Atlantis Cove - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Juergen Weingaertner from Germany visited in October 2008 and awarded
who ever have been to tobago knows, how difficult it sometimes can be to find a quiet and safe place for relaxing. At Atlantis Cove you can have it.
Thanks to Isabelle, Priszilla and Jason.
It was good for us to have a car, from shermanīs, we love shopping and you will see the normal people in the supermarket. For drinks, check Almandoz in scarborough, 3rd traffic light from goodwood left, afte 20 m rigt. Donīt go there on saturday, it will be crowded.
Resume: Tobago is a wonderful island.
Timothy from U.K. visited in May 2008 and awarded
I spent some time perusing this excellent website in search of a private cottage, close to the sea, and at an affordable price. Atlantis Cove turned out to be an excellent choice and exactly what I was looking for.
The cottage is in a great position at the foot of the friendly hosts' garden (which was sadly rather brown due to the prevailing dry weather), and is just above the shoreline where waves break on the rocky foreshore.
The cottage is very well equipped, pleasantly decorated, and was very clean! The layout is ideal for the location and climate, and the natural breezes provided ample ventilation.
The profusion of wildlife visible at times from the verandah included agouti and many species of birds. Chickens also fossicked around, but I did not see the iguanas which reportedly inhabit the garden.
Goodwood is not a common choice for tourist stays, and the beautiful, almost deserted, beaches of Castara, Englishman's Bay and Parlatuvier are on the north coast. However, the good road across the island from Roxborough through the central forest made these bays easily accessible.
The local beach, reached down a rough track through the bush, was also largely deserted and good for a stroll and a paddle, despite some boisterous surf.
Atlantis Cove is definitely recommended!
Ryan Palmer from U.S.A. visited in May 2006 and awarded
Just recently my wife and I cashed in some airline miles for a trip to the Caribbean since we are expecting a second child and didn't forsee another chance for an alone trip in the near future. We left our son with the grandparents and ventured off to the less travelled (in comparison to other Caribbean spots) Tobago. It is definitely a unique and beautiful island.
When people say don't try to rush things in Tobago, they mean it. That was a challenge for us, but worth it. We got to Tobago late at night after an hour delay in Trinidad. We had arranged for our rental car to be delivered to us at the airport through Sheppy's. This is a very impressive businessman. Laid back, but very helpful, respectful and professional. Despite being an hour late with no way to reach him, he was there with the car and had called ahead to our accomodations to let them know we would be running late. He also ensured we got good directions and led us out of the city.
We drove only about 35 minutes to our turnoff where Jason, our host waited to help us find our way. (at 11:30pm or so) Driving upto the driveway was disconcerting when we saw a junk car sitting on its roof, but just past there was the gate to our beautiful accomodations. The host live on top of the hill. With about a day's notice they will prepare very delicious meals for breakfast and/or dinner. It's served on a long balcony with a full view of the ocean. Jason's a local and is a great cook. Dinner there was $10pp and thus cheaper (and better tasting) than most other places we ate. His wife, Isabelle (Swiss), made a great passionfruit ginger jam and always greeted us with a smile. They were very hospitable hosts.
Now, the accomodations were just about perfect. It's a little one bedroom cottage located down the hill and hidden by thick tropical growth. This place provides complete privacy and a gorgeous view of only ocean, trees and birds. The breeze is refreshing and necessary as without it things can be hot here. The place does not have A/C but if you ask the hosts, they'll provide you with a fan to keep on you at night. The living room french doors open onto a wrap-around deck with very comfortable reclining chairs to do nothing but "lime" in. The decor is very tasteful, colorful and has a local flare. Just outside the main door is a private path with a locked gate at night that leads directly to you own private beach. Our favorite place on the entire island was the cottage, especially the deck. And it wasn't even our honeymoon!
This is a good location if you want to explore the island as it is centrally located. But, if you prefer to stay near the touristy area, Crowne Point might suit you better.