Bacolet Beach Club

Tobago, Caribbean

The hotel

You could easily forget you’re just a mile from the island’s capital, Scarborough, at Bacolet Beach Club – in fact, you could easily forget everything. Tucked away on a crescent bay, but just a drive from top Tobago sights, it has an intimate and exclusive feel. Its 60 rooms and suites each has a stunning sea view, a balcony to lap it up from, and a spot just a stroll from the bay’s secluded, almond-tree shaded sands. Having been dressed by Gloria Jones-Knapp – an islander and one-time European fashion model – the rooms have a calm Continental chicness, with VIP luxuries like four poster beds draped in billowing white fabric. And its Cuba-meets-Asia dining venue, Café Havana, adds to the romance – reached by a bridge, set over three tiers, and with ocean views as you dine and sip cool club cocktails.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In a crescent-shaped bay with a secluded sandy beach, this hotel is just a mile from the capital, Scarborough, and its shops, bars, and restaurants. Within driving distance of Pigeon Point, Buccoo Reef, the botanical gardens, Fort George, and Argyle Waterfall. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

60 rooms and suites. All with sea and private bay views, balcony or patio, air-conditioning, 4-poster bed, flatscreen TV with cable channels, WiFi, iPod dock, alarm clock radio, mini-fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. Rollaway bed available on request. Bay De Luxe Rooms are 38m² and have a sea view, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: available at a supplement.

Full Board option: available at a supplement.

Junior Penthouse Rooms are 40m² and have a balcony, sea views and bathrobes, with 1-king size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Rooms are 50m² and have a balcony, sea views and bathrobes, with 1-king size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Penthouse De Luxe Rooms are 80m² and have a balcony, sea views and bathrobes, with 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Garden View Tower Suite are 100m² and have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge and ocean views, 1 king-size bed in each bedroom and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Sea View Tower Suite are 1,000 sq ft and have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge and ocean views, 1 king-size bed in each bedroom and 2 sofa beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 (stay for 14 nights, pay for 12) for stays completed between 1 Nov '18–30 Apr '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Virgin Holidays exclusive room upgrade: receive a complimentary room upgrade from a Bay De Luxe to a Superior Room for completed stays between 1 Nov '18–30 Apr '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 (stay for 14 nights, pay for 12) for stays completed between 1 Jan '20–30 Apr '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Virgin Holidays exclusive room upgrade: receive a complimentary room upgrade from a Bay De Luxe to a Superior Room for completed stays between 1 Jan '20–30 Apr '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Virgin Holidays exclusive room upgrade: receive a complimentary room upgrade from a Bay Room to a Superior Room for completed stays between 1 May '21–30 Apr '22. Book by 30 Apr 20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 (stay for 14 nights, pay for 12) for stays completed between 1 May '21–30 Apr '22. Book by 30 Apr '20. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Parking available.

Café Havana (Cuban-Asian-Creole fusion menu, with extensive cocktail and wine menu, open for lunch and dinner). The Rok (beach bar). Room service*.

2 swimming pools (and additional pool at sister hotel, Half Moon Blue). Massage spa* (located at neighbouring property). Island tours* (Argyle Waterfall, Island Round Trip, and Little Tobago Island).

Complimentary WiFi. Laundry facilities*. Shuttle services*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (162)
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  • Poor (40)
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Apr 8, 2020 57stacyannm

I stayed here in February for three nights and the experience was everything I hope it would be. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the front desk team. They have two swimming pools and a private beach and they provide transportation to just about anywhere on the Island.
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Apr 7, 2020 susanl144

Everything about the hotel definitely exceeded every expectation. Friendly staff, clean rooms and great food. There is also a wonderful private beach equipped with a beach bar and tree swing. Will definitely return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice setting, nice staff but that's it.

