By Nerissa Hosein. Tobago, Tobago, Tobago. My beautiful escape and my heart’s favorite nesting ground. My husband, kids and I spent five glorious days on our sister isle last year end and it was an escape we all enjoyed. From our stay in Buccoo Reef Bliss to our wonderful day at Pigeon Point to our fun adventure with the staff and horses at Healing with Horses. It was another Tobago trip we will never forget.
Again, this year I needed to regroup. I needed to pause my life and find a moment to breathe fresh air. This year in particular was a hard year for me, personally. It was wrought with personal struggles, painful decisions, and poignant endings. I needed to stop for a moment for my life to heal. There is no better place for me to heal than Tobago. From the moment I reached, I felt ten years younger. I felt lighter and more at peace than I did all year.
Pleasant people in Buccoo village
Tobago is such a stark difference from Trinidad. If I didn’t know it, I would never guess it’s our sister isle. This time we chose not to stay on the airport side of the island but went into the town of Buccoo. It was a warm, wonderful experience. The people in the Buccoo village are so pleasant, friendly and relaxed. I felt like I was in the midst of country living at it’s best. Buccoo Reef Bliss was a small, very well kept hotel. The staff was very helpful and pleasant for our stay.
Good work at Healing with Horses
We were driving our car one morning and came upon some horses on the open road. We enquired about the establishment. Were invited to come to their park in the week to see and hear about the horses. It was very reasonable at TT$50 per person. There, we got to meet Veronica and the rest of the staff. They told us about their facility and all the good work they do at Healing with Horses. My kids thoroughly enjoyed the park. There were slides, swings, trampolines and of course the ponies. Petting the ponies may have been the highlight of the trip for them. I must say the staff at Healing with Horses was so pleasant and kind to the kids and the horses. It is definitely something we will do again when we get back.
Turquoise waters at Pigeon Point
Pigeon Point was another highlight. It always amazes me how turquoise the waters are. It was calm and peaceful. I almost didn’t mind the fact that I left the beach at least three shades darker than I came in. It didn’t even matter because I was so calm for those moments. I was there, nothing else mattered.
I was sad to leave Tobago this time. But I felt I was well rested enough to take on life in the new year. My kids were happy and healthy, my husband was by my side, and at the end of it all, my core family is all that mattered. Tobago always helps to remind me of what really matters. It’s the people that surround you and the memories you build in this world. Everything else will change at some point.
So until we meet again, my sweet, sweet sister isle, Thanks for the memories!!!
January 2017 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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