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 (158)
  • Very good (178)
  • Average (81)
  • Poor (39)
  • Terrible (31)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful setting,magical moments

Jan 18, 2020 sarahhC4051BT

We chose this hotel to spend our honeymoon and this is definitely the typical luxury vacation we were after. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a rum punch and had a lovely bottle of bubbly in our room with a fresh fruit platter and rose petals on the bed. Stepping onto the balcony was just the most breathtaking. The lush ravine, the sound of… Read more
We chose this hotel to spend our honeymoon and this is definitely the typical luxury vacation we were after. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a rum punch and had a lovely bottle of bubbly in our room with a fresh fruit platter and rose petals on the bed. Stepping onto the balcony was just the most breathtaking. The lush ravine, the sound of the birds and the amazing sea view really captured how beautiful this resort was. We would love to bring our little ones here whenever we’re that way inclined, just to build a family experience because we loved it so much. We can’t wait to be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Truth

Jan 10, 2020 SMackey London, United Kingdom

- if you are searching for everything to be perfect in terms of fauna and foliage, private beach, multiple pools, personalized service, a can do attitude from the management and staff, luscious food with everything cooked from scratch in its two restaurants - you have come to the right place. It sits along what used to be a main road taking you… Read more
- if you are searching for everything to be perfect in terms of fauna and foliage, private beach, multiple pools, personalized service, a can do attitude from the management and staff, luscious food with everything cooked from scratch in its two restaurants - you have come to the right place. It sits along what used to be a main road taking you up to Roxborough and Charlottteville but since the opening of the Claude Noel highway much of the traffic has disappeared - thank goodness. It is just outside from Scarborough the main town and well away from the hustle and bustle of Crown Point though one can be there in 30 mins. If you want to spend your vacation photographing the rusty light fixtures instead of the birds that approach you when you are having breakfast my heart goes out to you as you are missing the point sadly. All I know is that the many times I have been to stay at Bacolet Beach Club I have felt welcomed and cherished. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The good, the bad and the ugly

Jan 5, 2020 JeanO744 Murla, Spain

This stay was supposed to be a luxury 4* week of relaxation to round off a 3 week visit to Tobago. We had chosen badly as the resort is a long way from anywhere and there were few places to walk to. With a room only stay we were captive guests for expensive food and drink at the on site Cafe Havana. Some aspects of the resort were good. The… Read more
This stay was supposed to be a luxury 4* week of relaxation to round off a 3 week visit to Tobago. We had chosen badly as the resort is a long way from anywhere and there were few places to walk to. With a room only stay we were captive guests for expensive food and drink at the on site Cafe Havana. Some aspects of the resort were good. The internet works well and if you know how to manage an Amazon Firestick, you can find any tv channel you wish. Although the beach has steep steps for access, it is lovely and was kept clean and tidy. Our room was fine, or would have been apart from two things. It was an ocean view which was lovely but the room was by the pool and on the path to the beach so the curtains needed to be kept drawn all the time as people stared in. Also there were far too many things that did not work. We reported most of them and a technician turned up promptly. The whole property was kept in a reasonable state of order but it needs more than running maintenance to live up to descriptions on web sites. 4* it most certainly is not. One ugly incident at the start of our stay set the tone for us. On our first morning we decided to have a cup of coffee in the room to start the day but there was no milk or creamer. We asked the young lady on reception if we could have milk. She told us 'You are here in Tobago and it is not our culture to take milk in coffee. If you want any, you must get a taxi to the supermarket in Scarborough and buy some'. We did. That was ugly! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, a beautiful property nestled within the luxurious flora and fauna...

Jan 4, 2020 H2342UYdavidm

Great location and proximity to Scarborough. With an abundance of flora and fauna overlooking the ocean, the perfect place for relaxation. Superior service from all the staff and a good breakfast serving local as well as continental dishes. My #1 hotel to return for a vacation on this beautiful island.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poorly managed hotel

Dec 28, 2019 ulrich_co Tubingen, Germany

The hotel is wonderfully located close to a lonely private beach. The surroundings are really gorgeous! The associated restaurant is not really cheap but good. We enjoyed dinner there pretty much. But that‘s only one side: I‘ve spent more than two thousand nights in hotels in the last ten years. But I‘ve never had such a bad service experience.… Read more
The hotel is wonderfully located close to a lonely private beach. The surroundings are really gorgeous! The associated restaurant is not really cheap but good. We enjoyed dinner there pretty much. But that‘s only one side: I‘ve spent more than two thousand nights in hotels in the last ten years. But I‘ve never had such a bad service experience. The junior penthouse suite is advertised having 40 sqm. In fact it‘s only 26.25 sqm in size. - Additional blankets? - „We double checked. No one‘s available.“ - Pool towels in the morning? - „I‘m sorry. They‘re still drying.“ - Additional towels for the room? - „Does not comply with our policies. Only one towel per person.“ Basically there‘s no place where you can sit and have a drink. We‘ve been sitting on the steps to the hotel, drinking a beer that we bought at the reception. I’d say: Service quality is on a 2* level or below. This is primarily not the fault of the staff but caused by poor management. The manager/owner doesn‘t reveal himself. Guess why?! Read less