Akira Overwater Resort Bigi Pan is Suriname’s newest resort. The unique resort is built entirely on the water and consists of 16 detached lodges, an attractive restaurant and a lobby. The lodges and the main building are connected by wooden walkways. Seen from the air, the resort is shaped like a “tilapia”, a common species of fish in Bigi Pan.
Bird paradise Bigi Pan
Bigi Pan is an enormous nature reserve covering an area of 68,000 hectares and an equally large area of sea. It is an integrated area of swamps, mangrove forests and lagoons. Bigi Pan is a true paradise for birdwatchers, but the area is also rich in fish and reptile species. As many as 72 bird species, including the Red Ibis, live permanently in this unique nature reserve. In addition, about 50 migratory birds from North America come to Bigi Pan every year, including the fish eagle, waders and various species of terns.
In the early morning and late afternoon, you will see the thousands of birds leaving their roosts and then returning again in the evening. It’s an impressive spectacle. If you really want to experience the beauty of Bigi Pan, an overnight stay in the nature reserve is a must. It’s a worthwhile experience for the breathtaking sunrise and sunset alone! A visit to Akira Overwater Resort should not be missed during your stay in Suriname.
Great wetlands experience in a protected area
Bigi Pan has developed into a major tourist destination due to its enormous birdlife and the fact that hundreds of thousands of migratory birds use the area as their breeding grounds or feeding grounds.
16 luxury detached lodges
Spend the night in one of the free-standing overwater lodges, in Bigi Pan’s most luxurious resort.The spacious lodges (50m2) are built on the water and have a spacious balcony, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the lake and a spectacular sunset or sunrise. A view that is different every moment of the day. Each lodge is furnished for 3 persons and has its own bathroom and toilet.
Excursions and activities
The following excursions and activities are included in a multi-day stay:
- Cruise through the intriguing landscape of Bigi Pan
- Caiman and reptile spotting
- Bird watching
- City tour through Nieuw-Nickerie, including a visit to the market and the seawall
- In addition, you can participate in the activities: kayaking, mud bathing, fishing and crabbing
Akira has a spacious restaurant where fresh meals are prepared daily. Your dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.) can be taken into account when preparing the meals.
Electricity is available 24 hours a day. The electricity is generated by solar panels. The electricity supply is 110 Volts.
Transport from Paramaribo and boat trips on the lake, meals and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks, excursions and activities accompanied by experienced tour guides.
This tour can also be booked for 4 days.
Did you know that we are available 7 days a week? Our Book & Go Travel Shop at van Sommelsdijckstraat 1 is open from Monday to Sunday. So feel free to drop by if you want to book the Paradise Island Tour or any other tour. Of course you can also contact us for questions and/or comments.
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