The Birdie's Nest in Black Rock, Tobago is truly heaven on earth.
A group of 5, we were instantly enamoured with Prince's accommodations. The visitor is immediately in awe of the breath-taking 180 degree views of the Caribbean the minute you step onto the property. If you're looking for proximity to water, you simply cannot get any closer than this.
Secondly, the inside of the units are spectacularly clean and well-maintained. One certainly got the feeling that prior to our arrival a 'deep clean' had been done in all rooms. I would also add that the grounds themselves on this small property are perfectly well-kept as well. The pool was periodically taken care of as well ensuring we always came back for a sparkling dip. We were careful to try to keep the doors closed as well at all times to prevent insects out and the frosty air-conditioning in. While it can get damn hot in Tobago, we were always perfectly comfortable when needing to cool down inside.
The neighbourhood as well is very cute. Keep in mind you are getting the most authentic of experiences, as the nest is located (quite conveniently) in a small residential area. You are only ever a short walk along the beach to an area with fruit stands, food trucks, restaurants, bars and convenience stores. While there are nearby resorts, one feels safely immersed in the real world life of the locals, something I found consistently charming.
Perhaps the most important thing to mention is Prince's attentiveness as a host. He is extremely helpful in making sure you're comfortable, arranging lifts, making recommendations for activities and ensuring virtually all of your needs are met. He is an excellent ally and connection to have while on vacation in a new place. Someone like Prince is integral to maximizing your experience and making sure that you're getting the best deal in the exploits you choose to undertake.
I would definitely recommend Frankie's Tours, a day-long boat tour with drinks/fishing/snorkeling included. Other obvious recommendations would include Pigeon Point, Crown Point, the beaches at Castara and Sunday School.
This is an amazing place to stay and relax privately, I truly cannot recommend it enough. Go meet Prince! He will definitely take care of you.
We will 100% be back.
Booking an unknown apartment can be gamble but Birdies Nest did not disappoint. The apartment was spotlessly clean with everything we needed. It was a peaceful private retreat with amazing views of the garden, pool and sea .Prince, our host could not be more obliging and would deal with any queries with a cheery disposition. It was also located not too far from the two golf courses in Tobago which was a bonus for us. Thank you Prince for sharing Birdies Nest with us. We shall be back. Will and Wendy
Such an awesome place to get away and relax. Great for kids and adults. Very clean and Prince is truly a Prince. Can't wait to go back...
After a lengthy internet search for hotels, we came across this little gem. We booked based on price and guest reviews (which were thankfully spot on). We were greeted at the ferry port with a personal taxi service(for a small extra cost). When we arrived, Prince welcomed us and took personal care to walk us through the apartment details. We were so impressed by the cleanliness and how much was provided (fresh linen, towels, full kitchen utensils, WiFi, satellite TV). All you really need is your clothes. But the real feature of this property is the infinity pool overlooking the ocean. You can't help but spend your day soaking in Mother Nature's wonder. To top it all off, Prince was an amazing host. His vast knowledge of the island and accessibility; you'll feel like you have a personal concierge. Everything you need is walking distance from the apartment or you can rent one of Prince's cars. It was undeniably one of my favourite vacations and we're from Trinidad via Toronto☺
Birdie's Nest is the most amazing place to stay. The apartments are kept spotlessly clean by Prince and his mother, and nothing is too much trouble for him. Prince visits most days to make sure everything is OK and immediately sorts out any small issues. The apartments are extremely well equipped - I can think of nothing else that would be needed. The pool is so clean and well maintained it is a real treat.
The apartments are at the end of a local road and right on the beach. They are quiet apart from the sound of the waves breaking which lull you to sleep at night. I cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough. Fabulous.
Lovely two bed, two bath apartment. Furnishings a bit tired but the place was spotlessly clean when we arrived. Very peaceful location, right next to the beach. The owner was very friendly and helpful and even took us to see a leatherback turtle laying her eggs on the beach one night. Would recommend hiring a car to get around, which you can do via the owner.