Top O' Tobago - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 6 votes = 3.9 (max 5)
John Weight from U.K. visited in February 2015 and awarded
Wow, what a place! We spent 6 nights at TOT staying in Cabana 1 and 3, the former being nearest the villa, while the latter is next to a small parking area. All the cabanas are attractively styled and have a similar layout a large open plan bedroom/kitchen area and a separate bathroom with shower. Each is colourfully decorated having a front door with porch and rear double doors to a small private terrace with a beautiful ceramic table, 4 chairs and a roof over. We spent most of our time here when not out exploring or swimming in the fabulous pool a pool to die for! Note it is shared with the other guests but we seemed to have it completely to ourselves at sundown.
At breakfast, which we shared with the local birdlife particularly 2 blue crested mots mots that joined us each morning without fail also, and not forgetting the two house dogs that would also drop by to check we were still OK! Each cabana has its own internet router so this was also a good time to catch up with distant friends making them every envious no doubt.
We had already spent a week of the island near Parlatuvier so we were fairly independent; however, the wonderful Silja was always on hand to check we were OK, offering advice and guidance when requested and on occasion, stopping for a social chat.
In terms of location, Arnos Vale didnt offer us much. We tended to head south towards Mt Irvine Beach and Buccoo. The former has good changing facilities and a beach bar. It also offers safe bathing and easy snorkeling. The nearby Fish Pot restaurant provides an excellent, good value lunch with sea views. The roads south of Plymouth are like super highways compared to the remoter parts of Tobago, so getting to these locations was relatively quick and easy. Go for it, but do watch out for vendors selling Nylon pool boat trips at hugely inflated prices go direct!
Thanks Silja for a fabulous stay!
A Special Place 19 Mar 2013
RobertE from Sarnia,Canada visited in March 2013 and awarded
The Reviews submitted here and Trip Advisor are consistent... I add to the praise that Camille,Derek and Silja (Mgr) and their excellent staff rightfully deserve!
We stayed only 3 nights but would have stayed longer if time permitted. My wife and daughter and I were picked up by cheerful, smiling Silja at the airport and with stops for groceries, wine etc, we were brought back to this special place.
Cabana #2 was our brief home and it did not disappoint. I echo the various descriptions of grounds,pool area, trails , beach , birds, views, comfort and enjoyment that everyone else experienced and us as well.
Camille and Derek were there, along with their staff attending to the upkeep of Top O' Tobago and that is what it takes to maintain A Special Place..... hard work and vision.... it shows!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful slice of Tobago
Bob, Beckie and Tayla
Stayed March 2013
Adele Woolsey from Canada visited in December 2012 and awarded
This was my third trip to Tobago and we stayed at Top O Tobago each time. It has such a relaxed atmosphere. The landscape is stunning with beautiful 360 degree views. The cabanas are spacious and contained everything we needed. The pool is one of the best maintained that I have ever seen. It is always clean and fresh and doesn't smell of too much chlorine. It's a great place to enjoy all day but especially at sunset with a glass of wine. There is usually a cooling breeze blowing making it very comfortable. The bird watching is fantastic and I got wonderful photos right from our cabana. It's a short walk to Arnos Vale beach where we were able to enjoy great swimming and snorkeling. Love the beautiful villa and cabanas, love the friendly welcoming staff. I will come back again and again.
Peter Thomson from Canada visited in December 2012 and awarded
Top O Tobago is a gem. We spent 2 fantastic weeks there in December and enjoyed every minute. The cabanas are well equipped and comfortable, and the veranda is great for bird watching and just hanging out. The hilltop location has great views on all sides, with cooling, refreshing breezes. All in all this is a great place to stay; it is beautiful, has great staff and is well run, and is very welcoming and very relaxed. Absolutely no hesitation in giving this the highest rating.
Detlef Heinze from Germany visited in June 2012 and awarded
It was a beautiful time ---2 weeks--- in tobago. top o
tobago villa is on the top of a slow forest-covered mountain
and you have a breathtaking view of the Caribean Sea and you
can enjoy a incredible sunset direct from the barbecue-place.
you can use a swimming pool and to the Arnos Vale Beach you
have to go 5-7 minutes. in the bay you can see a marvellous
coral world. equipment for snorkeling is available in the
villa. a dream too: Silja or her daughter Anahis brought
fresh fruits from the plants and trees on the hill ( ananas,
bananas, avocados, mango, lemon ). the weather was mixed, but
good for relax.
sorry for my English.
thank you for a beautiful time in TOP O TOBAGO VILLA.