Where to stay in Tobago in 2018
Around Crown Point
The lovely Bananaquit Apartments, Belleviste Apartments (self-catering), the Coco Reef Resort & Spa (all-inclusive), Crown Point Hotel, Kariwak Holistic Haven (for yoga, natural living, and delicious food), Sandy Point, the intimate Sunspree Resort (with pool, restaurant, and bar), and all-inclusive Tropikist Beach Hotel & Resort
The charming Miller’s Guest House (Buccoo); the recently upgraded and refurbished Mt Irvine Bay Resort (with its golf course, restaurants, and range of amenities); and — all around Black Rock — the luxurious Plantation Beach Villas (with direct access to Stonehaven Bay), Seahorse Inn, Le Grand Courland Resort & Spa (adults only), and — perfect for a group lime, reunion or family vacation — the opulent, full-service Villas at Stonehaven are perched on a hill with magnificent ocean views and lovely landscaped grounds
The Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort (all-inclusive options, three pools, kids club, multiple restaurants, golf course, and windswept beachfront)
A few of the places doing their bit for the environment — Castara Retreats; Cuffie River Nature Resort (near Runnemede); Adventure Eco Villas and Top o’ Tobago (in the hills above Arnos Vale); Footprints Eco Resort (Culloden); Villa Being (Arnos Vale); and for divers and birders, Blue Waters Inn and Top Rankin Guesthouse (Speyside)
Buy your place in the sun
Looking to buy your own piece of Tobago paradise? Check out agents like Caribbean Estates, Lands & Villas and Island Investments.
Price & availability
For much of the year, there is decent availability in Tobago. Like the rest of the Caribbean, peak season is November–April, including Carnival, Easter, and the Tobago Jazz Experience. Most long weekends and the school holiday period in July/August — inclusive of the Great Race and Great Fete weekends — are other times of high demand (particularly among locals taking a “staycation”). The average rate for guesthouses is US$60–70, and US$175–255 for hotels and resorts.
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Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort
Tobago is a naturally beautiful island with a spectacular rain forest, all types of watersports, beautiful beaches and friendly people. Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort is Tobago’s premier oceanfront resort with 178 deluxe oceanfront rooms and 22 suites, all featuring breathtaking ocean views from large private balconies and terraces. There are 3 oceanfront swimming pools, one just for adults, a PGA designed 18-hole golf course, tennis, spa services, a PADI 5-star dive center with its own training pool, nature trails, guest activities, a kids club, and a variety of dining options, including Pembois Restaurant & Terrace, Kali’na, Salaka Grill, Robinson Crusoe Pub, Tavaco Lounge, Bene Café, and Fairways Bar. Guests will discover nature at its best when they explore the Argyle Waterfalls and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, on record as the oldest legally protected forest reserve in the hemisphere. It is a fascinating place to visit, full of color, beautiful birds and magnificent trees. The island is also home to the magical waters of the Nylon Pool, as well as a cocoa plantation, a bird sanctuary and much more. For more information and reservations call 1-866-353-6222 or email Reservations@MagdalenaGrand.com.
Miller’s Guesthouse and Luvinia’s Resautrant are located in the southwest of Tobago in a tranquil setting overlooking Buccoo Bay, a departure point for the famous Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool. All our rooms have air conditioning, cable TV, free WiFi and the nearest swimming beach is just a stone’s throw away. www.millersguesthouse.com
Mount Irvine Bay Resort
The Mount Irvine Bay Resort is a boutique 100 room hotel spread over 154 acres carved from an 18th century sugar and coconut plantation. The hotel retains much of its old world charm with wide-open spaces, beautifully landscaped gardens, charming decor and breath-taking sea views. Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad Magazine rated Mount Irvine Bay Resort the Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destination for 2017.
The hotel offers a range of accommodation to chose from – standard rooms, superior rooms, suites and garden cottages. All accommodation offers excellent views of the pool, sea, or garden.
The Mount Irvine Bay Resort boasts one of the largest pools on the island with a swim up bar and restaurant built around an original sugar mill overlooking the pool and Caribbean Sea. The award-winning Mount Irvine Bay Golf Course is rated one of the most scenic in the world with sea views from every hole. World Golf Awards named Mount Irvine Bay Golf Course the best golf course in Tobago for 2015 and 2016.
The Mount Irvine Bay Resort is the perfect location to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate.
Plantation Beach Villas
A cluster of detached three bedroom villas sitting on a beautiful hillside by Stonehaven Bay, with a shared pool leading directly to Grafton Beach. Perfect for families and friends, with full reception and housekeeping services provided, plus meals cooked and other amenities on request. www.plantationbeachvillas.com
The Villas at Stonehaven
In the pristine natural beauty of Tobago’s west coast, on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, are the Villas at Stonehaven — a benchmark villa resort, a tropical hideaway bordering a protected bird sanctuary. Unwind in one of the 14 spacious villas, carefully set out in lush tropical gardens designed to ensure privacy. From your balcony or private infinity pool, immerse yourself in the sounds of the distant ocean, birdsong, and the whispering palms… Or savour the views, scents and sounds of the tropics from the vantage point of the on-site Pavilion Restaurant. www.stonehavenvillas.com