Tosca - Reader Reports & Opinion
Richie Anderson from U.K. visited in February 2006 and awarded
We first went in Feb 2004, then Feb 2005, then Feb 2006. The second and third visits were like going back to our very own holiday home. The first 2 visits we travelled a lot, but this time didn't go far because so much is nearby, and we did find a few more excellent restaurants, all of which I believe are recommended on this site. We also spent a lot more time at the house, just enjoying it, the view, birds, warm air, food and drink on the patio and asking ourselves why we don't stay for ever. I'd just say go there, go on the beaches, take the boat trips, eat the food, and slow right down to an easier pace of life for a while. The house is briliant. I wish it was mine!
Tosca - Villa At Prospect
We stayed in ‘Tosca’ one the villas on top of the hill at Prospect. It is really very comfortable, air conditioning and fans keep you cool, and the views from the terrace or even the splash pool out towards Buccoo Reef are lovely, there is a barbie to cook the lovely fresh fish from the local fleet a mile away at Mt Irvine beach. We also had a housekeeper in to clean and make the beds etc and also someone to clean the pool every day. It was so quiet and lovely that we were tempted to stay here all the time. The front of the villa backs on to Grafton bird sanctuary, we had frequent visits from bird life and saw 20 species from the villa (though the Cocricos are a bit noisy!). Grafton Beach is only 10 minutes walk away or 2 in the car which comes in the deal, Adventure Eco Divers are down there too and we went for some great scuba dives with them, they are locals and great fun too, I did my PADI certification with them.
Also handy at the bottom of the hill is the Sea Horse and Indigo Restaurants, a cash machine, local store, fruit shack and Pizza hut. All very convenient. It proved to a very good base for exploring the island with most of the good beaches, Pigeon Point, Scarborough, Mt Irvine Golf Course etc within a quarter of an hours drive. We drove round the island, saw the birds being fed at Arnos Vale and did a rain forest walk. We’ve hardly scratched the surface of this lovely island with its gentle friendly people and will return to Tosca to enjoy more of Tobago.