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Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas
Ranked #1 of 1 Arnos Vale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sterling, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Just absolutely wonderful and relaxing vacation at this property!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We just recently visited Top O Tobago and stayed with my family for one week in the Main house.
First of all, Silja and the housekeeper were wonderful, welcoming and very flexible. My parents, who are both elderly, felt
quite at home. The Main house had everything you needed and just a very relaxing atmosphere. Home away from home.
My daughter didn’t want to leave, she made friends and played board games (which were provided) and explored. The Main house was just like if we were at our home and with an unbelievable view of the hillside, lovely bourganvillas (flowers) to greet you when you opened your doors and the pool was absolutely refreshing. Another plus, to our stay is that we met another couple (from one of the cabanas) and became instant friends and had breakfast, bar-b-que and drinks one night. We even went on a tour one day and got a group rate discount (huge savings for all).
We have already made plans to return very soon!

Room Tip: Everything was perfect!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, that you made new friends, and that you plan to come back again. Thanks for coming.

Sincerely Camille
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Recently stayed here for a couple nights, after reading all the great reviews, and I must say, the reviews were spot on. The property is beautiful and very conducive to rest and relaxation. Silja was very warm and very helpful with everything. The views - stunning. The property also provides you with gear if you want to do some snorkeling at the nearby Arnos Vale Bay or biking. It's a wonderful spot esp if you are a nature lover. There is a lovely pool on the property which is also a great spot for evening drinks when the sun is setting.

I had a rental so I drove myself everywhere - the property is easy to get to, once you get initial directions. Silja provided me with directions beforehand which was appreciated. The only comment I would make by way of how they can improve - lighting. The drive in to the property is along a remote and dark gravel road. It was very disconcerting for me to drive in late. Some lighting would go a long way in making guests feel a bit more comfortable when coming in at night. But all in all...amazing. I recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your independence while you were with us, Silja's hospitality and the great views from the property. We do plan to upgrade the driveway lighting in November/ December. We hope that you are able to visit us again.

Sincerely Camille
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Unfortunately, I was only there for three nights. I will definitely return. We spent one night in one of their charming cabanas and two nights in the beautiful main house. The view of the ocean from the terrace is breathtaking; in fact, the view from every part of the house is breathtaking. Silja is charming, and her daughter is a delight. And, the first morning that we were in the main house, we were greeted at one of the doors by one of the property's two dogs who struck a charming pose, waiting to be invited in for a tummy rub. Just a wonderful place. I didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your 3 days with us. We will do our best to accommodate your requests to book the entire villa to include family and friends at a future date.

Sincerely Camille
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Trinidad
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Spent I think about 5days, 4nights there. Truly truly amazing. Peaceful, safe, relaxing, beautiful, romantic, wonderful. The staff (husband and wife) professional and the highest level of great hospitality. From picking up and dropping us to the airport, grocery and just being very helpful. The amazing scenic views and homey feel of the villas is the ideal place for couples and or family or groups. this would probably be the perfect place if there was a restaurant on the compound only for the fact that I didn't want to leave !!!!! Cooking meals with my husband I must say contributed to the amazing time we had. So no love lost for Top O. I would return in a heartbeat and recommend to any and everyone I know. In LOVE with Top O!!!

Room Tip: All rooms would be amazing. No a/c but don't worry, you won't miss it. The nights are cool a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed Silja and Ato's hospitality, our peaceful setting, and that you had time to cook and relax. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely Camille
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

If you are a lover of nature easy going and love spending quiet time away from the noise hustle and bustle with family & friends then Top O' Tobago is the place for you. My family and friends spent the Carnival weekend 2014 here and we had a fantastic time. The villa was well equipped with all the kitchen utensils and other amenities we needed to prepare our own family meals. Whether having breakfast, lunch or dinner poolside or watching a movie together in the large and airy living room, we all had a good time. The swimming pool was great and the grounds fantastic. Our walk from the villa through the gardens down to Arnos Vale beach was an exhilarating adventure. Here we enjoyed the very best that nature had to offer. No need for AC at TOT the many large doors and windows allowed the refreshing breeze to flow right through the villa all day and night. Early mornings were my special time just to select one of the many verandahs at the Main House where we stayed and just spend time worshiping my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and enjoying the best of His creation. Silja was herself quite helpful in making the necessary arrangements for our stay. All in all we had a fantastsic time and recommend TOT any day for a getaway for family and close friends.

Room Tip: Main House
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at Top O Tobago with others. We are very happy that you enjoyed our natural surroundings and the villa setting so much. It sounds like you appreciated them as much as we do.

Sincerely Camille
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

we were in the middle cabana, great! I fed the birds every morning while having a coffee in the outside space each cabana has.

the manager, Silja, and her daughter Anice are so delightful and helpful it is hard to to describe. We didnt have a car but they helped us with food and lifts. The sunsets are great. the beach is close. It is a bit away from any life so be prepared to just chill. would definitely go back.

Once Silja took us to see a 5ft leatherback turtle lay her eggs and go back out to sea! amazing!

Room Tip: the middle cabana is best for outside space we think.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're really happy that you enjoyed the garden and the service, and that you would consider coming back. We enjoyed seeing you both sit at the pool and 'chill.'

Sincerely Camille & Derek
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Truro, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We spent a week here recently, having discovered this gem on the Tripadvisor website. We would like to endorse all the favourable comments that you can read in recent reviews by other people, and to thank Silja, Camille, Derek and their friendly staff for being so welcoming. It was like being a personal guest in a private villa, and nothing was too much trouble: we were able to borrow snorkelling equipment, beach towels, cool box, even sun cream, and browsed the bookshelves in the main house. If you want a bar and a restaurant on site, you're looking at the wrong place - you may have to go to one of the barrack-block "resort hotels". But if you want peace and quiet and a beautiful location, and are happy to drive to eat out or buy a takeaway of the really tasty street food, or do your own cooking in the very adequate little kitchen in the cabana or on the terrace barbecue, then Top o'Tobago really is a fantastic base. We hired a car from the second day (Silja had happily taxied us about in the first 24 hours) from a family run firm just outside the airport, who came out to collect us. The hire was about £40 a day, but it was wonderful exploring the island (mind the potholes, and don't be distracted by the roadside jungle, or stunning coastal views, or the locals who want you to stop and chat). Our petrol for the week cost £12. Watch out for the nightjars sitting on the track when you return to the villa after dark. We won't name our favourite beach of the week, which was paradise and virtually deserted, but it was quite a drive to get there. At Castara beach we swam with a turtle and ate lunch at the beachside restaurant watching the Frigate Birds.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We certainly enjoyed having you both at Top O Tobago. We are really happy that you managed to return to Tobago after so many years and that you enjoyed your return visit so much.

Sincerely Camille
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Property: Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas
Address: Arnos Vale Road, Arnos Vale, Tobago
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Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Arnos Vale
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Arnos Vale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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