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Evergreen Lodge holiday reviews

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Date of trip: 03/12/2019

    

Number of people: 1

"The independent lodges were spacious and clean, and although basic, fine for the environment. There is no glass, just screens. This is worth mentioning as although it didn't bother me at all, it might bother some as I overheard in the restaurant. The frogs are stupendously loud (brilliant - I loved them) as are the Howler monkeys at dawn, and together with the TORRENTIAL rain on the roof, and the fan which you need on as it's so humid, this noise bothered some people. My main issue with this lodge is that although its grounds are beautiful, you can't leave them. There are no trails you can explore - not a problem in general - but if it rains like it did when I was there (hosepipes from the sky for 48 hours), you are stuck in your cabin. Anything you might see/visit is by organised boat trip (very interesting and enjoyable) but that's only for a couple of hours out of the day. We were lucky in that it was sunny for the first afternoon we arrived but it rained non-stop after that. You need to take kit for these conditions. An absolutely waterproof jacket and trousers (a poncho doesn't hack it), plastic bags to pack your clothes inside your suitcase and not leave out as everything gets damp if you do unpack, and some shoes suitable for walking in water and getting in and out of boats. The pool bar is great (very friendly bar man who serves a good cocktail) but no one used the pool while I was there because of the weather. It looked lovely and clean though. The buffet food was fine and the quantities were very generous. Be warned, they allocate you a named place at a table to sit on with other travellers etc so if you're not one for being organised like a school trip, this may not be for you. Don't get me wrong... it was a lovely place to see and I got some fabulous photographs, but I wouldn't visit there again as I felt terribly hemmed in. "

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