Shirma's Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion
Thomasina Gibson from U.K. visited in October 2013 and awarded
Just want everyone to know how amazing both of Shirma's Apartments are. My son and a number of fellow medical elective students from various parts of the world stayed for periods of between 2 - 6 weeks in August/September/October this year and every single individual we met whilst on Tobago in October had nothing but good words to say. The apartments are private, well maintained, extremely clean and have all the comforts of home and then some. The entire property is safe and secure, nestled in beautiful gardens. The Gazebo, particularly, is a lovely, calm, relaxing space in which to enjoy a beer and barbeque in the evening or leisurely breakfast at the start of your day.
Aside from the great location and ambiance, the REAL gem of this accommodation is Shirma herself. She (and her family) offer the warmest of hospitality in true Tobagonian style. As well as collecting guests from the airport, Shirma made sure there was transport available to take the young doctors to and from Scarborough General Hospital each day; drove them to and from the supermarket as required and provided invaluable information regarding tours of the islands, safest beaches to swim/surf, most fun night life and general insight into local customs and getting the best out of their time on Tobago.
Shirma's husband, Clifford, offers a first rate, reliable, 24 hour taxi service (1-868-683-7900) including an extremely comfortable, air-conditioned 7 seater vehicle and his knowledge of the roads/areas of Tobago are second to none.
All in all, whether it's for a short break of one or two days or a longer stay of many weeks, we cannot recommend Shirma's Apartments highly enough and feel it should be top of the list for any new or returning visitor to wonderful Tobago and certainly should be the first choice for anyone considering a medical elective. Our son is already planning his next trip and we look forward to joining him and meeting Shirma and her family again. Congratulations Shirma and many thanks.
Shenelle from Trinidad visited in October 2013 and awarded
I will recommend these apartments to all my friends an family,miss shirma is very friendly.The ambience is very nice an the apartments are well kept,i made good use of the gazebo.My aunty an i really loved it,we are already planning our next visit.
Annie from Trinidad visited in October 2013 and awarded
I recently visited Tobago with my friend for the second time of the year and decided to stay at Shirma's Apt which is located in the peaceful and quiet neighbourhood in Barcolet. I must say the self contained apartment was very clean and tidy and has all amenities, she also has a lovely flower garden which captures my attention every time I enter or leave her yard. A very well kept place. Ms Shirma complements her place with her warm and friendly personality, while conducting business with her over the phone I felt as though I had known her all my life, we also met her family, some very nice people. They made us feel very comfortable,the eight days we spent there was like home away from home. This is definitely a place to stay, relax and enjoy. God's willing we will be back Ms Shirma, thumbs up.
Laura And George from Germany visited in September 2013 and awarded
Having arrived with just a pocket of excitement we left with a huge bag of wonderful memories, warmth, experiences and most important with such good friends. We loved our stay at Shirma´s apartment so much! We loved everything about the island, but were happy the most when we got to see one member of her great, lovely family!
The apartment is extremely clean and has everything you could look for (washing machine, kitchenware, very good shower, very comfortable bed, big table, sofa chill area, air condition, ...) and in case something is missing, Shirma gets it for you.
A rough but beautiful beach (Minister Bay) is just a stone´s throw away and a small nice bathing beach (Bacolet Beach) is a 7 minutes walk far. Everything else is within easy reach by cheap route taxis, normal taxis, rental car or even Shirma herself.
Special notice for medical electives: You will have a ride to the hospital (which is a 10 min drive).
We can think about our stay for hours, but just cannot find a little thing to complain about.
Thank you all SO much again! We miss you guys so much!
Kevin from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded
I must admit, the apartments surpassed my expectations. Myself and 3 friends stayed there for the independence weekend this year. Everything was amazing. The apartments were well kept, together with a beautiful cabana and a well taken care of yard area. Mrs.Shirma was most hospitable and friendly as well as her son. Felt like home. I would totally recommend her establishment to anymore going to Tobago. The neighborhood was nice also, clean and quiet. Once there's accommodations for us, this will always be our first choice. *thumbs up*