Blue Waters Inn
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... her puppy down the stairs. I suspect that these employees would rather spend the day sitting on a spike, covered from head to toe in wasps than informing us if they do indeed sell (delicious) Catch Bars. Come back, Basement Bouncers: all is forgiven.
2) Alcohol other than Rum
Please don't get me wrong: there are few drinks that are more enjoyable on a warm summer evening than a cool rum cocktail. However, ...
... may have provided sweet release from the deathly dull information being force-fed to us about the many ferns of Tobago. One of the first things I noticed was a lonely worker ant, cut off from its colony, hurling itself into a puddle, drowning itself. I sympathised.
Despite reading much about Tobago animals, (wild boars, ocelots and even anteaters are said to roam ...
... of shrugs, monosyllabic answers and conveniently-timed comas has really put across the impression that patients here don't seem to care that much about anything, never mind their health.
Despite the fact that Tobago appears to share one kidney, and that the island is on the verge of joining Atlantis at the bottom of the sea due to the obesity epidemic, very few patients seem to want to discuss a plan to get better. Perhaps they just don't want to talk to ...
... ability to get sunburned despite applying 17 layers of factor 50+
- Demonstrate ability to reply to the Medical School with a friendly message to maintain the illusion that they care about your travels and that you care about their attendance rules
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding that students in other medical schools exist during your elective and that no matter where they are from, they are obviously inferior, despite knowing a lot more medicine
... and mud. As we slalomed around the island like a drunk ski instructor, I noted that the 'roads' were about as straight as a John Barrowman/Justin Beieber collaboration, and had almost as many holes as the plot of the Dark Knight Rises.
Our subsequent afternoon on the beach was otherwise uneventful and played host to no events that I have deemed worthy for further pop-culture metaphor.
Learning Outcomes Achieved:
- Demonstrate ability ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Blue Waters Inn Northeast Coast
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.