Hibiscus Heights - Reader Reports & Opinion
Wendy Hale from Canada visited in August 2012 and awarded
We stayed at Hibiscus Heights for 9 days at the beginning of August. The villa exceeded our expectations for accomodation and location. The beach was a two minute walk from the villa and provided great swimming. We were a short ride away from restaurants and shopping. We would return to Hibiscus Heights in a heartbeat!
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!
Nigel Lewis from Trinidad visited in June 2012 and awarded
My wife and I spent a week at the Corner View. We were pleasantly surprised as we were actually expecting less space. The Corner View isn't small at all. We didn't meet the owner, Gil, until the second day as she wasn't on the island when we arrived but she ensured that we would not have to wait for her. Everything was ready & waiting for us.
Everything was up to mark - cable TV, Wi-Fi, appliances (stove, fridge, washer, dryer), maps. And the housekeeper was very pleasant. We did a little re-arranging, with permission, and put the TV in the living room area (and fell asleep in the comfy sofa bed a couple of nights as well). Breakfasted on the porch many mornings. We were even rained in for one or two days but our disappointment was eased with the comfort of the apt.
Down the hill from the property is a little spread with a mini-mart, a pizza boys, a roti shop, an ATM and a handful of snackettes with some other eating choices, all just off the main road. Across the main road and a 10 min walk is an ok beach, apparently unpopular, because we had it all to ourselves. But we still preferred taking the 20 mins drive to Store Bay & Pigeon Pt. We waited 10 mins on average for taxis on the main road but after a few days Gil put us on to a very accommodating car rental agency with reasonable prices.
Gil didn't like it that we didn't mention we were recently married until we were leaving. She said she would have given us the honeymoon experience. Our loss. :( We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope we can return soon.
Eddy + Alex from Germany visited in May 2012 and awarded
My husband and I spend 3 weeks at "Hibiscus Heights" in the apartment "Corner View".
We've got picked up at the airport from a driver. He brougth as first to a supermarket near the airport to buy
some food we need for the next few days. It was just so kind of him. Arriving at the Hibiscus Heights we were
greeted by Gill the landlady. From the first moment we felt like home. The flat was really nice with just a breath-taking view over the small town and the sea. There are enough space for 2 people. We were lucky, because we could use the big terrace above us as well the small pool. You can't swim there but I use it for my water gymnastics.
Gill was such a nice, kind person show me some interesting places like a farm we bought meat as well a good wine shop and other places. If we had some question, she attempted to help us or solve the problem. The houskeeping Dixi who was coming nearly every day, was as well nice, kind and helpfull to us.
My husband was there for diving. The places for diving were excellent too. It was just the right house and village we've choosen. Because there are a small supermarket you can get food, a vegatable stall and for me important there are 3 nice, beautifully long beaches you can go for walk, swimming and snorkeling. I went every day by myself on the beaches as well on different small villages and I only meet nice, people some with I've interesting talks and they were helpfull when I had some questions. I never felt uncomfortable being alone on the way. In the evening you have different possibilities for dinner as well for some drink in a bar.
I've seen different places on the island but I was thinking we've had the best place to spend our holiday. Should we come back one day we'll rent the same place again.
Eddy and Alex
Ron And Brenda Kerr from Canada visited in February 2012 and awarded
We enjoyed our stay at Warm Breezes (top floor) of Hibiscus Heights. The accommodations were spacious, clean and had a great view. We especially enjoyed the constant breeze during the sometimes hot and humid days. The place was close to a small general store, bank machine and 3 eating places. It was a 15 minute walk to Grafton beach which was beautiful beach and one of the hotels had a restaurant on the beach. It was also about an 1/2 hour walk to Mount Irvine Beach which was also a nice beach with change rooms and restaurant. This beach wasn't as rough as Grafton and better for swimming. We also took to the bus to town which was approximately a half hour ride for $2.00 (TT Dollars).
We would recommend the accommodations for its location if you wanted to be away from any hussle and bustle. The only two draw backs that we found with the place was firstly, you had to travel to shop, buy groceries or eat at a more upscale restaurant so a car would be nice and secondly sometimes the bar down the hill played the music quite loud, especially friday and saturday night.
We were generally satisfied with the home and area. People everywhere were extremely friendly and always very helpful.