Citrus Creek Plantation VISION & CONCEPT
I had three things in mind :
- Mixing Agriculture, Real Estate and tourism development so we could operate a traveler’s lodge immerged into a working tropical fruits plantation,
- Share it with others, coming from different countries and culture, bringing their experience, knowledge and energy.
- Aim for autarky . This always seemed to me the best possible life insurance , and it takes all its sense in these troubled days,
Taberi valley, which was then a banana plantation , kingdom of M. Hector (aka Bydebay) seemed to have it all. I purchased it in 2 days in 2007 and we started planning and working. We still work hard today.
Imagine: A Banana plantation surrounded by dense tropical bush…. To become a sustainable eco-village welcoming international travellers and investors in riverside cottages and villas and feeding them in a good restaurant…….
Thanks to Cyrus, Patricia, Pierre, Mr Matthew and his family team, Allan and his, Jamestia and Karen, Abi , Claudian and Sobers, Richard and Marlon, this wonderful piece of land was shaped and turned into Citrus Creek Plantation today. Special thanks to Patricia who was the first one to settle here, who planted most of the gardens and continues, who opened the Riverside Café … And very, very , very special thanks to Anne who , besides being the architect and designing all buildings, is involved in each and every aspect of what is happening here.
Since 2008, we opened access roads, digged drains, installed electricity and a solar back up system, designed a water system, landscapped, planted hundreds of trees and thousands of flowers, received subdivision approval from Planning, sold lots, designed and built sheds, workshops, cabins, cottages, villas … Today, 12 cottages and villas have been built at “Taberi” . Taberi, as the area and the river are known means “home” in ancient Carib indians language; It is now home for Martin from Slovakia, for Tana and Eliot from Switzerland and Dominica, for Patricia from France, for many guests from around the world each year at Citrus Creek Plantation, and of course, for Anne and I. We enjoy it everyday . We welcome you to share it with us , and enjoy it too.
Hervé “RV” Nizard
for Anouk and Sasha, my beloved daughters……