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

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • No Smoking
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Laundry Service
  • 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.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 28 Feb '20 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 17 Apr '20 –8 Apr '21. 

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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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Reading the reviews beforehand I was a little concerned but honestly we had a fantastic holiday!

Nov 11, 2019 laurajanesathi London, United Kingdom

We had a great time and will return next year. Amazing location, great value for money, lovely food, amazing and friendly staff except for one of the bar staff (Reuben), air conditioning in rooms was a life saver. Good drinks, swimming pool perfect for the kids. It was out of season so there was no entertainment or kids club and some of the… Read more
We had a great time and will return next year. Amazing location, great value for money, lovely food, amazing and friendly staff except for one of the bar staff (Reuben), air conditioning in rooms was a life saver. Good drinks, swimming pool perfect for the kids. It was out of season so there was no entertainment or kids club and some of the restaurants and the shop weren’t open, but that was okay because the hotel was lovely and quiet and we got great service. The only problem was the food service at lunch and the a la carte dinners, it was pretty bad, access to a buffet for all meals (like breakfast) would have solved this, as is usual when you stay all inclusive. Finally, the hotel on the beach-so beautiful!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved this place

Nov 6, 2019 Christopher H Sudbury, Canada

Knew what I was getting into Only 1 pool, only 1 bar, 1 buffet & 1 restaurant It was quaint, it was beatiful, it was authentic Tobago Loved being 10 steps from patio door to beach chairs Saw giant turtles laying eggs. Helped Locals pull in Nets & sort Fish. It was amazing time & Great workout. Close to walk into Plymouth & visit the town. Had… Read more
Knew what I was getting into Only 1 pool, only 1 bar, 1 buffet & 1 restaurant It was quaint, it was beatiful, it was authentic Tobago Loved being 10 steps from patio door to beach chairs Saw giant turtles laying eggs. Helped Locals pull in Nets & sort Fish. It was amazing time & Great workout. Close to walk into Plymouth & visit the town. Had one of best home cooked meals I've ever had at the smallest of "restaurants" Locals are genuine & real. They truly appreciate small Gifts ( they loved my old sneakers, gloves, batteries & tools) Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 clcallender1 San Fernando, Trinidad

Friendly and professional staff. Food was good, needed that in between snack as seen on brochure but the chef was willing to accommodate us quickly. (Renovations to that area was being made) Rooms clean. Will visit again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good value for money

Oct 28, 2019 robin6997

If you want to try a different Island and get good value for money from a 3 star rated hotel then this is worth a try. The hotel is set on a wonderful cove beach which is clean, empty and safe to swim. The hotel is a bit dated but tidy with lovely grounds. A bit of decor changing is required but the rooms are on the beach and the 3rd floor turtle… Read more
If you want to try a different Island and get good value for money from a 3 star rated hotel then this is worth a try. The hotel is set on a wonderful cove beach which is clean, empty and safe to swim. The hotel is a bit dated but tidy with lovely grounds. A bit of decor changing is required but the rooms are on the beach and the 3rd floor turtle view rooms are worth paying a bit extra for. When we went the hotel was only 30% full so service and food was pretty good as they were not serving large numbers, but it may change when busy. Some servings are small but don’t be afraid to ask for more as the locals pile their plates very high. Most of the staff were friendly with some going above and beyond to make you feel they want to please. The drinks are good and the grill restaurant used for lunch is a nice spot to eat and drink. The hotel has very little around it and this may suite some people for the peace and tranquility, but if you need more then make sure you take American dollars to book up some trips. The only draw back is that BA do not fly direct so a touch down on another island first is required, you stay on the plane but wait over an hour for the plane to take off again., this may put some people off especially if you are not comfortable with flying. Once again good value but you must accept it is not a 5 star. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Better than some of the reviews

Oct 22, 2019 RogerD57 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Just returned from The Starfish having spent 10 days there and like a lot of people I do read the reviews. I came away thinking I must have stayed at a different resort to to those people who are critical of this resort. Yes its not 5 star but your not paying 5 star money. I found the food acceptable although as the hotel was quiet it fluctuated… Read more
Just returned from The Starfish having spent 10 days there and like a lot of people I do read the reviews. I came away thinking I must have stayed at a different resort to to those people who are critical of this resort. Yes its not 5 star but your not paying 5 star money. I found the food acceptable although as the hotel was quiet it fluctuated between the main restaurant and the grill. Drinks not a problem tasted fine and you can go crazy if you need to. Staff very friendly and helpful. Room right on Turtle Beach with stocked mini bar. What else do you need for gods sake. I'm told it will be re vamped next year so get ready for a price rise meanwhile get there and enjoy it ignore the poor reviews some of theses people want to live a champagne lifestyle but only pay lemonade money. Read less