We booked our two-week stay at Villa Kiskadee via the owners, who were very helpful and provided a lot of information on the villa, its facilities and things that we could do when we arrived. They also put us in touch with Sheppy for car rental and Harris McDonald for trips into the rain forest and the reefs for snorkelling. Having never been to Tobago before, their advice was really good to have and meant that we got more from our holiday.
The villa itself is really nice and well equipped. There was a housekeeper who looked after us really well and kept the place clean. There is a good-sized private pool too, which was maintained – as is the garden, which was full of flowers and attracted a lot of birds.
The villa has three bedrooms with loads of storage and hanging space. There were books, games and lots of brochures and leaflets on local restaurants, tour guides and places to see. There is a TV with cable and a phone, so we were able to book tours and tables at the restaurants from the villa, which was really handy. The villa was really secure too. There was an alarm, a safe in the master bedroom and the whole garden is walled or fenced. We felt very private, but not remote because Bon Accord is a residential area.
The kitchen had everything we needed – including a dishwasher, which was great! There were good supermarkets or food stalls no more than 5 minutes away. The whole place was spotless and the bathrooms were lovely, with good showers and towels provided (for the pool too).
We loved the birds that we saw from the garden and the walks that we took. By the end of our holiday, we had identified a long list of garden birds and there are marshes a 5 minute walk away, where we saw herons, jacama and all sorts of other water birds. There were several books on the birds of Tobago in the villa, which was really handy.
During the day, we sat on the patio in the shade or lay by the pool on the sun loungers. In the evening we often had a barbeque, which was great. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back to sample all the things that we couldn't on this holiday! We couldn't fault Villa Kiskadee!