We visit the fields of mother nature as we sleep under the stars. We begin with a hike to Homard falls located on the outskirts of the village of Grand Riviere.
The hike begins as soon as you step off the road with a comparatively gentle uphill, then alternating between wide and narrow benching. On top of the hill, we come to Homard Falls. This fall is approximately 30 to 40 feet in height and has a cozy and unperturbed pool that you can sit in and be rejuvenated. Above veiled by time lies Lacatang Falls, ideal for taking a dip and commune with nature’s essence.
Q & A ABOUT Grande Riviere
Grande Riviere was initially settled by immigrants from Venezuela in the 1860s. They planted cocoa as a cash crop together with various subsistence crops. They were joined by immigrants from Tobago. This was the beginning of the cocoa boom in Trinidad which lasted from 1866 to 1920. Economic life was dominated by the 650-acre (2.6 km2) Grande Riviere estate, a cocoa plantation which was the major employer in the area. International cocoa markets suffered with the disruption of shipping associated with World War I but recovered after the end of the war. A glut in production led to a collapse in the price in 1921. This was followed by the broader economic collapse caused by the Great Depression and the outbreak of witch’s broom. Coupled with higher prices for sugar (the other dominant crop in Trinidad and Tobago) and the rise of the petroleum industry, this led to a long gradual decline in cocoa production bring an end to the cocoa era.
Rating: Moderate (3)
Duration: 45 mins one way
Category: Waterfall Destination