A small Amerindian village on the Corentyne River,
overlooking Suriname. It is a lively and friendly place.
Things To Do
Swim in the river
Go for walks through the rainforest
Purchase local crafts
Lime and drink rum!
It may also be possible to arrange walks in the forest from here -
for example there is a trail to Kwakwani which takes about 3 days.
Georgetown to Rosignol by # 50 minibus = GUY
Rosignol to New Amsterdam by ferry = GUY $40 or speed-launch = GUY $60
New Amsterdam to Skeldon by minibus = GUY $400
Skeldon to Orealla by boat up the Corentyne river.
A Fast boat takes about 3 hours taking up to 6 or 7 people.
The village boat leaves Skeldon on Saturdays and Tuesdays. The departure
time depends on the tide. Private boats can be hired from the stelling at
around $30,000 for 4 people for the return trip, allowing for one night in
Accommodation and Food
The Hotel Mahogany in Skeldon is reasonable at
GUY $1500 for a double room.
At Orealla there is a private guesthouse run by Agnes
Williams who charges GUY $1200 for a double room (2 rooms only). A cook
can be arranged at a very reasonable cost. There are no cooking facilities
in the guesthouse.
A pass to the interior is needed from
the Ministry of Home Affairs in addition to a pass issued by Amerindian
Affairs, Department of the Office of the President.
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supplied by Peter Fairhurst, 20.04.97