Lillibets - Reader Reports & Opinion
Sarah And Richard Wall from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
Other reviewers have done a good job of describing the appartments at Lillibets and we would agree with them so will keep this short and to the point.
What we liked about Lillibets:
The amazing view across the bay
Lots of time spent sitting on the spacious balcony watching birds and bats on the bird feeder (sugar or bananas proved popular)
Wandering out to one of the local restaurants for dinner (The Boathouse is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Vera's does a good roti for lunch or the Tobagonian standard fish, chicken or shrimp with veg and rice/fries for dinner and if you want to eat in but can't be bothered to cook the pizzas at Big Fish are to be recommended)
It's really close to the beach where there is amazing snorkelling within a few feet
Suggestions for improvement:
The apartment was generally clean but more care needs to be taken with the cleaning in the bathroom as we had to wipe someone else's hair trimmings off the shelf and having flooded the bathroom had to clear the plug hole of hair.
We enjoyed our stay at Lillibets, it's in a great place, well maintained and makes a good base for exploring Castara.
Kyla Turton from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at Lillibets. The views from the balcony (upper floor) were superb, and although the bacony is shared with one other flat, Liz has ensured there is privacy for those who wish with a curtain between the two (each flat has it's own separate entrance, but it would be an ideal situation for two couples holidaying together or families). Close to all the amenities of Castara, the apartment had everything we could want and was spotlessly clean. The bird life is wonderful, the snorkelling is great too; there are rays close in to the shore, beautiful parrot fish, spotted eels, and colourful corals. The beach is just below the apartments. There are plenty of restaurants and takeaways around, and some small shops selling tinned stuff, fruit and veg if you really want to cook for yourself. We were worried about reports we read mentioning noise of music late into the night and dogs and cockerels in the morning, however we had no such problems. The live music in the cafe on the beach was great, it was only once a week and was finished by midnight. Yes there are dogs and hens around in Castara, but we didn't find the noise annoying or intrusive. It is a bit of a climb up the steps to the apartments, but well worth it for the view. Anyway - it keeps you fit and you'll find you're romping up there by the end of the week! Tom, Liz and Bruce were the perfect hosts - nothing too much trouble and always ready to help if required. We would stay again and would happily recommend it to others.
John And Andrea from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
We visited Lillibets, for a 2 week stay, at the end of April beginning of May, which was anticipated to be the start of the rainy season... 6 spots of rain whilst basking on our sunloungers was the kind of rainy season for us!!!
Before the holiday we were given all the information we needed, regarding local currency, places to get groceries etc. well before our visit to Castara, by our hosts Liz and Tom, which was much appreciated.
On arrival to Tobago we were greeted by smiley-faced Bruce, who helped us settle in to our apartments - which had all the essentials needed, and advised that anything he could help us with was ony a phone-call away, although he was always to hand, as well as the locals in the village, who are friendly and willing to help or give advice on anything.
The view from the large spacious balcony made our holiday, and the sound of the waves and birds in the mornings are sadly missed now we are back home. The beach was a stones' throw (literally), and the reef and fishing also close to hand. We enjoyed the excursions organised by Bruce and Charlston to the full, and have excellent photos and memories.
We would recommend Lillibets to anyone visiting beautiful Castara, and look forward to visiting again in the future.
Roswitha Rietzschel from Germany visited in March 2008 and awarded
We stayed one week in March 2008 at Lillibets. The appartment has a really stunning view over the bay, is very quiet an absolutely peaceful. We left the windows open all day and night without having to worry about any burglar. Thanks to the high roof, the appartment is nice breezy, not hot. Comfortable cane armchairs are provided and we sat for hours on the large balcony in the shade, enjoying the view and reading a book. We also enjoyed the peaceful simming directly downstairs (only few stairs) from the house.
Tom and Liz and Bruce are really very friendly and warm-hearted. We were invited for BBC (including the Tobago famous pigtails and lots of fish). Thank you for the nice evening, Tom and Liz.
When we arrived th first day, we found the sofa in the appartment rather spotty, but after telling Tom and Liz they cleaned it the very next day so we felt comfortable.
Jahmai I. from Germany visited in March 2008 and awarded
Heavenly Bay....what else must I say?
we stayed for a week at lillibets and were absolutely astonished about the appartments. The rooms were perfect and the 2 appartments above are amazing. we woke up from hearing the sweet melody of the sea! after slowing down our west european pace, we soon adopted to the tobagonian speed of life.
there is a post office, a bakery, a laundry, a few small shops and 3-4 restaurants. we hardly had to leave castara, because we had everything in our range.
walking down the 40 steps to the beach, i could hardly believe, that the beach wasn`t filled to capacity although it was spring break!
it seems like a private beach for yourself, since only 5-10 people were lying on the beach.
the beach restaurant serves food and drinks and you can put it on the bill of your room. grand.
the bay is perfect for snorkeling along with king fish and sting rays!!
The mighty three, Tom, Liz and Bruce, realy do anything possible to make your day a perfect stay!
thanks a million!