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2 apartments in the owner's villa, near Moriah
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Allan and Fiona, London

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Post by Allan and Fiona, London » Mon May 31, 2010 12:07 pm

If you lead a busy life style and you want to do nothing more than relax and appreciate tropical, undeveloped paradise for a week then this is the place for you. Sundowner sits up on a lush forested mountainside with spectacular 180 degree uninterrupted views to the sea and glorious evening sunsets. There are beautiful little bays and sleepy coastal villages within easy reach - but to be honest we found it really hard to drag ourselves away from the fantastic infinity pool, the sundeck and those magnificent views. The apartment was beautiful, a real home from home - comfortable and spacious it had everything we needed and much more. Every day we would spot different types of tropical birds from pairs of parrots swooping and squawking along the mountainside below us to humming birds buzzing about the passion fruit tree at the pool. The property is gated and fenced and we always felt completely safe however this is not a place to bring young children as there are some steep drops.

The real gems of this holiday were Annie and Roger the owners. Always helpful but never intrusive they were always on hand to help and give advice on such things as places to visit, things to do, the weather forecast or restaurants. Annie is a great cook and we especially recommend trying some of her homemade muffins and bread. You will need to rent a Jeep to get around and Roger arranged for the renter to take us from the airport to the property, stocking up at the supermarket on the way. Annie and Roger were so friendly - we really enjoyed swapping stories and sharing a drink with them on the Veranda, we especially loved the occasional company of their very well behaved dogs Polly, Daisy and Sally.

So if you want to get away from the tourist trail and sample the unspoilt delights of the real Caribbean then Tobago is a great place to go. Tobago is much smaller and safer than Trinidad, the people are friendly and life is slow and simple. Restaurants on the island are typically quite basic but there are some great places to eat and the whole island is within reasonable driving distance of Sundowner. Roger and Annie will be happy to point you in the direction of the best restaurants, we particularly enjoyed the fish pot and listening to evening surf at the Seahorse Inn.


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