Hibiscus Heights - Reader Reports & Opinion
Seema from U.S.A. visited in December 2009 and awarded
We stayed in the Corner View apartment of Hibiscus Heights. The apartment is lovely and spacious, with a large kitchen, washer/dryer, tv, and most importantly, a balcony with a gorgeous view of the water.
Hibiscus Heights and Pleasant Prospect proved to be the perfect home base for our trip. The locale was amazingly peaceful, but not too isolated - in fact, the village itself has plenty to offer and is close to both Mt. Irvine and Grafton beaches. At the same time, it's quick and inexpensive taxi ride to Crown Point and Scarborough.
During our five day stay, we took two trips to Pigeon Point, including a glass-bottom boat ride to the Nylon Pool and Bucco Reef. We also took a drive along the Caribbean Coast to visit some of Tobago's other beautiful beaches, and we also spent plenty of time right in the area. Again, an ideal home base.
The locals are warm and friendly, and Paul and Gillian are gracious hosts - they were very responsive to our various questions over e-mail before our arrival, and continued to be helpful during our stay. They live in the property right next door and were always a knock or a phone call away. The grounds felt very secure, and for an added sense of security, Paul and Gill gave us a pre-paid cell phone to use during our stay.
Can't say enough positive things about Hibiscus Heights! Our stay completely exceeded our expectations, and we will be sure to return in the future.
Tanya Gaskin from Trinidad visited in December 2009 and awarded
My husband and I stayed at the Artist's Studio for 5 days 4 nights at the end of December 2009. The place was EXACTLY as portrayed on the website, exact photos and description of the place. The apartment was quiet, CLEAN and really a joy to relax in. The beach, as well as a small supermarket was a walk away and you really could not ask for more.
The hostess and host, Gill and Paul were very cool, personable and a pleasure to deal with.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay on the Grafton side of Tobago!
Dana E. from U.S.A. visited in February 2009 and awarded
My friend and I stayed at Hibiscus Heights for a week in the yellow cottage. It was wonderful. Gillian and Paul were great about setting up the arrangements and made everything so easy for us. Gill picked us up from the airport and drove us around a little to get us familiar with the place. The cottage was perfect and very clean. The kitchen had everything that we needed. The TV is small but who needs to watch TV on Holiday. They have DVD's for you to choose from if you would like to watch a movie. The people in the Grafton area are very nice and friendly. The beaches are beautiful. You have a nice view of the ocean from the cottage kitchen window. There is also a nice big porch to sit on and relax in comfortable reclining chairs. Gillian and Paul were really great and were always there to give advice. Peggy cleaned our cottage daily. I would definitely recommend Hibiscus Heights for a relaxing Holiday.
Ann Young from Canada visited in February 2009 and awarded
In March 2009 we returned from a wonderfull relaxing holiday in Grafton area Tobago.
We stayed in Sweet Nest part of Hibiscus Heights.
The self contained cottage was everything and more than we expected.It was very clean ,cozy and fully equiped which gave you the option of doing your own meals. The living area expanded with two French doors that opened to a large deck surrounded by banana trees. This vegetation not only gave you privacy and bananas, but also attracted many beautifull birds to the cottage each morning and evening .
Hibiscus Heights is ideally located for whatever you wished to do. The village (a 5 minute walk) has everything you needed from groceries to liquor ,bank machine , a Bar as well as eateries such as the Fish Pot,Pizza Boys or take out local food from Joannes . From the cottage it was a 5 min walk to Grafton Beach , great for walking,and 10 min walk to Mount Irivine Beach which was great for swimming,local foods and daily fresh fish.There was no problem in doing tours on land or sea from the cottage.
If there was anything that you needed or didn't know all you had to do was ask the owners Paul and Gillian or Peggy the housekeeper. They went out of their way to make you welcome and enjoy the island.
We look forward to returning next year.
Aad And Dagmar from Netherlands visited in January 2009 and awarded
Just back in cold dark Netherland, thinking back on the lovely time we had on Hibiscus Height.
We stayed for 3 weeks in the artist studio and must say everything was there to have a comfortable holiday.
Gillian & Paul are fantastic people who very friendly and helpfull and always with a smile
Peggy is super and was for a big part responsible of our care free holiday on the island.
Hibiscus Heights situation is very central just far away from busy Crown point but near the most beautiful beaches, and whith a car every place is within reach.
Definitely we come back next year.
Aad & Dagmar (Netherlands/Germany)