Birdie's Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
Alan Wood from U.K. visited in January 2011 and awarded
My adult son Eliot and I last stayed at Birdies Nest in 2009 and despite our avowed intention to always try somewhere new each holiday, we both agreed that here was an exception. The recession put pay to that in 2010 but in January 2011 we returned once more to paradise.
I was afraid that we'd remembered all the good bits and that we might be disappointed the second time around but from the moment that Prince's 'man' met us at the airport and drove us the ten minutes to Black Rock I realised that there were indeed NO bad bits!
Prince has continued to invest in the property and it gleamed in newly painted glory. He has completed the fencing which now boasts remote controlled gates. He has installed security cameras as well so that even the most nervous visitor can be re-assured about their safety. We found that it was largely unnecessary as the villagers were all so friendly and often called round to 'lime' with us in the evenings as I cooked the evening meal on the gas barbecue provided.
Despite being thrilled with the service provided by Sheppy's car hire in 2009 we chose this time to hire Prince's automatic Mazda 323 with full aircon. We were not disappointed, it did the job superbly and was a very good deal - Cheers Prince.
It was good to see Princess again and several other members of the extended Robinson family and friends and such a pleasure to hear our names called out in the village street as new friends chose to pass the time of day with us.
We enjoyed the 1 mile walk along the beach from the apartment right up to Plymouth twice a day, both in the morning and then again by moonlight, never once feeling anything other than relaxed. True we did meet the 'coconut man' one the first day, as we did last visit, but a firm refusal to buy his egg sized 'coconut' did the trick and he was not seen again.
Prince was again the perfect host and nothing is ever too much trouble for this real nice guy who we now both regard as a friend.
Towards the end of the holiday we both agreed that if anything we had enjoyed this second visit more than the first as we now felt part of the village rather than mere tourists. Finances permitting, this will not be our last visit to Birdies Nest.
During our stay the once rather muddy track from the road to the apartment was asphalted and now looks very smart. Also, and perhaps I'm jumping the gun by telling you this, a man came to measure up and quote for a pool in the garden overlooking the beach! Whether it will be there when we next visit, I don't know, but if Prince's reputation continues to grow I know he will re-invest it to the benefit of his guests.
Moritz from Germany visited in January 2011 and awarded
To make a super positive stay short: Birdies Nest is situated perfectly, right at the beach. We stayed in the ground floor appartment, facing the sea. Appartment was spacious and perfectly clean. All rooms are equiped with aircondition and the kitchen gave us all the opportunities to comfortably cook while staying at birdies nest. Being situated in Black Rock, it is a perfect place to start your excursions. Also being a bit away from the more touristic area in the south around the airport makes totally sense.
Last but not least: We have travelled a lot all over the world, but Prince, who is running the place, is the perfect host and always there to help with anything that you might need!
So from our side it's all thumbs up and highly recommended.
Kevin Soutar from Canada visited in December 2010 and awarded
We stayed at Birdie's Nest a year ago, and after that trip were determined to return. As it turned out, thankfully one year later we made it, and we certainly hope to be there yet again in the future. I think it's the best unkept secret around. Prince gets glowing reviews, and rightfully so.
If you want a quiet place, right on the beach, with plenty of birdlife, an outside shower, intenet availability, clean with all the comforts of home, walking distance from other beaches with good snorkelling, walking distance to stores etc. This place has it all.
We love it there.
You can read our previous review of Birdie's Nest from last year for more info. Our experience this time was similar in many ways, and I think the other reviews that I have read do accurately describe this gem.
Thanks for having us Prince.
Eve&co from Estonia visited in December 2010 and awarded
We, 5 Estonians, stayed at Birdies Nest right before Christmas 2010.
The whole experience was much more enjoyable we'd imagined.
A solid, large, well-equipped house right on a postcard-view beach. Much to see and do in close distance - beautiful beaches for bathing and snorkelling, rainforest, waterfalls, variety of places to dine etc.
And above all - Prince himself. In his friendly and open manner he offered good advice (the first to mention - without his advert we wouldn't see the lunar eclipse! And parang in village street on Christmas Day's early morning!) and pracitcal help in getting the most of our stay.
We are extremely grateful and stay dreaming to visit Birdies Nest again one day.
Wendy And Jim Smith from U.K. visited in December 2010 and awarded
A wonderful, colourful, friendly Tobagan holiday.
Everything went extremely well from being picked up on time at the airport. We had a an excellent week in one of the smaller apartments, decided not to move on but took the larger upstairs apartment for another week. The apartments are well furnished and well equipped. Prince makes sure everywhere is spotless. We rented a car from Prince but the bus is a short walk away on the main road. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Lots of colourful birds to watch on the balconies. Birdies Nest is immediately on a long beach, Turtle Beach. We regularly walked or drove to another long beach on the other side of Black Rock fort for a swim and lunch at the beach bar. Prince and his family made it a really enjoyable Tobagan experience. We hope to be back soon.