The hills and mountains of St Vincent and the Grenadines are teeming with natural beauty, some visible to the eye from afar and others requiring a bit of leg work to enjoy.
The ‘Gorilla Rock’ attraction is one such place with its name being derived from the shape of the rock which closely resembles the face of an ape.
The unique geological formation is located on the leeward side of mainland St Vincent and can be accessed by taking the secondary road that leads from the main road at the Chauncey bus stop. The hike to the site, in the Chauncey mountains, is estimated to take about 40 minutes from the main road.
The rock-formation can reportedly only be viewed from the Hope Estate farm which has been owned and farmed for many generations by the Phillips family.
“My grandfather Charles Phillips had brought the property years ago .. and three years ago was when it was first advertised and the public made aware,” owner of Vincycation Adventures Leonard Phillip, told SEARCHLIGHT.
Phillips said he wants to bring this amazing attraction to the attention of locals as well as visitors to the island.
Phillips revealed that many people do not know of the existence of the natural attraction and he believes that only one per cent of Vincentians have visited the site.
He said his hope is that Gorilla Rock can become a staple in the list of attractions offered to tourists during island tours.
The tour to the site where the rock can be viewed is free for locals, while visitors will be required to pay a fee. Principals and teachers are also being encouraged to book a tour for students to visit the attraction.
Each hiker is required to have comfortable footwear, a water bottle, sunglasses, hat, as well as a camera.
Tours can be booked via email at Vincycationadventures@gmail.com or via phone at 1-718-414-5052.