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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxation in a pleasant environment

Mar 23, 2020 christerj697

Nice days at Blue Water Inn. Nice staff, plenty of good food and thank you Erika who together with other staff and cooks surprise me on my 50th day! Thanks so much! A memory for life.. Want to make sure to thank Erika again we did not have to say goodbye. Greetings Christer and Eva Sweden
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel just sound proofing an issue

Mar 16, 2020 Itwashim Bristol, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 7 nights. Fantastic bungalow (No 5) on beach front. Only downside is the lack if sound proofing to the next bill (No 4) via a connecting door. Felt as though we were sharing the same bedroom. They need to do something to improve matters. Other tha that, no complaints. Ouf if the way in Speyside could get a bit stir crazy but this… Read more
Stayed here for 7 nights. Fantastic bungalow (No 5) on beach front. Only downside is the lack if sound proofing to the next bill (No 4) via a connecting door. Felt as though we were sharing the same bedroom. They need to do something to improve matters. Other tha that, no complaints. Ouf if the way in Speyside could get a bit stir crazy but this available to take you to other places. Food ok. Quality of service by the staff was excellent. Can do attitude. If you want a peaceful luxurious break then this place fits the bill. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice small hotel with friendly staff

Mar 7, 2020 JulesandJames Taunton, United Kingdom

Nice small hotel with very friendly staff. Offer bedrooms and also rooms with kitchenette. We would of preferred one with a kitchenette but they were sold out. Also offer gorgeous bungalows. All rooms overlook the ocean. Only downside is the beach is quite narrow and quite shaded, so if you are a sun worshipper like me, you may struggle a bit. You… Read more
Nice small hotel with very friendly staff. Offer bedrooms and also rooms with kitchenette. We would of preferred one with a kitchenette but they were sold out. Also offer gorgeous bungalows. All rooms overlook the ocean. Only downside is the beach is quite narrow and quite shaded, so if you are a sun worshipper like me, you may struggle a bit. You can sit on the grass but whole beach side is in shade by about 3:45pm. Really good food at reasonable prices. A lot of locals come here to eat for special occasions. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good stay

Feb 28, 2020 shanemI6738AT

I recommend this inn if you just want to get away from the buzz of urban life. Calm, relaxing. Staff may need to brush up on their training however, as they dont seem comfortable having same sex couples around. Lots of attitude and glances cast while we merely sat having breakfast and dinner at their restaurant. Apart from this, I'd… Read more
I recommend this inn if you just want to get away from the buzz of urban life. Calm, relaxing. Staff may need to brush up on their training however, as they dont seem comfortable having same sex couples around. Lots of attitude and glances cast while we merely sat having breakfast and dinner at their restaurant. Apart from this, I'd definitely recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well-run remote hotel on a glorious beach

Feb 27, 2020 Doug-Kennedy Aylesbury

Tobago is an impressive island - the country has many economic challenges, but Tobago is well set up, well managed and litter-free!! Blue Waters Inn is situated on a remote and glorious beach on the northern end of the island, looking out over Little Tobago island. Brown Pelicans patrol the bay along with Frigate Birds and Tropic Birds as the… Read more
Tobago is an impressive island - the country has many economic challenges, but Tobago is well set up, well managed and litter-free!! Blue Waters Inn is situated on a remote and glorious beach on the northern end of the island, looking out over Little Tobago island. Brown Pelicans patrol the bay along with Frigate Birds and Tropic Birds as the waves foam on the sandy shore. Reception is business-like and next to the infinity pool and restaurant/bar area. The rooms are arranged along the beach behind some large mangrove trees where birds roost. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, excellent bed and each has a veranda. We were on the first floor which we preferred to the ground floor rooms that open out straight onto the beach. It isn't easy to manage a remote hotel like this, both regarding supplies and staff, but the manager is very active, constantly patrolling to ensure quality is kept up. The standard of food is good, and the main chef a very cheerful character. It is typical Caribbean fare - shrimps, steaks, and local specialties. The service and food quality aren't entirely consistent, but then this is a remote hide-away and there's lots to enjoy; The hotel has 3 boats which can take groups to explore the islands, go snorkelling or scuba diving, and the prices are very reasonable. There was never a hint of being ripped off, and the guides know their stuff. The local village of Speyside is worth walking into, and if you like hummingbirds, go the the hummingbird gallery. Read less