Moonlight Mountain - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Richard from U.K. visited in December 2013 and awarded
From the moment arriving at Moonlight Mountain, we were warmly greeted by Ginny & Kelly, which was a great welcome for our first time in Tobago. We had found out about the house through Trip Advisor, as we wanted something a bit different from one of the standard hotels on the island. Itís situated on a hill overlooking Scarborough with the most stunning view over the city on one side, and into the lush forest on the other. Each room has itís own balcony and very comfy hammock, and the overall vibe is sheer relaxation.
Throughout the trip, Ginny was the best guide we could have wished for, with amazing knowledge of the Island and key advice for things we couldnít miss out on. She was extremely helpful and gave a personal touch that could not be found in the larger hotels.
We had breakfast every morning, which was a great way to start the day, with tasty flying fish some days and scrambled egg other. There was always fresh fruit, very tasty homemade juice and we ate it while over looking the stunning view from the house.
We took part in one of Ginnyís yoga classes in Kariwak, which was a truly spiritual and relaxing experience. If we had more time, we would certainly liked to have taken advantage of more yoga with Ginny, as she was a great teacher and had a really great knowledge of the practice.
Overall, accommodation is a big part of any travelling, and our time at Moonlight Mountain made us have an amazing holiday to Tobago. A wonderfully relaxing paradise, with a really personal service that made our trip the best it could be, we would certainly recommend it.
Terry & Sandy from U.K. visited in April 2013 and awarded
We stayed at the guest house over Easter 2013, unfortunately Ginny was away in the UK whilst we stayed but, Kelly made sure we had a good time, we were given the apartment to stay in even though we were B&B guests which made our stay even more enjoyable. The property was very clean and comfortable and breakfast was more than adequate. The view from this property is stunning and the surrounding gardens full of interest.
The trip into Scarborough is a pleasant 5 min drive and you will find all the shops and eateries you need readily available. When the express ferry from Trinidad arrives it is a sight to behold, never seen such a large ferry before and it makes an interesting half hour stop, in a harbour side drinking hole, watching the to and fro of passengers and vehicles.
We did not partake in the yoga but, having spoken to a couple of Ginny's friends, one at the Shore Things Cafe in Lowlands, and the other at The Backyard cafe near the airport just along from the Store Bay beach, we would say anyone who likes that sort of thing will be well cared for, look out for thier "Wellbeing Weeknds" which sound good value.
All in all a very nice stay in good quality accommodation at a very reasonable price.
Shelby Wells from Canada visited in December 2012 and awarded
Ginny was very friendly and accomodating and made us feel very welcome. She is an amazing hostess; she has lots of experience with the island, so she was able to give us great advice. She was always available and willing to help us out when we needed her. By the end of the trip we felt like she was a member of our extended family.
The property is very nice and relaxing, but the location was a bit off the beaten path for us. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants to be coming and going a lot. The rooms are just basic. We found we there were more bugs here than at other places we stayed at. It didn't have air conditioning, but we didn't really need it as there was a nice breeze through the room. Because we were up on a hill we had a very nice view of scarborough. We liked having the hammock to lounge in on the deck. The pool was only good for daytime use because of the temperature and is small (for sitting, not swimming). I think a hot tub, or at least a warm water pool, would be more suitable. Wireless internet would also be a good addition to the house. We really loved Kelly's fresh juice that he prepared every morning, however we unfortunately weren't crazy about the eggs and toast for breakfast. We did not try the yoga, so we can't speak to that.
We would stay here again as we really enjoyed Ginny's company and would recommend Moonlight Mountain to anyone wishing to find a relaxing hideaway. We would like to give them a rating of 4.5 out of 5, but this isn't an option, so we went with a 4.
Shelley from Trinidad visited in September 2012 and awarded
I was referred to Moonlight Mountain by a friend, who had visited once in the past and had nothing but glowing reviews. Based on her experience, when three of us decided to get away from the hectic pace of our normal day-to-day lives for a few days, Moonlight Mountain was the obvious choice. Ginny and Kelly were the most welcoming people - they literally opened their home to us and made us feel like family. We each took our own room, spent our days swinging in our hammocks after early morning yoga lessons, and enjoyed delicious breakfasts prepared by Kelly. I was very sad to leave, but am happy in the knowledge that I will be back - every time I visit Tobago! The views were indescribably beautiful, and the tranquility and serenity of the house calmed me immensely. I also learned a lot through the yoga practice that we did with Ginny, and am looking forward to continuing to build on that foundation. Thank you Ginny and Kelly - I'll see you again soon, I'm sure.
Tricia from Trinidad visited in August 2012 and awarded
Ginny and Kelly are warm and welcoming they have created a lovely ambiance... the views from the porch and pool deck are spectacular, the atmosphere is serene... It is an amazing house with an interesting collection of art pieces. Yoga with Ginny was fantastic and very informative, I learned so much.... The rustic natural setting was very calming and Kelly's delicious and health wise meals were a perfect compliment. Great vacation lots of fond memories, thanks Ginny and Kelly. Moonlight Mountain is a wonderful retreat, I'll be back :)