Starfish Tobago Resort

Tobago, Caribbean

The hotel

This friendly, modest resort is tucked away on its very own beach on Courland Bay. The Starfish Tobago Resort is a family orientated resort, offering the Caribbean experience at excellent value for money. All guest rooms are sea-facing and there is a lagoon-style swimming pool with swim-up bar and whirlpool located right next to the beach. Between March and July, there's the chance to see Giant Leatherback Turtles laying their eggs on the beach at night, which is an incredible and not-to-be-missed experience!

Amenities

  • Children's Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Bar
  • No Smoking
  • Babysitting service
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkelling
  • Families
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access

Where is it

On Great Courland Bay, 15 minutes to Scarborough. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

125 rooms in 2 buildings (1 building with 3 floors and 1 building with 2 floors) with no lifts. All with balcony/patio overlooking the ocean, air-conditioning, TV, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities and hairdryer. Standard Sea View Rooms have a fridge (unstocked) and either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Rollaway beds are available on request in certain rooms. Please note: some of the Standard Rooms are interconnecting.

All Inclusive option: includes full buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and buffet dinner. Unlimited local drinks, soft drinks and house wine by the glass with dinner (bottled water, premium spirits and champagne not included). Non-motorised water sports. À la carte menu included some evenings (speciality grills, lobster and some other items at a supplement).

Turtle Sea View Rooms offer a beachfront location and beautiful sea views. These rooms are located in a quieter area, further along the beach, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Please note: some of the Turtle Sea View Rooms are interconnecting.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms are in a beachfront location and have all the amenities of Standard Sea View Rooms but also include an extra single bed in a partitioned room, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms do not interconnect.

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Kiskadee Restaurant (a selection of buffet, barbecue and à la carte dining, supplements apply on some items, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Courlanders Seaside Restaurant (open-air terrace serving tea/coffee throughout the day and afternoon tea, with entertainment during the evening). D'Bay Grill (grilled snacks). The Crusoe Bar and lounge for pre-dinner drinks. Surf Bar overlooking the beach and pool with swim-up counter. Restaurants may alternate. Please note: dress codes apply (please see additional information).

Weekly manager's cocktail party and private repeat guest party every other week. Regular evening entertainment.

Lagoon-style swimming pool with swim-up bar and whirlpool. Separate children's pool. Spa*. Non-motorised water sports*, including pedal boats, snorkelling, kayaking and sail boats. Scuba-diving*. Motorised water sports are not available because of the protected status of the lagoon.

Gift and sundries shop. Internet access*. Laundry valet*. Babysitting* available (on request). Cots available (on request). Room service*. Small beauty salon*.

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 at all times.

* Denotes local charge.

Restaurant dress code: breakfast and lunch – casual T-shirts and regular shorts for men, modest wraps for ladies. Dinner – smart casual with long trousers or Bermuda style shorts and collared shirts for men. Swimwear not permitted.

Please note: the hotel operates a non-smoking policy, except in designated areas.

Please note: child ages are up to and including 12 years. 

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tropical Tobago

Mar 27, 2020 Gary G Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Travelled at the end of February 2020 for 10 days and had a wonderful relaxing holiday at the Starfish Resort. It is a lovely seafront resort, yes a little dated but all the more charming for it. All rooms are sea facing and our room was on the second floor.It was quite spacious and the beds were super comfortable with the air con being nice and… Read more
Travelled at the end of February 2020 for 10 days and had a wonderful relaxing holiday at the Starfish Resort. It is a lovely seafront resort, yes a little dated but all the more charming for it. All rooms are sea facing and our room was on the second floor.It was quite spacious and the beds were super comfortable with the air con being nice and quiet, the room was cleaned daily to a high standard with towels replaced if required. All the staff were really friendly and worked hard to make sure you had an enjoyable stay, to many to mention, Cheryl in D'Bay, Ruth in the restaurant.and Trevor & Selwyn in the bar (Trevor don't forget to put Stella's Sundowner on the Cocktail list!). It was lovely having breakfast looking at that amazing beachfront view watching the pelicans diving, sunset from the terrace was also spectacular. All meals were buffet style but could have had more choice at lunch and evening, occasionally had to wait a little while for food being replenished. It was nice to have nightly evening entertainment that was very enjoyable. We were also extremely lucky to witness a giant leatherback turtle laying her eggs one night. Yes it is a 3* resort but you could pay double and would not have a better location or staff, you would not be disappointed staying at the Starfish and recommend visiting before it is replaced Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beach lover’s paradise

