The Branch - Reader Reports & Opinion
Dawn Gibbs from Canada visited in January 2011 and awarded
My hat goes off to Lydia and Sam! They have created quite the paradise up on the hill overlooking Scarborough! The view is stunning, the food outstanding and the attention to all of the details of our stay - extraordinary! I brought my in-laws to discover the beauty of Tobago and none of us were disappointed in the least. If we would have just stayed at the BRANCH soaking up the sun, view and cooling off in the pool it would have been worth it but we were also expertly directed to contacts that helped us explore the island in safety. These two have a wealth of knowledge about T & T and were more than happy to share it with us. My in-laws were Biology teachers and quite interested in the flora around the grounds of the BRANCH. Lydia gave us a guided tour and a bag of cashew to roast when we got back to Trinidad!
The BRANCH is truly "calling us back" as the memories of the sunsets, quiet and serene setting as well as the loving hospitality of our hosts were beyond compare.
Paulson Skerrit from U.S.A. visited in June 2010 and awarded
The Branch was for me a self-contained paradise. I have stayed here twice to prepare for my examinations. The peaceful atmosphere allowed me to study without distraction. Yet I was able to socialize with the Jones' and their guests and visitors. The pool and bar offered just the right break form the rigors of study to add a vacation touch.
The care and loving concern from Lydia and Chief Jones endeared me to this paradise. At the Branch there is no lack.
I would recommend the Branch to students here in the US and to professors and the perfect vacation spot and the ideal place to take a sabbatical. I look forward to my next visit.
Margaret Ashby from Trinidad visited in August 2009 and awarded
Sam and Lydia,
Truly, at The Branch, an environment is created for guests who just wants to relax and be treated special. Sam and Lydia, by design has unearthed the right ingredients for making one's stay comfortable and enjoyable. They wear many hats. One can enjoy:- good home cooked food,swimming pool, if you are training for the olympics (smile), be in touch with nature, an outing to town, beach, or some of their friends. In such a family type atmosphere, I felt a part of. Thank You. I am looking forward to my second visit.