Arnos Vale Vacation Apartments - Reader Reports & Opinion
Dagmar from Germany visited in December 2010 and awarded
We stayed at Arnos Vale Apartments with our 2 year old son for 2 weeks in Dec. 2010 and enjoyed our visit a lot. The owners were very helpful and friendly, but also let us have our privacy. The rooms were clean and spacy and having a little terrace in front of the living room was also very nice. We rented a car via the owners and everything was organized very good, no trouble or problems at all. We would definately recommend renting a car if staying there because there are only a few little shopping places nearby. For any bigger supermarkets and to get to the wonderful beaches in the area you need to take one of the few buses or go by car.
We had a wonderful time staying at Arnos Vale Apts and can recommend it for everyone who does not want to stay in the more crowded south, also for families with little children.
Thanks again for a great time on Tobago.
Dagmar and family from Germany
Joanne Reynolds from U.S.A. visited in December 2010 and awarded
Our family stayed over the Christmas holiday (2010) in an immaculate two bedroom, self catering apartment on the first floor. The beds were very comfortable, functional kitchen with a full refrigerator, stove and couch/futon to sit on; the area was good for daily walks and the apartment was spotless.
Be sure to rent a car, so you can drive to various beaches (be sure to surf the waves at Turtle beach, and swim and float at Pigeon Point beach) and explore the island.
If you can, have dinner at La Tartaruga Italian restaurant in Buccoo - fabulous food!
There are roosters in the neighborhood, so you will hear them early in the morning...
Victor and his wife took excellent care of us, driving us from and back to the airport, plus arranging a car rental for us. Their home is a real gem.
Rebecca Wong from Canada visited in July 2010 and awarded
My boyfriend and I stayed at Arnos Vale for a week in July. We lived in the one bedroom on the second floor. The owners are truly lovely people, and were genuinely helpful. They came to supply us with clean towels and tidied up the place a couple of times though we were only there a week. Everything was clean and spacious. Our suite had a shower and no tub. Our kitchen came with a variety of clean dishes neatly put away. The cooking utensils were very old but usable. Our unit did not come with basic cooking ingredients, but we asked Victor and Ursline for a few items, and they gladly supplied us with what we needed. The apartment was quite comfortable, with American cable tv and fully furnished. The bedroom/toilet/shower had an AC unit, and the tv area had a rotating fan. Though we were there during the rainy season, it rained mostly at night and we had many sunny days. However, the ocean was choppy and murky so prob not the best time for snorkling and diving. It was our first trip to the Caribbean, so we learned a few things. Although our apartment was spotless, tiny ants will come out of the woodwork if there are any crumbs on the floor. There are hundreds of them, so we learned not to leave food out for any period of time, and not to drop any food on the floor. The apartment is not sealed; many windows are slatted panes, so mosquitoes and other insects may come in but we only saw one big cockroach the entire time, which was pretty good. The bed comes with a mosquito net but i did get bitten at night. We found a can of Off in the pharmacies in Scarborough. Arnos Vale is not far from Crown Point and Scarborough, so it was convenient for us to get around with a rented car. The price for our place was certainly unbeatable. The villages in Tobago really have little to see or do other than beaches, and we would only recommend staying in any of the villages if you have a car.
Richardson from Trinidad visited in April 2010 and awarded
Victor and his wife were always very warm, helpful, allowed you your privacy but indulging which Tobagonian hospitality sometimes losses sight of.
The stay was very conducive to much needed rest and relaxation and clean. I did not enjoy the size of the en-suite bathroom facilities but the effort is applauded.
Will definitely re-visit when upgraded somewhat but fantastically priced!
Keep Up the Good Work!
Maureen And David from U.K. visited in March 2010 and awarded
We only had one week on this Island and our apartment on the ground floor at Arnos Vale Vacation Apartments was perfect. We are keen bird watchers so this location is ideal as it is quite central to the areas we visited with both Arnos Vale and the Adventure Gardens within walking distance. We were treated to spectacular sights of the humming birds and numerous other birds on the feeding stations, go at 4.00pm for maximum numbers. Of course we did not need to go anywhere at all as Victor's beautiful garden is a wildlife sanctuary.
Being independent travellers we loved this place, we hired a car from Victor only for the days we needed it and he could not have been more helpful in pointing us in the right direction and sharing his knowledge of the Island.
The apartment had everything we needed, was clean and spacious and Victor and Ursline were caring hosts who regularly went the extra mile. Even waking us at 1.30 am to watch Turtles on Turtle Beach, unforgetable.
It was the perfect place for us and we strongly recommend it.