Jemas Guesthouse - Reader Reports & Opinion
Sergio Mauri from U.K. visited in January 2015 and awarded
My stay at Jemas Guesthouse in Tobago was a great introduction to the wonderful island of Tobago. I stayed in the the cottage which included bedroom (very comfortable bed!) kitchen and living room, bathroom and a great veranda perfect for a quiet sundowner while admiring the lush vegetation full of the sounds of exotic birds. The beach is a two-minute walk away and it includes a great rock pool perfect for swimming in a protected area.
Everyone at Jemas was very welcoming and helpful.
A great base for relaxing, swimming and for further exploration of the many attractions of Tobago.
Alexandra from Switzerland visited in December 2014 and awarded
Jemas Guesthouse is a little gem in Black Rock, where we spent two absolutely relaxing weeks. Spacious, nicely furnished apartments in a lush jungle garden, and a comfy bed made us sleep like babies. We got even used to the rooster hooting in the wee hours.
The land lords Jema and her husband Matthias couldn't be more forthcoming with help, information and suggestions, and sometimes a lift to the next village. Unfortunately, there are no more restaurants open in Black Rock, also the one bar opens only when the owner feels like. Which seems rarely the case...
Thanks to the supermarket in the village and the well equipped kitchen at Jemas we didn't starve over the holidays.
Turtle beach is very close to Jemas Guesthouse. But with high waves rolling in, only experienced swimmers should swim there. Nevertheless, a short walk farther away is the more shallow and beautiful Stonehaven beach, where you can get a cold beer at the Buccaneer Bar in the afternoon. Next to it are the German managed Extra Divers offering perfect dive trips to the under water wonders of Tobago.
Yondi from Netherlands visited in September 2014 and awarded
What a house and what a location! In between de locals, close to the beach and what a hospitality! If you looking for a adventure and some relaxing this will be definitely a recommendation!
Gerd Engelbrech from Germany visited in January 2012 and awarded
The guesthouse is very comfortable with a great veranda, situated in a green garden and near of two beaches. The owners (a German and his wife from Tobago) are very helpfull and will give you information of a lot of interesting things and excursions. Don't miss an "event-cooking" with their son in your kitchen. Be prepared with your camera at breakfast to make pictures of two Mot-Mots in the flowers.
Jeanette Bohrmann from Germany visited in February 2008 and awarded
We stayed in Jemas Guesthouse in January / February 2008. It is a real lovely place. The Guesthouse is very nice furnished, clean and very comfortable, everything you need, you will find there. There is a big veranda in front where you can relax very well with a nice view to the garden. When we had a special wish, the crew of Jemas Guesthouse, Ashaki, Garreth and Kelly, help us where they can. When you donīt want to cook on your own or you want to taste special local food of Tobago you can order a cook - Garreth- and you will get the most fresh and best food on the whole island!
You just have one minute to walk to reach the beautiful beach. Also the other beaches around you can reach by a few minute walk. Black Rock is very good located. You reach all important places very good.If you want to travel around the island by motorcycle or car, you can reach every point of the island from there. In Black Rock you get your daily needed things in supermarkets or little shops. The people are very friendly and you feel welcome.
When we come again to Tobago, we will come back to Jemas Guesthouse - for sure!
Thanks a lot for this beautiful time we had!