Welcome to our indigenous cultural island life!
We are delighted and looking forward to hosting you at Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco Cultural & Fishing Institute now located on a historically secluded island on the north end of Hopkins.
A BOAT RIDE CROSSING IS A MUST!!!
Please check-in to our office on the south side of Hopkins or contact us via phone or email so that transfer can be arranged.
We have the free & adventurous crossing by way of a 5 minutes kayaking or the comfortable crossing by way of a fiberglass skiff for USD5.00 per person.
Available based on request by way of portable MIFI device available at USD10.00 per recharge -2000mg. The MIFI can be recharged based on usage.
The island is supplied by way of a generator from 6:00 pm - 5:00 am daily.
Water pressure for private indoor showers is provided by way of pressurized pump from the wells on a needs basis, the switch will be shown to you on checkin. There are outdoor showers that maintain pressure throughout the day. Bathrooms can be flushed throughout the day as well.
DRINKING WATER & FOOD
Guests are advised to bring drinking water or they can buy on the island or pay for refills. Guests are free to bring along groceries should they desire to cook. A traditional communal kitchen is available. A cooler is also available per room to facilitate storage of perishable items. Ice can be ordered from the office or bought in the village. We provide cultural meals for breakfast lunch or/and dinner on requests.
LOCATION & DISTANCE FROM MAIN VILLAGE
The main village is a 20 minutes walk from where we are located. Bicycles are available for rent upon request for USD10.00 daily. Golf Carts can also be rented. Taxi when need can be called. feel free to make these requests with a staff member.
EXPLORING THE SURROUNDINGS
Kayak usage is for free for all paying guests. We are here to assist in making your trip memorable so please let us know how we can do so. If you: are traveling for a special occasion; have special considerations that we should know about like allergies, diet & physical abilities; have special things you want to see or/and experience & need pick up from the airport please let us know.
THINGS TO BRING
Appropriate clothing for our tropical climate, mosquito repellent & sunscreen.
SPECIAL REQUESTS Please free to advise us of any special abilities, allergies, phobias and/or dietary restrictions. We are Looking forward to assisting you so if you have any questions please contact us.
Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge