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Tamarind House Villa, Parlatuvier

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Tamarind House Villa is situated on the leeward coast of Tobago in the beautiful fishing village of Parlatuvier. It is suitable for small groups, couples and families who enjoy a relaxed lifestyle away from commercial tourist areas. The villa overlooks the bay on one side and pristine tropical rainforest on the other. Guests will have sole occupancy of the house, pool and gardens.

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Please be aware that Parlatuvier is a fishing village occupied largely by Tobagonian people, with a few holiday rental properties in the mix. The local people rise with the sun and start work early.
Parlatuvier one of the most photogenic bays in Tobago and is frequently featured in advertisements for the island.
Tamarind House Villa is situated on the leeward coast of Tobago in the beautiful fishing village of Parlatuvier. It is suitable for small groups, couples and families who enjoy a relaxed lifestyle away from commercial tourist areas. The villa overlooks the bay on one side and pristine tropical rainforest on the other. Guests will have sole occupancy of the house, pool and gardens.

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Parlatuvier, Eastern Tobago, Trinité-et-Tobago

WELCOME TO TAMARIND HOUSE AND TO TOBAGO

We hope that your stay is truly enjoyable and that your tropical island
experience will be everything you dreamed it would be.

Our property manager, Sharon is at your service for any special requests or questions
you may have during your stay. Her contact number is :-

Sharon Horsford Cell 001 868 396 8459

Please also take time to read the house rules and guidelines included in our
information pack at the house.

We have left some literature containing contact numbers for a variety of activities
within the area ranging from forest tours, boat trips, diving, and island tours. Sharon
may be able to put you in touch with local guides for the activities you are interested
in so please don’t hesitate to ask.

Below are some of our suggestions:-

Rain Forest Tours

The forest to the rear of the house is one of the oldest protected tropical rain forests
in the Western Hemisphere and well worthy of an informative guided tour. These
tours range from 1ó to 3 hours depending on your requirements. In our experience,
the best time to optimise these tours is between 07:00 and 07:30 am when bird
activity is at its peak. We recommend Fitzroy Quamina for the forest tours (868) 763-
2524 / 660-7836. Please ensure you understand Fitzroy’s charges, which are usually quoted per person, before you embark on a tour – and don’t be afraid to ask for a discount if there are a few of you.

Swimming and Snorkelling

Parlatuvier Bay is excellent for both swimming and snorkelling, especially during the
day from early morning to mid afternoon, when the sun is high, visibility is good and
the fishing boats are out at sea. The jetty has been recently modified to
accommodate larger fishing boats and to provide facilities for the local fishermen who
ply the waters between Charlotteville and Castara. Once the boats are back the jetty
becomes a production line of fishermen gutting, filleting, weighing and selling the fish.
Most days hundreds of fish of all shapes and sizes can be seen from the jetty,
grabbing morsels from the fisherman’s catch. If you are in the water when the boats
are due to return, please be mindful of making yourself visible to the crew. We advise
keeping over to the right hand side where it is too shallow for the boats. Please
exercise caution when swimming over the reef to avoid causing damage to the reef or
to your self – skin contact with some corals (e.g. Fire Coral) can cause burning or
itching and may need treating with anti-histamine.

Englishman’s Bay is 10 minutes drive from Parlatuvier and is a fantastic place to
while away the day. Food, local crafts and ice creams are sold by the beach.
NB Conde Naste travel magazine once voted this beach one of the top 10 beaches of
the world due to the unspoilt nature of its location… make up your own mind.



Castara, the only real “resort” on the upper Caribbean side has two beautiful golden
sand beaches both great for swimming. Big Bay is the focus of the village and is
where, first thing in the morning, fishermen may be seen pulling in their nets. Little

Bay, also known as Heavenly Bay, is more secluded and great for snorkelling. Castara
is a useful place to visit for lunch and the closest village with a small choice of
restaurants open in the evening.

Waterfalls

There are a number of beautiful waterfalls in the area, and one of them is only a 10
minute walk away from Tamarind House. Turn left at the bottom of the drive, cross
the road, and take the grassy track opposite the end of Jetty road. When you reach
the shallow stream, cross to the other side and turn left keeping close to the water’s
edge until you reach the pool at the bottom of the fall. If you are feeling adventurous
is possible to climb the rocks to reach more pools higher up.

