Tosca - Reader Reports & Opinion
Paul Dorsette from U.S.A. visited in September 2006 and awarded
I was at Tosca 09/21 - 10/05. Malcolm arranged for a taxi for me to take me to the villa. Good thing. It was dark and I had no idea where to go being the first time on Tobago. Taxi was waiting when I arrived with a sign with my name so there was no question where to go. WOW!!! Tosca is well laid out with lots of room. EVERYTHING that one could imagine is already there. From "use what you need and replace" in the kitchen, snorkleing equipment etc. Even had 6 cold Caribs waiting in the fridge on arrival. The villa is far enough away from the ub-bub but still close enough if you understand what I mean. Suggest anyone that wants peace and quiet but still have fun, Tosca is the place. Thanks to Malcolm and Annie for a wonderful vacation. (Also, all the wonderful people in Tobago)
Gus, Colleen & Megan from Canada visited in August 2006 and awarded
We recently had the good fortune to stay at Villa Tosca at Sanctuary Villa Resort in beautiful Tobago . This was our first visit to Tobago and we were hoping for a nice relaxing time in the tropics but weren't quite sure what to expect. On first arriving at Villa Tosca, you are filled with an aura of warmth that comes from a home and not just a rental house. We were captivated by the view from the patio and the beautiful singing birds. The Villa was spacious and clean and met all our needs . Our maid, Catherine, was courteous and professional yet flexible in adjusting to our holiday schedule. The car that was provided as part of the package was a blessing as it allowed us to roam around the island at our leisure. We liked the location, which provided quick access to beaches at Stonehaven Bay and Mt. Irvine Bay. The Tosca website represented itself extremely well and everything was as described. In conclusion, we thank Malcolm and Annie for providing this wonderful villa and being great hosts from afar We look forward to a return visit in the near future. Villa Tosca is indeed a most comfortable retreat in a Tobagian Tropical paradise.
Trell & Helen from U.K. visited in August 2006 and awarded
On arrival at Villa Tosca, all Helen and I could do was stare and grin at one another in open mouthed glee! This quickly morphed into screams of delight, followed by hugs, and enthusiastic splashing around the pool - soaking in the wonderment of our temporary but glorious home.
As we had gone to the Caribbean to relax and de-stress, at first we couldn't imagine the need to venture beyond Villa Tosca. Inevitably, we did explore the glorious island and meet lots of friendly locals, however, it would not be beyond reason to spend two weeks in the villa, allowing the humdrum of British working life to just quickly melt away.
Tosca is the nicest, and most comprehensive accommodation I have ever experienced on holiday, everything you could possibly require on your stay is provided - facilities too numerous to mention here. Although it is a cliche - it really is a home away from home.
We really do owe a huge thank you to our gracious hosts Annie & Malcolm for their generosity in sharing their holiday home with us, and the 4x4 was just the icing on the cake - allowing you to explore the island in all its glory but speed back to Tosca should you be missing it too much!
Debbie And Jim Lawrence from U.K. visited in July 2006 and awarded
Villa Tosca is a superb home from home with a wonderful distant view of the Caribbean Sea, a cooling private plunge pool and very comfortable furnishings. In addition, the use of the owners' 4 wheel drive car was extremely useful and enabled us to get around and see a great deal of Tobago. Self-catering gave us the opportunity to buy fresh fish and lobster from the Mount Irvine Wall fishermen and provided the freedom that even the most exclusive hotel just cannot deliver. After a trip to the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad we ended our visit to Tobago at the Tobago Hilton - and wished we were back "home" at Sanctuary Villas and Tosca just up the road!
Kath And Damien Oleary from U.K. visited in March 2006 and awarded
We have just come back from two weeks at this lovely house.
We always expected the holiday to be special as we planned to get married while on the island but it exceeded all our expectations.
Tosca is a gem. It is beautifully furnished and equiped. It really was our home from home. We loved the location and spent many happy hours sitting on the terrace looking at the views out to Bucoo reef and watching the birds. Malcolm and Annie have thought of everything and manage to be excellent hosts even from thousands of miles away, even calling us to wish us luck and check that everything was O.K.
We will certainly be going again and after seeing our photographs there will probably be a queue of people wanting to come with us!