From the initial booking, to the return of the keys, dealing with the owners of Fragipani Villa was a flawless experience.
The location of the villa is perfect. Located in the gated complex of Samaan Grove, it is midway between:
Crown Point - the hot spot of Tobago. This area which includes beaches Store Bay and Pigeon Point, shops, restaurants, late night eateries and entertainment, and bars and nightlife.
Scarborough - the downtown area of Tobago which includes the ferry/cruise ship terminal, a beautiful water front area for dining and shopping, the local market for fresh produce, and just the local pulse and history of the island of Tobago.
Both of these areas are short, 5 - 10 minute drive from the villa.
It is also in close proximity to the mall, which is 5 minutes away, which includes shopping, dining, and a movie theatre, pharmacy, etc. It is a two minute drive to the fully stocked grocery store, Penny Savers, where one can pick up food to cook, snacks, and local products. The liquor store is also located inside of the Penny Savers, for those who may need it! LOL.
While the online pictures of the villa were lovely, nothing could have prepared us for the actual luxury and ambiance that Fragipani villa had to offer. All of the light/electronics switches were labeled, making it very easy to navigate within the home. From the lovely, classy decor to the kitchen amenities, and the washer and dryer.... there was no stone left unturned and every need we had, was met.
The bathrooms were modern and up to date, and the beds supportive, comfortable, and inviting to weary, post carnival bodies. The pool and gardens, are a perfect place to relax and reflect. I did not travel with children, but I did hear from a friend, that the owners, Brent and Karen, made sure that the villa was safe and child friendly, making it perfect for families.
The gated complex of Samaan Grove is very secure, and extra security is provided by the villa which includes as an electronic security gate, as well as an alarm system.
The owners were the perfect hosts in every way, even suggesting local places to get great food.
I would encourage anyone looking for a stellar villa experience to try Fragipani.
A WORD OF WARNING.... PLEASE DO NOT book on the dates that I want it, because I will be back!