Seaside Garden - Reader Reports & Opinion
Gerald Davidson from U.S.A. visited in March 2014 and awarded
My wife, 14 year old son and I stayed 3 nights at Seaside Garden Guesthouse. Overall we had an enjoyable stay and experience. We thoroughly appreciated that Seaside Gardens is located just across the road from the beach. We loved this beach for it's relaxed atmosphere and that it was not at all crowded like the more popular beaches which we also visited. In addition the guesthouse is clean & comfortable and Sheldon the manager is very helpful and accommodating. If you're looking for a relaxed, restful time at the beach with no frills then this is the place.
Thanks Sheldon for making our stay enjoyble!!!
Annie from U.K. visited in March 2014 and awarded
I stayed at the Seaside Garden for two nights with my family and I can thoroughly recommend it.
Location is central but not so much that you feel overcrowded by other hotels. There is a beautiful beach minutes from the guest house and when we were there, it seemed to be as yet undiscovered by the majority of tourists. The waters are clear, calm and safe and it's easy to wile away a few glorious hours there. .
If you want to head into Central Tobago, ie Store Bay or do the glass bottomed boat tours, it is a quick drive. Or there bikes for hire nearby if you prefer the green traveler option.
Accommodation at Seaside Guest House is clean, spacious and the rooms are very comfortable. There are also laundry facilities and if you don't opt for an apartment with a kitchen there is also communal kitchen. Again it's clean and tidy.
There is a lovely vibe at the guest house and you are sure to come away having made many friends. Whether you are on your own or with family / friends you will be made to feel very welcome at Seaside Gardens.
The real beating heart of the guest house is the lovely Sheldon. He's the perfect host, organising and leading tours, dealing with restaurant reservations etc..
While we were there he took us on a tour of the interior of Tobago, we walked through a forest and swam in a river and under a waterfall. A truly fantastic experience! Sheldon knows his stuff as he's a top notch guide so you will be safe and you will probably learn a few things along the way.
Finally, if you have any achy limbs afterwards be sure to make an appointment for a massage as Sheldon is not only a gold star host and tour guide he's a trained massage therapist and one of the best at that.
Seaside Gardens gets four gold stars!
Carolynn from Canada visited in January 2014 and awarded
I cannot say enough about the Seaside Garden! The location is amazing, the building and outside areas are beautiful and relaxing, and my room was very lovely, clean and homey. The shared kitchen is very well appointed, with every type of tool and small appliance one could need. There are also laundry facilities, which is very convenient.
Sheldon, the manager, is amazing. He went above and beyond to make my stay memorable and more than satisfying. We cooked together and he took time to show me and other guests around the island. He is also a talented massage therapist, and I took advantage of this added bonus! To be honest, I would return to the Seaside Garden because of him alone.
The guest house is located in the center of Sunday School action, which was fun, but be prepared for a late night if staying there on a Sunday!
Stefan Roach from Trinidad visited in December 2013 and awarded
The three most important things I was looking for in accommodation in Tobago were comfort, safety and affordability.
Seaside Garden surpassed expectations. It is literally a 'seaside garden', and an incredible beautiful one. The greenery of the premises, the picturesque scenery of Bucco Bay, the sound of the ocean at nights and mornings and the birds greeting you in the kitchen all contributed to a therapeutic week for my girlfriend and I away from our busy lives back home.
My best memories however, were of the people I met during my stay. I can't imagine the place without Sheldon, the caretaker. He was very warm, friendly and professional. He offered advice to the best of his ability and went out of his way to help us with any problems. He was caretaker, tour-guide, navigator, entertainer, doctor and more...
We enjoyed conversations with the other tenants who hailed from Germany, Italy, Holland and Canada. The global reputation of Seaside Garden was evident.
Regarding safety, Bucco Village is very accommodating to tourists and so the villagers were very friendly. Tourism is a major part of their livelihood and they are protective of it. There even seemed to be more tourists in Bucoo than Tobagonians. We fished one night from the nearby jetty and ate a delicious meal at Sunday school on another. There was always a general feeling of safety and reassurance from those around us.
As you know, Seaside Garden's prices are excellent...we will return soon.
Ines Guglielmana from U.K. visited in December 2013 and awarded
I stayed at the Seaside Garden in Tobago for 3 weeks, from Christmas day to the 15th of January 2014.
This guest house is clean, well equipped and pleasant to stay in. Sheldon the guy that runs it is very kind and helpful.
Buccoo is quite noisy during Christmas week, loud music and lot's of fireworks explosions (very loud!!!), but then once the Christmas week had gone things went back to normal, with only the Sunday School night where loud music is the norm.
I really enjoyed my stay here and I found it very easy to get around to other beaches and places from this location.