Soleil - Reader Reports & Opinion
Larry And Karen from U.S.A. visited in November 2009 and awarded
A vacation, as defined by Webster, is “a period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation.” Villa Soleil, located in Arnos Vale, provides the ultimate in vacation experiences. You will be calmed by the sounds of the surf, cooled by the gentle sea breeze, and comforted by every imaginable luxury.
Villa Soleil perches majestically on the shoreline of the Caribbean Sea. Spacious and sumptuous, the villa features exquisite furnishings, impeccable grounds, and an experienced and professional staff. Each of the four bedroom suites offers gorgeous views, customized tile work, private patios, and luxurious terry robes. The main floor living area is large and sumptuous with seating for 10 at the stunning mahogany dining table. Share conversation or cocktails with friends while observing the gorgeous sunsets on the Caribbean Sea. Relax poolside or soak for hours in the infinity pool. No expense has been spared in ensuring that your vacation experience will be both memorable and unique.
We have been fortunate in being able to secure Villa Soleil for the past two years and have already made our 2010 reservation. Tobago is an exquisite island. Why not experience the ultimate enjoyment of this vacation paradise by staying at Villa Soleil?
Tisha Nickenig from U.S.A. visited in October 2009 and awarded
My experience at Villa Soliel was for a family vacation with a total of nine people ranging from 65 to 19 years old. A bit hesitant to travel with such a large group (especially family)at age 30, my worries were quickly subsided when we pulled up the to stunning property lush with fruit and palm trees.
The house is breathtaking -complete with an open-air courtyard and delicately painted, custom made shutters for each of the endless windows that line the living room and open up to a spectacular ocean-front view that seems to stretch on endlessly. Each piece of comfortable, yet beautiful piece of furniture gave the the house a feelng of home that I've never felt in any other guest houses before. Service was also perfect - with people available when you need them, but not feeling like they are on top of you either.
The kitchen was also perfect - complete with every type of cooking utensil you could possibly need to make any dish you desire, and of course a dishwasher, garbage disposal and self-cleaning oven/electric stove to make those nights I was in charge of complete quick and easy! For a small amount of money - you can also hire one of the very friendly housekeepers to come and prepare a truely esquiste Caribbean feast!
My favorite part of the house, however, was my suite with private verandah and bathroom, and the most comfortable bed that was hand-carved and complete with mosquito nets. Air-conditioning is available - which on some nights I preferred, but mostly I enjoyed sleeping soundly to the sound of the ocean and cool Caribbean breeze just outside my window.
Nothing could beat the luxurious waterfall leading from an infinity, shallow pool down to a deeper wading pool . Laying around the deck and pool took up a good deal of my days, but on the days I wanted more adventure I walked down to the lower deck and out on the large rocks where I proceeded to have the best snorkling experience of my life! The boys of the family occupied their time one of the days fishing on those rocks, where they caught yummy fish to cook and eat that very night!
There really is no reason to leave the house at all - but of course if you want to many amazing other beaches for sunbathing, swimming or surfng they are all a quick walk or drive away. Grocery stores are around the corner as well.
I really have to say that this house made my trip to Tobago one of the most memorable holidays I've had ever! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a truely unique Caribbean experience!
Janice Elefant from U.S.A. visited in August 2009 and awarded
Villa Soleil is an amazing house! The views are spectacular from every room. The furnishings are splendid and tasteful, and the residence is well-equipped. Each bedroom is a master suite. I've never seen anything quite like it! This was my best vacation ever!
Marilyn from U.S.A. visited in January 2009 and awarded
From the moment you enter the gate, you know you are in a truly spacial place. The house is spectacular, down to the smallest detail. The large, shuttered windows all look onto stunnng views. Even though this property is considered "high end" it lends itself completely to relaxation. You never feel that you can't just curl up and enjoy a quiet moment in one of the many comfortable sitting areas. The main level space is so unique with its open-air courtyard. You feel you can reach up and touch the stars. The bedroom suites are fabulous. Each one is very spacious and beautifully appointed with luxurious bedding, gorgeous bathrooms and private decks. The kitchen is stocked with top-of-the-line equipment. Everything is immaculate and in excellent condition. My husband and I cannot remember feeling more pampered in any vacation setting.
Diane Bakum from U.S.A. visited in November 2008 and awarded
After a short ride from the airport, you drive through the gate into the back of the house. If you're like us, you'll want to get quickly settled, but you will get distracted as you enter the house and walk into the unique open-air courtyards. You'll be drawn to the many shuttered windows. Everywhere you look there are windows. Since Villa Soleil is perched on a hill overlooking the Carribbean Sea, each window offers a magnificent view of either the very blue Carribbean glistening in the sun or the endless pool and lush vegetation.
When you finally pull yourself away from the view, you can settle into one of the bedroom suites. Each one has a private verandah and bath. At night you can opt to use the air conditioning in your bedroom, or open the doors and enjoy the sea breezes and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea.
You won't want to go anywhere. Meals can be prepared in the fully equipped and modern kitchen. Dining is always an experience as you gather around the beautiful mahogany table with friends. That is, however, after you've enjoyed cocktails and are awed by the beautiful sunsets.
Each day in paradise is more enjoyable than the last, and you will find yourself not wanting to leave. Or you can make a promise as we did, to return next year.