For bird watching enthusiasts, the Caribbean is the place to be – choose your island carefully and you could be immersing yourself in an experience like no other. With up to 300 species on some of the islands, the Caribbean could be the perfect place to retreat to. Below are some of the hotels that offer trips or have bird watching opportunities within the resort. For more information about the right destination for your requirements, call and speak to a specialist today.
A lot of avid bird watchers would often choose Dominica as a Caribbean destination to see some incredible birdlife, largely because there are so many species to be seen, even on such a small island – hence the nickname ‘Nature Island’. The variety in the landscape is what creates such a diverse range of bird species in Dominica, from sheltered sandy bays, to thick dense rainforest and everything in between, and bird watchers can even spot some species that are only known to exist in Dominica, such as Jacquot Parrots. Fort Young is set overlooking the Caribbean Sea in Roseau in the south west of Dominica. Located on the capital city makes it an ideal base for guests to explore the islands nature and even take advantage of the concierge who can arrange a bird watching trip for you. The other bonus of Fort Young is the location means guests can catch a ferry to St Lucia, Martinique or even Guadeloupe for the day.
The winter season can be the best time to head to Jamaica to go birdwatching because the number of species nesting on the island can nearly double, because a lot of these species are migrating for these winter months. GoldenEye is a great hotel for avid birdwatchers, as it is set in a stunning 52-acre site with an abundance of wildlife, so guests can keep an eye out for parakeets right from the resort. Nature tours are a must when located in the depths of lush and exotic gardens filled with an array of bird species.
Anse Chastanet was designed by the architect Nick Troubetzkoy, and he is particularly passionate about nature, so designed this spectacular resort with nature at the heart of the holiday experience. The estate encompasses an enormous, 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches with an expansive view of the Pitons. This incredible landscape makes for an ideal location for guests to indulge in birdwatching, as Anse Chastanet can organise this as part of your complete holiday. St Lucia has an array of wildlife, including a number of endemic species such as the Saint Luca Parrot (Amazona Veriscolor) a species that recovered from dangerously low population numbers in the 1980’s.