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Turtle Beach by Rex Resorts
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Plymouth
Shrewsbury
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“It is what it is”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

A beautiful location on the beach where turtles come up to lay their eggs at certain times of the year and we were lucky to witness this...once you slow down to Caribbean time all is hunky dory.

Food is Ok without being fabulous.. suited us fine plenty of fish and vegetables but lots of meat dishes too for the carnivorous, drinks under the all inclusive package are what you would expect ...passable. Rooms are comfortable and reasonably well equipped with hairdryers and t.v (although ours did not work) but we came to relax and read so no big deal. Service was Ok and mostly with a smile...

We hired a car for two days and explored the island and enjoyed our time doing so, in fact we were more than amazed at how much rain forest and wilderness there was. Englishman's bay and Parlatuvier bay were two of our favourites.

Only negative was being hassled to buy trips by so called tour guides from the beach but after a week and they realised you were not new ..that eased off.....my wife was physically hassled by one chap on a walk we had along the beach to Plymouth(which was not worth doing) but I don't think the chap was quite the ticket and was just trying to sell mangoes initially but then crossed a line.....at home we would have made a bigger deal of it...we let him know in no uncertain terms he was out of order and stunned he stood still and left us alone...overall I don't think there is a massive safety issue as long as you are sensible and keep your wits about you...there are security staff around the hotel but I am not sure they influence too much as they are pretty paid back too! Did we have a good time YES! Would we rush back No!

Room Tip: We preferred our room which was quite a way from reception as it was very quiet...but it probably wo...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Fernando, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Had a wonderful experience at Turtle Beach Resort, will surely visit again...The Chef was Top of the Line, its been a while since I have visited a resort where all the meals were excellent, GREAT JOB!!!

All the staff were very accommodating, Front Desk, Nyoka, Esther, Thessa :) Housekeeping Supervisor who went the extra mile to cater to our needs and Restaurant Service Staff....Keep up the Good Work Turtle Beach...

An upgrade to the main lobby for a modern cooler facility would be a plus...but I would visit again and soon :)

Mr. Amadee, Mr. Scotland and the entire team, thanks again :)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Not a bad stay at Turtle Beach, but also nothing special. During our three nights there, only 1 night offered any entertainment at all. This was disappointing to our family. Service from the staff was mediocre at best. While nobody was rude or anything like that, many staff seemed unfriendly, or at least unhappy. There were exceptions such as Dain, who was quite friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

My husband decided to take us to the Turtle Beach Resort. I must say if you read any negative reviews, they are not accurate. In a nut shell Check-in was smooth, we got the all inclusive package, no extra fee surprises, all meals were excellent and well prepared, nice welcoming entertainment on the house from the manager, staff are polite and attentive to your needs. The rooms are clean. View is perfect, it is quiet except for the waves crashing. And that's an awesome sound to fall asleep to. It was romantic. We got to see the Turtle lay eggs. Clean pools. We suggest you take the glass bottom boat tour. The nylon pool is just out of this world. Be sure to exfoliate your skin when you get there, it is priceless and "free". The facility was as expected, clean with all the basic needs for a beach resort. It is air conditioned. I didn't expect a Hollywood resort and you shouldn't either. There is a balcony, facing the ocean a few feet away. Sometimes waves were a little rough early morning but no problem, the secret is to go out a little further behind the waves. The rooms are big, there is a dressing room, shower and the staff cleaned our room everyday plus New linen. We enjoyed the facility a lot. Unlimited drinks, food and they even make it off the menu and deliver to your room. My husband and I got more than our moneys worth and more in the area of service. The television didn't always show clearly and I didn't care. sea, sand, sun and peace is all you want on a vacation like this. Taxi service and rental is pain free. Just ask the front desk.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Firstly I was mislead about the price from the staff namely Crystal who told me over the fone it was 2600.00 as it was my 2nd visit and on arrival it was actually 2880.00
Secondly I was with persons who were at the bar area when they were threaten by a rasta (non staff) who came from the beach and asking 4 ice when he was told by the bar tender Mark he can't get any I made a formal complaint to the front desk namely the executive chef and also desk staff but no one took me on(was not white) no one came out and appolizied. the rasta also walked up and down the beach doing all kind of signs
Thirdly my room was cleaned after 4 in the evening after several request
Fourthly it was my honey moon stay and their was nothin special my first stay was better
Overall I would rate this stay 2 out of 5 poor service, slack security, these are the essentials dat makes a resort successful 2 meaning bar and food good

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Tobago, one of the cleanest places we've ever visited - certainly puts the most of Europe and the USA to shame!

If you want 5-star then go pay for it, but I guarantee you won't find a better location or a more friendly and helpful staff anywhere on the island than you will in this excellent 3-star hotel resort (we thought it deserved better than its current ranking despite the signs of wear mentioned in some other reports).

Leatherback (and one or two other kinds of) turtles emerged from the sea to lay eggs most nights when we went in early June - the start of the rainy season, though there were only a half-dozen brief but heavy showers during our two-week stay - register for the hotel's 'Turtle watch alarm system', though we found it was more successful to sit out on the warm beach and keep an eye open for the Turtle Patrols and their red torches.

if you're interested in the flora, which starts to spring to life all over the island in June, you could do worse than spend a little time with Tyrone, one of the happiest hotel gardeners we've met anywhere during our travels - and that's to take nothing from the rest of the staff who couldn't have done more to make our stay a happy one.

Highly recommended for couples and families - the kids seemed to enjoy the swim-up bar as much as their parents (if they want ice-cream, ask for it, it's not on display but the staff were always happy to fetch it for you).

Other tips/advice: the beach is open to the public so here's your first chance to meet the locals: check out Henry the leather worker, Dianne - clothing and jewellery, Engine Bobb, bamboo carving and craft and Dillon the painter (but be wary, they all have carefully hones sales skills). Equally important, don't succumb to the persuasive tongue of the first tour sales-person who approaches you (though he may turn out to be the best in the end). Take your time deciding what you want to do and who with picking up tips from fellow guests who've been there and done it before you - price and trip quality does vary (we used Jameson at 'Jemo Maxi Services 684-3930', a personalised service and a great, knowledgeable guy).

If you like birds (the winged variety), enjoy watching the Pelicans and Frigate birds from the bar and don't miss Ean Mckay's Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve where you can get up close and personal with the hummingbirds - it's around a 35 minute walk from the hotel up Arnos Vale Road in Plymouth, wear a hat and light clothing, I didn't and paid the obvious penalty!

Importantly, if you go to Tobago to enjoy it, as opposed to be critical, you certainly will - it's a friendly, fun island - certainly worth the 9 hour flight from the UK.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms from 122 upwards have the best sea views and direct (5 metre) access to the beach...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Needed a peaceful break from my hectic life in London, and was pleasantly surprised, the hotel is clean well kept,great staff,great food,the locals very welcoming and pleasant,Had a great time would go back again,The turtle watch is amazing every time.Look out for the Great man Henri he made me a lovely pair of leather sandals hand made, while you wait and be entertained by him. Look out for Michael for your local tours with Frankie tours the best. Turtle beach ROCKS

Room Tip: All rooms are sea facing which is great
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Property: Turtle Beach by Rex Resorts
Address: Courland Bay, Plymouth, Tobago
Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Plymouth
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Hotel Class:3 star — Turtle Beach by Rex Resorts 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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