Birdie's Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 119 votes = 5 (max 5)
Dianne Arjoon from Trinidad visited in July 2016 and awarded
My stay at Birdie's Nest was truly one to remember. First of all the hospitality from Prince was excellent and even the local people around the area. The place was extremely clean and well kept with expected amenities. The environment was soothing, relaxing and just a paradise if you want to get away from the crowd. I surely look forward to returning with my family.
Alf Hannan from U.K. visited in March 2016 and awarded
Our holiday in Tobago was an absolute delight! As promised, we were met at the airport and on the way to Birdies Nest, Cecil our driver took us to a supermarket for essential shopping. On arrival at Birdies Nest, we were met by Prince Robinson and he and Cecil took our luggage up to our apartment. From that point onwards throughout the holiday, Prince was most attentive and outstandingly helpful with advice, transport, car rental, replacement of gas cylinders and with his mother Princess Robinson, superb housekeeping.
The apartment was fully equipped, immaculately clean and with a balcony ideal for rum punch sundowners and sun bathing on the sun beds and towels provided for our use. The pool was great for cooling off and with the Caribbean coming up to the property wall, a most relaxing vista met our sight from morning to night. Air-conditioned bedrooms and lounge/kitchen ensured we had a good night's rest and comfortable environment to sit and read or watch a movie in the late evening.
We walked often on the two beaches at Stonehaven Bay and Great Courland Bay, both easily accessible to Birdies Nest. On our last night, Prince called and enthusiastically invited us to go the Courland Beach, also known as Turtle beach, to sea a Leatherback Turtle laying her eggs and returning to the sea. This was a sight we never expected to see given the early season but through his association with the local turtle watch organisation, Prince made that possible.
Prince is a great tour guide! He spent quite some time with us indicating places to visit on Tobago and with the Suzuki Jimny, we explored them all. Be aware of the roads in Tobago many of which are potholed and not maintained. This led to some interesting and entertaining driving!
On our last day, we were able to stay in and around Birdies Nest and we experienced Prince and Princess carrying out a clean of our apartment in readiness for new occupants. We have never seen such a thorough job! Everything, we mean everything, was either moved or taken out of the cupboard and fridge and cleaned. Prince set a standard that should be emulated everywhere.
As arranged, Cecil came to collect us on time for the airport. Both the transfer journeys were complimentary.
We were sad to leave and we vowed we would be back!
Gareth & Sue from Canada visited in January 2016 and awarded
We spent 1 week in Apartment 1. It fully met our expectations as described in myTobago.info and on the property's website. The apartment was clean and quiet; there was always a pleasant breeze when we dined on the side balcony or relaxed on the sundeck. The view of the pool, garden, beach and sea was wonderful. The chemical-free infinity pool was the most we have enjoyed a swimming pool in a long time.
Prince and Princess were charming and friendly. Prince dropped by most days to see how we were doing and to ask if we needed anything or if we had any suggestions for improvements. In all our decades of vacationing, we can't recall a property owner being so focused on "continuous improvement".
Our only disappointment, a minor one, was the swimming conditions directly in front of the property - the wave conditions in this part of Great Courland Bay made it difficult to enter the water, and visibility was poor.
Corey from U.S.A. visited in January 2016 and awarded
Just a quick review of Princeís wonderful property since I returned from my 2nd visit there with my family of 4. The house is clean and has everything youíll need, the beach is steps away, and Prince is honestly the most accommodating host Iíve found on the island. If youíve visited Tobago, youíll know this is saying a lot! Thereís no doubt Iíll be there again on my next visit to Tobago, in fact Iím already ready to go back......
Dana Lomas from Canada visited in January 2016 and awarded
We've traveled a lot over 40 years, and have to say that we can't recall any more friendly and attentive hospitality than we found at Birdie's Nest, from both Prince and Princess, during a most relaxing and peaceful three weeks in January. The apartments, along with the pool and grounds, were kept clean and comfortable, beyond expectations, and anything we needed was provided -- including services such as transportation to get groceries, a 1 hour trip to replace some broken reading glasses, along with a ride to and from the health clinic to get medicine, all offered graciously.
As for the setting, it is a haven of tropical beauty, soothing surf, cooling sea breezes, uncrowded stretches of sand, and exquisite sunsets. Whether desirous of doing nothing but relaxing in the warm hospitality and weather, or seeking adventure and sightseeing in the many wonderful locations of Tobago, I doubt one would find a better place to stay and enjoy.
Dana and Josephine