Sundowner - Reader Reports & Opinion
Christine Moser from U.S.A. visited in February 2012 and awarded
Annie and Roger provided us with splendid surroundings in which to rest, relax, and thoroughly enjoy our two week stay on Tobago! Their presence and accommodations were so comfortable, lovely, as well as memorable!
Albert from Columbia visited in December 2011 and awarded
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Sundowner. After a long day of travelling, we arrived and we were amazed with the beautiful and spacious apartment. Every detail is perfect, the kitchen has all the appliances you may need, the 2 bedrooms are most comfortable and well decorated. A home- made lasagna was waiting for us in the oven. What more can you ask for? Next morning it became even better. When we saw the infinity pool with the amazing view on the mountains and the ocean, with parrots and all kind of birds flying over our heads... Our sons of 13 and 19 had a great time, we used to take our rental jeep and visit the different beautiful beaches, waterfalls and other sights and in the evening we played games or used our laptops (highspeed internet is great). Roger and Annie are wonderful hosts, they were very attentive to our needs. We will definitively come back one day.
Mike & Ruth Kinnear from U.K. visited in February 2011 and awarded
The photos didn't do justice to this beautiful, spacious apartment. We had a great two weeks. Serious birders can do no better than to sit on the large verandah and watch a varied parade of tanagers,motmots,hummingbirds and woodpeckers to mention only a few, while enjoying an early morning cup of tea!
Our hosts were a font of useful information, not to forget Annie's wonderful cooking. Their local knowledge, from best places to shop, eat etc. to finding us a great guide for our visit to the rain forest, was much appreciated.
So if you are looking for an away from it all stay in a luxury apartment and have a sense of adventure, this is the right holiday for you.
Allan And Fiona, London from U.K. visited in May 2010 and awarded
If you lead a busy life style and you want to do nothing more than relax and appreciate tropical, undeveloped paradise for a week then this is the place for you. Sundowner sits up on a lush forested mountainside with spectacular 180 degree uninterrupted views to the sea and glorious evening sunsets. There are beautiful little bays and sleepy coastal villages within easy reach - but to be honest we found it really hard to drag ourselves away from the fantastic infinity pool, the sundeck and those magnificent views. The apartment was beautiful, a real home from home - comfortable and spacious it had everything we needed and much more. Every day we would spot different types of tropical birds from pairs of parrots swooping and squawking along the mountainside below us to humming birds buzzing about the passion fruit tree at the pool. The property is gated and fenced and we always felt completely safe however this is not a place to bring young children as there are some steep drops.
The real gems of this holiday were Annie and Roger the owners. Always helpful but never intrusive they were always on hand to help and give advice on such things as places to visit, things to do, the weather forecast or restaurants. Annie is a great cook and we especially recommend trying some of her homemade muffins and bread. You will need to rent a Jeep to get around and Roger arranged for the renter to take us from the airport to the property, stocking up at the supermarket on the way. Annie and Roger were so friendly - we really enjoyed swapping stories and sharing a drink with them on the Veranda, we especially loved the occasional company of their very well behaved dogs Polly, Daisy and Sally.
So if you want to get away from the tourist trail and sample the unspoilt delights of the real Caribbean then Tobago is a great place to go. Tobago is much smaller and safer than Trinidad, the people are friendly and life is slow and simple. Restaurants on the island are typically quite basic but there are some great places to eat and the whole island is within reasonable driving distance of Sundowner. Roger and Annie will be happy to point you in the direction of the best restaurants, we particularly enjoyed the fish pot and listening to evening surf at the Seahorse Inn.
Chris And Judy Friend from U.K. visited in February 2010 and awarded
Roger and Annie made us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived, in fact we felt we knew them before our arrival, such were their e-mail communications. Everything, but EVERYTHING is provided in the exquisite accommodation on the ground floor of their 2 storey home. We felt very safe with their knowledge and advice, their 2 dogs and the gated property. Wonderful views out to sea from the pool area and sunset from the verandah is ideal while enjoying a 'sundowner' before dinner. The only sounds were the chatter of the birds and the distant echo of an occasional dog barking. Stonehaven Villas (lunch only as our budget didn't run to dinner) and the Fish Pot were wonderful places to eat - very different from each other, but both with their own particular charm. We are only sorry we do not live nearer to Sundowner so that we can return before too long. Thank you Sundowner, Roger and Annie for reviving two exhausted souls ready for the next onslought of work!