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Guest Report

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:51 am
by John Weight
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 didn’t 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!