Le Grand Courlan Resort & Spa

Shirvan Rd, Black Rock, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean | 3 star resort
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Blue Crab Restaurant

A travel blog entry by love2fly247


Blue Crab Restaurant
Robinson Street
West Indies
(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 ...

Tobago is SWEET!!

A travel blog entry by love2fly247


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.


#60days 60 Days in Paradise contest

A travel blog entry by jetsetjunkie

I am an adventurous individual, always seeking new experiences and destinations. I am outgoing and optimistic. I am at one with nature, a dog lover and foster, and I am happiest mid-adventure; whether travelling or simply trying something new at home.

Growing up with a family of sports and outdoor enthusiasts made me the adventurous person I am today. My family went to the "regular" Disneyland-type trips, ...

Tobago farewell

A travel blog entry by andy_n


... 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 ...

Bachacks on parade

A travel blog entry by andy_n


In researching things to do in Tobago, one priority was clear. The Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve was created, amazingly, by an ordinance in British Parliament in 1776, making it the world's oldest such reserve, we are told. Ted and Alison are both professional biologists and foresters so a guided tour of this tropical rain forest was not to be missed.

There was a poster in the reception area of our hotel that promoted ...

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This 3 star resort, located on Shirvan Rd, Black Rock, is near Pigeon Point Beach, Nylon Pool, Fort King George, and Store Bay.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Le Grand Courlan Resort & Spa Black Rock

    Great Holiday


    Stayed for two weeks Aug/Sept 2003. Had a great holiday. The accommodation, the staff, the food and the service were top notch. And the daily spa treatments were just the icing on the cake. Also, as a single traveller I often find that I can be forgotten but not here - the staff ensured that I received at least the same, if not more attention so that my holiday was made all the more memorable.

    My 4th and best trip to Tobago


    This was my 4th visit to Tobago (first to this hotel) it was my wife and stepsons first. We have visited 4 other islands and this is our favorite. We had seen a number of negative reports about the hotel before leaving but were pleased to find our impression differed. The island had changed little in the 6 years since I was last there. We found the hotel good, the staff excellent, the food was good and varied. The fresh fruit served at breakfast was excellent. The Spa treatments were great and changes in timings and treatments were possible. I would certainly return to this hotel.

    Not all that...


    We spent the second week of our honeymoon here, after spending a great week in Barbados.

    The hotel was quiet & well presented and we were looking forward to a lazy week of pampering.

    But, the staff here really let it down. They're not laid back, just slow and un-caring.

    Drinks & food in the restaurants take ages to come, and the accuracy on your order is poor too.

    We enjoyed the week, but wished we had stayed in Barbados.

    Wouldn't recommend this hotel.

    Great base for visiting Tobago


    Le Grand Courlan has a wonderful site on the beautiful and unspoiled Caribbean side of Tobago. The hotel facilities are fine but, as noted by other reviewers, are in need of some general maintenance and sprucing up.

    Things must have changed


    My husband and I have just returned from 2 weeks at Le Grand Courlan and , despite the brochure speak sounding so good, we had read the reviews on this site and were a little apprehensive to say the least.

    Sadly not maintained


    This hotel gives the impression that it was once grand but has sadly been left to decline. The staff though friendly provided an extremely slow service. Reception were particularly unhelpful, when we asked to have bottled water in the room we were told that we had to buy it from the shop as they did not supply it, yet other rooms were supplied with water. The a la cart resturant was self service buffet due to staff shortages. However the Bestro downstairs had excellent service and food. The spa only provided 15 - 20 minute treatments with many not available even when we offered to pay for them. Rooms were only given a cursory clean. The Hotel rates itself as one of the most luxurious spa hotels in the Caribbean this is most definatly is not.

    This hotel makes Fawlty Towers look organised.


    5 star prices with 2-3star service and facilities. Spa is either closed, treatments cancelled or altered and no alternative given-they choose not you. Not all treatments listed in brochures are available or if they are it is at an extra charge. Staff shortages result in slow service and A la Carte becoming a buffet. Water restrictions are in force in the dry season but it is still possible to purchase extra water but this hotel didn't while we were there. We were eventually supplied with 5 gallon water containers in our room. Staff try but VERY badly managed. Go to Tobago but NOT to this hotel!!

    A disappointing experience


    After a long flight it was disappointing to be shown to our room, to find that the outside Garden Jacuzzi was unuseable, dirty and full of green algae. The relevent chemicals were added the next day after we had complained, but the tiles and surrounding area were not cleaned all week. The standard of the restaurant food was good, and the service was generally prompt and friendly, but again this was spoilt by the general level of cleanliness, with tablecloths left in place despite food stains.The pool area and bars were pleasant and the service was good, but the beach area was very poor. The beach loungers were dirty and broken, the area was strewn with litter, and there was no help in carrying the loungers. Particularly disappointing was the Spa. There was no choice in the pre-allocated half hour appointments, and many of them lasted no more than 10 - 15 minutes. Because of lack of towels and water, which was only available in the hotel for a limited number of hours a day, treatments were cancelled without warning, and the general atmosphere was of "couldn`t care less". Certainly not the promised relaxing experience.The hotel has all the facilities in place to be first rate, but is spoilt by the lack of attention to detail, and general cleanliness. Despite it being the dry season during our visit, other hotels did not suffer the same water shortage, and this again needs to be addressed if the hotel wants to encourage repeat visits.

    Wedding in December


    I would like to express my thanks to everyone at Grand Courlan who did such a wonderful job of looking after my wedding guests in December! I would like to thank them very much for the excellent service and care that the managers and staff gave them, and also everything that was done to assist me personally with holding my wedding in the garden next door. An absolutely excellent time was reported by all! The wedding was completely lovely and we all had a fabulous weekend! I cannot thank them enough for all of the help with the guests bookings, the honey-night room, the boothes, the advice, etc, etc.

    Slow, but nice...


    In tobago the make an art form out of being slow... the Phrase 'on tobago time' is widely over-used, as an excuse for poor customer service. In general though the service was very friendly.. just slow.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Le Grand Courlan Resort & Spa Black Rock

    3.00 of 5 stars Good