Blue Waters Inn
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We arrived around 7:45pm to Port of Spain, Trinidad. We missed the last transfer flight to Tobago for the evening so we got a room at the Marriott Courtyard. Not the ideal for us, but since we were not familiar with Trinidad and the level of safety in the area, we decided to play it safe. When we arrive we found that our room had a view of their National Soccer Stadium. Given that we are in transit to the World Cup in Brazil, that was a fun thing to see, and ...
Blue Crab Restaurant
(868) 639 2737
Lunch Tues-friday 11:30-3:00pm
Dinner by reservation
Beautiful intimate restaurant that has inside or outside dining!!
Best restaurant in Tobago.
Owners: Alison & Kenny Sardinha
Check them out - you won't be disappointed! Food is divine!! Fresh local Tobagonian cuisine at its best ...
If your looking for pure relaxation and a total carefree holiday then Tobago is the place to visit
It has changed considerably from 7 years ago since my last visit. There are allot more shops, petrol stations and houses and there are now 2 new shopping malls. Not your usual size malls like those of the US or UK but you can still browse the few shops that are there. Its still a nice afternoon away from the beach.
... more extravagant than that. It wasn't until I became an adult that I really started to explore this world and what it has to offer.
It all started with an IMAX documentary about Mount Kilimanjaro. I was fascinated. I was hooked. I went home and booked my first big across-the-seas vacation. That same year, I booked an additional vacation to Thailand and then researched an even bigger trip to South America. ...
... in the area. They serve a dozen or more varieties of pizza and did not disappoint, although it seemed odd to be eating pizza in Tobago. James saved the day, however, by ordering the fruitti di mare variety, so at least we were eating seafood.
We ended the day with ocean and pool splashes then returned to the town of Buccoo for dinner. The El Pescador was another highly rated restaurant. As mentioned earlier, it ...
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Great ecotourist getaway!
A wonderful place for birdwatching, snorkelling, and relaxing. Great food in the restaurant. Hiking on the trails in the hills up the road from the hotel, with a couple of good birds (inc. White-flanked Antwren) that we saw nowhere else. Very helpful in arranging trips to Little Tobago (just offshore here), the rainforest, etc. Great place.
We visited the Blue Waters Inn in Sept 2002, the location was spectacular with the view across to Little Tobago and to lovely palm lined beach.. theres nothing like picking up a coconut that has just dropped from a tree and opening it up to dring the milk and eat the juicy flesh. The hotel was clean and the rooms perfectly adequate, we certainly did not go on holiday to sit in front of a TV screen and it was quite nice to be completely oblivious to what was happening in the outside world for 10 days. The staff were generally friendly and worked at the typical Carribbean pace...slow. I would be slow too working in the heat they endure all day, one downside was that some staff particlarly those belonging to the Dive school seem to have a problem with 'Uncle Sam man' visitiors, even though we are English and not American we are white and viewed with the same disdain as the American visitors, this however was not the view held by all, only a minority of locals.... those that do not like 'Uncle Sam man' visiting their Island should remember that a lot of money is generated by the tourist industry within Tobago and without this money the islands would be a much poorer place. The diving was excellent as we are both experienced divers, but definately not for beginners as there were some strong drifts, the dive operation was efficient but the attitude of the Dive Masters left something to be desired, having travelled to places such as Indonesia and Egypt where the DM's are friendly and never too busy trying to show up the guests this was a real let down. Overall the holiday was a pleasant experience and once you accept the attitude of some and let it wash over you ther is no reason why you should not have an excellent holiday and a fantastic diving experience.
This place is fabulous. We have traveled to many Caribbean destinations and keep returning to the BWI. If you are looking for a 5 star accommodation stay in Florida, Puerto Rico or one of the many cookie cutter hotels around the world. Yes, there is no room telephone or room television. However, if you are looking for a naturally beautiful hotel tucked in below the rain forest on its own private cove, ten feet from sparkling Batteaux Bay, where the waters are indeed every blue color imaginable, this hotel is truly unique. Rooms with typical Caribbean decor are not fancy but certainly clean and well maintained. The restaurant is surprisingly good, a blend of local Caribbean and continental style. During your day on the beach you may see the local fisherman deliver tonight's menu. The staff is super-friendly and the bar is a great place to hang out, play scrabble, or just view the gorgeous waters and Little Tobago Island beyond. Snorkeling from the dock is easy and among the best we have experienced in the Caribbean, the beach is excellent, and a wonderful dive shop is right on the property. We are not birders but appreciate the wonderful diversity even within the hotel property. The hotel is located 90 minutes from the main tourist areas and the back to nature location provides a great sense of quit, peace and relaxation. Blue Waters Inn is a great place to unwind and get away from it all. After all, is that not what vacations are for.
We stayed for a couple of nights at this hotel. It is very basic chalet type accommodation set right on a beautiful beach looking out to Little Tobago. There are wonderful walks nearby and beautiful birds, but the hotel was so basic. The floor in the restaurant was covered in sand and I slipped over going up to the buffet. We headed back to the south of the island where the hotels are much nicer and the beaches are beautiful. If you go on holiday to Tobago (I went twice last year), stay at the Kariwak Holistic Haven. It is wonderful with shuggy birds sharing your beakfast and humming birds entertaining you while you sit round the pool, and the food......well it is perfect! They have a wonderful outdoor jaccuzi with waterfalls which you can use all day and night-just lovely for star gazing!
Rundown , but very expensive!!
This was our first and last visit. The rooms were basic with lots of insects, the towels were old and hard, there were notices everywhere telling us what we must and must not do...especially with the bed cover!! it felt like being back at school!! The food was expensive and boring..very little choice.T he bar prices are double that of any other hotel we visited..not good if you are there for sometime. We spent a lot of money and got very poor value.
Nothing Fancy Just Something Wonderful.
It all depends what you're looking for. If you want fancy casinos, five star restaurants, dancing all night, champagne and caviar brought to your room 24/7 then Blue Waters Inn is NOT for you! If, like me, you want peace and quiet in a tropical island paradise, if you love the ocean and beautiful unspoiled coral reefs at your very doorstep then Blue Waters Inn is heaven on earth The food is o.k. The rooms are o.k. The nightly entertainment is non existent. The staff are great. The scuba diving is some of the best in the Caribbean. The place is to die for!!! It's nothing fancy just something wonderful.
We had booked 7 nights at the Blue Waters Inn in March 2001. We requested an A/C room and did not receive one. The walls in this hotel are very thin and sound carries terribly. Add to that most of the people staying here are bird people. If you are not a bird person please take my advice and stay somewhere else. There is nothing ruder than a bird person who thinks just because they are getting up at 5:30 to look for brown boobies that everyone else around them appreciates their big mouths on the balcony, outside your room door...etc etc etc. We stayed 3 nights and left. The restaurant staff seemed indifferent to the customers as well.....You really are isolated and there isn't really too many places to eat at this end of the island.