Birdie's Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
Shawn Scott from U.K. visited in April 2007 and awarded
My wife and I and our two children spent a memorable week at Birdie's Nest in April 2007. We took a one-bed apartment downstairs as the wonderful two-bed apartment upstairs had been booked. The accommodation was pleasant and comfortable - air condition was a delightful benefit, given the temperature at this time of year. The house is in an idyllic beach front location - it was great to hear the waves crashing and be able to stroll on the beach so close to the house. The sea at Black Rock can be wild and is risky to swim in. However, a rock formation has created a pool which provides a safe area for children to play in and to explore the rock pools for small fish and crabs.
The beach was a short walk from Turtle Beach, and we spent a couple of nights doing turtle watches to help the local environmentalist in his work to protect leatherbacks from being killed by poachers. Princess and Prince Robinson were very helpful. I was astounded that Prince was only 22 yet displayed such good customer care, busines skills, and hospitality. Any issue he knew of he went out of his way to provide the solution, such as providing me with a mobile phone until I sorted my phone out. On my son's birthday, Prince insisted on providing ice cream - being a bank holiday most shops were closed and he drove nearly across the island just to get the ice cream. He brought over his young cousins to join my son for his birthday cake and celebration. It is difficult to think what Prince would not do to make guests happy.
Birdie's Nest is an excellent choice for a beach front holiday location away from the main tourist traps.
Anton Balfour from Trinidad visited in April 2007 and awarded
This is an excellent beach front hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the Town "as if Tobago is a buzzy place". this schenic hideout is stragecially located close to a naturally forming oceanic pool which provides a wonderful night spot for swimming.
this I must say has been the best Guest house I have stayed at and my Fiance loves ambiance of the rooms.
Thanks for the hospatility and the wonderful weekend.
Anton M. Balfour.
Mirko Salvati from Italy visited in March 2007 and awarded
Birdie's nest is a great accomodation where to spend your holyday .
Prince Robinson and his mom are very good people and Tobago is a great island .
If you look for a place where to have relax , good stay , great food , Tobago is your island and Birdie's nest the accomodation where you must stay!!!
Peter + Maren from Germany visited in March 2007 and awarded
We fully agree with the other review further down.
Now it is more than one month ago that we spent a few gorgeous days in Black Rock. We still remember the cordial welcome of our host Prince at the port of Scarborough where he picked us up.
We had never a guesthouse so close to the beach before. Just a
few steps to the south end of the Great Courland Bay.
The rooms were nice and very tidy and the mattresses are not too soft. So we slept very well. A super market is in walking distance and the kitchen is well equiped.
In the evening we received a lot of good advises what we should not miss on the island.
So if you want to relax and to see beautiful sun sets in the evening, Birdies Nest is one of the best places to stay in Tobago.
Denise And Ian Payne from U.K. visited in March 2007 and awarded
If you are looking for accommodation in Tobago look no further than Birdies Nest.
We have recently returned from a fantastic 3 week holiday there.
Birdies Nest is in a perfect location, a few steps away from the quiet end of Great Courland beach.
Within walking distance is Michaels bar where you can relax with a Carib and 'lime' with the locals. There are also a couple of restaurants within walking distance - the Seahorse, which serves international cuisine in a beautiful garden setting and also the Black Rock Cafe which serves local Caribbean food (fish, chicken or pork).
A short car ride away are several other restaurants - Shirvan Watermill, MeShell's, Melange to name just a few - all serving excellent food.
Birdies Nest is owned and run by Prince and his mum Princess. They were very good hosts, always asking if we needed anything. Prince also, on several occaisions drove us to the supermarket and was always offering to take us places.
Every day Prince came down to water his garden, which he loved, and we chatted to him while we enjoyed a drink relaxing in the last of the days sunshine. Prince is a nice guy, with a good sense of humour.
We can recommend Birdies Nest and will certainly stay there again.
Oh! beware of the Aloe Vera man, he pops up unannounced wanting to rub Aloe Vera onto you - it is excellent for mosquito bites, but it stains your clothes.