Tosca Villa - Review Page 4
Dining & Shopping
Closest of all - at the bottom of the hill – is the Fish Pot. Other popular restaurants within 5 minutes of Tosca are: Seahorse Inn, Pavillion Restaurant, La Tartaruga and El Pescador Seafood Restaurant. Increase the drive from 5 minutes to 15-20 minutes and virtually every good restaurant on the island is within reach. See our Restaurants article for full details.
For a more modest offering, Pizza Boys have an outlet at the bottom of the hill. We have used them a number of times in recent years and whilst their quality will never compete with the best pizzeria at home, or with La Cantina in Crown Point or Ciao Pizza in Scarborough, but we do appreciate the convenience and economy of Pizza Boys.
Next door to Pizza Boys is Marie’s Place, which is the best mini-mart along this section of coast and highly useful for essentials. For anything more, you will need to go to Moorshead’s Gourmet Foods, just a five-minute drive away, or to the main Penny Savers supermarkets in either Canaan or Carnbee (both a 10-15 drive).
The cost of eating out can add up. It can also be a more attractive option to dine on your own balcony rather than getting dressed up to go out. There is an excellent gas barbeque at Tosca and I can highly recommend nipping down to the Mount Irvine beach in the late afternoon and buying fish from the local fishermen. It is less than 5-minute drive from Tosca. You’ll know when the catch is in from the number of cars blocking the road as everyone jostles to get the best cuts. Just point to the fish you want and tell the fisherman how much you want and whether you want it filleted or as a fish steak.
Our week at Tosca passed all too quickly. That is due, in no small part, to the fact that you feel at home in this villa, the moment you cross the threshold.
Tosca is a private home. It is decorated and furnished as such and you are always aware of the fact. It is cool, light, bright and breezy and despite being stuck inside most of every day, writing this review, I never got hot and bothered or had to retreat to an air-conditioned bedroom.
I wouldn’t want to stay at some villas on the Sanctuary Villa Resort, but I have to say that Tosca is a little gem. It is a perfect home-from-home and represents a wonderful base for a holiday in Tobago. We certainly have no qualms about recommending the villa to others.
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