Kiskadee - Reader Reports & Opinion
Daniela J. from Trinidad visited in August 2009 and awarded
My family and I had a lovely week-long stay at Kiskadee this past August.
The house is very, very comfortable, with beautiful high ceilings and a muted, relaxing décor. While the bedrooms offer full privacy to their occupants, the open plan layout is very conducive to group activities and the pool is just fantastic. Yet, what makes the villa truly stand out is the attention to detail in providing almost anything a guest might need; laundry facilities, a variety of magazines and books (including a selection of travel publications on Tobago and lots of novels), board games, an excellent stock of kitchen utensils and appliances, torchlight, batteries and snorkelling equipment.
We had a really fun and relaxing holiday and will definitely return! Highly recommend this villa for families, couples travelling together and other small groups.
Will Styles from U.K. visited in July 2009 and awarded
From the ease of booking to the warmth and helpfulness of the staff, and of course not forgetting the Villa itself, we could not fault our stay in Villa Kiskadee in any way.
Tobago is a fantastic Island, hire a jeep, explore and have fun. The local driving and roads are nowhere near as bad as some of the reports I have read. In fact it’s no worse than driving through the lanes in Cornwall.
We had a great time, even the two days of rain (we did go in the rainy season) were fun. A holiday I will not forget for a long time and one I would strongly recommend.
S Campbell from U.K. visited in March 2009 and awarded
We had a great stay at Villa Kiskadee. We stayed at the villa with our young family (one of Five and baby of six months) and the Villa caters to your every need! It has a great utility area, patio and BBQ (which we used more than once!) The bedrooms are spacious and well air-conditioned (apart from the main living area which has ceiling fans). The real jewel in the crown for this villa is the fantastic swimming pool - much larger than you normally see and well-maintained and cleaned (somebody came at least three times whilst we were there). It is a great base from which to plan your trip around the island and there is a fantastic guest book with tips from other travellers on where to go / what to do and where to eat. If you want to hire a car to give yourself freedom of getting around when you want then there are plenty of places from which you can do this. If you don't then the villa is in a great location for local amenities / bars / restuarants and at least two fantastic beaches within walking distance. What makes this stay extra special is the fantastic management team on-site. Our housekeeper was a gem and we even arranged for her to cook for us which was the best meal of the entire stay! Security is also good and reassuring although not much happens in Tobago - the island is so laid-back! One of the nicest things of the stay in the Villa was watching the birds feed off the birdfeeder and they were so nice you could get quite close - even saw hummingbirds whilst we swam - does not get better than this!
John And Sarah Wilks from U.K. visited in December 2008 and awarded
We spent two great weeks in Villa Kiskadee. The villa was first class. So comfortable and so well fitted out. Great swimming pool and so well situated for evening walks to the local restaurants or down to Pigeon Point.
Particular highlights of our stay were:-
The weather. Hot but not too hot. Ok a bit of rain at times but nothing to dampen the holiday
The people. So friendly and laid back. From day one we felt perfectly at ease.
The villa's management team. So helpful from the moment we arrived. In particular the trip to the rain forest and Little Tobago they organised was great and gave us our own personal in sight into the island and its wildlife. Also, the snorkelling and rum n' punch trip along the coast by speed boat was a very special day.
The lady coming in each day to tidy the villa and the delicious meals she agreed to cooked for us on several occasions. Her home cooking was excellent and we enjoyed the opportunity to savour real Caribbean food.
The beaches. So many and quite often so deserted. To be on a tropical beach on our own on Christmas Day will be remembered for a long time.
The wildlife. Around 70 different species of birds seen, many of which were at the villa or within 5 minutes walk. We also, saw many lizards, snakes, etc which the boys liked but their mum was not so keen.
We returned to the UK totally 'stress free'!
Nikisha Gopee from Trinidad visited in November 2008 and awarded
We stayed at villa kiskadee, this is an amazing villa. We are planning to return sometime in 2009. The birds, the amenities there is nothing that Carrie and the staff haven't left out in making your stay a remarkable one.