had seen that day.
If you are into birds this is the place to stay on Tobago.
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|Property Type:||Hotel / Inn|
|Swimming Pool:||Full pool|
|Location Type:||Very Rural|
|Beach:||20+ minute Drive|
The Cuffie River Nature Retreat is a unique, privately owned and run, 12 room eco-lodge. It is situated on the edge of Tobago's rainforest in the very centre of... the island, about fifteen-minutes from Castara. The retreat is unquestionably the island's leading hotel for bird watchers but will be of equal interest to anyone seeking peace and tranquillity in a wonderful and natural rainforest environment. Children are allowed, but not encouraged. [read more]