We flew over from Trinidad in the morning. Silja collected us from the airport and was happy to drop us at the supermarket on the way to Arnos Vale, which was handy to allow us to collect some food/drinks.
A trip had been arranged with other guests to see the Highland Falls, so we dropped our bags and were driven down, with a nice walk to and from the waterfall.
We stayed in a Cabana, which was well laid out with a big bed and everything you'd need/expect in a self-catered room. Outside, there was a covered area, with bougainvillea & orchids that offered a lovely view over the nearby hills. If you chose to take breakfast here, many types of bird will pass or stop, ogling your breakfast. Only the Mot Mots were bold enough to make a move for food while we were there! Hummingbirds and antshrikes, among others, are common.
Great views from the poolside down to the sea and well laid out grounds with all variety of fruit trees (which you are encouraged to take advantage of).
The local beach is great for snorkelling, with fish just a few feet from the shore. Venture a little further out and the colours (of fish and coral) intensify. All just a 10 minute walk from the room.
We stayed for 3 days. As we are happy to walk anywhere, this was fine as there are small supermarkets in Plymouth where you can get food/drinks.
Service was excellent and everyone on-site was helpful and friendly.
Great place to stay if you want to relax and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.
We took an early flight back and Silja ran us down to the airport (in the dark!). This seems to be part of the service but is nevertheless very much appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top O Tobago is a villa which occupies the entire crest of a hill close to Caribbean Sea coast of SW Tobago. It takes 5 minutes to walk to the closest beach and there is a 360 degree view of the surrounding hills, valleys and coastline. The villa is comprised of a main 3 bedroom house and 3 studio apartments, each with its own patio and garden, and access to a common swimming pool. The villa offers the best of both rural and urban lifestyles. It is located on several acres of land with flower gardens, fruit trees, jungle vegetation and walking paths; but it is also within a 10 to 20 minute drive of numerous restaurants and shopping facilities. Top O Tobago is truly at the nexus of many worlds. ... more less