Staying at the Cholson was one of the highlights of our whole holiday in Tobago.
We stayed down the south end of the island for the majority of our trip but decided to spend a few days up north in Charlotteville.
Charlotteville itself is an absolutely beautiful fishing village/town. We had driven there with no plans or reservations and by chance The Cholsons was the first place we tried, and I am so thankful it was.
We were offered the first floor apartment facing out to the bay - you could literally throw a stone into the sea from inside the apartment.
I only wish I had a picture to show you the smile on my face as we were shown around. For $65 US (there or thereabouts) per night we had three double bedrooms a large living/dining area, large well equipped kitchen, Cable T.V. and best of all a sea facing sitting area with the most spectacular view out of a whole wall of windows that pivot open to give a completely open air impression. The apartments were immaculate throughout and well decorated with wood panel flooring and an overall colonial feeling.
There is no air-con but the apartments are very well ventilated so receive a refreshing sea breeze. Couple that with the fact that there is a very effective ceiling fan in every bedroom and two in the living area and the whole apartment stayed very cool.
Buy a few bottles of ice cold carib (local lager) from the small bar (small, as in garden shed sized) next door and watch the sun set in the bay either sat on the beach or in the comfort of the apartment.
Pirates Bay is only a ten minute walk away. It is a completely secluded beach (with decent snorkelling) that’s only accessible by foot or boat and was totally deserted when we were there.
When we next come to Tobago (we will be back) we’ll definitely be staying a few nights in The Cholson Chalets.
- Also Known As:
- Cholson Chalets Hotel Charlotteville
- Cholson Chalets Ltd. Tobago/Charlotteville