When you’re flying into Tobago, it’s easy to be entranced by the view of the reef ringing the southern tip of the island; shades of blue fanning out to meet a sharp line of white where the waves meet beds of coral. Although that fleeting view quickly disappears as the plane descends, no need to worry. At Eagles Base, you can continue to enjoy a soaring vantage point for the rest of your vacation.
With a unique location atop the lush folds of Orange Hill, Eagle’s Base is one of Tobago’s best-kept secrets and, oh, what a secret it is. After a short drive from the famed Mt. Irvine golf course, winding through green hillocks starkly defined against the blue sky, only a small wooden sign with the markings EB’ give its hidden location away. Driving up to the imposing wooden gates, you’re instantly struck with the sense that something grand is about to be unveiled. Entering the wide driveway, the spacious grounds are revealed while coconut trees rustle overhead in the Caribbean breeze. Your holiday has begun.
As you enter the quietly impressive villa, everything about it whispers, “Relax.” The nature-inspired décor, surfboards adorning the walls, Buddhas dotted around the rooms, and hammocks swinging lazily all beckon you to kick back and unwind—the combined effect is overwhelmingly peaceful. These charming touches throughout the property invite you to reconnect and embrace the tranquil setting. The open-aired design, wooden features, and high ceilings draw the outdoors in, creating a feeling of freedom and oneness with nature. The abundance of fruit trees on the property, laden with tropical treats for guests to hand pick, and distant sounds of roosters crowing while parrots fly overhead, all give the property that earthy feel.
There are six uniquely designed bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom, that sleep up to 15 guests, as well as a private, self-contained cottage in the grounds. The villa has a warm, homey atmosphere, perfect for family trips and large get-togethers. The crafted mahogany dining tables can seat up to 24 people, ideal for outdoor dinners overlooking the pool terrace and the rolling hills of the estate below, illuminated by a delightful lighting system at night. Don’t let the rustic charm fool you, though. The property is equipped with all the modern amenities one would expect, including WiFi, cable, and a stateof-the-art security system. The fully equipped kitchen and bar make catering for large groups a breeze, and the team of staff on hand are there to assist with any requests. If enjoying the perfect getaway isn’t enough, Eagle’s Base is also one of Tobago’s premier wedding destinations, for those who want to weave this magical place into their special day.
This spectacular property enjoys uninterrupted 180-degree views over the south of the island, from the palm-lined coast of Lowlands to the aquamarine waters of the Buccoo Reef, punctuated by Tobago’s most famous landmark, Pigeon Point. Framed by the stunning infinity pool below and Trinidad’s Northern Range over the horizon in the distance, this is one of the island’s most breath-taking views. Take in the wide expanse of the blue Caribbean sky, dramatic skyscapes, and stunning sunsets from this lofty location. Think the view disappears when the sun goes down? Think again. As twilight sets in, the twinkling lights of Tobago come to life below while moonlit skies and starry nights unfold above.
Eagle’s Base lies hidden amongst the centre of Tobago, a paradise within paradise. Renowned as the undiscovered gem of the Caribbean, Tobago is known for its laid-back vibe, rustic spirit, and boutique tourism scene, where visitors can get a true taste of the West Indies. With average temperatures of 29°C, a sunny climate, and a southerly location outside the hurricane belt, visitors can enjoy Trinidad’s sister isle throughout the year. This tiny island is only 26 miles long, but it is bursting with the must-haves on every holiday checklist: waterfalls, wildlife, secluded bays, picture-perfect sandy beaches, and exquisite diving, all topped off with the world’s oldest rainforest. In short, this is Instagram heaven.
Eagle’s Base’s excellent position makes it easy to explore this vibrant island. The popular beaches of Stonehaven and Mt. Irvine bay lie a short drive to the west, while the property sits at the start of the towering mountain range that runs along Tobago’s spine, home to nature resorts, birdwatcher retreats, and incredible mountain-biking and hiking trails.
Being perched between the east and west coasts of the islands means that day trips to the quieter north side of the island, along the routes on either side of the divisive ridge, are also easier to embark upon, with the sublime spots of Castara, Parlatuvier and Charlotteville to the west, and Speyside and Argyll on the east. Less than twenty minutes to the airport and the lively bars and restaurants of Crown Point area, Eagle’s Base enjoys all the amenities available on the south of the island, including the must-see Pigeon Point beach and its full range of water sport activities.
Address: Scarborough, Western Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago + 1 (868) 319 9394