Mount Irvine Bay Resort

Tobago, Caribbean

The hotel

Once a sugar and coconut plantation, this seemingly endless estate covers 18-acres of tropical gardens and a neighbouring golf course, which features distractingly beautiful sea views from every one of its 18 holes. Just by staying at Mount Irvine Bay Resort, you become a member of this exclusive and award-winning golf club, and enjoy reduced green fees. It’s one of the personal touches that make this private hideaway different from your average Caribbean resort. Sophisticated yet carefree, you can flit between its beach, large pool, five bars, and three restaurants, all at your leisure. But the waterfront is the hub of the resort, with surfers to watch, snorkelling to experience, and annual events like the Barefoot on the Beach New Year’s Eve parties and April’s Jazz on the Beach fringe festivities.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Golf
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

On the west coast of Tobago on a stunning beach, it’s located beside a golf course, where hotel guests get preferential rates, and just a mile from the famous Buccoo Reef. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

99 rooms. All with private balcony or patio, air-conditioning, TV with cable channels, WiFi access, hairdryer and in-room safe. Standard Rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, with views of the ocean, pool, garden or golf course. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Breakfast option: available at a supplement. 

Half Board option: available at a supplement, includes breakfast and dinner.

Full Board option: available at a supplement, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Sugarmill Restaurant. Option to enjoy lunch in the Beach Bar any day and to dine 1 night a week in the Jacaranda Restaurant.

Superior Rooms with views of the ocean or beautiful gardens have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Featuring additional amenities including a tea/coffee station, mini-fridge and USB charging ports.

Standard Garden Cottages are set in the well-manicured gardens with a private patio, from which you can admire the views. They feature a living room and kitchenette and are air-conditioned throughout. They have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Garden Cottages offer a more spacious accommodation, featuring 2 double beds and a sofa bed as well as a living room, kitchenette and a tea/coffee station.

Executive Deluxe One Bedroom Suites offer views of the ocean, pool or gardens. They feature a sitting area with fully upholstered sofas and chairs and additional amenities to include deluxe toiletries, a tea/coffee station, mini-fridge, USB charging ports and complimentary WiFi. They have either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive Deluxe Two Bedroom Suites have a sitting area with fully upholstered sofas and chairs and additional amenities including deluxe toiletries, a tea/coffee station, mini-fridge, USB charging ports, complimentary WiFi, 1 king-size bed and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

3 restaurants, The Sugar Mill Restaurant, serving casual Caribbean cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (7.00am-10.00pm), The Jacaranda Restaurant offers fine dining, suitable for special occasions and group dining and The Beach Bar - sandwiches, salads, grilled fish and chicken are the main fare in addition to wine, beer, soft drinks and thirst quenching cocktails (10:00am-6:00pm for drinks and 12:00-6:00pm for food). The Coral Dining Room is available for private events. The Hummingbird Lounge serving speciality coffees, teas, house-baked goods, pastries, sandwiches, paninis and wraps (7:00am-5:00pm, open on rotation). 5 bars including a swim-up bar and cocktail lounge. Room service* (7:30am-9:30pm).

Occasional events (including Jazz on the Beach each April, and Barefoot on the Beach on New Year’s Eve).

Large freshwater swimming pool. Cloud 9 day Spa* with sauna and discounts available for in-house guests. Yoga classes*, 18 hole golf course* (equipment hire* and lessons available*, no handicap required). Diving spots with lessons available*. Enjoy snorkelling on the reef, just off the beach.

Laundry service*. 24-hour reception. 24-hour concierge service. Lobby shop. Complimentary WiFi access available in public areas.

* Denotes local charge

Please note: breakfast is to be taken in the Sugarmill Restaurant.

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Traveller rating

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Jun 21, 2020 Romneyt San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

I actually never actually stayed at the hotel but in all fairness I have been told it’s quite nice. I booked to stay on May 18 2019 but missed my flight. I booked the room on May 17 and paid for the room. I also paid for insurance on the room so I called the hotel and told them of my predicament on May 18. When I tried to rebook a couple weeks… Read more
I actually never actually stayed at the hotel but in all fairness I have been told it’s quite nice. I booked to stay on May 18 2019 but missed my flight. I booked the room on May 17 and paid for the room. I also paid for insurance on the room so I called the hotel and told them of my predicament on May 18. When I tried to rebook a couple weeks later on the assumption I could do so to my surprise I wasn’t able to as I was told the cancellation policy was I had to cancel 3 days before. I queried same since if that were the case why would you accept someone paying for insurance on the room if they booked the day before the stay. I consider the policy totally illogical but the hotel would not budge. Be wary of this when booking at this hotel. Read less
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Apr 20, 2020 jenniferrI256IE

