Seaside Garden - Reader Reports & Opinion
Chris E from Canada visited in February 2012 and awarded
My girlfriend and I spent 4 nights at the Seaside Gardens, to take in the western part of Tobago after 5 nights in Charlotteville.
The accommodations were excellent, very clean and comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen. The property is located directly beside Buccoo Beach, and there are lots of restaurants, food stands and shops nearby.
The manager, Sheldon, was very friendly and exceptionally outgoing, offering us rides to wherever we wanted to go, tour packages, suggesting activities and providing contacts and recommendations. He even arranged a few bottles of delicious homemade hot sauce to take home with us.
I would highly recommend Seaside Gardens to anyone looking for safe, affordable, do-it-yourself or guest house-style accommodations in the western end of Tobago.
Shaundell from Trinidad visited in January 2012 and awarded
I always stay at the Seaside gardens (SG) every time I go Tobago, its home away from home, with access to the the Buccoo reef just across the road and Sunday school right in the vicinity, you know it is worth the stay. There is a nice homey feeling at the (SG) and Sheldon makes you feel right at home. A breath of fresh air awaits you along with its wonderful ambiance and relaxing atmosphere at the (SG). Just writing about it I'm smiling, great place and I will recommend (SG) to anyone.
Anna, Emelie, Maria, Ylva from Sweden visited in January 2012 and awarded
We stayed at the Seaside Garden for two weeks in January, and we will definitely stay here again if we come back to Tobago. We were originally booked for a regular room, but upon arrival we were offered to switch to the sea view apartment instead since Sheldon, the guesthouse manager, thought it would be more comfortable for us 4 girls there. We decided to switch, and we had a great stay. The guesthouse is situated practically on the beach, and Buccoo beach is a beautiful one. Even though we went to other beaches during our stay, Buccoo remained our favourite one. Paradise beaches are of course great in themselves, but it was the hospitality of the guesthouse manager and owner, Sheldon and Eleanor, that made our vacation simply perfect. We were well looked after all the time, Sheldon helped us with everything from food shopping and recommendations on where to go, and even saved the day when our planned rainforest tour was cancelled due to the rain. In addition to that, Sheldon is also a certified massage therapist, which for us who tried his treatments made us feel really relaxed during our stay. It's a worn expression, but the Seaside Garden really felt like home away from home, and we would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Tobago.
Emily from Canada visited in December 2011 and awarded
My husband and I had a very romantic stay at Seaside Garden. Sheldon was an amazing host offering us the apartment upstairs which has an incredible view of Buccoo Bay. Sheldon gave us relaxing massages and reflexology and had great advice about where to go on the island, what to do and eat. He was a huge asset. The 2 dogs were beautiful to spend time with and we swam almost every day at Buccoo beach, just steps away.
Overall, I would recommend this guesthouse to anyone - reasonable prices and welcoming atmosphere (hammocks for relaxing in, decks for lounging on). Sheldon has a huge heart and we can't wait to go back to Seaside and chill out again.
Chery from Trinidad visited in December 2011 and awarded
Extremely accommodating, friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable rooms and main area. Just across the road from most beautiful beach and close to the everything. Extremely great rates.