This is where we stayed on our first trip to Tobago and it remains a favorite.
It is on a private cove north of Speyside.
You can walk on the beach, go for a walk in the rainforest behind to look for birds, go snorkeling or diving, or go over to Little Tobago.
A very relaxing place to stay. There are great views out across the sea.
A good restaurant, a dive shop, and pretty grounds.
The cocrico's come every morning to entertain you.
Owners are very personable.
Asa Wright Nature...
Asa Wright Nature Centre,
Mt.Plasir Estate Hotel,
Sandy Point Village,
Blue Waters Inn Being a Trini, I hesitate to recommend any of the popular Hotels that are rather generic. Instead I have singled out a few places to stay that are a bit more unique and will give the visitor a chance to experience the Trinidad that tourists don't often see.
If you wish to get info about a particular hotel, email me.
If you are a Nature Lover or Bird Watcher ASA WRIGHT NATURE CENTER in East Trinidad is for you.Situated in the north of Trinidad getting there is a bit of perilous journey as the roads are sometimes impassible from landslides.But,when you get there, it is worth it!
A very quiet,peaceful nature reserve with cottages and Asa Wright is an old Plantation home that serves as the base for Bird Watching. The food is excellent, and there is a pond on the premises.Nature trails are there to be explored by guide or alone.
Another Hotel is MT.PLASIR in Grande Rivere, the North of Trinidad.The drive to this hotel is breathtaking, with ocean views and through sleepy country villages. Mt.Plasir is a small hotel, decorated in Caribbean fashion and on a beach where the Leather Back Turtles come to lay their eggs. In nesting season, the turtles are a familiar and awe inspiring sight.The food is excellent as well, though at Asa Wright you can pay for all meals included, and they include afternoon tea!
Both places are great to relax, and enjoy nature.
In Tobago one of my favourites is Sandy Point Village,in Crown Point. It's a well maintained affordable Hotel close to the Airport and Store Bay. It's walking distance to a very good beach and a shuttle takes you to Pigeon Point daily.All rooms come with Kitchenette but there is a restaurant on the premises.
The property also includes Sandy Point Beach Club, which is the time share units, and between them you get 3 jacquizis,3 pools(one in Block 8),2 restaurants, 2 bars, a disco, a small beach good for sunbathing not swimming,a play area for kids and a pool table with some other games to keep you occupied and lots of grounds to go walking!
I like Sandy Point because it is a good base to go exploring,cheap and comfortable.It's very near the airport though but that can be a plus or minus,since the planes didn't disturb us.
Another Hotel I would recommed is TOUCAN INN, it's in Crown Point,small but unique Huts or Garden rooms. This is also where Bonker's is located, so you get the best food on the Island as a bonus! The only minus is that it's a good walk from Store Bay and they don't have a shuttle to Pigeon Point, If you are renting a car, this Hotel is for you.
Last but certainly not least, is BLUE WATERS INN in Speyside. Goregous location, stunning even, and nice colourful rooms on the beach. Speyside is popular with divers, but is in the 'countryside' so it's a long way from the city.There is a reef and Little Tobago Island to explore, but not much action after dark. You have to make your own,so this will be a good hotel for romance if you like to be in quiet, secluded places.
The Fish Pot Restaurant is located in the Blue Waters Inn. It offers ocean front meals 7 days a week.
There is a breakfast buffet usually included with the room for guests. They offer a more formal dinner. The food is good, friendly staff, great seafood.
Speyside has much to offer the birdwatcher. The trees and bushes are full of birds.
There are many tiny hummingbirds flying from flower to flower.
My husband snapped this picture of a copper-rumped hummingbird in the bushes at the Blue Waters Inn.
Grab your bins and your camera and go for a walk around the grounds.