Blue Waters Inn

Tobago, Caribbean

The hotel

Set within 46 acres of lush tropical grounds, upon its own private bay, the Blue Waters Inn not only offers an idyllic, peaceful location — perhaps even the most beautiful on Tobago — it’s a very friendly place to relax too. With views of the turquoise ocean from almost every angle, the gently shelving beach offers opportunity galore for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. In fact, this beachfront hotel boasts its own on-site PADI diving facility, so don your wetsuit and explore a wonderful world underwater, with sites such as Angle Reef, which is perfect for beginners to the more challenging Japanese Gardens, Blackjack Hole and London Bridge. Bird watching is another favourite pastime, the surrounding rainforest is home to many exotic species. Small and intimate, the hotel is nonetheless perfect for families as well as couples with rooms overlooking the beachfront and ocean, and freestanding bungalows for those seeking something a little more spacious. Dining is at Aqua, serving sumptuous à la carte specialities and some of the most delicious cocktails you’ve tasted!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

In the serene and peaceful Speyside, on the unspoilt North East coast of Tobago within 46 tropical acres overlooking the sea, close to Little Tobago Island (well worth a visit). Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

38 rooms on 2 floors with no lifts and 3 bungalows. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private balcony or terrace, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Beachfront Rooms are located on the first floor, close to the restaurant, bar and pool area, with a sea-facing balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Half-Board option: includes breakfast and either lunch or dinner.

Full-Board option: includes breakfast, 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner.

Beachfront Superior Rooms are located on the ground or 1st floor. With a sea-facing balcony or patio and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beachfront Suites are larger, and have an open-plan living area, full kitchen and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Beachfront 1-Bedroom Bungalows are free standing with an open-plan living area and full kitchen and dining area. With a separate bedroom offering 1 king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Beachfront 2-Bedroom Bungalows are free standing with an open-plan living area, full kitchen and dining area an beachfront patio. With 1 king-size bedroom and a second bedroom with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Please note: all of the Bungalows are located on the southern side of the property in single-story, free standing buildings, a few steps from the sand.

  • Booking bonus: book by 11 Feb '20 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 1 Dec '19–20 Dec '20.

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

Aqua Restaurant located beachside, offering elegant indoor, air-conditioned dining or outdoor dining with stunning beach and ocean views reaching out as far as Little Tobago and Goat Island.

An Infinity swimming pool and whirlpool can be found right by the beach, with beautiful sea views across Batteaux Bay. PADI 5 Star scuba-diving facility*. Kayaking, snorkelling and paddleboards. Floodlit tennis and basketball court (equipment provided at reception). Games room with table tennis, multi-channel satellite TV, comfy sofas, football table and an Xbox. Bird watching and walking trails.

Complimentary WiFi Internet access in main public areas. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: smart casual in restaurants.

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Jan 22, 2020 John C Kent, United Kingdom

Tranquility, beautiful wildlife, fresh and healthy food, and wonderful, friendly staff...the star being the restaurant supervisor Erica, always available for her inimitable worldly advice, which usually ends with the words ‘take your time’. Special mention also to Avion whose laugh wakes you up at breakfast and Randy from the Top Ranking boat… Read more
Tranquility, beautiful wildlife, fresh and healthy food, and wonderful, friendly staff...the star being the restaurant supervisor Erica, always available for her inimitable worldly advice, which usually ends with the words ‘take your time’. Special mention also to Avion whose laugh wakes you up at breakfast and Randy from the Top Ranking boat whose knowledge and enthusiasm on the bird life tour to nearby Little Tobago added something really special to this holiday. The place is peaceful, well run and the view of the bay is unforgettable. If they could only ban smoking from the hotel it would be almost perfect. Some people just don’t get it...but not even fag smoke can spoil the beauty of this place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, peaceful, birdwatching haven.

Jan 22, 2020 Jane H

Stayed a week at Blue Waters Inn. Came looking for winter sun and have been completely charmed. Our beach side room was very clean with a particularly comfortable bed and good shower and terrace facing the gorgeous sea view. The staff are all incredibly friendly and welcoming as is the small town of Speyside a walk or taxi ride away. We went on… Read more
Stayed a week at Blue Waters Inn. Came looking for winter sun and have been completely charmed. Our beach side room was very clean with a particularly comfortable bed and good shower and terrace facing the gorgeous sea view. The staff are all incredibly friendly and welcoming as is the small town of Speyside a walk or taxi ride away. We went on a bird watching and rainforest excursion with Randy, who is contactable from reception. He was so knowledge and fun. Highly recommended. Also not to be missed, Newton George's hummingbird gallery in his beautiful garden in Speyside. It has it's own trip advisor page. If you are looking for a quiet, friendly, tranquil resort with fabulous bird watching or diving opportunities, or just a spot to entirely relax, I can't reccomend this hotel highly enough. Hope to be back someday. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceeded our expectations!

