Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort Review

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Tobago Plantation Estate, Lowlands, Trinidad and Tobago
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Editor’s Review of Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort

When Christopher Columbus first sailed through the Caribbean and around the island which is now Tobago, he dubbed it Magdalena. This point, where the Magdalena Grand Hotel is now located, is where Columbus and his crew came closest to touching shore, thus the name of this magnificent, all-inclusive property.

Located on the Atlantic side of the island, the Magdalena Grand occupies more than 2 miles of beachfront and 112 acres on what was once a sugar plantation. The remains of the original sugar mill are located on the golf course between holes 16 and 17 and the design of a sugar mill is represented in a castle-like appearance of the wing of the hotel that houses the gift shops and a coffee shop.

With all of that
... more ocean and three pools, as well as a separate, dedicated pool for scuba training, the Magdalena Grand has just about everything a family looks for in a beach resort vacation. The children's program is seasonal, but even in the off-season, if management notices reservations for a number of families, special activities will be arranged, including a bouncy house on the grounds and other out-of-the-box offerings.

For families who appreciate nature and the environment, Hawksbill sea turtles lay eggs on the beach directly in front of the south wing. March to September is nesting season. If the turtles begin to hatch and move to the ocean, you can ask to be notified of this miracle of nature - an earth science lesson your children will not likely forget. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Oceanfront location
  • Sea turtle nesting site
  • All-inclusive rates
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Rooms

The Magdalena Grand has 178 guestrooms, including 22 one- and two- bedroom suites situated in two wings, each three stories high. Each and every room has an ocean view, although the north wing has more beach/ocean in sight. The south wing, while closest to the kids' club and playground, includes more gardening and landscaping with the ocean a few steps farther away. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace.

In addition to multi-room suites, most rooms connect to adjacent rooms. Two handicapped accessible rooms available.

Bathrooms, although a little tight for more than one person at a time, include a lighted make-up mirror and a separate tub and shower. Robes, slippers and an in-room safe are also provided, along with a mini-refrigerator and coffee/tea service.

Cribs are available at no charge; rollaways are $120 TTs or about $60 U.S. per night.

Standard Rooms
Available in king or two queens, these rooms are quite spacious with plenty of room for a rollaway or crib, as well as the extra paraphernalia of traveling with children. A family of five could make the space work for them. The 30-inch television could be a little bigger for the space. There's a lounge chair and desk, but the only table is on the patio.

Suites
Suites all come with a private Jacuzzi. Otherwise, one- and two-room suites are basically standard rooms connected by a parlor that includes a small table for games or electronic equipment, a large 51-inch TV and an extra full bathroom. The couch folds out for extra sleeping arrangements, which brings total accommodation of the suites to a possible of 10 people.

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