Fishing Trips

Ask Sharon. André, her brother is a highly skilled fisherman who regularly takes
visitors out for a few hours adventure in his fishing pirogue.

NB In the interests of safety of all our guests, we urge you to exercise sensible
caution when visiting beaches or other attractions anywhere in Tobago. Please do not
leave belongings unattended or wander into remote areas alone – particularly after
dark. If taking tours, fishing trips etc please go with an official guide and/or one who
is known to us – Sharon will usually be able to advise.

Eating Out

We can recommend most of the “restaurants” in the locality, but please don’t expect
European / North American cuisine standards. Instead you will find in each a similar
variety of fresh, well seasoned, simple and honest local food, usually fish, shrimp,
chicken, lamb and pork with a number of delicious vegetable, rice and pasta
accompaniments. During the low season you may find the lunchtime choice rather
limited but, if nothing else, there will always be freshly cooked fish, shrimp or chicken
and chips on offer. NB. Local restaurants rarely display meal prices and failure to
enquire before ordering could lead to a “surprise”. Best to check first especially with
more exotic foods , for example, Lobster, local crayfish etc.

The orange painted “Parlatuvier Tourist Resort”, has a bar selling alcoholic and soft
drinks, and snack style meals such as fish or chicken and chips.

Glasgow’s Bar, with lookout over Parlatuvier Bay is a great spot for lunchtime and
evening drinks and and is open for food most lunchtimes. Regular “lime” on Saturday
nights sometimes with free food.

The only other options in Parlatuvier are local lunches and rotis available from Joanne
who operates from her house on the beach, just around from “Parlatuvier Tourist
Resort” and the village school. Or, Sharon will be happy to cook delicious food for you
at home. In both cases it is essential to give at least a day’s notice to ensure you
don’t go hungry.

Sharon: (868) 396 8459 Joanne: (868) 333 6109 / 485 3528





The next closest venue is Sunshine Restaurant 3 miles up the road in Bloody Bay
(turn left at the junction and there is a restaurant just down on the left side). The
proprietor, Vaness, is sometimes open for evening meals but best to arrange in
advance. And also, for lunchtime fare, Eula’s Restaurant which is right on the beach
at Englishmans Bay – about the same distance away. Look out for a signpost on the
left hand side of the road which points to a rough dirt track leading to the bay.

Worthy of mention are:-

Castara Retreats Restaurant, Castara Retreats, North Side Road, Castara Tel: 766
1010
In our opinion the best restaurant for miles, and within easy reach of Parlatuvier. A
recent reviewer sums it up …. “Wherever you are staying in Tobago, you MUST eat
here - very good food and a stunningly beautiful view over the sea and the small
fishing village of Castara. You lunch or dine on the covered deck, watching the Royal
terns and the Frigate birds over the sea and three kinds of humming birds hovering
round their feeders right in front of you. Try to go at sunset - magical! An excellent
range of cocktails (with or without alcohol, some of them Kenny's own recipes), and a
good menu of locally sourced food, including fresh fish, chicken and steak. The
welcome is warm, the service efficient and the food excellent. No wonder we went
back several times! Cost ~ TTD200 - 250 for 3 course meal and coffee


Boat House Restaurant, Depot Road, Little Bay, Castara Tel: 483 0964
Wednesday night is music night. TTD200 per person includes food, rum punch, soft
drinks and great steel pan, African drums and “steamy” limbo dancing. Well worth it
if you are prepared to pay the price for the only regular entertainment in the area.
They are also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, Closed
Saturday, Pizza and Pelau on Sunday. Cash only.


Marguarite’s Local Cuisine, Main Road, Castara
Located next to the school at the start of the village centre. Very good local food.
Fish & Chips and excellent home-baked pizza. Take-away service. No alcohol licence,
but you can take your own beer and wine, but not spirits. Cash only.


Cuffie River Nature Retreat, Runnemede Tel: 660-0505
Situated on the edge of the rainforest in Runnemede river valley, the retreat is
reached via a long track fringed by bamboo, heliconia and ancient tropical trees.
Good Caribbean cuisine. Reservations are required for dinner and advisable for
lunch. High tea, refreshments and nature tours are also available.


The Coffee Shop, Main Road, Castara
Open throughout the day from breakfast onwards. A great place to stop for tea,
coffee, sandwiches, cake and ice cream if you are passing through.


