Tosca - Reader Reports & Opinion
Bob Wallis from U.K. visited in August 2009 and awarded
This was our first visit to the Caribbean and we all enjoyed it thoroughly (two adults, two teenage boys). I would like to thank Malcolm and Annie and this site for excellent advice.
Tosca is a home and Rhoda and Curtis made us feel welcome and comfortable. I was concerned about rainy season, mosquitoes and the like but found that apart from some really heavy showers which meant having to read under the verandah (such inconvenience!), and the usual wipes/sprays everything was just gorgeous.
We did a guided trip early in our stay with the very knowledgable Hewlette and that gave us the confidence to explore elsewhere on our own. Finding out which nights which restaurants were open was fun, and I'll be honest we didn't eat in because we didn't want to add to the temperature.
No hesitation in recommending Tosca as long as you don't want the weeks we want to return...
Kevin Rackham from U.K. visited in April 2009 and awarded
Malcolm and Annie,
Not sure whether there are any words good enough to describe our family's hoilday at Tosca?
Your help and advice prior to us departing set us up for a great holiday, and your gorgeous villa backed you up admirably!
I think the whole family were looking forward to the holiday with great expectation, and following a lovely stay i'm not sure whether any of us wanted to leave!
The facilities at the Villa made us feel as if we were at a home from home, and the Guest information folder was very informative too, assisting us with everything that we wanted to do whilst in Tobago and steering us towards things that we would have never thought of doing throughout our stay!
We would whole-heartedly recommend Tosca to anybody wishing to visit the beautiful island of Tobago, and am already planning to return in the near future!
Thank you so much
Bill, Chris, Kevin, Jools, Karen, Al and Kirsty.
(The Rackham Family)
David Bailey from U.K. visited in February 2009 and awarded
To say that Villa Tosca was superb would be a understatement,its a lovely location with great views,a very well appointed and decorated home from home, conveniently located only minutes(by car)from everything and the car is included on loan,
To cap it all the owner and staff are all very helpful.
What more can i say !! WE LOVED IT
Jerry & Jenny from U.S.A. visited in January 2009 and awarded
Malcolm & Annie,
Just a little note to let you know that Jenny and I had a wonderful time in Tobago, and Tosca was a great place to stay. Everything was wonderful, from snorkeling at Arnos Vale, to watching humming birds at the Adventure Farm, to breakfast on the porch, to rum drinks & appetizers in the plunge pool after a long day out and about, to listening to your Frank Sinatra CD's, to Catherine, to meeting Bill & Kay, to the warm weather, to lunch at Shore Things, to dinner at the Fish Pot, to buying fresh fish on the beach and then grilling them for dinner, to the rainbows almost every day, to the hike on the Gilpin Trail, to our visit to Castera, to the drive up the Atlantic coast and on and on. It was tough coming back to the cold winter with knee deep snow and sub-freezing temperatures, but hey...must earn some cash to fund our next holiday!!
Once again, thanks...it was great,
Julia Shaw from Canada visited in January 2009 and awarded
Six of us spent a wonderful week at "Tosca" after attending a family wedding in Trinidad. We found the villa and its ideal location to be exactly as described in the review and in most of the reports.
My dealings with Malcolm Taylor were cordial and efficient throughout. Catherine is a gem! The car is a great bonus. The villa was very comfortable for three couples. There was plenty of room to spread out on the deck / pool area (where we spent most of our time) yet we could retreat to our bedrooms or lounge area for privacy.
The "open larder" system in the kitchen works almost too well. Be sure to check expiry dates even on tinned goods. I think everyone is so pleased with the system that they go overboard in being fair about replacing what they have consumed.
If there are more than four in your group and everyone wants to explore the island, I would strongly advise renting another car so that each person or couple can come and go as they please.
All in all, ours was a perfect week and we look forward to returning to Tosca again - this time for a longer period of time!