Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort

Tobago, Caribbean

The hotel

Magdalena Grand is Tobago's oceanfront resort on 2.5 miles of glorious beachfront. Taking its title from the original name of Tobago, La Magdalena, the 750-acre plantation resort boasts an excellent range of amenities including three swimming pools to laze around in and a choice of fine and casual dining options. If you fancy flexing your muscles, head to the fitness centre complete with sauna. Alternatively, there is a fleet of bicycles to rent, tennis courts and a PGA-designed championship 18-hole golf course.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Where is it

The resort is nestled in the 750-acre tropical Tobago Plantations Estate, situated along 2.5 miles of Atlantic coastline. Scarborough is a 5-minute drive away. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

178 sea-facing rooms and suites on 2 and 3 floors in two separate oceanfront wings with lifts in both wings of the hotel, including 22 One- and Two-Bedroom Suites with personal hot tubs. All are spacious, oceanfront and neutrally decorated with separate bath and shower, large balcony, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, WiFi access, telephone, mini-fridge, kettle, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have garden views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive option: includes full cooked breakfast, lunch at either Pembois or the poolside snack bar, and dinner at Pembois, the Robinson Crusoe Pub, Salaka Grill or Kali'na (please note: premium items on the à la carte menu with have an additional charge). Afternoon tea served at Kali'na daily between 4:00pm–5:30pm. Room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner (please note: a room service delivery charge will apply). Packed lunches for guests going on day excursions or visiting Pigeon Point beach. Beverages including house brand liquors, beer, tropical coolers, house wines by the glass and soft drinks. Use of tennis court, fitness centre, sauna, bicycles, kids' club, and daily activities and entertainment programme. Round trip scheduled shuttle transfers to Pigeon Point Nature Reserve.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner. Dinner served at either Pembois restaurant, Robinson Crusoe Pub, Salaka Grill or Kali'na (please note: premium items on the à la carte menu will have an additional charge).

Deluxe Oceanfront Rooms enjoy panoramic ocean views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites have balcony or terrace with hot tub, separate living room with sofa-bed, two bathrooms, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Two-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites have balcony or terrace with hot tub, separate living room with sofa-bed, two bathrooms, one bedroom with 1 king-size bed and second bedroom with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Sep '20 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 19 Dec '20–6 Jan '21.

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

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 7 Jan– 26 Apr '20.

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  • Booking Bonus: Book by 28 Feb '20 to receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 27 Apr–18 Dec '20.

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

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 27% off the accommodation cost between 27 Apr–18 Dec '20 based on an All Inclusive basis.

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

3 restaurants; Kali'na Restaurant for fine dining (open 5 nights per week), Pembois Restaurant as the main resort restaurant for breakfast and lunch (daily) and international evening buffet dining (5 nights per week). Salaka Grill (open 5 nights per week). Li'l Nylon swim-up pool bar. Tavaco Lounge and Robinson Crusoe Pub. Bene Pastry Shop and Café*. Room service*(6:00am-midnight).

Live entertainment on selected nights.

3 swimming pools (one reserved for adult guests over 16 years). Spa services*, massage*. Gym. Floodlit tennis court. 18-hole, par-72 Championship golf course*. Cee Cee Kids' Club* for children aged 4-12 years). Complimentary resort shuttle transfers to Pigeon Point public beach with water sports*, daily activities programme. PADI dive centre* available off-site. Complimentary discover scuba trial in pool. Kids’ activities (10:00am-5:00pm, 4-12 years). There is a fleet of bicycles with protective helmets, complimentary for guest use to explore the 750-acre plantation estate on the cycle tracks and pathways around the estate. Guests can watch birdlife and nature on the lagoon and mangrove area.

Complimentary WiFi access. Business centre. On-site convenience store. Golf pro-shop. Gift shops, tour desk. Laundry service*. Concierge service*. Complimentary shuttle to Pigeon Point. Babysitting service*.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights between 7 Jan-17 Dec.

5 nights between 18 Dec '19-6 Jan '20 and 18 Dec '20-6 Jan '21.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages are up to and including 16 years.

Please note: children under the age of 12 years not permitted in the Kali'na Restaurant, and children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the Robinson Crusoe Pub after 9:00pm.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely hotel

Nov 14, 2019 Hockeytart123

This hotel made us very welcome, we got the twin room we requested. Staff at reception could not have been more helpful, especially Judy the customer services manager, and Pamela who was on duty in the buffet and also the open air restaurant. We did not have any hot water for the first two days of our stay which was a little disappointing for a 4… Read more
This hotel made us very welcome, we got the twin room we requested. Staff at reception could not have been more helpful, especially Judy the customer services manager, and Pamela who was on duty in the buffet and also the open air restaurant. We did not have any hot water for the first two days of our stay which was a little disappointing for a 4 star hotel, but on the third day it came on so problem sorted. The food was great....too much for me. I think it could do with an update, but it didn’t deter from us enjoying our holiday. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT STAY IN THIS RESORT

