Practicing Eco-Tourism Before it was Trendy
Eroline and Lyton developed the concept of Eco- Tourism long before it became a worldwide trend. Apart from the cocoa trees much of the land is harvested and what is grown used in their two restaurants. A snap shot of produce includes coconut, love apple, cherries, golden apple, tamarind, plum, avocado, soursop, star fruit, mangoes, dasheen, cocoa, coffee, oranges, grapefruit, breadfruit, lettuce, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, corn, sweet peppers, cabbage, carrots, guava, plantain and banana, not to mention the array of tropical flowers and trees. All the cottages were built without machinery and excavated by shovel so as not to disturb Nature. Many of the cottages were built around or incorporated the trees as a feature. Being certified both an Organic Plantation and a member of Green Globe, this rubber stamped the Lamontagne’s commitment to the environment. Add to this the saving historic buildings, water and power conservation, it is little wonder that England’s Prince Charles and Camilla visited the estate in 2008, with the environment so close to the Prince’s heart.