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Arrowpoint Nature Resort/Santa Mission - A view from our expert author
Arrowpoint is a good mixture of the traditional and the modern, of the relaxing and the scheduled.
Arrowpoint makes a good overnight trip into nature, without leaving home comforts behind © Marco Farouk-Basir, Wikimedia Commons
Located within the Santa Mission and on the banks of the Kamuni Creek, this eco-friendly nature resort has plenty of activity options and a tightly structured schedule to make sure guests can sample them all. The resort itself, with four self-contained cabins and one large central building, is designed and operated as an expression of Amerindian culture. While the mountain biking, surf biking and pedal boating may not be reflections of Amerindian culture, the cassava bread making, wabani expedition, canoeing, spear fishing and jungle hikes are more reflective of their traditional lifestyle.
Arrowpoint, which is named after the many arrow trees in the area that are used by Amerindians in the construction of arrows, is a good mixture of the traditional and the modern, of the relaxing and the scheduled. Close to Georgetown, it’s a good location for a day or one-night trip to enjoy a bit of nature without leaving many of the creature comforts behind.
All day trips to Arrowpoint are inclusive of all road and river transportation from Georgetown, lunch, activities and guides; overnight rates include all meals and limited local bar; alcoholic drinks and some soft drinks are extra. The all-inclusive packages, and plethora of activities offered by the resort, unfortunately make Arrowpoint one of Guyana’s more expensive resorts. Discounts are often offered for larger groups.