Lillibets - Reader Reports & Opinion
Janis Baltacs from Latvia visited in November 2008 and awarded
Very nice location, nice and tidy house - plenty of space, all necessary equipment, nice and caring hosts. We booked all house as a group for two weeks.
Two things that did not mach information that was obtained beforehand was: air conditioned rooms are two, not all and practically it is not possible to share big room (there is a curtain and sofa as if there could stay e.g. none-couple)if you are not a couple.
Definitely recommend this place.
Lynn Tully from U.K. visited in September 2008 and awarded
The apartment was as we expected and fine for our needs. The agent was extremely helpful and very courteous, going out of his way to help. This helped to alleviate our upset at the near squalid conditions of the beach and immediate surrounding area which was strewn with litter and food. We were there for 3 weeks and this made our stay uncomfortable as we did not want to use the beach. This was even more upsetting because the use of the beach so close to the apartment was one of the reasons for choosing this place. The agent did make efforts to clear up the mess, which we greatly appreciated, and this did make a difference but unfortunatley only for a very short while.
The friendliness and helpfulness of the locals made our stay memorable but we would not recommend apartments in this area to anyone else.
Christian And Mc from U.S.A. visited in August 2008 and awarded
An amazing place. A huge balcony to take in the view and the breeze. A great kitchen to cook up some of the fresh fish bought from the co-op. There were all the basic supplies but we left behind some awesome little spice packets that we found in a local kiosk. Hopefully someone enjoyed it.
Bruce is wonderful and was a pleasure to talk to; it was a breeze settling in (drop luggage, strip off clothes, go to beach).
The beach is just a minute away down the hill. Going back up, is a hike, so if you're creaky or disabled, this place unfortunately will not work for you.
Bruce even lent us some snorkeling gear. woohoo!
highly recommended to anyone visiting castara, unless we'll be visiting, in which case, the top left apartment is a horrible horrible place;)
Phil And Mel from U.K. visited in April 2008 and awarded
We stayed in Lillibets for 2 weeks at the end of April and first week in May. It was coming up to season change i.e. dry to wet.
The weather was fantastic as was the service from Lillibets. We were informed from Lillibets before our departure everything we would need to know about getting around the island from car transport to exchange rates. They were only to pleased to help.
On our arrival into Crown Point airport we were met by Bruce, Lillibets Castara representitive. Bruce was great fun on our transfer and has a vast knowledge of the island and it's history. He was always available for any queries or info.
Bruce was able to arrange all the activities we wanted to do in Tobago, from car rental to fishing trips. And the rates were extremely reasonable.
On our arrival to Lillibets we were pleased to see all the comforts of home. From a gas cooker to air conditioned bedrooms. A bundle of clean fluffy towels were at our disposal. The huge selling point of these apartments is the large balcony overlooking Castara bay. A view that is still the wallpaper on our laptop!
The fishing/snorkeling trip is an absolute must. We traveled around various bays, snorkeled in the reefs and saw a hole host of beautiful fish and wildlife.
It is very hard to sum up the whole "Lillibets, Tobago" experience but i'll give it a whirl.........
If you are wanting a relaxing holiday in a beautiful place with all the comforts of home you couldnt beat Lillibets. The whole holiday was made more special by the people that we met who looked after us and made us feel so welcome, Bruce and Charlie from Lillibets, the boathouse crew, the local lads at D Lime and most importantly from the Lads point of view Mr Codrington who kept us in steady supply of cold Carib and Rum!!!
Crikey writing all this has made me all wistful. Between the 4 of us who travelled on this holiday we have all agreed that of all the many places we have been from India to Mexico and most of europe Tobago and Lillibets is top of our list of places to go back to!!
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.