In 1845 the first boat of East Indian indentured
labourers arrived on our shores bringing with it a people and a
culture steeped in mystical legend, festivals and symbolism, who
settled primarily in the central region of Trinidad.
Central celebrates the majesty, the grace of a
people who have brought so much from India, to our islands, Trinidad
From the celebrations of baptisms to the Hindu
spring festival, Ganga Dharaa, the river is a source that serves to
renew the spirit with laughter, the company of friends, family and
community. A good river lime will
fill the belly and the soul.
We invite you to order from our Call in Cuisine menu, flip open
“Views from the Ridge”, and relax in the sheer delight of a river
lime of your own.
This room is rooted in the passion of West Indies cricket.
The mural behind your bed depicts a typical test match at The
Oval with Lara at the crease, having sent the ball flashing to the
boundary, and South African Jonty Rhodes diving in attempt to catch.
We hope this passion resonates with you and when you return it will be
with a request for a ticket to the test match on at The Oval. Trust us,
it will be an experience you will not soon forget.
Down The Islands is a whimsical room inspired by the
small islands sitting placidly off the northwest tip of Trinidad.
Each with unique qualities and history, the islands
now serve as an ocean playground for weekenders who have either rented
or own an island home in one of the cozy bays.
When you say you are going to one of these islands for
a weekend, you say, “I'm going down the islands”.
Our oasis in Port-of-Spain, a respite from the
business of our lives, and enclosed by the beauty of the colonial
masterpieces, the Magnificent Seven, the Savannah welcomes all,
communities, families and friends to partake in its charms.
We hope that you enjoy the whimsical touches we've created in our
Savannah room and it becomes a respite from your busy day.
The photographs and memorabilia on the walls
around you are enchanting reminders of a period in our history that
was marked primarily by English and European influences.
We cordially invite you to sip one of the fine complimentary teas
provided in your kitchenette, sit back and relax in the genteel
elegance of This Old House.
When in The Cocoa House, it is easy to imagine
yourself shrouded in a moist forest, canopied by the wet, glistening
red, amber and gold leaves of the cocoa trees.
The Rum Shop
In The Rum Shop you will find yourself keeping
company with the spirit of a recently closed rum shop, an
institution of ‘liming', The Pelican. For over a generation, ‘Pelos'
served many a rum to ‘limers' that ranged in age from 18 to 80, from
all political, social, ethnic and economic persuasions.
In the midst of historical memorabilia, like the framed emblem of
the Federation of the West Indies, and the writings by provocative
local political figures on the bookshelf beside your bed, you may be
inspired to consider a political life of your own. If you had the
opportunity to govern our islands, what might you do?