We stayed at the Tranquilla House on The Botanical Ark Retreat property. The house is so beautifully set deep into the rain forest that Alan and Susie have cultivated with their own hand and education over the past 40 years. The house is open, airy and invites time outdoors.
Alan and Susie's passion for saving botanical life is inspiring and contagious. One afternoon or evening with them and you will want to go home and change how you live in the most beautiful way. They exude kindness and generosity and have such a respect for the environment.
We were lucky enough to have Alan take us around the property and share all that he could with us about the plants, flowers and ethnobotanical life around their home. We followed that by joining Susie for a taste test of the tea, fruits and vegetables they grow...it was amazing and so delicious.
We traveled there with our two children (9 and 11 years of age) and they too, found The Botanical Ark Retreat to be amazing and ...