Nov 12, 2019 ALLAB0UTM3 Queens, New York

I recently went to tobago for the first time ever visiting the beautiful country for my co workers wedding. I booked a deluxe double room ocean front room which was suppose to fit 4 individuals (but it does not, the beds are full size). The wedding party took up most of the "available" occupancy in the hotel. Ill explain why i put available in… Read more
I recently went to tobago for the first time ever visiting the beautiful country for my co workers wedding. I booked a deluxe double room ocean front room which was suppose to fit 4 individuals (but it does not, the beds are full size). The wedding party took up most of the "available" occupancy in the hotel. Ill explain why i put available in quotation marks in a second. Now keep in my i travel and stayed in many hotels all over the world, but this hotel has got to be one of the worst hotels ever. I dont even know where to begin, but ill start by saying the only nice thing about the hotel is the amazing view from the main pool overlooking the ocean and some of tobago. However that did not make up for the trouble i occured throughout my stay. Now keep in mind i came there with a large party (maybe 100 guest) in which i believe we all use the group code provided for us when booking the room so you would think the entire wedding party would of been on the same floor or close to each other but this poor hotel management team spreaded us out all over this large resort. My assigned room was at the far end of the resort, in which we damn near begged up until the last 2 days to move us closer, and was giving a response that there is nothing available, even with the multiple issues with the room. The hotel provided little golf carts to drive us to the rooms when needed, but was hardly available going and coming from the room. Next one of the man big problems i had with this resort is there was ABSOLUTELY no hot water thee entire stay, not to mention the water pressure out the shower and sink was extremely low. And when i complained about the situation, i was told there was a water man break on thursday (the day i arrived), there is no hot water anywhere in tobago, and its being fixed. But that wasnt the truth. They shut the water off overnight on friday claiming to fix the issue, however the water continue cold the entire stay. I was literally heating up hot water in a coffee pot in the hotel room to have hot water to wash with. And when i did suck it up and bathe in cold water i was literally showering under small drips of water out the shower head. I spoke with another hotel guest who was there over a week before i arrived and she didnt have hot water her entire stay there, and that Vinod, hotel manager was lying about it being because of a water break. I even ask locals if they had hot water run and they replied yes. I know this is late but i also then looked at old reviews online of the resort which also started resort has no hot water. So why sell these room and host this wedding without alerting us that you have a problem with hot water. I guess as long as you collected our money spent on the resort, it didnt mater. Complaining to the hotel manager Vinod was absolutely useless, he did nothing but say im sorry and offered one day refund from your stay, while i demanded for half off everynight i didnt have hot water. I definitely was not satisfied after all the issues i experienced. Another issue was when asked for a folded bed/cot because it was three single people who stayed in this room and the beds were full size beds, not big enough for 2 people, i was told it could not fit in the room and they dont have none available which was a lie. Besides the hotel not having hot water and bedding issue we i did notice that most of the entire resort was under construction, and renovations was being made. Why not close the hotel to renovate the entire place or one side of the resort, instead host a wedding party to deal with these poor accommodations and view the demolition of your resort. Pictures posted shower the issues we had as well as the fold bed provided to something who checked in after i did. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this hotel to my worst enemy and will NEVER do business with them again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sometimes it felt more 3 than 4 star

Nov 9, 2019 Ja9Miguel

On checking in, we really weren’t impressed by the service at the front desk. We expected the staff to be more welcoming. However, the bell hop really made up for that and the other front desk supervisor who we dealt with at check out was also far more cheerful. The view of the beach from the room is beautiful. The bathroom and the linen were… Read more
On checking in, we really weren’t impressed by the service at the front desk. We expected the staff to be more welcoming. However, the bell hop really made up for that and the other front desk supervisor who we dealt with at check out was also far more cheerful. The view of the beach from the room is beautiful. The bathroom and the linen were clean- most important thing. The floor felt a tad sticky but the room felt clean otherwise. Unfortunately, we had a tonne of issues with lighting in the room as both of our lamps had to be changed and the main light in the room was not working. The sea blast caused the entire lighting fixture on the outside balcony to rust. Again, getting service at the front desk to get the lights fixed felt like a chore on our holiday but the engineer who came to the room was nice. We were advised that they are getting a new type of fixture that would be more resistant to the sea blast, so hopefully this shouldn’t be a problem for future visitors. There were issues with the hot water throughout the hotel because the water heater wasn’t working. Apparently, it hadn’t been working for a while but for their sake, I hope this issue is a passing cloud. The breakfast buffet was just okay. The omelettes and pancakes were great, but the Danish pastries and sweet breads were dry and hard. The selection of fruits was limited. Otherwise, the drinks at the hotel were good, especially the rum punch. The pool was nice. The spa was amazing and their prices are great. Overall, not a bad stay but it wouldn’t be our first choice for hotels in Tobago. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service. Rooms need a bit of TLC/upgrading and hot water in the showers

Nov 8, 2019 tajabb San Fernando, Trinidad

Friendly and welcoming staff. Great buffet breakfast. Comfortable room with king bed, mini fridge, safe, ironing board and iron, WiFi and LAN internet connections, kettle and complimentary in room tea/coffee. Only complaint is that there was no hot water in the showers. Quaint balcony. Lovely pool.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cold water

Nov 8, 2019 vodka68

Unfortunately there isn't no hot water in hotel rooms, either to wash or shower, it really let's it down staff are amazing, food is really good. Because I'm full of cold a warm shower at least would have been nice, but no it's cold. This problem has been going on for over a month. I'm hoping if only for the great staff they sort it out.