The common areas of this resort (lobby, pool, restaurant) are very nice but the rooms themselves were very poorly maintained. I did not have a blanket of any sort on either of the beds in my room or in any dresser or closet. i had a thin fitted sheet and that was it. The tiles in the bathroom were cracked. There were ants. On 2 of the 4 days I… Read more
The common areas of this resort (lobby, pool, restaurant) are very nice but the rooms themselves were very poorly maintained. I did not have a blanket of any sort on either of the beds in my room or in any dresser or closet. i had a thin fitted sheet and that was it. The tiles in the bathroom were cracked. There were ants. On 2 of the 4 days I stayed there, I returned to my room to find my patio door unlocked. Additionally, the security deposit that was placed as a hold on my account was withdrawn and although the front desk has admitted multiple times via phone that this was done erroneously, 3 months later, I have still not been issued a refund. I was waiting to write a review hoping that they would remedy this problem but since they have not after almost 3 months, here it is. Do yourself and a favor and DO NOT STAY AT THIS RESORT! Read less
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Apr 11, 2020 TJGto Toronto, Canada

I was excited to return to Mount Irvine to celebrate the Christmas holiday with my partner. Once again, the hotel did not disappoint. It is an ideal base to explore the abundant natural beauty that Tobago has to offer. The hotel is a tranquil retreat. The grounds are extremely well-kept and the beach is my favourite on the island. From the buffet… Read more
I was excited to return to Mount Irvine to celebrate the Christmas holiday with my partner. Once again, the hotel did not disappoint. It is an ideal base to explore the abundant natural beauty that Tobago has to offer. The hotel is a tranquil retreat. The grounds are extremely well-kept and the beach is my favourite on the island. From the buffet breakfast to dinner, the food is delicious. Just thinking about the Jerk Chicken Sandwich now makes me want to return. Through my work I have the opportunity to travel extensively and while this is not the fanciest hotel I've ever stayed in, it has a special charm that is uniquely Tabagonian. It feels remarkably home-y to me (extremely clean and comfortable) and even after a week, I was not ready to leave. Top Tips: - Consider renting a car to really explore the island - Dine at The Fish Pot, Sea Horse Inn, and La Tartaruga all located near the hotel - Book at bioluminescence tour - it's a natural phenomenon that shouldn't be missed Can't wait to return! Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 Quadey55 Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom

We arrived 15th March 2020. Almost immediately were being advised by UK and TT governments to make arrangements to fly home !! We had booked til 25th.We were flown home early which was a shame but understandable.The manager Alpha was excellent so helpful in sorting out our flights home. Excellent customer service skills. The hotel itself is lovely… Read more
We arrived 15th March 2020. Almost immediately were being advised by UK and TT governments to make arrangements to fly home !! We had booked til 25th.We were flown home early which was a shame but understandable.The manager Alpha was excellent so helpful in sorting out our flights home. Excellent customer service skills. The hotel itself is lovely a little dated in places but it is 3 star and worth that.No hidden agendas, it is what it is and I would reccomend it.The main buildings are very good and as you enter it does have a wow factor.All the staff were friendly and very polite. When we arrived we were met by the duty receptionist. A lovely lady named Avion. She was so helpful and gave us the perfect Caribbean welcome. Just what you want on arrivall. I later saw her go out of her way to ensure a stranded German guest got of the island hours before the Country closed it's borders. Even though the trip was cut short we did have the best of the times. Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 georgiew0

The hotel is lovely and the island truly has paradise spots. Friendly people all over the island. The staff at the hotel were lovely, friendly and helpful. Alpha the manager was so efficient and went above and beyond to help us as we were in the middle of the evacuation due to covid 19. Thankyou. We were there for a week due to being cut short,… Read more
The hotel is lovely and the island truly has paradise spots. Friendly people all over the island. The staff at the hotel were lovely, friendly and helpful. Alpha the manager was so efficient and went above and beyond to help us as we were in the middle of the evacuation due to covid 19. Thankyou. We were there for a week due to being cut short, it felt like a month as so chilled. Read less