The North Deck is nestled in the lush coastal rainforest of Trinidad, the larger of the two land masses that constitute the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Home to the greatest Carnival on earth. Located just off the tip of Venezuela and the southern most island of the Caribbean, we are an ethnically diverse population of just about 1.3 million people. A unique paradise where cultures, the wonders of nature, a budding industrial sector, culinary delights and a lively nightlife fuse with each other creating what can only be referred to as the "Trini" spirit. Go to www.gotrinidadandtobago.com to learn more.
The deck is designed to accommodate several of the large rainforest trees that grow up from the forest floor through a series of strategically placed holes in its surface. This gives the impression that the platform itself is set in the treetops and forms part of the canopy. The entire structure is backed by a thick growth of ferns and flowering bushes.
The North Deck is accessed via a well constructed, concrete surfaced road that is the original Fond Pois Doux road, which is a French phrase meaning "a gathering area for sweet peas". This brings you to the doorstep of the North Deck. Cocoa and coffee were once grown here; a relic of that time can be seen in the old cocoa house still standing on the hillside.
From the deck's rim, approximately 1800 feet above sea level, there is a magnificent view looking northward to the island of Grenada with the unspoiled rainforest running down to a wild shoreline broken by the lovely, untouched Paragon Beach. Just offshore Saut D'Eau island, a rocky outcrop that is the roosting place for a large population of seabirds including pelicans and gulls. On a clear day one can see as far as our sister island of Tobago to the northeast.
Trinidad's proximity to South America, lends itself to a diverse collection of flora and fauna. The species lists are impressive: 108 mammals, 468 birds, 55 reptiles; 25 amphibians; and 617 butterflies. There are very few countries in the region that can boast such a diversity of species for its size.
The climate in Trinidad is tropical and humid. However, North Deck's mid-montane location tempers the heat to a very pleasant 65-86 degrees F. (18-30 C.). The long dry season, when the most striking vegetation is in bloom, lasts from January until May. The balance of the year constitutes the rainy season. Rains, while they can be frequently torrential, are usually very intermittent.
The North Deck is available for corporate and private functions including retreats, weddings, cocktail parties, and general rentals, for a maximum capacity of two hundred and fifty (250) attendees within 7500 sq. ft. (upper and lower levels combined) of entertainment area.
When you walk through the entrance you are greeted by a 5000 sq. ft. open deck area with a covered gazebo and stunning north coast views. On the same level are washroom areas for both male and female, each with one regular and one wheel chair accessible facility.
On the lower level you'll find 2500 sq. ft. of covered area, 22 four-seater tables, and our on-site kitchen with professional amenities including stainless steel surfaces and has running water which must be used resourcefully. The lower level is also accessible to wheel chairs.
The deck receives power from T&TEC, is supported by a back up generator, and has running water.
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