Eating In

Fresh fish is available for purchase down at the jetty or from the beach, when the
fishing boats return, normally around 15:30 till about 17:30 hrs. The fishermen will
always gut the fish, and are usually willing to fillet or cut into portions if the fish is
large enough and if you find this a daunting task. If you are concerned about
approaching the fishermen yourself it is worth asking Sharon to purchase on your
behalf – but please let her know in advance.

“Imbies” variety store by the jetty, which has always sold fishing line, hooks, and
other related items, has recently increased its stock to include beer, soft drinks, a
small selection of frozen meats, basic vegetables and dairy goods, as well as a useful
selection of store cupboard items and snacks. Glasgow’s Bar also stocks a few bits.
We suggest you stock up on fruit, vegetables and other fresh food as you come across
it on your travels. It is difficult to predict exactly what you will find and where –
enterprising locals regularly set up stalls which disappear again virtually overnight!
Depending on what is in season during your stay, you may even be able to gather
deliciously ripe fruits which have fallen by the roadside.

Any more “specialised” groceries you require can be found in the numerous
supermarkets and stores in the Scarborough area. OR, Pablo’s supermarket at
Argyle, a much shorter drive across the Main Ridge via Roxborough, and a great
recent discovery of ours.

Bags of ice can at most times be bought at “Imbies” by the jetty and at “Glasgows
Bar” at the top of the hill leading towards Castara.

Vehicle Hire

Should you require vehicle rental for the duration of your stay or for just an odd day
or two we recommend you contact the following local company who will deliver a car
to Tamarind House from their base in Castara, :-

Taylors Rental, Castara (868) 760 6357 or 354 5743
Web: www.taylorstobagoautorental.com

However, if you have no luck with the above there are a number of alternatives based
in the more populated areas of the island.

Of these, our preferred company is:-
Sheppy’s Car Rental Services (868) 639 1543 or 631 8277 or 680 8931 (cell)

Most of the car hire companies charge around $US10 per day Collision Damage
Waiver which is a considerable extra expense. Our suggestion is that you consider
taking out an “insurance for car hire abroad” before you leave home. In our
experience this is a lot more cost effective – there are a few companies offering this
cover over the internet.





Petrol (Gas) Stations - Please note that there are currently NO petrol stations along
the Caribbean coast or over the Main Ridge forest reserve - in fact, until the station at
Castara is completed there is nothing between Plymouth and Roxborough. At around
30p per litre, fuel is cheap, so make sure you top up whenever you get the chance.

Crown Point – on the Milford Road between Pigeon Point and Canaan.

Carnbee – on the road between Buccoo and Lambeau, east of Carnbee village

Scarborough – Tobago's largest filling station (opened end of 2006) is located on the
south side of the Claude Noel Highway as you approach Scarborough. There are two
smaller stations on the on the sea front, south of the centre of town.

Plymouth – drive into the middle of the village and ask if you don't see it.

Roxborough – just keep on the coast road.

Charlotteville – less than obvious, but next door to the fishing co-operative.

Cash (ATM) Machines
Providing you have notified your bank that you will be travelling to Tobago, the best
way to obtain local currency is via an ATM / ABM (Automatic Banking Machine) using a
debit or credit card (obviously you will need to take into account your card provider’s
charges). Generally the rates are favourable and you are less likely to be “ripped off”.

ATM Facilities outside of the main tourist areas in the South West can be found in
Castara, Charlotteville and Roxborough. NB: due to the remoteness of these
machines they sometimes run out of money.

The above is only a small “taster” of what’s available right on your doorstep,
the rest we leave up to you to discover. May the Sun Gods shine upon you!

Nick Edwards and Lesley Finbow
WELCOME TO TAMARIND HOUSE AND TO TOBAGO

We hope that your stay is truly enjoyable and that your tropical island
experience will be everything you dreamed it would be.

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I am from Suffolk UK, married to Nick who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. We have a second home there by the sea and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle (when we are not busy fixing up our home to keep standards high for our rental guests). We enjoy travel to European cities in pursuit of art, culture and simply just a change of scene. We also enjoy outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, skiing, water sports, and in my husbands case, marathon running. Some favourite cities are New York, Rome, Berlin, Venice, London, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.
I am from Suffolk UK, married to Nick who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. We have a second home there by the sea and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle (when we are not busy…
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