Paradise Found Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
Anil Siewrattan from Trinidad visited in August 2012 and awarded
Very nice location, nice view, very spacious and comfortable house. The indoor pool was a nice feature but cold as it got no sun on a morning.
Cons - Not child friendly, The pool could not be closed off to children and the bannisters along the corridor were very low.
Excellent as an adult holiday but hard to relax with small children around
Martha Stark from U.S.A. visited in July 2012 and awarded
I visited Paradise Found with my family from 15 July through 21 July. Let me start by saying the villa was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. However, in the interests of improving this incredible property I offer the following review and feedback.
Although it is advertised tht there is a washer and dryer at the villa, there is not. That was important for several reasons. First as there was 10 of us traveling and since everyone is required to bring their own beach towels, we were hoping to be able to wash and dry them. However, we learned when we arrived that there was no dryer.
We recognize that we are fairly spoiled as American travelers and so advise people to take that into account when reading this review. However there were several other items that require attention and that took away from our full enjoyment of our holiday.
Master Bedroom-it is impossible to open the sliding door to the patio without fear that the entire door will crash in. The second air conditioning unit that cools one section of the bedroom is broken. It takes a long time for the room to cool off.
Bedroom with twin beds-the air conditioning unit may need to be fixed as it barely cools the room. It was so uncomfortable that the occupants moved to the master bedroom.
Kitchen-is awesome but hot. We did a lot of at home cooking and if you spent anytime in the kitchen it required an immediate change of clothing or dip in the pool to cool off.
While I am sure it is necessary, the number of locks was a bit overwhelming. Last comment before I talk about the incredible pros associated with this villa. We left the air running because of the various issues with some of the units and the time that it took to cool some of the rooms but when we returned they were shut off including one day where the circuit breaker was tripped (hmm?).
So important was it to us to be cool (two of us are at hot flash ages) that I think it might be acceptable to charge an electricity surcharge or raise the fees some during the hottest months.
The pros: the pool! We spent almost all of our time there. Gus' ribs-the manager is a person of all trades The location cannot be beat-proximate to the beach and close to the airport and grocery store and fantastic meat market Golden Grove. Oh and then there is the pool! Also great to have wireless internet access. Kept the youngest among us occupied and happy.
All in all we loved our stay but my mother always told me when you get a 95 on an exam you need a strategy for the other five points. It is in that vein that I offer this review.
Joh Withington from U.K. visited in August 2011 and awarded
We have recently returned from a wonderful stay at Paradise Found and can only recommend it wholeheartedly to others. A two family group of 4 adults and 6 kids we had a holiday which was somehow both wonderfully relaxing yet exciting and invigorating and most of that was down to the villa and the people that looked after us while we were there. Hello to Gus, the villa manager, who collected us from the airport, sorted out our cars, took us on a tour of the island and was generally just always there to help. Sherman, too, a lovely lady who kept the house looking beautiful and was a joy to meet. Also a big vote for Keith, recommended by the owner, Pat, he organised boat trips and BBQs on deserted beaches which will stay with us for many, many years to come.
The property was beautiful, 5 lovely large, air conditioned and en suite rooms which opened out onto the tiled walkway which leads to the pool deck, so conveniently in shade to make it the perfect place to cool off and relax. When you can spend all day lounging by an elevated pool and enjoy the views out to the Caribbean Sea and the lush gardens why go anywhere else but there is plenty to do. The beach itself is only 30 seconds from your garden gate and has excellent snorkelling right in front of you or along the beach to the left in front of the Mt Irvine Bay Hotel bar. Fresh fish is sold every afternoon from the cooperative just outside the gate. A few minutes South in the car finds a couple of perfectly good supermarkets and only a half mile North to another smaller shop, a pizza take out and the excellent Fish Pot restaurant – simple but fresh food with lovely service in a very relaxed ambience. Try Stone Haven Villas, thirty seconds North in the car, for a great lunch and use of their communal infinity pool with stunning views over the coast, tropical vegetation and birdlife. All in all, a great villa with a marvellous location. Truly Paradise Found.
Anita Lavado from U.S.A. visited in June 2011 and awarded
Paradise found villa far surpassed my expectations... it's beautiful///the location was ideal- the beach across the street, fresh fish from the fisherman daily, the pool, each spacious bedroom with it's own bathroom and refrigerator, an enormous well supplied kitchen and spacious living/dining room...there was nothing I needed except the actual food. Gus greeted us with drinks on arrival and shermin the maid was very efficient. and Pat came to meet us and make sure everything went well. It's was a wonderful stay. I plan to return without a doubt.
Cece Jauco from U.S.A. visited in March 2011 and awarded
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! We just returned home after five wonderful days in Tobago. What makes Tobago so wonderful? Lots of things like the people, weather and limen but most specifically for us - Pat, Robert, Gus, the maid (bad us for forgetting her name), and the beautiful home they so lovingly take care of, Paradise Found. The name says it all. I've never slept so well and felt so at home while on vacation as I did while in Tobago. Everything we needed and more was there - From the time Gus picked us up at the Port and took us to the Villa he made sure we were taken care of even to the point of taking us to the grocery store rather late into the evening and securing a car for us when we wanted. Robert was quick to provide recommendations for activities and familiarize us with the area, Pat was patient during the booking process and my many questions and greeted us with the most welcome smile and warm hug good bye and the maid was sure that everything was always spic and span - NO WORRIES on anything at all - Will we come back? Without a doubt! If you have a chance to go to Tobago - this is the Villa you MUST stay at!