Sea Shell - Reader Reports & Opinion
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 :)
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
Jenny from U.S.A. visited in March 2013 and awarded
Lovely, private, clean, beautiful setting, and comfy bed. Also the kitchen was well stocked with cookware. Nice shower, lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean, sweet little deck over looking the bay. Safe location off the beaten path. Friendly folks at the local bar. I would for sure return! Excellent lovers retreat.
A great value if you want peace and seclussion!
Daniel Gamboa from Venezuela visited in March 2013 and awarded
I recently spent a week in Parlatuvier, and lodging at the Sea Shell was one of the highlights of my stay. The Sea Shell is practically on the seashore of Parlatuvier Bay, and this lets you enjoy the ocean breeze night and day. My self-contained appartment was very spacious and it had a wonderful roofed balcony with a view of the bay to enjoy either morning coffee or afternoon tea. By midweek, Mr. Wallace himself came to make sure that I was fine and brought fresh sheets and towels. Mr. Wallace, considering our problem of exchange control in Venezuela, was even kind enough to trust my word for the reservation without me having to make the required deposit in advance. Considering other lodging options in the area, the Sea Shell offers a great budget alternative in Parlatuvier. An added bonus to my wonderful week in Parlatuvier at the Sea Shell was the fact that I was able to arrange meals with Ms. Joan, who lives next door, and who makes the tastiest, homemade caribbean meals that I have ever had; and arrange transportation around the island with Allan, who lives in nearby Bloody Bay. All in all, I had a great week in Tobago, and both staying at the Sea Shell and dining at Ms. Joan's made this happened. I am looking forward to coming back soon.
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.