Hibiscus Heights - Reader Reports & Opinion
Mrs. Dekker from Netherlands visited in January 2012 and awarded
We stayed at the sweet nest of hibiscus heights, on the photo that is the little roof at the bottom of the photo (NOT the big house).
The accomodation is excelent, the bed is big and good, the kitchen is well supplied and the people who keep it clean are very friendly and helpfull, very nice people who will help you anyway you need it. The house is small but cozy with a secluded terras were we have seen all kinds of beautifull birds (incl the Mot mot bird) surrounded by bananatrees and all kinds of plants. Down hill there is a bar which is very carribian style, a small supermarket and of course restaurant the fish pot with an excellent menu (except the coffee here which is awfull).
The beach is just down hill, nice and clean. Don't forget to go and see the fishingnet being pulled in on the beach arround 08:00 am which is an excellent experience, to taste the local culture and to meet the locals.
One advise if you use your own transportation: get a good description on how to get there, as there are not much directions, signs or roadnames to help you out.
If the music from the bar is a bit to loud at night just go and ask them to turn down the bass, which they will do for you.
This place gave us an excellent holiday which we would immediately use again.
Paul and Ineke
Stefan Aigner from Germany visited in November 2011 and awarded
Hibiscus heights is really a lovely place, we had the best appartment with a wonderfull seaview, a big shady terrace, a very big full equipped kitchenette, even a washing machine with dryer was there. Gil, our host is very relaxed and is helping if you need anything (also George, the housekeeper).
Close to the appartement is an atm. There is a good but not so cheap restaurant "Fishpot" close to the house, but we also used the very nice self cooking facilities several times. We had a very good stay and it was a perfect place to discover all of the south of the island (close to some beautifull beaches, and with a car you can reach everything you need and visit Pigeon Point within 30 minutes. Overall we liked this place and can really recommend it.
Denise Parkinson from U.K. visited in April 2011 and awarded
We had the pleasure of staying at Sea Breeze at Hibiscus Heights for two weeks in late April, early May 2011. Stunning location and absolutely beautiful space to our family to relax and luxuriate in. We have a young child who loved the pool and taking naps in the hammock. The service that Paul and Jill provided was excellent – very high standards. It was my first time to Tobago – Paul took the trouble everyday to suggest restaurants and places of interest, things to do etc. He even drove us to the Annual Goat Races where we happened to make it on to the 7pm news.
The local area where Hibiscus Heights is located is also fantastic. I really suggest buying your fruit every morning from Mervyn’s fruit stand at the bottom of the road. Also, dinner at the Fish Pot is a must as well as take away Caribbean food from Joanne’s stand. All located a few minutes from the Heights. As far as excursions, make a visit to Eamonn – two villa’s away up the hill and let him take you out on a guided tour of the Island by bicycle. It’s safe and his bikes are in mint condition. Also a very special way to see Tobago where the cars don’t go. We also recommend Horseback riding in the ocean and on the beach with Healing Touch Horses in Bucoo. We had never been on horses before and found this a very special experience. To complete your stay – you must book a day cruise on the catamaran called Island Girl and go to the snorkeling spots and hidden bays that are only accessible by boat.
It is worth noting that we only rented a car for 2 days out of the entire 2 weeks we were there as Hibiscus Heights is so central and you can walk to 2 of the best beaches in Tobago.
Whatever you wish, Paul will be on call to make your trip a very memorable holiday of a lifetime. As was ours. We are already planning to go back.
• Denise Parkinson, Paul Robinson – London, England
Robin Matthews from U.K. visited in April 2011 and awarded
Hibiscus Heights is perfect.
A stone's throw (and walkable) from arguably one of Tobago's nicest beaches, Grafton, it is perfectly located to explore anywhere on this gem of an Island.
It has an excellent aspect, wonderful view over the sea, a small but perfectly adequate and very refreshing pool, spacious accommodation and an exemplary maid service.
From here, you have easy access to Pigeon Point, Turtle watching (when in season and not to be missed) and Buccoo reef. In the latter case, 'CJ' is the only man to go with. Ask around when you are there and you will find him. A whole host of other things to do: bird sanctuary
Near to the house (walking distance again) is an excellent but expensive restaurant 'The Fish Pot', but better and ludicrously good value, local and tasty is 'Joanne's Finger Lickin' Food' is first rate - takeaway only. Pizza boys a couple of doors down not bad for hungry kids either. Small supermarket here too.
Always feels like a bit of a gamble doing it over the internet, but look no further, this is the place: perfectly located, good value, well run and just really nice. We would go again.
Tracey Jennings from Australia visited in March 2011 and awarded
Well, can I just say that the first words that came out of my mouth when I walked into the room were..."I could sooooo live here!!! I love it! Thank you for creating this awesome space!"
The "Artist Studio" was such a pleasure and joy to stay in. And I stayed in alot, lol. It was a wonderful refuge at the end or beginning of my day. With only a few steps away from the "Pleasant Prospect"...this one is a very happy girl.
Thank you Gill and Paul for an uninterrupted pleasant stay.
I'm booking in again already!!!!