Balenbouche Estate

Eco Lodge Caribbean

A guide to eco lodge caribbean small properties similar to Balenbouche, based on green practices and a more natural aesthetic and local experience.

Balenbouche Estate is known for its sensitivity to the environment, community and history of St. Lucia. We have been doing this quietly and consistently for over 30 years, recognized in articles such as  The “Big Six”: Caribbean Green Retreats by The Independent in the Uk. Read more about our mission and sustainable practices at Balenbouche Estate, and check out our eco friendly accommodations.

Below are a few caribbean eco resorts and lodges we think our Balenbouche guests would enjoy. Please feel free to suggest others!


When you think of an Eco lodge in the Caribbean, Dominica often comes to mind. Dominica is known as the “nature island” of the West Indies and offers numerous eco friendly properties set within the rainforest and near its famous rivers and waterfalls. Some of our favorites include; Rosalie forest, Papillote Wilderness resort, 3 Rivers and Citrus Creek Plantation.

Papillote, Dominica
Belmont, Grenada


Mount EdgeCombe, established in 1763, is an authentic working plantation which originally grew sugar cane, but later became a spice, cocoa and coffee plantation. Today, as a small luxury boutique hotel, the traditional accommodation, sleeping up to 16, is surrounded by 28 acres of verdant and colourful flora, with over 40 types of aromatic spices, fruit and vegetables.

Belmont Estate is one of Grenada’s premier agri-tourism attractions and well worth a visit; tours include visits to the organic farm, gardens, heritage museum, and cocoa processing facilities. The restaurant features traditional Grenadian cuisine. The property also includes a goat dairy farm, petting farm, conference room, gift shop, café, produce shop, credit union and craft market.


Barbados is known for its beautiful beaches and colonial architecture, including many historic plantations. Two caribbean eco lodges worth mentioning are; Aunt Nea’s Inn and Sweetfield Manor.

St. Kitts & Nevis

In St. Kitts and Nevis, check out these beautiful historic properties: Hermitage, Ottley’s Plantation Inn and Golden Rock Inn

Hermitage, St Kitts
Castara, Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

Tobago, although small, is another good place to find Eco resorts Caribbean experiences at Richmond Great House, Castara retreats and Cuffie River

On the main island of Trididad, the Asa Wright lodge which has been around for a long time, is a popular spot for bird watching. Acajou offers cottages on the north Coast in the small fishing community of Grande Riviere.

Martinique and Guadeloupe

Habitation Ceron is a magical property which we highly recommend visiting if traveling to Martinique. It is a historic cocoa plantation located near the community of Precheur in the forest right next to a river.  One of the main features is a huge ancient Saman tree set within beautifully landscaped gardens. There is a small restaurant and gift shop, and they plan to add accommodations soon.

Tendacayou is an artistic family run lodge in the unspoiled and protected area of Basse terre in Guadeloupe.

Tendacayou, Guadeloupe
Camp Cabrita, Jamaica

Eco Lodge Caribbean in Jamaica

Camp Cabrita is an eco-chic mountain resort and spa near the Cabarite river in Westmoreland near the border of Hanover. They specialize in wellness offering yoga and other retreats, and the property also includes a campsite.

Dominican Republic

Tubagua Eco Lodge is set in the mountains near the rainforest. Natura cabana offers traditional palm thatched roofs near Cabarete, a surfing and watersports hot spot.