Soleil - Reader Reports & Opinion
Danielle Elefant from Trinidad visited in September 2008 and awarded
I had the opportunity to stay at Villa Soleil with a small group of friends for my birthday last September. Everyone was blown away as we approached the driveway and entered the house. All the pictures that I have seen posted do not do this house justice.
The open-air courtyards and endless windows provide constant connection with the outdoors and the sea.
The house is the perfect place to enjoy the company of friends (the comfy seating areas, large dining table, open kitchen with plenty of bar stools) but also escape to the privacy of your own bedroom with en-suite bath & veranda.
The multi-level decks outside facing the water with 2 pools, large picnic table, lounge chairs and grill created an environment that we never wanted to leave.
Brenda from U.S.A. visited in March 2007 and awarded
Four of us gals came to the Villa Soleil in Tobago, we had no clue what was in store for us. Upon entering this lifestyles of the rich and famous vacation getaway, we each ran through the open air central room with bestowed incredulity and uncontrollable joy. These jubilant feelings remained with us during our whole stay.
We each were able to choose our own master suite without any fights breaking out as the rooms are individually unique, beautiful, private and very comfortable. Air conditioning is available, but was of no importance for me as chose to keep the windows open and listened to the sounds of waves crashing which gently lulled me to sleep every night. I never had any problem with mosquitoes - which is great since I have traveled to many tropical places and been attacked on many occasions.
Gorgeous views of the sea and a lovely sea breeze soothes the air while we sat and read in the common space. The view is such that it makes one feel as they are on a ship, looking out on the horizon over turquoise seas. Just exquisite!
The 'endless' pool was used frequently for cooling off during the day. We cooked many meals at home in the fully-equipped kitchen - gas fire stove and great cookware are provided. Oh, and we celebrated my 30th birthday with fresh spiny lobsters that were delivered to the door from the deep sea divers. The lobsters were still alive upon arrival we shared quite a succulent meal that was topped of with a night of dancing at The Shade till five in the morning. Non-stop fun!
All in all, I recommend this vacation home with the highest rating. It definitely is one of the best vacation homes I have stayed in.
Doug And Rose from U.S.A. visited in December 2006 and awarded
Our extended family had a truly joyous Christmas at Soleil during its inaugural opening. Our party of nine had spacious indivudual accommodations with wonderful spaces for gathering together for celebration. The views and ocean sounds are spectacular. My favorite meditation spot was floating on the infinity pool - with legs hooked over the edge of the waterfall - looking at the ocean below - I spent hours soaking up sun, sounds and panoramas. Everyone had a great time doing their thing. Camille and her staff made the visit especially nice and convenient. Since then, our family members have returned several times with groups of friends. Soleil is a great place for enjoying Tobago.