Hibiscus Heights - Reader Reports & Opinion
Tim Boon from U.K. visited in February 2013 and awarded
My wife and I spent 2 weeks in Warm Breezes in February 2013 and we absolutely loved it. This was our 6th visit to Tobago and was possibly our most successful trip.
We were met at the airport by Nekeisha who took us to the apartment. As we drove along, she pointed out shops and restaurants that were worth visiting. When we arrived at the house she showed us round the apartment and facilities and gave us useful information about the island. In a nice touch, we were supplied with a local mobile phone with a small credit. This was reassuring to have when we travelled around the island and also to contact the owner to resolve a couple of queries that we had.
Although there were 3 bedrooms, we only used the master which was equipped with an en suite bathroom. The bedroom was huge and had both ac and two fans. The kitchen was well equipped and the lounge area was both comfortable and spacious. The wi fi worked reliably and the television gave coverage of the BBC World service as well as many other channels.
We spent a lot of time sitting outside on a comfortable sofa, admiring the spectacular view of the sea and surrounding countryside. Every day a great variety of fascinating birds visited the terrace. The terrace itself was huge, wrapping 270 degrees around the house and ensured sunshine throughout the day. It was wonderful to be able to use the pool on days that we didn't feel like going to the beach.
The apartment is well situated, being close to several pleasant beaches. There was a shop close by, a pizza outlet, and also a high quality but expensive small restaurant called The Fish Pot only 50 yards away. There was also a fruit and vegetable shack about 100 yards from the apartment. There was some noise on a few nights from the bar down the road, but it was never enough to bother us much.
The owner was extremely friendly, helpful and flexible with our arrangements. For instance it was great to arrive and find that minimum supplies were already provided, including a box of beers! The local people were also friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed being taken to the airport at a time of our choice on our last day. We had a wonderful holiday definitely be returning next year.
Hugh & Mary Ann Stevenson from Canada visited in January 2013 and awarded
We absolutely loved the island, the people, the beaches, the rain forests, and of course the Caribbean Sea, and the climate. We thought the island to be relatively inexpensive, and one month was about right to enable us to do and see all that we wished.
We found Gillian and Dixie..(owner and staff) to be attentive and helpful during our stay, and we had no issues with our apartment.....in fact, the view was great, and the location was perfect...close to bus service, Grafton beach, and Mt. Irvine beach.
The issues that detracted from our visit was the unbelievable noise that came nightly from a local bar...Moon Over Water....and the election sound trucks that found us everywhere on the island. It would seem that there are no noise by-laws in effect on the island, and there definitely should be!
Overall, we rated our time on Tobago as a 7 out of 10, and would return again in the future.....though not during an election, and likely in a more secluded and quieter location, although that would mean a car rental!
Guy Motton from France visited in January 2013 and awarded
Nous sommes restés 12 jours à Sweet Nest, nous y avons passé un très agréable séjour. La pièce principale fait plus de 36m², wc douche, petite cuisine ainsi qu'une terrasse d'environ 24 m². l"ensemble est très propre, le lit grand et confortable.
La grande plage de sable est à 100m, l'entrée la plus facile pour la baignade est sur la droite juste en face d'un petit bungalow orange.
Gillian se charge des transferts aéroport. Nous voulions visiter l'ile, nous sommes passés par elle pour louer une voiture, elle nous a mis en contact avec un loueur sérieux et professionnel.
Nous recommandons vivement cette adresse.
Michèle & Guy (Paris)
Meighan from Trinidad visited in September 2012 and awarded
A large group of friends spent the weekend at this wonderful villa. The rooms were spacious and the amenities were all we could have asked for. We had such a great time we hardly left the villa at all except to go to the beach which was about a 5 minute walk. The landlady was extremely nice and very helpful. We would definitely stay there again!!!
Catherine Booker from U.K. visited in August 2012 and awarded
We were at Corner View, part of Hibiscus Heights for 3 weeks. Gill collected us at the airport and took us straight to get the groceries we needed. The apartment was wonderful, more than enough space for two people and very clean. Kitchen basics were provided, lots of herbs and spices if you feel the need to cook, kitchen roll, serviettes, washing up liquid, etc. There's plenty of drawer and hanging space for clothes - having the washer and dryer is very useful (some washing powder was provided too).
We flew to Trinidad in the middle of our stay and Gill was happy to organise for us to get to the airport and to be collected again on our return - nothing was too much trouble.
It was the ideal choice for us as apart from all the obvious benefits (the views are gorgeous) it's close enough to walk to a few different local beaches and the bus stop is close by (neither of us drives so we had to rely on public transport).
We are already looking for flights to return next year and we're hoping to stay at Hibiscus again!