Clean, green, and pristine: exploring one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems
By Michael M. Clements
Traveling to Tobago means forgoing all-inclusive over-the-top Caribbean mega-resorts for something more natural and less damaging to the environment. Still, it’s hard to trade luxury for sustainability every night, so my first stop after Delta’s convenient direct flight from Atlanta are the posh Villas at Stonehaven (www.stonehavenvillas.com).
Built into a steep incline overlooking scenic Stonehaven Bay on the leeward side of the island, the property consists of 14 spacious 3,700-square-foot luxury villas built in an 18th-century French Colonial style. All have large living areas, 50-foot covered verandahs, private pools, fully-equipped kitchens (a chef comes each morning to prepare breakfast), and three large air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. When celebrities like Stevie Wonder visit, they stay here. Tip: Book Stevie’s favorite villa, the Eagle’s Nest, located at the property’s highest point.