Mar 28, 2020 J8515OFmarkc Beverley, United Kingdom

Staff were really friendly and hard working, the setting of the hotel and it's private beach are very nice. However, the hotel is very tired and anyone expecting 4* quality (as advertised) will have every right to feel disappointed and mislead. We had a "junior penthouse", so a premium room. It was worse than shabby, it was grubby and in a state… Read more
Staff were really friendly and hard working, the setting of the hotel and it's private beach are very nice. However, the hotel is very tired and anyone expecting 4* quality (as advertised) will have every right to feel disappointed and mislead. We had a "junior penthouse", so a premium room. It was worse than shabby, it was grubby and in a state of some distress. I have no idea when any money was last spent on it, likely many years ago. The bathroom fittings were shocking (see photos) and the electrical fittings unnerving. The wardrobe doors were frankly dirty. We complained about the room and told we'd get moved after 4-days, nothing came of this. Meanwhile the water went off on more than one occasion and for the last two day's, the bedroom and bathroom were not cleaned, although, bizarrely, clean towels were left but soiled ones were not taken away. The restaurant whilst in a nice setting and with lovely staff, was distressed. The veranda rail had paint peeling so badly it stuck to your skin if you made the mistake of leaning on it. Food was fine albeit at breakfast, it was hit and miss if you could find all of the basics available each day. Management disputes this but that was the case. If you want cheap and cheerful then you'll be fine here but, if like us, you paid for a premium product on the back of a Virgin Holiday's brochure, then you will likely be disappointed and certainly, if you are unlucky enough to have booked a "junior penthouse". Read less
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Mar 7, 2020 Si02Nacl London, United Kingdom

I had the pleasure of spending a week at this hotel. Nice peaceful setting, approx 20 min walk from town if you wish (no pavement/ sidewalk), right on the beach down a flight of stairs. Being set on a hill be prepared to do some walking. I didn't use any of the pools but they all looked inviting and relaxing. The food was OK and the drinks strong,… Read more
I had the pleasure of spending a week at this hotel. Nice peaceful setting, approx 20 min walk from town if you wish (no pavement/ sidewalk), right on the beach down a flight of stairs. Being set on a hill be prepared to do some walking. I didn't use any of the pools but they all looked inviting and relaxing. The food was OK and the drinks strong, what more could you ask for? Island tours are readily available and can be flexibly booked at the hotel. I'd like to say thank you to Jenny who was an absolute star, welcoming, hospitable, efficient and professional. I will be back, its a beautiful place. Read less
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Mar 6, 2020 Theocsbrian2

The beach is stunning, so private, so well shaded, excellent for swimming (quite a strong under-tow) . Our bedroom was large, well equipped, superb balcony and sea view. Location suited us in that we walked each day into Scarborough (though heavens knows why since very little to do there) and felt that the area was more "real" than further… Read more
The beach is stunning, so private, so well shaded, excellent for swimming (quite a strong under-tow) . Our bedroom was large, well equipped, superb balcony and sea view. Location suited us in that we walked each day into Scarborough (though heavens knows why since very little to do there) and felt that the area was more "real" than further South. Staff on the whole were very kind although generally the "service culture" on Tobago is not strong. Perhaps that is a positive, at least there is none of that phoney "have a nice day now" tripe --- but we did feel as tourists that we were almost intrusive, which in a sense we are. Remember, this is a country which was dominated by a series of European imperialists, then handed to Trinidad, and largely ignored once the value of its sugar went down. They were treated badly and owe nothing to Europeans who were exploitative. That said, there was a sense that the whole place just seemed to be slightly disengaged from itself, unsure of its identity and disaffected. Back to the hotel --- service here was certainly far better than in general on the island but was sometimes ramshackle. It is understaffed which may be because trying to even cover costs must be difficult, in almost all areas and you just felt that perhaps half a dozen more staff, including an all-round supremo, would make all the difference. But that would increase costs by 300k USD and is probably not sustainable. Staying for a long time (we were there two weeks) you get used to things, but it can be an irritant. The menu is not extensive and does not vary (except for an evening when "Sausage and Mash" was offered. The restaurant needs a refurbishment and is desperately short of space. Meals were a bit hit and miss and staff unbelievably busy. But it works. Generally the decor is shabby away from the new buildings --- poor maintenance and some shoddy DIY (e.g. the painting of the bridges connecting the buildings) We found this relaxing and endearing, but then we loathe the bland, slick chain hotels. Others would find it off-putting. All in all we had an excellent break in a superb location and an outstanding beach. The quirks were just that and did not detract from our enjoyment but could pose an issue for others. Read less