More about Turtle Beach by REX Resorts
from all the big beachresort I think Turtle Beach is the best concerning price-quality level
but it does not belong to the cheapest countries in the world..but you get excellent food and the resort is nice situated with lovely beach
The Turtle Beach Resort not only has a fantastic location on the beautiful white sands of Courland Bay, but is also proud to boast that it has the largest lagoon-style swimming pool on the island - great for sun-worshippers of all ages. Whether you choose the swim-up bar or the beach bar, you can take your choice for that sneaky afternoon cocktail! For those more active, the water sports centre offers a wide range of sea-based activities, including sailing and scuba-diving with everyone from beginners to the more advanced catered for. Dining is usually a casual affair and Kiskadee Restaurant always offers a great selection of Creole and international dishes. After dinner, you can enjoy some authentic Caribbean entertainment, including steel pan, local bands and cultural shows. With all rooms boasting a sea view, you can't go wrong with this great value hotel. And from Mar-Jul, giant leatherback turtles come and lay their eggs right on the beach. Later, the baby turtles hatch to make their perilous way to the sea - a wonderful sight to behold!
Tobago's hotel with the most stunning view
Clean and friendly hotel. The hotel stands on the beach with the most amazing view. Pelicans flying past the room in the morning and the sunsets are colourful to say the least.
The new pool is the biggest on the island and is excellent.
Jewel of the Caribbean
Well, decided after having kids that it was time to get married, but fancied something different, so we decided to do it abroad and have the wedding and honeymoon all in one.
My then fiance Andrea stumbled across a Caribbean brochure and decided Jamaica was too much like a conveyor belt, St. Lucia was too expensive, but Tobago sounded like the one - unspoilt, laid back, and full of rum. A bit like me. The hotel, while a bit dated, was ideal and just what we needed. I belive the pool has since been enlarged (it was just a small circular thing when we were there), but the people were the friendliest I've ever met and couldn't do enough for you.
How many grooms can say they were sat in a bar in their shorts 30 mins before their wedding?!!!
The rooms were large enough and most were on the seafront (all of a 20 second walk away to the beach). Great beer (Carib/Stag) and altogether a fantastic and unforgettable time in my life.
Good Carribean side accomodation
Very enjoyable stay and very friendly staff Large pool, close to the beach, plenty of water sports including diving.
Newton George Birdwatching trip in Rainforest
Newton George collected us from Rex Turtle Beach Hotel VERY early in the morning.. After meeting us, he decided that we may not be up to his normal ‘hikes’ and tailored an agenda to suit us.
We drove to the rainforest, stopping now and again for Newton to point out certain sights /birds to us. He had a magnificent spotter scope that enabled us to see birds that wouldn’t haven’t been possible with the naked eye. We were even able to take some brilliant photos through the scope.
Newton took us through the Gilpin trail and he pointed out that anyone can do this walk – but I can promise you – all we saw was a beautiful rainforest with the sound of birds all around us. Newton would stop in mid track and set up his scope – within seconds, he would say ‘take a look …..’ He showed us the most unbelievable sights – incredible birds that seemed within touching distance, but no, even looking outside the scope, we could still not see them, but Newton knew exactly where they were.
He is absolutely passionate about the birds of Tobago and his job. Even though he is in semi retirement – it’s obvious that this is not a job – it is his life. We spent time watching the mating rituals of birds I forget the name of, but Newton was so excited, he almost spent more time looking though the scope at the ‘dance’ than we did. We found it amazing to watch and Newton was just as excited as we were.
We finished the trip with a visit to Adventure Farm, to see the humming birds, but unfortunately, the owners were not around so we said we would come back another day.
Newton has so much energy it is astounding, we got back to our hotel by about 1:30pm, had lunch and rested for the whole afternoon – he had worn us out.
It was a brilliant day and something that we had intended doing for the past few years. Newton is definitely ‘THE MAN’ when it comes to birding in Tobago.
Excellent Vacation Spot
The Rex Turtle Beach Resort is a wonderful vacation spot. My family had a reunion with over 100 people at the resort and we all enjoyed it very much. The food was wonderful and the rooms clean and tidy. The newly renovated pool was slightly small for my liking but it was clean and refreshing. The beach was beautiful and the staff were kind and helpful. I would definately recommend this resort.
One of The Best Places we've stayed
There were five of us who stayed at the Rex Turtle Beach in Feb. & we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff was very accommodating & pleasant and went out of their way to please the guests - appreciation goes a long way. The food was good & varied & their barbecue's were great. The new pool was beautiful but we spent most of our time on the lovely beach. The rooms were clean & very well kept. Rachel, who does nails on the beach is truly a talented lady as is Mary & Sharon who will braid your hair to your liking. We had more fun with the locals - they are so proud of their island & are more than willing to share the history with visitors. We did a jeep tour of the island and had a wonderful time with our guide, James. He took the time to explain various areas of the island & took us to some rather remote spots. One of the highlights of our trip was our horseback ride with "Looking Out Stables". We spent 3 hours riding through the mountains & also on two beautiful beaches and visited areas not accessible any other way. The horses were great & our guide was very knowledgeable. My step-daughter swam with the horses on Turtle Beach which was quite an experience.
