Details on Mal D'Estomac Bay
The rating of this hike is (8) strenuous
On top of the little known "Fond Pois Doux Road", we park opposite the well known "North Deck" and start our trek along the road to the summit of Fond Pois Doux. Really beautiful views of Port of Spain to the south of us and the ever astounding view of the Caribbean Sea to our north as we now trek downhill through a quaint village known as "Paragran Village". If we are lucky, we may see a few farmers tilling their land which adds to the life of here. Regardless of the heat of the day, there is always a coolness in the atmosphere here. As we reach to "Mal D'Estomac Junction". At this junction, we are 1,883 feet above sea level, and distance covered at this point is 1.3 miles. We head on further down a very steep road where if wet, we will have to be that extra careful all the way downhill until we eventually come at the end of the road and from here onward, is trail trekking through untouched forest all the way until the sound of the waves of the beach awaits us.
Once on the beach, 2.8 miles has been accomplished. Pending on the nature of the sea, once the tide is out, swimming is unforgettable here.....otherwise, there are rocks where we can relax, take in the ever cooling sea breeze and there is also a small stream where we can relieve ourselves. The size of the beach is fairly large and one can enjoy that bit of beach walking from end to end. The actual altitude here is 135 feet above sea level.
Upon departure, we take another route that is all concrete road and the walk all the way as well is uphill every step of the way. There are certain parts where you have to really pace yourself carefully as the uphill is very steep. Once you stop, there are beautiful vistas of the sea and parts of the adjoining mountains to admire. Once on top, our waiting vehicles are right there hereby ending an enthralling day after accomplishing a total of 4.8 miles. Altitude at the start and finish is 1,533 feet.
Duration & Cost
Duration of the entire course : 4 hours
TTD $150. per person (5 persons minimum)
Payment is to be made at any branch of Republic Bank, Account # 320466690701 in the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T". Once payment is made and a receipt is given, kindly Whats app to 868-740-2860 or email to for confirmation thank you. Do remember, who pays first will get the preferential treatment.
Transportation can be provided. Call for details.
Wearing long trousers is a MUST.....no shorts please
Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please.
Wear hiking shoes/trainers with good grips under the soles. Absolutely no slippers or sandals please.
Wear hat or baseball cap which will be useful especially in the areas of exposure to the sun.
Use a backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.
Bring along mosquito repellent. Optional
Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.