Suite On Grafton Beach, Tobago, Caribbean - Shared Pool and Gardens With Direct Access to the Beach
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) and 2 on single beds in living area. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 6ft king size and fan, overlooking the sea (listen to the gentle surf breaking yards away). Bedroom 2 with 6ft king size (can split). Bedroom 3 made up as 2 singles can be put together to make a double All room with individual air conditioning.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - On outside terrace only.On outside terrace only.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
Special interest holidays:
Tobago is a breakaway from South America and not a volcanic island like most of the Caribbean Islands and therefore the flora and fauna is far more diverse, hence the rain forest hikes and bird watching trips available and the acknowledgement of this with the rain forests being protected since the 1800's. The island also has fantastic diving/snorkeling due to the rich sediment coming from the Orinoco. There is a fully equipped Padi dive school 200 yards along the beach from the suite. Grafton and the adjacent beaches are Turtle beaches, so at night you are on hand to go at night to see these wonderful creatures come on shore and lay their eggs.
Grafton beach is one of the prettiest on the island; it is on the sheltered Caribbean side yet has an enjoyable surf great for body boarding. The beach slopes gently so is easy to enter and the surf can be enjoyed whilst standing. Beyond the surf the bay is excellent for swimming and good snorkeling around Fort Bennet point. There are craft boutiques, beach restaurant/bar, a full padi dive centre 150 yards away. The premier seafood restaurant on the Island, The Seahorse Inn is 50 yards away.
The airport is about 20 mins drive. There are direct flights from Virgin, BA and BWIA whilst the charter airline Monarch flies all year at generally cheaper rates. Flight times around 8 hours, the island is 5 hours behind UK (and 50 years in terms of pace). Car hire can be arranged which will meet you at the airport and where you return it when leaving. Your own car is the best way to really discover Tobago.
Local grocery stores for essentials are a few mins walk from the suite but better shopping is at Morshead, 10 mins away off the Buccoo Road. Most afternoons after 4pm the roadside wall at Mount Irvine Bay 5 mins away becomes a fresh fish market and there is the weekly market in Scarborough on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tobago is simple and a place primarily to relax in. It has attractions but they are low key and natural such as the rainforest which is rich in nature and wildlife and some beautiful beaches with rain forest coming right down to meet them. There are water sports, bone fishing and boating trips at the southern end whilst the northern end of the island is almost deserted with a definite step back in time feel to Speyside and Charlottesville. The northern coast road is slow but pretty winding past beaches and communities as Englishman's Bay, Parlatuvier Bay and Bloody Bay. Tobago is a turtle island and one of the best diving locations in the Caribbean with huge soft corals, sponges and rich marine life from the nutrient rich waters from the Orinoco. The island of Little Tobago off Speyside is a dedicated bird sanctuary with over 50 types of tropical birds including the rare Bird of Paradise. Bone fishing and boating trips are available to catch Tarpin or tuna to put on the BBQ. There are a number of excellent restaurants and many simple way side snack bars. Whilst night life is not really a feature, the weekly Sunday School at Buccoo, 7 mins away is famous with music, dancing and liming which lasts from 7pm in the evening till the early hours!
- english, french
The owner, Jim Elliott, is British, a veterinary surgeon and property developer living in Somerset, UK. He is a keen scuba diver and sailor which drew him to the Island and consequently lead to him being one of the 8 original purchasers of this exclusive development.
Jim purchased this apartment in 2005
Why Jim chose Black Rock
Black Rock Dreams is the name of this exclusive 8 suite development directly situated on Grafton Beach. It the most beautiful of developments on the island and offers both swimming pool with gardens and direct access onto an attractive beach on the Caribbean side of the island.
What makes this apartment unique
Direct access to the beach without crossing any roads or having to drive. Direct views of the beach, sea and sunsets from it's terrace. Modern fittings and decor with its own fiber-broadband.