Sweet Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Ann Young from Canada visited in February 2009 and awarded  Five out of Five

In March 2009 we returned from a wonderfull relaxing holiday in Grafton area Tobago.

We stayed in Sweet Nest part of Hibiscus Heights.

The self contained cottage was everything and more than we expected.It was very clean ,cozy and fully equiped which gave you the option of doing your own meals. The living area expanded with two French doors that opened to a large deck surrounded by banana trees. This vegetation not only gave you privacy and bananas, but also attracted many beautifull birds to the cottage each morning and evening .

Hibiscus Heights is ideally located for whatever you wished to do. The village (a 5 minute walk) has everything you needed from groceries to liquor ,bank machine , a Bar as well as eateries such as the Fish Pot,Pizza Boys or take out local food from Joannes . From the cottage it was a 5 min walk to Grafton Beach , great for walking,and 10 min walk to Mount Irivine Beach which was great for swimming,local foods and daily fresh fish.There was no problem in doing tours on land or sea from the cottage.

If there was anything that you needed or didn't know all you had to do was ask the owners Paul and Gillian or Peggy the housekeeper. They went out of their way to make you welcome and enjoy the island.

We look forward to returning next year.

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Aad And Dagmar from Netherlands visited in January 2009 and awarded  Five out of Five

Just back in cold dark Netherland, thinking back on the lovely time we had on Hibiscus Height.

We stayed for 3 weeks in the artist studio and must say everything was there to have a comfortable holiday.

Gillian & Paul are fantastic people who very friendly and helpfull and always with a smile

Peggy is super and was for a big part responsible of our care free holiday on the island.

Hibiscus Heights situation is very central just far away from busy Crown point but near the most beautiful beaches, and whith a car every place is within reach.

Definitely we come back next year.

Aad & Dagmar (Netherlands/Germany)

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Jill Collinson from U.K. visited in January 2009 and awarded  Four out of Five

Booked Warm Breezes at the last minute in January and we were thrilled to find such good accommodation. Weather was much wetter than usual so we were mennaced by mosquitos at times but the house is well prepared with coils and shutters.

Fabulous balcony looking out to see and across the village and the most wonderful bedrooms.

Gill and Paul were very helpful and organised a return trip to the airport and a car hire in the middle of our stay. They are very knowledgable about the island which was really helpful to get us familiar with the area as it was our first visit to Tobago

Kids loved the hammocks and the pool.

Jill Collinson and family - Northumberland

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Suzanne Pereira from U.S.A. visited in November 2008 and awarded  Five out of Five

As an expat living in the USA, the last thing I wanted was a Disney type vacation. I think choosing to visit Pleasant Prospect in Tobago was a very good choice. It is a relaxed unhurried mini village, close to several very good beaches and an excellent nature reserve.We wanted peaceful down time for unwinding and this is certainly the place to get it. Swimming,surfing,long walks on the beach or in the nature reserve, birdwatching, reading and lots of naps. A perfect place to wind down and renew. I had the peace and privacy available to do some writing,some watercolors and take lots of absolutely beautiful photographs. The residents are open and friendly without being intrusive and although it makes good sense to be careful wherever you go, at no time did we feel uneasy or threatened. My husband and I stayed in a cosy cottage with lots of character. Sweet Nest is great for one couple. It is warm and inviting. The verandah is perfect for early morning coffee while taking in the view of banana trees and flowers, birds and butterflies.

Very clean and all the amenities are provided, including a well stocked kitchen for those who care to cook. Perhaps the most important item provided free of charge was a cell phone. U.S cell phones for some reason do not work there but one was provided by the owners. This cottage is close to the beach and the nature reserve. It is also close to a couple of good restaurants, a food shop, an ATM machine. A good place to stay as you have the best of both worlds. You can head to Scarborough and Crown Point for the a city experience,spas, shopping etc or go in the opposite direction and explore more laid back villages. A rented car will get you anywhere on the island. We could have stayed in a hotel chain type accomodation,with all its prepackaged plastic confort but Sweet Nest is so much better. Gillian and Paul were extremely helpful with information, transportation to and from the airport etc. If you want a personalized hands on vacation experience check these guys out. You will want to visit again.

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Susie Taylor from U.K. visited in November 2008 and awarded  Five out of Five

I have just returned from the most fabulous holiday in Tobago, staying with my two grown up children in Warm Breezes. We went to celebrate my sons 30th birthday and we could not have spent it in a more beautiful place!!

The apartment is huge. More than enough room for at least six people so we three had more than enough room to spend together and also to have time alone. The veranda on three sides has two hammocks one dining area and a seated area which gave us wonderful views ( even watching a couple of hens walking up the road was interesting!! ) The lovely Peggy was there every day to tidy up etc and we loved her and really looked forward to seeing her.

There are beautiful wind chimes in every room and a few outside, the sound is lovely and if you ask, as l did, the ones outside are for sale. So now l have a daily reminder of a wonderful holiday when l look at my chime. We all became bird watchers as the variety of birds that will visit was vast, together with butterflies and the occasional lizard we almost did not need to go out!!.

Down the road is Pleasant Prospect, just a few small buildings, a couple of restaurants The Fish Pot, lovely food and a good atmosphere. Marie’s consists of one table outside and choosing to eat whatever is available on the day. This is exactly why we chose to go to Tobago, to meet the local people and spend time “liming” with them, it is a completely different way of life than we experience here in England and one that many people envy. The laid back attitude and genuine friendliness and warmth from people that have so little money but so much love and generosity was worth the 9 hour flight!!

Gill and Paul were the perfect hosts, l feel that from the moment that we met that we had come to the right place, almost like coming home. Both are genuine caring people and made us feel so welcome. They were available daily for any questions regarding the island and making the most of the short time that we were there. Introducing us to Neil who took us on a tour of the island and was quickly adopted as part of our family! Also dropping us at Ru B Lou’s for cocktails and music and Sunday School to eat at Sachas and dance to the steel pans playing Christmas carols, an experience we will never forget.

Walking down the road and visiting the bird sanctuary was a great experience as we got there at feeding time, so many beautiful birds. Also a bit further down the road was the beautiful Grafton beach and l feel that if we had gone nowhere else we would have been quite content to spend the holiday there, lovely beach, not many people, palm trees and pelicans. However a short walk in the opposite direction was Mt Irvine beach, good for surfing and great roti from a stall beside the road if you get there at lunchtime. Later on when the fishermen come back you can buy fresh fish very cheaply, great to put on the barbeque beside the pool in the evening.

It was the most wonderful holiday and was not spoiled by the delay at the airport, as it is hardly a hardship to leave your luggage at the airport to go to Crown Point to have a cocktail and watch to sunset, then pop into Bonkers for supper. Fabulous!!!!

Susie and Family

England

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