Birdie's Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
Joanne Morrow from Canada visited in January 2009 and awarded
We had a wonderful time at Birdies Nest. Prince Robinson could not have been a better host. The apartment was large and very clean.If ever there was something that we needed Prince was right there to help (even though he was busy running for office).We walked on lovely Courland beach every morning and one morning we were fortunate enough to be there when the fishermen were bringing in their nets. After standing watching for a short time one of the men let us know that they could use some help. We pulled the ropes for over an hour, along with others that happened by.We got our workout,a new life experience, and a great appreciation of the hard work that these men do for a living.Tobago is a very beautiful island and Birdies Nest a great place to stay, away from the tourist area. As you have said on this site a car is necessary. One drive that we would strongly recommend is the road from Castara across to Roxborough. We were blown away by the beauty. There is no point in trying to describe it,just go to Tobago and see for yourself
Rob & Belinda from U.K. visited in January 2009 and awarded
Well what can we say, a fantastic place we found in the Birdies Nest, a right jewell in the crown, perfect position on the beach even though it was somewhat rural "so to speak". But safe.......
You do need a car to get around (no doubt Prince will sort that out for you). We stayed in the upper floor so glad we paid that bit extra as the sundeck was brilliant having the sun from from 8.00am until it went down in the evening, fantastic, also the BBQ came in handy as we enjoy cooking, it was great..
Many a day you wouldn't see a soul on the beach...You could almost imagine it was your own private beach....Tranquillity!!!!
We must mention Prince...What a guy, he will do absolutely anything if he thought it would make your stay that much better, he truly is a special guy. So very kind and thoughtful, he did such a lot for us whilst we was there (even running us into Scarborough to meet some friends from england which came in for the day on a cruise ship, then he came back for us). He showed us all around the island, nothing was too much trouble to him, what a gem...This guy has got what it takes to run a succesful business.... Not forgetting his mum (Princess) lovely lady always has a big smile on her face..
There is a cracking little place called "The Fish Pot" we had a great meal there, we only wish we had tried it sooner in our stay. It's about a 5 minute drive well worth the trip, they are so friendly & helpful, the foods great!! Very personal feel to it.
Also there's a little (Locals) bar just up the hill from Birdies Nest called "Michaels". From the outside it looks a little rough around the edges, but truly is worth a visit or two. Michael's a great guy, he made us feel so welcome, those rum and cokes have a lot to answer for....The locals love to chat with you as well.
There aren't many places in the world of which we would go back to visit, but Birdies Nest and Tobago is one of those places...
Take it from us you'll have a great time....
Alan Wood from U.K. visited in January 2009 and awarded
Prince is not so much the proprietor of a first class trio of villas, he's more of a personal close friend who looks after you with attentive and genuine care. Nothing is too much trouble and he's a funny guy too.
Birdies Nest is perfection. It is spotless, has everything you could possibly need (or did do till I broke the microwave plate thingy. Sorry dude, a new one will be sent, frisbee style across the Atlantic as soon as Ebay get it to me).
I sincerely hope the coastal erosion takes one look at what Prince and his charming mum Princess are doing here and clears off to bother some inferior place.
I'm loathed to go on anymore as you will all book the place up and I'll not be able to get in again.
We will be back, so lock up your microwaves.
Alan and son Eliot Wood
Lana Cheng from U.S.A. visited in November 2008 and awarded
My boyfriend and I stayed at Birdie's Nest for 4 nights and enjoyed our time there. The location is great though you really need a car to get there; it's at the bottom of a steep hill. Prince, the owner, was very helpful with everything and was the most gracious host. He actually offered to upgrade our accommodation to the larger aparment on the top floor but we declined because there was no A/C in the living room. The room we took downstairs was very nice; we had no complaints. Everything was in working order and very clean. I do have to stress that though this place is right on the beach, the water there is quite rough, not really good for swimming. The nearest restaurant is a 15 minute walk without a car. Overall, we recommend this very comfortable apartment house for the price and the superior ocean views. If peace and quiet is what you desire, this location is great.
Carol And Norman Wiles from U.K. visited in September 2008 and awarded
Our stay at Birdies Nest was excellent. The location is idyllic, the accommodation very comfortable, and Prince could not do enough for us. We really enjoyed our stay in Tobago, and would thoroughly recommend Birdies Nest for a stress-free and relaxing holiday, but you would need to hire a car unless you want a pure beach holiday, as this house is off the beaten track.