This was one ride we will never forget! One other point of interest was the "seining" right on Turtle Beach. To experience the old tradition of net seining was beautiful. The net is set out early in the morning & hours later the net is hauled in by locals & anyone else who wants to share in the excitement of the "catch". One gets a feeling of tradition & the importance of working together - something rather unique this day & age! We will, some day, return to beautiful Tobago & will stay at The Rex Turtle Beach.
A good quality, friendly hotel, offering EXCELLENT value for money
Four of us spent two weeks, all-inclusive, at the Rex Turtle Beach at the beginning of May. Unfortunately the first six days were spoilt by torrential rain - not the hotels fault!
Overall we found this to be a good quality, (bearing in mind it is three star) friendly hotel, offering EXCELLENT value for money. OK the hotel is a bit tired, but the large rooms are routinely being redecorated, and are cleaned daily with new towels etc. The new pool and bar area is excellent. Food at the all buffet meals was good and the Al a Carte menu offered additional choice. Apart from the occasional lapse, service was good and, anyway, who's in a hurry on a Caribbean holiday? If you were pleasant to the staff we found them very pleasant and helpful, throughout the Hotel, although the pool bar staff could be a bit off-hand.
There was live music in the restaurant on several nights and the varied nightly entertainment provided a pleasant end to the evening.
The only disappointment was the beach and sea. Although the beach is probably the best, in Tobago, on which there is a hotel, it is steep with dark sand and generally largish rolling waves - not the picture postcard of the Caribbean. However, this is partially compensated for by it being the beach where Turtles come to lay their eggs - we saw five whilst we were there - quite an experience.
Beach traders can be a bit of a nuisance, but once they recognise you they are no real problem.
We would thoroughly recommend this hotel if you're looking for a low key, laid back holiday with good food and friendly service.
A lovely location to enjoy paradise
We returned today from the Rex Turtle Beach Hotel. I went there having read some of the reviews and was more than a little worried. We had had some bad experiences in Europe on arrival at hotels. I can honestly say I came away having had one of the best holidays I have ever had. I did not expect 5 star I didnt pay 5 star prices but the resort was excellent. We went room only and I wish we had done all inclusive but we shall do that next year because we have decided that is where we want to go. Rooms are spacious, clean with towels being replaced daily. The staff were superb and couldnt do enough for you. Infact our flight was delayed and we had an overnight stay at the Hilton Tobago on the airline and staff there could take lessons on how to deal with people from Rex Turtle staff. They were lovely. The location is gorgous and its on a paradise island with the amazing experience of turtle coming onto the beach. While we were there the turtles were laying and there was one evening the entertainment was upstaged by a turtle. Personally we found the locals friendly and helpful and the "beach vendors" became good friends of ours helping us in all sorts of ways without asking for anything in return. Lovely resort, lovely people gorgous paradise island. Thats why I would return in a heart beat.
Well, we've done it twice
Our second stay at the Turtle Beach was as relaxed as the first, and the new pool was a welcome attraction - despite the fact that my wife and I stay on the beach, just between Mary/Rachel and Henry - three characters who provide a warm and genuine perception of the Caribbean.
OK, the Hotel is not the Ritz - we don't expect it to be, but the rooms are clean and adequate and there are plenty of attractions on site. We notice that some of the whingers appear to be all-inclusive guests - take a hint - go room only, have your breakfast at the hotel and get off your backsides and enjoy some of the multitude of great eating spots outside. If there is one way of knocking the culinary complacency out of the kitchen it will become apparent if more guests vote with their chosen package. As for the staff - sure, some of them were a bit surly and disgruntled - and with good reason. They were laid off during the pool alterations without recompense and a considerable number became redundant early in January 2004 - hardly a motivator when jobs are at a premium in a run-down economy. Give the new management a chance during this period of transformation and try the place again in the future - assuming that they can overcome the local nuisances who invade the bar area from time to time - usually to scrounge cigarettes.
We will certainly visit again, if only for the fact that it is a great place top chill out.
NEW YEAR'S EVE IN TOBAGO
I am looking for some advices, wher to go for the New Year's Eve in Tobago? Somebody knows for a party?
Any advise is welcome.
I am searching for accomodation to, there are two of us, we would like to be near thebeac in a hotel or a private apartment which doesn't cost much.
Re: NEW YEAR'S EVE IN TOBAGO
I can't hekp with the party...but here is a cheap beach hotel guide and a beach hotel tip:
http://mytobago.info/apartment04.htm#Naturalist Beach Resort
Re: NEW YEAR'S EVE IN TOBAGO
Tobago is super laid back not sure of any parties, but I am sure there may be something you can attend.
Here is a comprehensive website on Tobago accommodation:
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Oops someone already posted that link..which means it must be good!
I think your best bet is to stay close to Pigeon Point etc...The Sandy Point beach club has always had decent, inexpensive accommodation. I've seen it myself, but never stayed there. I've also heard of Arthur's by the Sea...These are not BIG or FANCY hotels..but it's safe, central and suits a lower budget.
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tobago will not have much parties that night cause it is laid back and most people go to church but trinidad will have one at every where