SeaScape - Reader Reports & Opinion
Linda Levy from U.S.A. visited in December 2009 and awarded
I had the good fortune to stay at Seascape for three nights last week. I stayed in both cottages, Wave Song and Sunset and loved them both. WaveSong has a large balcony with folding doors that turn the entire main room into the outdoors. We spent all our time out there! Sunset is a bit larger, with an upstairs bedroom that also has an attached balcony. Both cottages overlook Heavenly Bay and the sound of the waves is ever-present. On New Year's Day I woke to the sight of the full moon reflecting the newly rising sun over the water -- amazing.
Both cottages come complete with linens and everything you need for the kitchen/dining. Unusual for Tobago, the owners also supply some very nice soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion! The kitchen and baths are modern and immaculate. The property manager, Rollin, is very nice and helpful.
Seascape is very conveniently located to the beach at Heavenly Bay and the Boathouse restaurant, and just a quick walk to the main beach of Castara (use the dirt footpath that takes you up behind Blue Mango) and the shops there. The "Fruit King of Castara" (not to be confused with the "Fruit King of Speyside") visits every morning. Be sure to ask the price first, he can be a little pricey, but of course will bargain.
We have spent Xmas/New Year's in Tobago for the last nine years, and have always searched for the perfect accommodation -- this is it!
Anna Costantini from U.K. visited in September 2009 and awarded
My now finace and i stayed at seascape for a few nights in September. A lovely set up, gorgeous views, and the chalet, although simple, had everything you could need, and the towels and bed linen were lovely! :)
The view from the upstairs bedroom was gorgeous, the main attraction i think, so good infact, that my boyfriend at the time changed his plans to propose on one of the beaches in the areas, and proposed on the balconey instead, at sunset!!
Randy And Brenda from U.S.A. visited in August 2009 and awarded
When my wife and I planned our trip to Tobago we were looking forward to getting away from the same old predictable touristy vacation spot. We did some homework and found Sea Scape at Heavenly Bay. It was perfect! Sea Scape is perched within a thick green canopy just above two beautiful beaches that offer both corals for snorkeling or white sands for sunbathing. We also found ourselves just a short walk of several restaurants, groceries, and lots of local nightlife. We were very happy to find our accommodations did not disappoint either. Sea scape is a wonderfully open wood constructed apartment with everything we were looking for. It was clean, spacious (plenty of room for a family), and offered beautiful ocean views. With lots of fresh fish and produce available we were able to enjoy many romantic meals in the dining room thanks to the well appointed kitchen. Its proximity to the beach ensured we were lulled to sleep nightly by the sounds of crashing waves. Sea Scape is a must if you are looking for a nice relaxing getaway. We will definitely be going back.
Tania Powell from U.K. visited in May 2009 and awarded
As we couldn't decide between two apartments we decided to split our stay between the two. The last few days we stayed in the Wave Song apartment at Seascape.
Although it was a lovely, newly built studio apartment, we were slightly disappointed after coming from a much larger place at half the price. The nice thing about Seascape is the amazing sea view but, as we had another place in Castara to compare it to, we realised it is considerably overpriced. In the first house we didn't have a sea view but it was just as clean and well kept but had lots of added bonuses, which Sea Scape didn't have. Furthermore, Sea Scape was tiny compared to other places we saw. It is very new however so does look lovely inside. I liked the fact that you can open all the wooden doors and have a view of the whole bay.
I was really surprised at the amount of mosquitoes in the apartment, as it is high up and by the sea. I got bitten more there in an hour than I did in over a week in a house in the village. I would suggest some kind of electric mosquito repellant. There was one there but it was broken and I am not sure why it had not been replaced. This really affected our stay because we had to cover ourselves in repellant as soon as we walked in the door.
We were kindly provided with a UK adaptor, when we asked but I would like to suggest the use of a telephone for guests that stay there. We had one in our other house in Castara and it helped us book a car and try to change our flight.
We were advised that it was not really big enough for a couple with a child and I understand that now but there are lots of other places in Castara that are clean and comfortable but cheaper and, I believe, much better value for money. It is very difficult to know what to book without seeing various places beforehand but I would only recommend SeaScape for someone who doesn't mind paying a lot just to get a sea view.
Lensen from Netherlands visited in May 2009 and awarded
We have found Seascape an absolute place of serenity. Relaxing
at the beach, wayting for the fisherman to come back, get some
fish from them, and cook it on the spot, at the beach! Absolutely brilliant!
The owner and manager have really helped us out with the transport from Trinidad. They have proven to be people you
can count on.
The appartments themselves are everything you need and could wish for. Everything is there. And even more important, the view in the evening is to die for.
The overall experience was perfect, and would recommend it
Thanks for all your help David,