by Diana Lambdin Meyer
For families on a budget who just want to spend some quiet time on the beach, this Tobago hotel is for you. The kids’ club is open to children 4 years old and up and in-room baby-sitting is an option. Two restaurants, a pool and water sports make this a good choice.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids' club
- White sand Caribbean beach
- Family Comfort Rooms
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Onsite Dining
The front desk staff and the greeter at the front door must improve on the way hotel visitors are greeted. Employees seem very unpleasant and unwelcoming to patrons.
Employees were also heard arguing loudly with each other in the hall way. This is also testimony to their generally unwelcoming demeanor.
The place however is clean and the room is comfortable.
On our arrival we were pleasantly greeted by the staff. The receptionist at the desk was nice and helpful. Very easy check in. Our room was not ready but while we waited we got a rum punch. The choices were fruit punch or rum punch. We got a leaflet explaining the all inclusive stay etc.
The bell boy found us at the pool and took us to our room. We had room 216. It is upstairs with a view of the ocean, garden and the back of the beach shack.
The room was quite large. We had a king sized bed. The TV had a few channels but that's usual for Tobago cable. We easily accessed wifi in the room, by the pool and reception area. It was iffy at Courlanders eating area and by the bar. We had no issues with the a/c. It was in fact quite cold. There is a tiled floor throughout the room.
The Kiskidee Restaurant and Crusoes Bar were not open during our stay.
The breakfast options were quite good. Lunch was ok. Dinner a bit more varied. Servers were a bit slow with drinks.
The pool was huge and so is the area around it. There is also a wading pool for little kids. Plenty chairs and lounges. They need more umbrellas. There is a hot tub which is not hut. Cute bridge over the pool to access it. You can get pool towels at the reception desk. My only complaint is that the pool opens 9am and closes 6pm. That's 2 short. Lol
The bars...by Courlanders and the beach hut were always open and very varied. The bartenders were so nice. They were not slow. I liked all of them especially David at the beach hut. There was a bartender of Chinese descent and he was so sour and rude. He was the exception to the staff. The signature drink is so delicious.
The beach is long and smooth. The sand is dark coloured. The ocean is also smooth and calm. No waves. The sand underfoot is so silky.
The sales people on the beach do not bother guests. And if they do the security guards quickly scare them off.
There was a steelpan guy on Friday night and limbo on Saturday night after dinner.
On Sunday, there was a lady selling jewellery close to the pool bar. Nice to buy souvenir items when at an all inclusive.
There is a souvenir shop on the premises. I would suggest a little convenience store to buy snacks etc.
Overall the hotel needs some upgrades. It is not new or modern.
Another complaint is the Trini guests. Their behavior is off putting and there were lots of them. I didn't except that kind of uncouth behavior at the resort. I guess I can't choose the guests at the resort. Despite the disadvantages I set
out, I will return. Its value for your money.
Good job Starfish mgt team and staff.