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?