Blue Waters Inn

Tobago, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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

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

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.

Due to Covid-19, guests must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof in order to dine at the hotel. Unvaccinated children under 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated guardian.

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 Perfect 1st trip to Tobago and 1st of many stays at Blue Waters Inn!

Apr 6, 2022 O6287KKseank Inlet Beach, Florida

My wife and I had the most delightful stay at Blue Waters Inn. We stayed in one of the oceanfront bungalows (Room 5). Our accommodations were very spacious and clean. We slept like babies every night to the sound of waves right outside our door. Our bungalow patio is literally only 5 steps to the beach. While the Inn was absolutely perfect… Read more
My wife and I had the most delightful stay at Blue Waters Inn. We stayed in one of the oceanfront bungalows (Room 5). Our accommodations were very spacious and clean. We slept like babies every night to the sound of waves right outside our door. Our bungalow patio is literally only 5 steps to the beach. While the Inn was absolutely perfect with an amazing location on a secluded beach and bay that look right upon Little Tobago Island and Goat Island, what made it really special was the helpful and friendly staff. We spent two days just sunbathing and relaxing at the BWI infinity pool. Erica was so attentive refilling our pina coladas, serving us breakfast and lunch and simply being a joy to be around! The food at Aqua (the restaurant onsite) was excellent. For breakfast, we had fresh fruit at every breakfast, and savored French toast, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches during our stay. For lunch we enjoyed fish tacos, shrimp curry, BBQ wings and delicious cavassa fries. For dinner, we feasted on caesar salad, bruschetta, rack of lamb, filet mignon and blackened mahi mahi that was very memorable and top notch. Jason, the Executive Chef, at Aqua is very skilled and was very attentive at taking good care of us and the inn's guests. During our stay we also enjoyed a glass bottom boat ride out to Little Tobago island that included a tour of the unihabitated island with spectacular views of tropic birds and the Caribbean. Our tour guide, Troy, and his first mate were friendly and very attentive (as my wife has a tendency to get sea sick). Others might desire the hustle and bustle on the west end of the island. But for a true wind down, relaxing time where you want to feel special, be treated like family and made to feel at home (though most people's home is not oceanfront on a secluded beach on a Caribbean island), the Blue Waters Inn is the place to stay if you travel to Tobago! Enjoy!! Read less
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Mar 21, 2022 Patricia E Sheffield, United Kingdom

Trinidad and Tobago were still under pandemic restrictions when we stayed there so many attractions limited. The hotel is set in its own bay with lovely hillside gardens. The sound of the sea (Atlantic) and birds predominated. Our room (superior sea view) was very clean but basic and rather run down, with damaged blinds and poor lighting.… Read more
Trinidad and Tobago were still under pandemic restrictions when we stayed there so many attractions limited. The hotel is set in its own bay with lovely hillside gardens. The sound of the sea (Atlantic) and birds predominated. Our room (superior sea view) was very clean but basic and rather run down, with damaged blinds and poor lighting. Everywhere in the hotel would benefit for some attention, but they have gone through difficult times. The staff were very friendly and helpful, thank you. The restaurant is just by the beach, the food and service were good but the menu did not change in the 10 days we were there and became rather boring. it would have been nice to have been offered a dish of the day. I do not want to be any more negative as we had a wonderful break after bad times and the pina coladas and rum punches were the best we have ever had Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous location and lovely vibe

Mar 18, 2022 JanetKat Toronto, Canada

The Blue Waters Inn is right on a lovey beach, in its own little valley. It has a nice infinity edge pool and jacuzzi. The outdoor restaurant has good service and nice food, although it could use a larger number of local food offerings. The brewed and espresso coffee needs improvement. The overall vibe is relaxed but the staff are very attentive… Read more
The Blue Waters Inn is right on a lovey beach, in its own little valley. It has a nice infinity edge pool and jacuzzi. The outdoor restaurant has good service and nice food, although it could use a larger number of local food offerings. The brewed and espresso coffee needs improvement. The overall vibe is relaxed but the staff are very attentive and on the ball. Our room was very clean and had a lovely balcony, AC, a kettle, tea and coffee, a mini fridge and a safe. The decor was very plain and lacking in beach romance style - it needed more colour, curtains not blinds, more soft lighting, more towels and more art. But the bed was very comfortable and hearing the ocean all night was lovely. We will return. Read less
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Feb 17, 2022 fellywelly1991

My husband booked blue waters inn for my birthday for one night and I was really excited as we've been there before pre covid however this time it was very disappointing. I will start with the negatives first. -My husband indicated that it was my birthday and they said they will decorate the room which was not done. We called reception and they… Read more
My husband booked blue waters inn for my birthday for one night and I was really excited as we've been there before pre covid however this time it was very disappointing. I will start with the negatives first. -My husband indicated that it was my birthday and they said they will decorate the room which was not done. We called reception and they apologised and said it will be done when we went to breakfast and it was never done. Receptionist at the end of our stay when told of it said that she told them so she thought it was done. - None of the staff acknowledged my birthday except in the end when I complained about the room. Not at breakfast or dinner was it acknowledged - The door in the room to the patio kept banging with the wind so my husband had to fold piece of paper to stop it. -The pool towels are old and washed out and the ends are unravelled. Simple things like towels should be replaced when it is bad. - the pool needs cleaning, the tiles are brown and also the flooring of the pool is too rough and caused slight bruising to both me and my husband's feet. Also the next guy that came into the pool was checking his feet. - They explained that there is no TV in the rooms but they have WiFi. Both our phones NEVER was able to connect to the WiFi as the signal was so weak. When I brought it to their attention they said it happens at different parts of the resort. Sigh -There was no ironing board in the room so I had to iron on the bed, oh BTW the tip of the iron was bent and almost ruined my dress. Positives: -The bar man was very friendly and professional, thumbs up to him and the drinks were lovely. -the ladies in reception were friendly and shout out to one of them for taking pics of us. -Food was really great but no options for vegans, had to eat what they provided but it was tasty. Breakfast had 1 vegan option which was good. Summary I tried to not let the negatives ruin my birthday and just try to focus on the positives but this place is like a motel. Clearly management does not care about maintenance. The place is run down and I will think very long and hard if I have to return there. The best thing about this place is the tranquil location but much better needs to be done. I was highly disappointed and so was my husband. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A breathtaking location

Sep 16, 2021 simonbM5019FE

Driving into the access road to BWI really feels like entering a slice of paradise. The location is undoubtedly straight from a movie! The staff was extremely accomodating. The rooms can use some renovations and updating as there were issues with the AC and some difficulty with the doorknob to our room. All in all, a real escape to paradise.