Shirma's Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion
Samantha Armorgan from Trinidad visited in July 2013 and awarded
On July 6th I made it over to Tobago for a wedding in Bacolet. It was my first time to Tobago on my own. Staying at Shirma's Apt. felt like I came to an aunt's house. This family runned place truly incorporates and has mastered comradery, hospitality and general concern for tenants.
I will always recommend this location whenever anyone asks me about accommodation in Tobago. Ms. Shirma and her family were successful in creating a place one can call a "Home away from home". My stay in Tobago was an experience that has been embedded within my mind and shall be remembered for years to come. I thank Ms. Shirma and her family for being a significant part of this memory.
Already planning my next trip with friends... see you all soon!
To those reading this, you will not regret this choice!
Laura,Lena, Kristina from Germany visited in July 2013 and awarded
We stayed at Shirma’s apartment for 7 weeks while doing our medical elective at Scarborough
We selected Shirma´s after reading the good reports on this homepage. We were looking for a clean and safe room, big enough for 3 persons and well appointed: we found it at Shirma’s apartment.
We spent our time in an apartment with 2 bedrooms, each one appointed with an own bathroom (basin, toilet and shower). The apartment has a well furnished kitchen with everything you need for self-supply. There is also a laundry room with a washing machine.
We had wireless-lan in the whole apartment, even in the amazing garden.
Minister Bay is only 5 minutes walk away from the apartment (the sea is very rough). You reach the Bacolet Beach within 10 minutes walking. The beach is a wonderful caribian place to relax after working at the hospital.
Shirma is a wonderful person who really takes care of her guests. She picked us up from the airport and drove us to the hospital every morning ( moved in April 2013, so it’s too long to walk). If we had any problems, we could ask Shirma or one of the very friendly family members, and they always solved it. All in all you could say, she made you feel like being at home.
Because of the fact, Shirma was working during the day and our working time at the hospital ended most of the time at 1 pm, she gave us the number of a really reasonable taxi-driver: Donny. He picked us up every day from the hospital and drove us around the island to every place we’d like to see.
For us, to choose the apartment was the best decision. Thank you Shirma for making the 7 weeks stay to such a great one!
Sebastian from Germany visited in July 2013 and awarded
Shirma and her nice and friendly family treated us very well. You could ask them for anything, talk about any problems, they always helped us or found someone who can. Perfect for me!
For example I wanted to know how to cut a coconut with a cutless (machete), Shirma showed me a few times the different techniques, after that we brought a lot of coconuts from the beach and cut it in the garden for breakfast.
Talking about food we were lucky to get some delicious and authentic dinners cooked by master chef Shirma herself! So amazing to eat the local food fresh cooked when you come home! The barbecue party in Shirmas garden was also a highlight!
And Dony must be mentioned! He is a friend of Shirma and was our driver for the whole time (I stayed 3 weeks). He fulfilled all of our dreams and whishes. We had a wonderful time in Tobago thanks to him. A very reliable guy, it's worth it to ask for him.
So finally we had an awesome time and a lot of this thanks to Shirma and Dony!
E Dodson from U.K. visited in May 2013 and awarded
We stayed in Shirma's apartments for 5 weeks and had a great time whilst doing our medical elective at the hospital in Scarborough.
We stayed in one of the 3 apartments available. The whole place was of a high standard and very clean and tidy and felt very safe.
It had one very spacious bedroom with a lovely, super comfy 6ft bed, tonnes of storage, bathroom with a spacious shower (Hot&cold water), separate WC, laundry room - with washing machine and hanging area, and air conditioning.
The living area is also very spacious with a well equipt kitchen, dining table and seating area with tv. Wireless internet included and accessible in the living area.
The nearest beach is 100-150m away - a lovely large rugged beach on the atlantic side. Great for walks and enjoying the sun and hardly another person there, lots of waves so good surf but need to be a confident swimmer. Another great beach just 10 mins away has lovely swimming as it's a bit more sheltered.
Alongside the great apartment Shirma was a fantastic host, always friendly welcoming. Shirma gave us a lift to the hospital every day on her way to work which was fantastic! We met the whole family and they were all lovely, Shirma's husband Clifford took us on a great island day tour - very professional service.
Overall a great stay, highly recommended especially if staying long-term.
Clarissa from Trinidad visited in April 2013 and awarded
My friends and i stayed at this guesthouse for the Easter weekend this year and the year before. Accommodations were clean,comfortable, peaceful and pleasant on the eyes. The host Ms. Shirma was warm, friendly and sensitive to our needs.
Hot and cold water, internet, cable tv, wash area and a kitchen with full amenities were available. It was a home away from home and the place was reasonably priced.
I will definitely recommend staying here it more than worth it.
The guesthouse is located Bacolet with a 10-15 min walk from the beach, five min drive from the Dwight Yorke Stadium and Health Centre.