Jan 20, 2020 Samba Sanibel Island, Florida

This is our first trip to Trinidad and Tobago and just about everything is better than hoped. Tobago, in general, was a nice surprise...cleaner, greener, more convenient than many other islands in the region. Blue Waters Inn was a comfortable and welcoming place with very pleasant grounds and accommodations, helpful staff and a real cook in the… Read more
This is our first trip to Trinidad and Tobago and just about everything is better than hoped. Tobago, in general, was a nice surprise...cleaner, greener, more convenient than many other islands in the region. Blue Waters Inn was a comfortable and welcoming place with very pleasant grounds and accommodations, helpful staff and a real cook in the kithen. We would not hesitate to return to Blue Waters Inn or suggest it to others looking for a modest, up to date beach resort with a laid back and peaceful ambience. Our concerns would be limited to just two. The wait staff were very accomodating but often appeared disorganized,  resulting in delays in being served. In addition, those wishing to take The Glass Bottom Boat to Little Tobago Island to see birds may be disappointed. After what could be a choppy ride, a slightly challenging climb to the top for older and/or physically inept tourists , the sightings are limited. The Boobies and most other birds are at a great distance away, barely visible. Thankfully the Red-billed Tropicbirds were closer in. And the guides and boating staff certainly kept their eyes on everyone in the group and were right there to assist when necessary. When we return, we will, HOWEVER, revisit the Main Ridge. It is a beautiful area with great views , wonderful birds and only a 30 minute drive from Blue Waters Inn. Our guide from Eureka Natural History Tours was top notch. Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 Gershwin12 Forest Hills, New York

Arriving to Tobago after a 20 minute plane trip from Trinidad was well worth the $40 US fee. Our pre-arranged car rental became an issue when Enterprise had no record of our rental in-spite of the confirmation email we presented...but no worries directly across the street was Rodriguez car rental; they had two new cars left this very busy holiday… Read more
Arriving to Tobago after a 20 minute plane trip from Trinidad was well worth the $40 US fee. Our pre-arranged car rental became an issue when Enterprise had no record of our rental in-spite of the confirmation email we presented...but no worries directly across the street was Rodriguez car rental; they had two new cars left this very busy holiday weekend, So off we drove 90 minutes on well paved marked winding roads to the other side of the island to Blue Waters Inn. This is a hotel for: Divers, snorkelers, birders, nature lovers, hikers, kayakers, swimmers and anyone just needing a few days in paradise. The dive shop is located on the property for rental of equipment and to arrange for an escorted dive. Kayaks and snorkel equipment are complimentary and the waters on the property are calm. No need to prearrange our glass bottom boat tour with included snorkeling and guided tour of Little Tobago because boat proprietors were on the property advertising their excursions and leave from the hotels dock. Our three hour adventure was well worth the $30 US. Be prepared if you are sensitive to motion, the 20 minute ride to the Island was wavy. Bring insect repellent, sun block and water. Wear shoes for hiking; the trail is uphill and uneven. Jason, the chef at the on-site restaurant went out of his way to insure that all guests were accommodated, creating inventive dishes that were delicious. Our first meal however was a night Jason was off duty and our food arrived almost two hours after ordering and was warm (not hot) and was lack luster. This night service was beyond slow because there was a large group of the owners family being catered too by staff whilst guests were left wanting. I would like to have been offered local foods but fortunately 1/4 mile down the hill was a great restaurant, Jemma's that served fresh dishes. Our well appointed quiet comfortable room had air conditioning, we fell asleep to the sound of waves on the beach and woke up to the call of the Bananaquit and Rufous-vented Chachalaca. Read less
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Jan 13, 2020 Crooksey01 southampton

We stayed for 3 nights at the end of our holiday. We had travelled through Trinidad and Tobago, visiting eco-lodges in the rain forests. This option was a way to relax at the end of those travels. The hotel is located in a lovely setting, with a private beach. The beach is lovely and clean. We visited Little Tobago on a boat trip, which was… Read more
We stayed for 3 nights at the end of our holiday. We had travelled through Trinidad and Tobago, visiting eco-lodges in the rain forests. This option was a way to relax at the end of those travels. The hotel is located in a lovely setting, with a private beach. The beach is lovely and clean. We visited Little Tobago on a boat trip, which was excellent. The restaurant menu does not offer any vegetarian food, although it does state there is a vegetarian menu. We met with the chef Jason, who cooked special vegetarian food for us, which was very good. My only criticism, is that coming from eco-lodges which are trying to reduce plastic consumption to this small resort, is the use of single use plastic. There is no requirement to have straws in drinks. The use of single use plastic for jams and butter should be improved. Most places we visited provided jams on a plate. These type of initiatives should be second nature to all hotels now. Read less