Sea Shell - Reader Reports & Opinion
Laura Vb from U.K. visited in January 2014 and awarded
We can't recommend Seashell enough. It was idyllic!
From the moment we arrived we fell in love with Parlatuvier.
Between the beautiful view from the balcony overlooking the sea, the temperature, the daily fresh fish on the dock, the unspoilt and unpopulated beach, the people, and neighbour Joanne's hospitality - it was a paradise!
The apartments are basic but very well equipped with a few extra touches - coffee maker, blender (for cocktails and smoothies), huge fridge, microwave, TV with many channels including music, etc
We could barely pull ourselves off the balcony the view was so beautiful :)
We also got to see many birds, bats, lizards, agouti's, chickens, roosters, etc right from the comfort of the balcony.
Parlatuvier is perfect if you want to get away from it all. There's one shop and one bar, waterfalls within walking distance, terrific cooking of neighbor Joanne right next door and a lovely golden sand beach that I had to myself every time I walked the 20 steps down to it :)
Dale was very helpful and organised a taxi to collect us from the airport upon our arrival. We were taken to the supermarket and green grocers to stock up and then on to the apartment. Alan, the taxi driver, was really friendly and helpful. He organised and took us to various places and events throughout our stay. Making us feel welcome and being very accommodating to our needs. Can't say enough about how great he was :)
Joanne, the wonderful cook who lives next door, gave us a warm welcome and helped us out with information and advice that made our holiday unforgettable. Nothing seemed too much trouble for her.
The people on fishing dock and shop were all friendly when we fancied 'liming'.
We found it quiet, tranquil and beautiful.
I will definitely return and recommend Seashell.
Aviance Supersad from Trinidad visited in December 2013 and awarded
Let me start of by saying that Dale Wallace is a God sent man!
My boyfriend came for a visit from Florida so I decided to treat him to a little Tobago weekend getaway. I chose Sea Shell because I wanted the privacy away from the bustling noise of the town and the fact that we had a semi-private beach a literal stone's throw away was ideal.
Our ferry was delayed for 2 hours and we ended up reaching Tobago after 11pm on a Friday night. Due to this delay, the taxi which was supposed to shuttle us to Parlatuvier could not do so anymore. Upon hearing this, Mr Wallace decided to get a taxi for us but this fell through as well. The end result: Mr Wallace drove us to Parlatuvier himself and we ended up reaching the beach house at 2am. (I learned the next day that he had to pull aside to sleep since the drive back made him tired!)
The stay at Sea Shell beach house was wonderful. The apartment was stocked with everything my boyfriend and I needed for our 4-day stay. The place was clean (although I habitually clean any new place I stay at) and there were fresh towels and linens for us to use.
We wanted to go out to dinner on Saturday night and Mr Wallace suggested Castara Retreats Restaurant owned by a guy named Kenny who would be more than willing to arrange a shuttle for us to and from the restaurant. Mr Wallace ensured that my boyfriend and I got through with all our plans for that Saturday night with ease.
I would definitely recommend staying at Sea Shell apartments in quiet Parlatuvier and I look forward to planning another fun weekend at Sea Shell apartments when next my boyfriend comes for a visit!
Thank you so very much Dale! See you soon :)
Nicholas from Trinidad visited in December 2013 and awarded
Another great vacation at Sea Shells.
For me, Sea Shells provides a perfect relaxing vacation. I was able to snorkel, fish, hike and live in a completely different environment. TTalking to the fishermen on evenings and eating fresh fish was also an excellent treat.
This is my third time at Sea Shells and it won't be my last
Sheila Lupton from U.K. visited in June 2013 and awarded
This was a lovely apartment with a balcony overlooking a mango tree and the bay, really fantastic. The only down sides were key collection (a bit complex if you have no car we had to pick up from Castara) and the lack of a mosquito net.
There is a good shop across the river near the beach (not obvious) - worth noting this is a very quiet place so the three places to eat in the village not always open off season or if they are you may have to pre-order food!
Owners of seashell were very helpful
Patricia from Trinidad visited in March 2013 and awarded
I found this place after searching for some time on the internet. My relatives who spoke no English wanted to come to Trinidad and I thought that as they were newly weds.. this would be ideal; even though I was somewhat concerned thinking that Sea Shell may have been too quiet for young people. After spending two days down the beach with this thought in mind I left them in the company of their two friends. Well, they had such a great time and would love to return. "Away From the Madding Crowd" With only the sound of the crashing waves to put you to sleep. ... not many places like this.