We recently finished our second stay at TNI. It was just as great as the first and not a thing has changed. The owners/staff treat the guests like family. They take the time to talk to you, help you out, accommodate you in every manner possible and just make you feel at home during your stay. We arrived on a very early flight (arriving at about 10:30am). The normal check-in time is 4pm, but Duane did everything possible to get us in the condo sooner (about 2 hours earlier than expected!). We had our 4-year old with us, so it was such a relief to get in the house sooner, so she could just relax after such an early morning of travel. Duane was so polite and helpful to us. After Duane it was Donna, and she was equally great. We needed to find certain areas/stores and she was able to help us so quickly and tell us the best places to go. Who needs a concierge or a huge hotel chain when you have the perfect atmosphere at TNI?
Now for a breakdown of the place itself. First, the condos are terrific. It was cleaned to perfection, had everything we needed (after hitting up the grocery store), and had a perfect view of the ocean. They also offer most everything for the condo, so we only really needed to worry about food, detergent and coffee (they had plenty of filters). A major plus to TNI is the washer/dryer in the condo units, so we were able to just pack carry-on luggage, save the money, and wash clothes as needed. There are also multiple places to eat in the nearby vicinity. There are beach places to the left and right of TNI..just walk either way down the beach and there is good, fresh, local food. There is also Chester's Jerk/Fish down the road a bit on the left hand side. I would recommend any of those for simpler meals. If you are looking for a nicer evening out, make sure to visit the Lighthouse (in Breakers) for a great meal and atmosphere.
For simple snorkeling (just walking the beach and jumping in), I found TNI to have better marine life than most of the touristy places on the island (Seven Mile, Rum Point, Cemetery Beach). The only slight negative that I could find is that the beach isn't as pristine as other beaches, but it is still completely walkable, is quiet, not commercialized, and plenty of chairs/space. We did plenty of laying out, snorkeling, and swimming in both pools. Since they offer all kinds of beach items (floaties, sand toys, etc.), we didn't have to pack any of those.
On this island, the car is a "must have" item, because it is so small and easy to get around. From Bodden Town, you can drive just about anywhere in 30 minutes or so. We really enjoyed getting to hop in the car and visit any beach/attraction that we wanted to, without having to wait, plan things out, etc. It is such a simple island to navigate that a car just makes perfect sense. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We compare our vacations at TNI to any other place that is being considered and TNI always wins out. We plan to visit again soon, because it was the perfect week of fun in the sun and relaxation.
We have always stayed in the Ocean View Condos and found it the perfect place.
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