Mahogany Villa is definitely one of the most comfortable and relaxing homes that we have ever stayed in. We felt 'at home' right away. Like other guests stated, even before the stay both owners, Reg and Su, and manager, Liz, were super helpful and welcoming. Germaine, the housekeeper, and Wayne, the groundsman/security guard, made you feel well taken care of and secure. 'Brownie', the security watch dog, was such a warm pet to come 'home' too. She would wag her tail and come greet us as we came home from a wonderful day of activity on the island. We absolutely loved the home! It had so many warm features, and practical items for days out, like the cooler and ice packs. Also, for days in, like books, magazines, comfortable seating, and cable tv. For evenings in, beautiful little lights around the veranda automatically came on adding a romantic ambiance. We even entertained guests who own an Italian restaurant on the island, and they loved 'our home'. Thank you so much, Reg and Su, for allowing us the wonderful opportunity to share your home. We can't wait to get back to Mahogany Villa, our new 'home away from home'! :)
We spent two glorious weeks in Mahogany Villa beginning in the last few days of February. We were met at the airport by Shawn who handed over the car that we had hired from Mr Cars. Shawn very helpfully, and unexpectedly, led us to the villa in his car where we were met by Liz Sloper the Villa Manager who showed us where everything was. Liz was unobtrusively helpful throughout our stay particularly in recovering a small bag containing valuables that I had stupidly left on the pavement just outside airport arrivals.
The villa is beautifully appointed, equipped with everything that one could need. Its setting on the fringe of the golf course is superb. The large verandah looks out over the golf course and is visited by many different birds including humming birds and Mot-Mots. A short walk across the course, amongst coconut palms and other exotic trees, leads to the pretty sandy Mount Irvine beach where most days we swam and bought excellent fresh fish from a shore-side stall. The house keeper, Germaine, maintains the immaculate condition of the villa, arriving every day if asked. Wayne the gardner takes very good care of the outside of the house, the pool and the garden itself.
Tobago is a beautiful island. The pleasure of relaxing in and around the villa meant that we did not see any where near all of it. However, we very much enjoyed the classical palm fringed beaches on the Caribbean coast and our guided walk in the rain forest.
We’re a family of 5 from the UK and we spent a couple of weeks at Mahogany Villa in November/December 2017.
Primarily we sought a relaxing holiday in the sunshine with enough activities to satisfy our spirits of adventure. We were not disappointed.
Mahogany Villa is comfortable, spacious and airy with a huge veranda, a private jacuzzi and a 20m pool which we luckily had completely to ourselves. It was a great base for a peaceful holiday in a tropical location.
Located just outside the busy Pigeon Point area to the south and within easy reach of the of the capital to the west, it was a convenient place from which to embark on our daily trips. A car was a necessity but the shops, beaches, bars and restaurants are only a short drive away. We especially liked the beaches around Mt Irvine Bay. They were absolutely beautiful especially early in the morning or in the evening as the sun sets.
There was a lot to do: walking, swimming, snorkelling, diving (Speyside was best), surfing and driving all the way around the island.
We’d thoroughly recommend:
1) The Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve (Arnos Vale) where the hummingbirds were flying all around and right next to you – take a slow motion video!
2) A dive trip from Speyside with a stop on Goat Island and lunch at Jemma’s Treehouse.
3) A dive trip using Black Rock Divers in Mt Irvine Bay. Marcus, the owner/dive leader, was a mine of information and extremely helpful.
4) A visit to “Sunday School” at Buccoo – nothing religious. It’s a weekly street party with lots of local food and an amazing steel band – a fantastic atmosphere.
5) A visit to Fort King George in Scarborough. A fascinating museum with great views.
6) Visits to Waves in Grafton Bay – great views and lunches.
7) Just simply driving around the island and visiting the many glorious bays with their panoramic views.
We didn’t have time for a tour of the ancient rainforest nor the waterfalls. There’s a lot more to see and do but, hey, we’ll do them next time!
Absolute stunning island with plenty to do....rain forest walks,snorkelling,diving,surfing,amazing wildlife with birds that almost eat out of your hand.
Villa was set in beautiful gardens next to the golf course.Amazing veranda with jacuzzi and much needed hammock! Home to home villa very welcoming.
Within walking distance to a lovely beach and amenities.
We visited with our three teenage boys and found plenty of room for all of us.
Shared pool good size.
When we arrived we were greeted by Liz, she showed us round the villa- very friendly and was always a phone call away, if ever we needed anything. The villa itself was stunning, very spacious downstairs area with a great ensuite bedroom, the outside area with the hammock and private jauccuzi was amazing- so relaxing! The resort was very peaceful during our stay. Wayne, security guard, was very friendly and gave us great tips.
Over all- it was one of the best holidays we've ever had, we have fallen in love with the island and the villa. Cant praise it enough!!