Bijou Des Caraibes - Reader Reports & Opinion
Peter Hollins from U.K. visited in October 2005 and awarded
It was 30 years since my last visit & I was apprehensive to take my wife to what I remembered as "Paradise". Although the area around the airport & Scarborough had expanded the remainder of the island was exactly as I had remembered. Judy made us so welcome and we felt part of the family and the return to "Paradise" was complete.I would strongly recommend this as a place to relax, wind down and become a Tobagan- if only for a short while !!!
Lynda Skinner from U.K. visited in February 2005 and awarded
It's difficult to get used to the cold again after 3 weeks of beautiful weather! The accommodation at Bijou met our needs perfectly. Huge comfortable bed, lovely cool breeze at night through the room, hot shower, basic but clean kitchen,lovely pool, great location and friendly hosts! All this plus Helena each day to keep life in order! For me it was also so convenient to have the use of the internet to be able to do some work in between swimming and lazing in the sun! Difficult some days...
Judy and Yvon are very helpful and friendly. Charlo keeps the gardens perfectly and many hours were spent relaxing around the pool. It was never crowded even when all 4 apartments were full.
I would thoroughly recommend staying here to anyone looking for reasonably priced, uncrowded and well situated accommodation. Hopefully we will be returning next year!
David Hunter from U.K. visited in January 2005 and awarded
We have just returned from our second holiday in Tobago and our second stay at Bijou des Caraibes which I think speaks for itself. Judy, her family and staff made us feel so welcome last year that we could not wait to go back.
This year we stayed in the large 2 bedroom apartment at the front of the house which opens out onto the pool area and beautiful garden. The garden is full of birds and has glorious views over Bucco reef to the front and Mount Irvine beach to the side. For those interested in exploring the island Judy is able to organise guides and tours of the island. 'Must do' activities include snorkeling on the reefs (we saw turtles!) and a guided trip into the rain forest. On a practical note we really did appreciate the daily maid service and the use of the telephone in the apartment.
The winter climate in Tobago is wonderful and we look forward to returning next year.
Had a great week in Tobago. Not long enough!
Stayed at Bijou des Cariabes. Thanks to Judy and family.
Plenty to see and do.
Holiday Report 3 - Bijou Des Caraibes 23 Mar 2003
Steve Wooler from Suffolk, England
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 03 February
Bijou des Caraibes consists of four self-catering apartments – one two-bedroom apartment, one one-bedroom apartment and two double bed studio apartments.
The air-conditioned self-contained apartments are simple, but comfortable. Guests enjoy shared use of the attractive swimming pool in truly beautiful gardens which are a riot of colour. Rates are highly attractive and start at US$50 per night for a single bedroom studio apartment, rising to $119 per night for the two-bedroom apartment. A full laundry service is available, at nominal charge, and two Suzuki jeeps can be hired by guests at very competitive rates.
Bijou des Caraibes is located high on Mount Irvine, overlooking the Mt. Irvine golf course and providing beautiful views of Buccoo Reef and the Caribbean Sea. Buccoo Beach is less than a five minute drive and Mt Irvine Bay Beach only marginally further. The location is absolutely ideal for touring every part of the island. Like most places, though, we would strongly recommend every visitor to hire a vehicle. You will miss an awful lot being grounded in one place or reliant upon taxis.
Bijou’s strongest feature by far, however, is Trinidadian owner Judith Gemmet. Swiss husband Yvon could not have provided Judy with a more appropriate name – she truly is a gem. Nothing is too much trouble. Never have I experienced a hostess so prepared to go that extra mile to ensure that her guests have a wonderful holiday. Woe betides the local taxi service that lets down one of her guests (as happened during our stay). Judy’s reputation preceded our visit and we were not disappointed. However, be warned – early booking is essential at Bijou Des Caraibes.