Remembering Charlotteville from some years ago we were certain that it was what we wanted. We wanted a villa/cottage on a real beach away from the generally touristy areas where we could walk into the sea and sup rum punches as the sun went down (and up, come to think of it!). We were concerned that our 4 kids 19 to 23 would be bored but no, we had terrific diving from the Shark Shack just behind the villa and we were there for the various festivals. The Fishermans festival which I thought maybe related to fishermen was just an excuse for massive drinking and music loud enough to make your ears bleed - even at 6 in the morning, but hey, it was fun! Having been in tourism for some years we have some idea of customer satisfaction and attention to detail, both notions were obviously alien concepts! The villa built I estimate some 40/50 years ago have not been improved or modernised in any way since then. It was a bit like those industrial heritage museums where you see how people lived in 1890 or whatever. Lights, plumbing, decor, kitchen, bathrooms were unbelievable, but the beds were very comfortable and that is really all we needed, luckily! I was actually itching to set to work as with just so little effort you could really make something of the place. Charlotteville is great, the odd restaurant forgot to open or ran out of this or that, the supermarkets had remarkably little in them and even for bread what was available was pappy rubbish so every morning we made a large crusty loaf, a new experience which enhanced the Robin Crusoe experience. We loved it and will go back but it does take a certain resilience I would say.
- Also Known As:
- Man-O-War Bay Cottages Tobago, Trinidad And Tobago