Flamboyant Suite - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 13 votes = 4.8 (max 5)
Alison Kane from U.K. visited in April 2014 and awarded
We had an amazing time. Flamboyant Suite was perfect for all of our needs ( two 13 yr olds, an 11 yr old and a 10 month baby plus 2 adults ). There was plenty of space for us all and the kitchen had everything. The kids spent hours in the beautiful pool and the gardens are really well maintained.
The beach is perfect and the kids loved jumping the waves every single day. Beautiful clear waters and a gorgeous sandy beach.In terms of location you can't beat it. Great bar/snack place on the beach for lunch. There was a full steel band playing one of the Sundays we ate there.
Our contact Gillian was brilliant and could not have done more for us.
When we return to Tobago we could only come back to the Flamboyant Suite! It's by far the best place we've stayed in in Tobago. A truly magical holiday!
Stephanie Seecharan from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded
I highly recommend staying at the Flamboyant Suite. I had never stayed at a location out of Crown Point before. After my stay at Black Rock I can't imagine staying anywhere else. The beach was perfect, crystal clear water, and very private. However, I did notice that when it rains the excess water drains off into the beach just in front of the villa and makes it a bit dirty, but it soon settles. That problem could also be solved by just not bathing close to the direct flow of the water...duh!There was a beautiful pool which I must say was very clean and not laced with chlorine.
The curator, Gillian is a most kind and helpful soul. She always made herself accessible throughout our stay.
I went with a party of 6 adults and my 5 month old baby. The accommodations were very comfortable. I stayed in the master bedroom which had a walk in closet(YAY). The kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking utensils that you would need for your stay. There was an electric grill which I plan to use at my next visit. My family overpacked with pots, spoons, grater, knives etc which we never had to unpack from our bag.
The outdoor verandah was huge and had a stunning view of the ocean. There was even a sink and mini fridge there for convenience.
My mother is not easily impressed (as most mothers)and she kept heaping praises about the villa and the location.
I would encourage you to purchase fresh fish from the local fishermen in the area. Not only was it cheaper than trinidad but it tasted much better than normal.
My family and I will definately be staying there again.
Vanessa from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded
My family and I were pleased to spend four (4) nights at the lovely Flamboyant Suite. It was clean, spacious, ideally located on the beachfront and fully prepared for guests who wanted to experience home way from home. Customer service is always labelled with a permanent smile and a warm greeting. It's unfortunate for the other villas in Tobago because now my family insists on staying at Flamboyant whenever we visit Tobago again.
There is absolutely no mistakes or regret in staying there.
Jessica from Canada visited in July 2013 and awarded
Tobago was a last minute addition to our 5 week trip to the Caribbean. With short notice I contacted Gillian and through a stroke of luck the Flamboyant Condo in Black Rock Dreams was available. This condo made our vacation perfect, the cherry on top! We’re not really the resort type of family so we really treasured the quiet uncrowded beach right in front of us. Each morning you can watch fishermen bring in catch, take walks, swim and snorkel on the beach right in front of Flamboyant.
The suite itself was advertised as fully stocked, but this was above and beyond. It was everything you’d ever need; cooking spices, every kitchen appliance, patio fridge, washer and dryer, to all the little extras like reading books, pool toys and a music collection. The place was tastefully decorated, very clean and spacious with lots of light and windows. I really can’t say enough good things about this suite. We raved to each other about it during our whole stay.
Arriving in Tobago we felt as though we discovered a hidden gem. Being from Canada the most obvious vacation choices are Mexico & Cuba. Although both great, we just hadn't heard much about Tobago and really did not know what to expect. We found people to be friendly and extremely helpful. We felt safe to walk around to shops, at the beach and travel in taxis, everyone was kind and curious to know more about us. We found a lot of the island to be beautifully untouched, winding roads lined with greenery to natural beaches without resorts blocking entry. Oh and diving the coral reef was such an added treat. Beautiful! We've been home for a week now and already trying to convince friends to consider Tobago for their next holiday. Not to take away from the other islands but it was certainly our favorite out of the 4 islands we visited on this trip.
Carla, Marc And The Kids from Canada visited in March 2013 and awarded
Recently returned from a stay in Tobago at Flamboyant Suite. The minute i walked through the front door i knew we would need to come back for a longer stay. we were there for 4 days and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, despite the fact that the waves were quite unusually high and we did not venture into the water till the last day. The pool made up for this and was very pleasant. We were lulled to sleep every night by the sound of the waves! The apartment itself had everything you could want and more. There were many thoughtful little touches (the cell phone we were left with for emergencies, binoculars - we used them and spotted the international space station, the very friendly dogs - Lucy and Sophie, the wet bar and fridge on the balcony)that made the stay very comfortable. We were very sad to leave and will definitely be back for a longer stay next time.