Agri-tourism is a form of tourism quickly gaining momentum in the Caribbean, Central and South America and can encompass farm visits, farm stays and volunteer vacations. A few months ago, Jeff wingfield-estate1Wuilliez our chief consultant was offered the opportunity to visit 13 potential and existing agri-tourism sites in St. Kitts, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago and evaluate their landscape needs. These sites included cocoa estates, nature centers, sugar plantations and a rum distillery.

Consumers are becoming increasingly curious about where their food comes from, particularly products with exotic origins such as chocolate. Thus, the opportunity to visit a working cocoa farm where the entire process from tree to bar is tangible, appeals to many tourists. In addition, agri-tourism sites provide a rich educational opportunity for local children.

So if you happen to be sitting on an old family estate or farm with agri-tourism potential, and don’t know where to begin, contact us. We would be happy to discuss your options.