2 weeks of unspoilt bliss, no buzzers and bells, no glitz and glamour, no evening entertainment , just peace, naturally persevered beauty.
The blue water inn is set in an secluded bay so the waters are warm and calm, there is no different in the sea state between the Atlantic side and caribbean side in fact the Caribbean side was rougher on our visit.
The transfer time from airport is about 1 hour 20 mins , but well well worth the ride, Prince our driver was pleasant and helpful.
Our room was outstanding for the star rating of this hotel. Only wish free water was freely available to guest at all times, due to the tropical heat as a courtesy gesture, we all know how much we should drink and with small bottles of water at £1.00 a bottle it can work out pretty expensive.
I have read many reports about the staff here and yes I agree to a point there are some issues about interaction with guest
I don't believe after spending time here that this is done deliberately or to be rude, I got to know 2 members of staff that I personally had issues with over the first 3 days, they are younger female bar/ waiting staff. If you interact with them they really can't do enough for you.
Remember, these people come from a small village are not corporate trained , which do you know what, IS ALL PART OF THE CHARM OF THIS PLACE.
JASON, the operations manager just blew us away, he is on site 24/7 hes approachable, knowledgable and has an amazing respect and pride in this jewel of tobago.
He's fully aware of all the issues mentioned in these reports and is working tirelessly daily, weekly and monthly to improve every ones experience here at blue water.
Dont change it too much Jason, its near perfect as it is.
THE DIVE SCHOOL, there is too much of a party atmosphere going on outside the dive school at times with staff shouting and carrying on between dives. It comes over as very unprofessional and needs reining in.
BREAKFAST.. Plenty to eat and cooked breakfast cooked for you as you order, but it is made impossible to cater for when geust who are on half board are removing fruits, cakes muffins etc from breakfast bar to have for there lunch rendering the breakfast bar stripped bare by 8 am. This needs to be controlled, if you can afford to holiday here, you can afford to buy some lunch!
ERICA you deserve a gold medal, your service to guest goes up and above whats expected and you should run your own staff training program because you got it all going on girl. Jason you need to work with this girl, maybe promotion to front of house manager is the way forward with Erica leading the front of house team.
Pinky, avion , rhinan your brilliant keep doing what your doing youve got it just perfect.
JASON CHEF, amazing food, amazing chef, goes just the extra mile, mingling with every one, helping with dietary needs , even waiting table. Can't praise his attitude and commitment to his job enough.
So to sum up, if you want calm, unspoilt, natural beauty with good food, good diving, good bird watching, quality rooms and to just be left alone to relax unwind and chill out, this is for you, if you want tobago with buzzers and bells American style its just the wrong place, I know where I'd rather be. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AND DONT STOP WHAT YOUR DOING, YOUR DOING IT WELL . THANK YOU FOR THE BEST 2 WEEKS OF MY LIFE.XX
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With just 38 guest rooms and bungalows, Blue Waters Inn sits in 42 acres of tropical gardens directly on the beach at Batteaux Bay, Speyside, Tobago. Getting to us takes approximately 85 minutes from the airport. Speyside is super relaxed with quick access to the Main Ridge rainforest and the key underwater sites of the island. Twitchers and divers / snorkellers are very well catered for and the hotel is perfect for those wishing to simply switch off and enjoy the hotels tranquil location. The beach shelves gently and is considered safe for bathing. Lay by the pool or in the open air jacuzzi and admire the view across Batteaux Bay towards Bird Island and Little Tobago in the near distance. Learn to dive at our 5 star PADI dive centre complete with 2 Newton dive boats or explore the rainforest with one of the local guides. All our rooms are air-conditioned and face the sea. Most offer fabulous sea views and are only a few steps from the sand. The One and Two Bungalows are bigger and offer either one or two bedrooms. These are located a few steps from the beach have a patio. Deluxe Oceanview Studios are also very spacious and have an open plan kitchen / living room. Inter-connecting rooms are available for families needing more space. The fabulous Driftdeck offers dining alfresco with views straight out across the bay whilst the more elegant "Aqua" offers fine cuisine two or more nights per week. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Waters Hotel Northeast Coast
- Blue Waters Inn Tobago