Birdie's Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 31 January
After visting (my)tobago for many, many times (great job, Steve!) by virtual traveling, on sunday 9th of february the island is getting real for us. ) So: Does anyone got some personal experince (by resting there?) of the beach house "birdies nest"? Information will be wellcome - thanks Nick.
The Birdies Nest
we just got back from tobago on the 6 of may , my wife and i got married down there. We were in tobago for a month. Stayed 2 weeks at a beautiful place called the birdies nest. WOW! On the beach literly, saw 2 huge turtles, snorkled, fished, limed with the friendly locals right out our back door. The place is owned by prince and princess robinson and i cannot say enough good things about them as they where more than willing to offer there services for our wedding for nothing in return. We got married on the beach right behind the birdies nest , against a beatiful rock that cascaded into the sea and a late day wedding made for cooler weather and good shade from the trees and rock. It was a great location for pictures after the wedding. Anyone going to tobago i would highly recommend trying to get a reservation. We did alot of other things as well we are avid divers and did alot of diving which is a whole forum in itself. Lot's of hiking, snorkeling, cruising as we rented a jeep 230 tt a day. A must by the way. Thanx
Birdies Nest, Black Rock
Michelle & Shaun
Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to you for all the effort you have put into this website.
Having read it like mad and printed out loads from it before our trip to Tobago (returning only yesterday) we cannot tell you how useful and informative it was.
We stayed at Birdies Nest, and although it was fairly basic, it had everything we needed, and was very clean. It was in a truly fab position, right on the beach, but you really did need a car to get around as the nearest restaurant was a good 20 minutes walk away, although the nearest bar was a mere 10min!
Prince who runs it with his mum was very sweet.
We rarely saw anyone on the beach in front of the house, and the only downside to it was that the sea was quite rough at this part and children certainly would not be able to swim in it. Probably only a strong swimmer would be OK. You could walk up the beach to the Rex Turtle hotel (approx 10-15 min walk) were it was much calmer and swimmer friendly.
We ate out every night and found our 3 BEST BEST BEST restaurants to be Indigo, La Terrazza and The Seahorse Inn.
All served excellent food, and had great friendly staff. probably our most favourite was Indigo overall, due to its food, and ambiance etc.
La Terrazza was also fab, but we found when busy, service and food was very slow in coming (although worth the wait) as only the Chefs wife was serving etc. The Seahorse Inn had the best location (very romantic for those with that inkling) and great food.
We also ate at Me-shells whihc was good: Pantinos, whihc was better than Me-shells but not as good as the other 3 above, but we had a lovely friendly waitress.
The Black Rock cafe was OK.
Miss Esme down at Store bay serves THE BEST beef roti - competely and utterly recommend it - yum yum!
We did some diving which was also very good, with R&Sea, nice helpful staff and owners, would recommond them to anyone.
We were just so impressed with Tobago, so much to (or not if the case may be!) for everyone, such lovely friendly laid back people (even the beach sellers dont hassle you!) We will definately be returning, and like you, want to share it with everyone but also dont want to see it spoilt.......
So thanks again for such a great useful informative website
Michelle and Shaun, recently smitten of Tobago!
Birdies Nest, Black Rock
Dear Michelle and Shaun
I was very glad to read something about Birdies Nest. We are 4 adults (family related) thinking of staying at Birdies Nest. Can you answer a few questions: Was it or is comfortable for 4 adults? DO you do any snorkeling from the beach there? Was is rough swimming the entire time you were there? Also, would you stay there again? Also am thinking of Bijou des Caraibes. Have you seen it? Can you recommend any other small place away from hustle and bustle on a beach and very clean?
Any info would be greatly appreciated
Report: Birdie's Nest
Spent two post-carnival days at Birdie's Nest and I highly recommend the establishment. Prince Robinson, the owner/manager was charming. And his Auntie was a joy to speak with. Birdie's Nest is just a few steps away from the shore line in Black Rock. It is beautifully landscaped and very clean. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful.
The property has 3 apartments, the large 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms can easily sleep 6 or more. And has wonderful beamed ceilings and ceiling fans. The 2 bottom apartments are air conditioned and have one bedroom each. All apartments have immaculate kitchens and bathrooms.
I intend to stay there again next year as my Carnival rest stop and recovery center.