Sweet Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
Chris And Cathy from U.K. visited in June 2008 and awarded
For anyone who wants or needs the complete antidote to a hectic lifestyle - visit Hibiscus Heights. We had a fantastic time and the property was even better than dipicted on the website. We stayed in Warm Breezes, which certainly lives up to it's name. Beautiful sea views from the veranda which wraps around three sides of the property. Shuttered bedrooms with fantastic sea views to the master bedroom, a great pool for relaxing and cooling down..perfect.
We were extremely lazy and Peggy the housekeeper made our holiday even more relaxing - a whole week without having to wash pots or make up the beds!! Thank you Peggy.
We recommend the Harlequin at Pleasant Prospect - sit on the balcony at the property with a glass of wine, wait for the tree lights at the Harlequin to be lit and then wonder down the hill for supper. We had one of the best meals of the holiday, at the best price. The ambiance and friendliness of the staff made it even more enjoyable.
Grafton Beach (Stonehaven) is a lovely beach, but the sea is rougher here. Great if you enjoy larger waves. An evening walk along the beach is beautiful, especially if you can catch the sunset.
Don't miss a visit to Arnos Vale. The sea is as clear as a mountain spring, the fish are beautiful. Park in the hotel car park. You can hire snorkels for the day and you don't have to swim out far to see some great fish. Excellent for kids. We had a great morning, made even more special by one of the locals providing us with fresh mangos!
Warm Breezes is perfect - our kids were (admittedly) happy to watch the disney channel when they needed to cool down! We enjoyed listening to some of the CDs on offer in the evening.
The only problem with the holiday, is that we had to come back home!! We only hope we find our way back to Hisbiscus Heights in the future. Thanks for a great memorable holiday.
Joe And Vinita from Canada visited in May 2008 and awarded
We spent 5 days in the well-appointed and comfortable 'Sweet Nest' at Hibiscus Heights. It's the perfect space for a couple, with a set-up including an outdoor grill, patio and table, separate (indoor) dining table, tv/dvd (with movies there for you), and a nice four-poster bed. Everything has been well-planned and makes for a cozy space. We would definitely stay again. Paul and Gillian are knowledgable and great hosts - for everything from a car rental to groceries, they can hook you up.
Hibiscus Heights is just up de road (1 minute walk) from the village of Pleasant Prospect where you can find great food at Fish Pot (check out the live music on Fridays), take out from Joanne's, or great grilled fish from Harlequin. Although the Moon over Water's bass-heavy reggae and dancehall vibes can get tiring for the whole village, by the end of our stay the volume levels were coming down to a more reasonable level. On the bright side, next door is a super internet cafe run by a young entrepreneur. Ask for "Pretty Paul".
Further down the road and across the highway are the beaches of Grafton/Black Rock. A great beach for limin the day away, taking a swim or a nap, or a walk. Check the happy hour at the Seahorse for a great cocktail and sunset view. Hibiscus is also really close to Grange Bay, Mt. Irvine beach, and Turtle beach. If you love the water, you will love Tobago.
Enjoy the island vibes. And be "just cool".
Lisa & Jessica from Canada visited in May 2008 and awarded
Hibiscus Heights is fantasic. Paul and Gillian are the best hosts and made us feel very welcome! The Artist Studio is clean, larger than it appears in the photographs, and had everything we needed (and more!).
We also had the opportunity to check out the villa which is BEAUTIFUL! Very spacious and has a wonderful private pool!
Hibiscus is close to everything you need! The restaurants down the hill (1 minute walk) are excellent and very reasonably priced (even for students!). There are two beaches very close by: Grafton, a five minute walk, and Mt Irving, a 10 minute walk). There is also a convenience store, fruit stand, pizza place and music shop down the hill (all were excellent). Signatures bar is also just down the hill and is very nice by anyone's standards (Try the flaming SOCA Warrior shot!!).
Try to make friend with a local who works for SOS for a chance to see leatherback sea turtles nesting on the beach. Stop by Frankie's tours and take the 1/2 day glass boat tour of Buccoo reef (only $15!) and the full day coastal tour (our favourite!). Set aside a day to check out Pigeon Point beach. The museum and the view from the Fort in Scarborough is worth the trip. Check out the Shade on ladies night. Walk down to the Grafton Bird Sanctuary for the feeding.
There are so many things to do and something for everyone but those few were our favourites of what we tried...
This trip was more amazing than anything we expected. We can't imagine staying with anyone but Paul and Gill and we recommend Hibiscus Heights to family, friends and ANYONE travelling to Tobago. We plan on returning to Tobago and when we do we will be staying at Hibiscus!
Amanda Morrell from U.K. visited in May 2008 and awarded
Hibiscus heights is simply beautiful. The sweet nest cottage was a delight and equipped with all the luxuries of home. The local 'grafton' beach is stunning and perfect for swimming. It is unspoilt and far quieter than store bay beach in crown point. Facilities such as sunbeds are also provided free of charge.
The local supermarket is well stocked and there is a pizza parlour and a couple of bars.
The owners are lovely and are on hand for any questions but equally they respect your privacy.
I would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation!
from Germany visited in April 2008 and awarded
I was already more than ten times in Tobago. "Hibiscus Heights" was most beautiful accommodation which I had ever booked.
The rooms fitted out tastefully and the service was great. Simply for feeling good, recommendable.
Thanks Gillian and Paul!