Mar 22, 2020 Escape28157803945 Vaughan, Canada

We visited the resort from Feb 27 to March 5, 2020. This was our 4th Starfish resort, so knew, more or less, what to expect. Guest’s age group: mostly retired. The resort’s age shows everywhere. The food is consistent with the other Starfish resorts, good quality with limited choice. The servers are mostly friendly. The only restaurant never opens… Read more
We visited the resort from Feb 27 to March 5, 2020. This was our 4th Starfish resort, so knew, more or less, what to expect. Guest’s age group: mostly retired. The resort’s age shows everywhere. The food is consistent with the other Starfish resorts, good quality with limited choice. The servers are mostly friendly. The only restaurant never opens on time. There is a second, beach grill, opened from 11 am to 6 pm, where you have to pay to eat something half-decent. The bartenders were friendly and fast to serve you. The bar had also a price list for the most popular cocktails. Rooms: we stayed in a Turtle category, which was comfortable and properly cleaned. Surprisingly great Air conditioning. Nightly entertainment, with one Reggae night exception, was very limited. The beach is amazing, with grey sand and tints of black (volcanic), very wide and about a mile long. It is naturally clean, there was no seaweeds and the water is crystal-clear. For shade, there are palms, mangoes and almond trees. The umbrellas are mostly broken. The Sunwing rep, Eva, has gone far beyond her duties to help us. The resort was short-staffed. The Food Manager, Mr. McEwan filling in everywhere. There is no reef or snorkeling on the hotel beach. We only took one trip to Pigeon Point Park, Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool, which includes snorkeling, and I do recommend it. Conclusion: we recommend the resort to beach lovers on budget who are not fussy about food choices or entertainment quality. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Little Tired but Fabulous Quiet Resort - Not Disappointed!

Mar 16, 2020 PROSCALER Burlington, Canada

Stayed here Feb 27 - March 12/20. There were a few hick-ups along the way but nothing that would warrant a negative review! Room was spacious, clean & plenty of hot water. Staff are friendly & helpful - engage with them in a friendly respectful manner & you'll receive the same in return. Grounds are lovely & cared for. Meals were at the main… Read more
Stayed here Feb 27 - March 12/20. There were a few hick-ups along the way but nothing that would warrant a negative review! Room was spacious, clean & plenty of hot water. Staff are friendly & helpful - engage with them in a friendly respectful manner & you'll receive the same in return. Grounds are lovely & cared for. Meals were at the main buffet, with additional choice of D Bay Grill for lunch for burgers, fries, salad, pizza. Cheryl worked super hard to serve everyone in a timely manner. A few nights were open for a la carte (included) by reservation. Items at extra cost were clearly indicated. The food was average to good & wine was good! There was absolutely always something to enjoy at the buffet restaurant: fantastic soup, fresh rolls, salad, several veg, fish plus 2 meats. Ask for the homemade ice cream! Shurla & Nakeesha in diningroom were super! Damien & Gabriel: best Pina Coladas, hands down. Damien was always working hard to ensure food/beverage department ran smoothly. Pool is lovely but needs a little TLC. Do seek out Ellis (offers tours on the beach): Excellent all day private tour including Lover's Beach and Pirates Bay. Beware of Blade! We appreciated the fact that evening entertainment and the bar at the resort shut down by 11:00 p.m. If you're looking to be entertained by loud music and activities all day long, then this resort is not for you! If you want a lovely peaceful holiday, then this is the place! We would definitely return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great 3* with some 5* points

Mar 10, 2020 Esquare Kingston, Nova Scotia, Canada

Absolutely loved this resort and the people. Certainly never had a problem with food while there and enjoyed breakfast every morning. 99.5% staff are outstanding and Eva the Sunwing Rep was a marvel. Fractured my foot the second day in Tobago and Eva plus the resort staff couldn't have been more helpful. Also, kudos to the Scarborough… Read more
Absolutely loved this resort and the people. Certainly never had a problem with food while there and enjoyed breakfast every morning. 99.5% staff are outstanding and Eva the Sunwing Rep was a marvel. Fractured my foot the second day in Tobago and Eva plus the resort staff couldn't have been more helpful. Also, kudos to the Scarborough General Hospital and Mr. Benjamin, the taxi driver. Found the resort to be clean and loved the fact the towels were not worn out and did not have to exchange a ticket for them. Cleaning staff were very friendly and obliging. Would go back in a heartbeat. We did the island tour with Sunwing but I would never recommend going to Argyle waterfalls as it is a rocky walk in and getting into the pool is climbing over slimy rocks. Sheryl at the Grill is an outstanding person and always cheerful and the food is good too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very disappointing

Mar 5, 2020 407andy01 Bristol, United Kingdom

Very disappointing. The best thing about this hotel is the snack bar and in particular Cheryl she is always pleased to see you and make you feel very welcome. Unlike the main food area now don't get me wrong you're not going to starve at this hotel but the food is lacking. The swim up bar is non-existent as it's never staff. The beach is… Read more
Very disappointing. The best thing about this hotel is the snack bar and in particular Cheryl she is always pleased to see you and make you feel very welcome. Unlike the main food area now don't get me wrong you're not going to starve at this hotel but the food is lacking. The swim up bar is non-existent as it's never staff. The beach is beautiful and even the guys selling their whereas on the beach are very pleasant . We were told well we were there that there was a facelift due and general overhaul I do hope they improve their offerings as it's a beautiful location Read less