Sanctuary Villas Resort, Tobago

I love having a nose around hotels. I suppose there’s a sort of escapism in that, maybe a little daydreaming too. I’m actually not very well traveled so haven’t stayed in that many (though maybe more than some). We had a great time staying at Sanctuary Villas Resort in Tobago recently, though, so in case you’re a bit like me, I thought I’d show you around.

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The resort is a short distance from Mount Irvine beach, great for surfing, which is all Tobago means to Laurence.

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We stayed in the Hummingbird Villa, which sleeps eight in four bedrooms. We were actually seven adults, a child and a baby but our little family chose to share a – rather large – bed. Each villa has its own swimming pool and, with lots trees around, it all felt very private.

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It is self-catered and pretty much has everything you could need – even a laundry room. I really appreciate the attention that’s gone into the decor. From the colonial-style shutters to the paintings to the Caribbean floor tiles, the villa’s style is certainly considered.

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The bedrooms are basic but comfortable (apart from ridiculously huge pillows – ouch!).

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I want to show you this room but I’m also showing you that I don’t stand like a lady.

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It was so cool of my parents to take us here. They’d stayed at the same villa the year before with a lot of our extended family for my grandfather’s birthday (evidently no one else has cared to sign the guest book since!). I wouldn’t mind making this a yearly thing – would you?


  1. September 25, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    This looks so idyllic. I would totally make this a yearly thing. I think it’s also nice to have a holiday within a holiday home, if that makes sense? I sometimes feel like I’m not going on holiday when I’m visiting my family in Germany. Going somewhere else with my family however would make it feel more like a holiday, I think x
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  2. September 26, 2014 / 8:57 am

    That place looks like heaven! I love the style, everything about it actually … I can almost feel the lovely warm temperature. ps. I don’t stand like a lady either 😉

  3. September 26, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    What a lovely place to stay. I know of the resort but I’ve never stayed at it. Looks idyllic! Pleased to know that your trip went well :0)

  4. September 26, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    it looks amazing! Also laughed at that not standing like a lady comment haha, oh how I want to be there right now! xx
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  5. September 27, 2014 / 10:55 am

    Oh wow, that place really does look fab! I’m desperate for a hot & sunny holiday!

  6. September 28, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    Oh wow this place looks stunning – what a beautiful Villa and amazing pool – bet the two girls loved it! Also what a nice place to stay with family and self catering is a real bonus when travelling in a larger group – would love to stay there!

    Laura x
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