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: Standard Rooms are not 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. 

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.

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). The Crusoe Bar and lounge for pre-dinner drinks. Surf Bar overlooking the beach and pool with swim-up counter. Please note: Restaurants may alternate.

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. 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*. Spa*.

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.

Dress code: breakfast and lunch: no swimwear, casual t-shirts with sleeves and regular shorts for men, and modest wraps for ladies. Dinner: elegant casual, with collared shirts, long trousers and shoes for men — swimwear and sleeveless shirts/vests 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. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great weather and very clean resort

May 8, 2019 DKpk_11 London, Canada

This resort was older but clean and well maintained. The selection of drinks was incredible! Breakfast and lunch were great and the pool side restaurant was amazing, dinner was not as good almost like they tried too hard and failed. It was turtle egg laying season which happened along the beach of the resort which was an unexpected bonus to us,… Read more
This resort was older but clean and well maintained. The selection of drinks was incredible! Breakfast and lunch were great and the pool side restaurant was amazing, dinner was not as good almost like they tried too hard and failed. It was turtle egg laying season which happened along the beach of the resort which was an unexpected bonus to us, it was very cool to see and they were very well protected during the process. The rooms where unique in that they were like a 2 bedroom apartment with a single bed in one room with a door and an air conditioner and another room with either a double and a single or a King bed with its own door. There were a few cows that walked up an down the beach daily which was new to me. The beach vendors were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy. Sol, Frankie and Ellis were great! I would recommend a tour with any of them.Sunday school was another fun night in Tobago where the locals and the tourists dance in the streets, drinks so beverages and eat local cuisine! Read less
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May 7, 2019 KYN_Photography Trinidad and Tobago

Starfish Tobago Resort has always been my favorite place to visit. It is that place where you can getaway and not have to worry about a thing. The food is excellent. The drinks are always mixed to my satisfaction. The pool is big and safe for the little ones. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The beach is excellent for those early… Read more
Starfish Tobago Resort has always been my favorite place to visit. It is that place where you can getaway and not have to worry about a thing. The food is excellent. The drinks are always mixed to my satisfaction. The pool is big and safe for the little ones. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The beach is excellent for those early morning walks or jogs. If you are lucky you may even get nightly visits from the Leatherback Turtles which is truly a site to behold. This surely is a Resort that must be visited at least once a year. Read less
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May 7, 2019 shereen-04 Port of Spain, Trinidad

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we are repeaters and kids definitely want to return to your resort again for our future vacations. The view from the room, pool and even the dining area is breathtaking and a definite plus is the nesting turtles and even the birds and chickens that are so unafraid of humans --- well done. Guys at the egg and… Read more
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we are repeaters and kids definitely want to return to your resort again for our future vacations. The view from the room, pool and even the dining area is breathtaking and a definite plus is the nesting turtles and even the birds and chickens that are so unafraid of humans --- well done. Guys at the egg and hotdog/burger station and housekeep staff could not be improved on even if you tried - absolutely friendly and helpful. Read less
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May 3, 2019 clacla m Canada

decent and small hotel with an even smaller staff (and they were pretty slow). There's a snack bar free for sunwing flyers only and it is a good place for lunch. Breackfast was best but dinner was definatley not as good. the rooms had a lot of bugs, tv was not working, some supplies were missing etc. the people are very nice and welcoming. local… Read more
decent and small hotel with an even smaller staff (and they were pretty slow). There's a snack bar free for sunwing flyers only and it is a good place for lunch. Breackfast was best but dinner was definatley not as good. the rooms had a lot of bugs, tv was not working, some supplies were missing etc. the people are very nice and welcoming. local entertainers would perform at night and they help a cocktail manager party once a week. the italian restaurant was very good. one recomandation would be to add more cultural shows. pools were dirty. and improuvements were definetly being made daily as sunwing takes over. it's not perfect but would definetly return, especially before prices go up when sunwing finishes de renovations! a lot of the people staying at the htel were older couples, we only saw one other family with children on our trip, all though some local families came during the weekend. there's a kid club but with not amny kids all they could do was lend us some board games. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing stay with awesome Turtle experience

May 3, 2019 elee128 Port of Spain, Trinidad

Living Trinidad, on the sister Isle my family and I have frequented Tobago for years, we decided to stayed for 4 days and 3 nights. We have stayed at Turtle Beach Hotel many times in the past - last stay was 2017. Now called Starfish Resort, I was curious about changes from my last stay. Upon arrival, you can tell some maintenance was done. The… Read more
Living Trinidad, on the sister Isle my family and I have frequented Tobago for years, we decided to stayed for 4 days and 3 nights. We have stayed at Turtle Beach Hotel many times in the past - last stay was 2017. Now called Starfish Resort, I was curious about changes from my last stay. Upon arrival, you can tell some maintenance was done. The pool is a favorite with children, my son has loved this pool since coming as a toddler (he is now 11). Will start with the good (we took the all-inclusive package): the new beach-side grill was 1 of the highlights and a new addition, perfect for the kids who will want a lighter meal so they can go back to the pool fun quickly and for adults, there was a set menu and food freshly prepared (burgers, fish, salads, hot dogs, grilled chicken etc), there was a bar there as well...the friendly hostess, cold beers and other beverages were enjoyed immensely. Another improvement, the staff, Esther and particularly Xavier, were very helpful at reception facilitating earlier check-in (12 noon) because of our early check-out and departure time (9 am). The main high point for us, was the opportunity to see the Turtles come up to lay eggs (nesting season is approx March - June).This time 2 turtles came up around the same time and we saw the whole thing until the turtle was guided back to sea, it was led safely, by environmental officials explaining everything - this was the best part of our entire trip. Another improvement, was increased security personnel on the beach during the day and at night for the turtle watching. This hotel is not a shiny new modern 5 star resort, because it is an older build, but it is comfortable and clean and if you like nature type experiences, beach front, with beautiful sunrise and sunset views daily in a natural setting - then staying here is it. The rooms are older (style wise) but we were only in the room at nights when going to bed. Some improvements: the reception area decor is dated and dark, the in-room wifi was slow at night, the channels were limited with poor reception and food-wise the desert options were not always great and limited. We were not in the room much, so we never watched TV and all the food options for the other meals were suitable for us and offered a decent variety, with no complaints at all. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Read less