Knini Paati River Ressort is a leisure resort located in sipaliwini district and is 200km away from Paramaribo. That’s a three-hour drive and a short hour by boat away from the capital.
It is an island made up of two parts and it is located in the middle of the Ferulasi Sula. The administrator and host of the resort is Nelson Tiapoe. He is a direct descendant of the enslaved who fled from the plantagse and founded the village of Knini at this location.
At the beginning of 2017, the whole resort was renovated and transformed into the luxury leisure haven it is today. It is currently the only resort in the more luxurious segment that is completely owned by locals. In this beautiful resort with its comfortable lodges you can enjoy flora & fauna, experience the local culture or relax in the cooling rapids.
The resort also has a jungle camp, on the mainland and about two and a half hours of hiking, where guests can stay in a traditional way.
Sleeping in a hammock, bathing in the river, cooking on a homemade wood fire after enjoying the air-conditioned lodge and the newly landscaped pool. Knini Paati River Resort is a relaxation resort where the beauty of contrasts comes together!
Respect for nature and culture are important aspects within the operation of the resort.
Therefore, solar panels are used to minimise the burden of the environment. All staff come from the nearby villages to encourage knowledge transfer and preservation of this knowledge.
The house raven Lala, after whom the Alala Bar is named, lives there in harmony with the workers on the island and is hugely loved by the guests.
Knini Paati River Resort collaborates with the Children of New Aurora Foundation. SRD 5 is donated to this foundation from each payment per guest.
Your visit to Knini Paati River Resort will create a positive ripple effect in the surrounding area.