About this listing
D'Lime Inn welcomes you to Trinidad and brings the rich culture of this land to you. Clyde and Cathy George are your hosts. Clyde is a world renowned jazz steelpan performer, teacher, arranger and composer. Cathy is a trained yoga instructor, travel consultant and Trini cultural buff. Soak up the fun, sun and the culture. Enjoy steelpan, yoga, calypso and limbo classes, performances and seminars right in your backyard. Meet the icons of steelpan and calypso at D'Limelight performance center. D'Lime Inn is located in the beautiful and quiet valley of Diego Martin just 10 minutes to the capital city. Restaurants, shopping, beaches and tourist attractions are close by. Public and private transport is convenient and economical from the guesthouse. We have 2 one bedroom apartments plus a 2 and 3 bedroom apartment. All are modern and complete with all conveniences for your home away from home. The Inn consists of 2 houses, the Main House and the Manor House. The Main House has an expansive backyard with a stage, small swimming pool, built in bar, shade canopies, manicured grounds, and well-trained staff. D'Lime is a perfect place to hold an intimate retreat/conference for your business or organization. The Manor House has a conference room that comfortably fits up to 16 persons. D'Lime is named after the Trini favorite passtime of 'Liming" A LIME is an any-location, any-event, pleasure occasion.
Guests have free wifi, local TV, netflix and internet TV. Our swimming pool is open most of the time. Clyde, our resident pan player, is happy to play some sweet pan for you. The grocery store is just a 5 minute walk and public transportation is convenient and a half a block away.
Interaction with Guests
Cathy will check on you everyday and tell you of events happening while you are there. she is a culture buff and enjoys sharing her love of Trinidad.
Our neighbors are very supportive and watch out for our guests. We are on a quiet street. You will enjoy walking down to the end of Benjamin Street. There are many beautiful and unusual homes to see.
The main road is just a half a block away. There you can catch a maxi tax into town for less than $1.00 usd. It will take you to city gate and from there you can get anywhere on the island for just a few dollars.
We expect that you will fall in love with Trinidad and it's culture. We are located in a quiet residential area. Respect for your neighbors is required.
About the Host, Clyde & Cathy
Clyde and Cathy George are a Trini-American couple with a passion for steelpan, calypso, jazz and hospitality. They met on a cruiseship in 1978 where Clyde was performing with his band "Sunny Days" and Cathy was escorting 100 sales persons who won an incentive cruise to the Caribbean on NCL's Skyward. They lived in Chicago for over 20 years where Cathy ran her travel agency, Space Travel, and Clyde performed in Chicago clubs with his Chicago trio "Steelin' Jazz". Clyde introduced the steelpan to jazz musicians in Chicago. Both musicians and audiences were astounded with his execution of jazz on the steelpan. Led by his love for straight ahead American jazz he mastered American jazz standards on Steelpan.
Chicago jazz musicians call him "Thelonius Clyde” because he often calls out a difficult Thelonius Monk standard in a jazz jam. Other Jazz musicians call him the BeBop Panman. In Trinidad he is known as "Lightning". This name was given to him by Clyde's teacher and the inventor of the double tenor pan, Bertie Marshall. Bertie noticed how quickly Clyde could learn a piece of music and started calling him Lightning.
Lightning’s brilliant improvisational skills are recognized and appreciated by
the world’s finest jazz artists and audiences alike. You can check out his playing on youtube/mrslightning. There you will see some of the shows produced at D'Limelight of D'Lime Inn.