SeaBreeze - Reader Reports & Opinion
Susan Jones from U.K. visited in April 2008 and awarded
Seabreeze is in an idyllic spot - far reaching views directly over the sea and towards Scarborough - sitting in it's own lovely grounds filled with the yummiest fruit tress, breakfast has never tastest so good! The birdwatchers amongst us were enthralled without having go further than the balcony and left with much of their bird list ticked off, including osprey sightings.
Plenty bedrooms, all with aircon (if needed), wireless connections for your PC, invaluable if you have to stay in touch with business matters but we also found it great for on the spot tourist info, numerous places to dine inside and out, and a lovely swimming pool that became our son's second home.
Tobago has a wide variety of acommodation standards but if you relish the thought of a safe and secure holiday house with the luxury of masses of space and all your home comforts look no further - we would thoroughly recommend Seabreeze. We visited for 12 nights and came home relaxed and smiling!
Hutchinsons from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
Sea Breeze is in the most beautiful location imaginable and even nicer than the website pictures promised. The villa had plenty of space for us and our 5 teenage/early 20's children to spread out and relax after a hectic week in Trinidad.
We felt very privileged to be tucked away in our own corner of paradise, while still in easy reach of everywhere. In particular being only ten minutes by car from the other side of the island enabled us to go on wonderful turtle watching expeditions to Courland Bay in the late evening.
We self-catered most of the time and it was bliss to sit on the verandah eating the barbecued Barracuda we had caught earlier in the day. The seas were unseasonally rough which prevented us from snorkelling, so we appreciated the cool pool and balmily warm Jacuzzi in their stunning setting all the more.
Sea Breeze is an exceptional place!
Florence Hunt from U.K. visited in December 2007 and awarded
OUR STAY WAS SIMPLY WONDERFUL AND I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SEA BREEZE. I WOULD GO THERE EVERY CHRISTMAS IF IT WERE LEFT TO ME!!!
We all agreed with the lyrical comments made in your visitor’s book about the
idyllic location, the beautiful views, sunsets, amount of space, and plenty of room for the 10 of us dining either inside or out. What mattered to me most was the spectacular beauty of the site and the lovely Bacolet beach with its charming restaurant. I really think it was our best family Christmas ever.
Our journey out was ghastly but Mr James was there to meet us at 11.00 pm or thereabouts! Vernette was charming and on Thursday offered to cook for us and shopped and made us a delicious meal after our day out boating in high seas. We were glad to be able to stay in!
Despite having problems with the kitchen water heater (and less help in the house because of Christmas), please know the holiday was truly wonderful. And I feel sure you have the most beautiful house on the island! We were very privileged to be there. Thank you again for letting us have that one week!
Very best to you and I DO hope there will be another opportunity to visit
again. Its such a lovely island I would love to invite some friends another
time. In fact we are having a large house built on a Greek island on a
headland 3 minutes walk from the beach (2 years to be ready). Maybe when
its built we can think about exchanging places!
Knox, New York
John Macgillivray from U.K. visited in March 2007 and awarded
Villa SeaBreeze is a luxurious house on the east side of Tobago and to the north of Scarborough. We spent a ten day holiday there in March 2007 and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering going to Tobago for a holiday.
The villa is right on the sea front high (about fifty steps down to the water) with wonderful views towards Trinidad which you can just see on a clear day. There is a secluded beach close to the bottom of the steps and a more public one five minutes' walk away at Bacolet. This beach has a bar and restaurant run by the local hotel.
The villa is well equipped with four double and two single bedrooms and a total of six bathrooms. The living rooms are large and spacious. The terrace is excelllent for sitting out on, either in or out of the sun. There is a swimming pool, jacuzzi and barbeque in the garden.
There were ten of us on the holiday and the there was plenty of room for us all. We had two air conditioned cars which we used to explore the island and for shopping.
We thought the location was ideal. Being on the east side of the island with a gentle breeze seemed to keep the mosquitos away. We were often woken in the morning by a raucous family of chacalacas (Cocrico) the national bird of Trinidad & Tobago who would regularly return in the evening.
We were well looked after by the property managers who live next door, by the maid and the gardener.
In summary we had a wonderful holiday and are planning to return again to Villa SeaBreeze. We would certainly recommend it to anyone else considering going to Tobago.
Tanya Williams from U.K. visited in October 2006 and awarded
I meant to say something here last year after visiting SeaBreeze again. I have now been every year since it opened in 2004 (3 times)! It is a breathtaking spot and unbelievably good value compared to other places on the island (and the rest of the Caribbean come to that!). Admittedly the first year there were a few teething problems – the Jacuzzi heater kept tripping the fuses – we ran out of water – the ac unit in my bedroom was faulty – but we still fell in love with the place! Last year was pretty smooth and this year not a hiccup – everything is new from the pool loungers and pool equipment to both the fridges, not to mention the TV, DVD and CD player and so on.
The villa itself is wonderfully spacious and comfortable and has stunning views out over the sea. There are so many palces to sit outside in the shade or in the sun and there is usually a steady breeze. There are steps down to the sea where you canbathe or snorkel off the rocks or scramble round to a small ‘private’ beach accessible only to the amazing Villa Ohana (but 4 times the price!!!) and the neighbours.
By car you are 5 mins from Scarborough and the fish market and shops and clubs, 1 min from Bacolet beach and the No Problem Beach Restaurant and Bar, 20 mins from the airport, 15 mins from the other side of the island and two golf courses (if you like that kind of thing!). You are also in a much sought after part of the island away from the main tourist areas where all the building is going on. Bacolet beach is brilliant because it is next to the Blue Haven 5* hotel so is kept very clean and tidy and has lots of shade too.
What more can I say? Oh yes the staff are very friendly and helpful and the villa is in a large garden where you can help yourself to the fruit in season (if the gardener does not pick it for you!). There are avocado, lime, grapefruit, banana, mango, breadfruit and coconut trees so you won’t starve either! I have been now with groups of friends and this year with my family and they all loved it so I thought I ought to share this little gem with you - just don't all go when I want to! I cannot recommend this place strongly enough.