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.

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

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

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Oct '19 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 21 Dec '19- 16 Apr '20.

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

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Oct '19 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 21 Dec '19 –16 Apr '20. 

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

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 Worse trip ever

Aug 29, 2019 Vacation65235941618

Certain people were given preferential treatment even though I paid for an all inclusive. Everyone had conflicting information as to what we were supposed to receive for that package. Their bar drinks were really horrid as well when we told them that the drinks were too sweet and requested a little stronger coctails etc they got really angry. … Read more
Certain people were given preferential treatment even though I paid for an all inclusive. Everyone had conflicting information as to what we were supposed to receive for that package. Their bar drinks were really horrid as well when we told them that the drinks were too sweet and requested a little stronger coctails etc they got really angry. Because of the incident with the flight as a result of their constant tardiness of delivering meals my kids dont even want to go back to Tobago and this is really sad because we are accustom to visiting Tobago atleast twice for the year Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing location, hotel needs a lot of work! Particularly the awful food.

Aug 29, 2019 Shelley712000 Romsey, United Kingdom

This was my 4th stay in 6 years at Turtle beach/Starfish and unfortunately the worst by far. The location as always is amazing, would be hard to beat it, however some aspects of the hotel need a lot of work. Our main issue was the food, on previous stays it's been amazing but this time was, what can only be described as diabolical. Even managed to… Read more
This was my 4th stay in 6 years at Turtle beach/Starfish and unfortunately the worst by far. The location as always is amazing, would be hard to beat it, however some aspects of the hotel need a lot of work. Our main issue was the food, on previous stays it's been amazing but this time was, what can only be described as diabolical. Even managed to serve up half cooked fish! & waited 2hrs 45mins in the grill for a small slice of pizza which was slightly warm with raw dough. The buffet wasn't pleasant at all, had pork stew one night, which turned out to be a plate of bones with some fat attached to them, and that's just the highlights! We resorted to eating out & ordering take outs. The executive chef offered free lobster, shrimp & steak for all of our group one evening by way of an apology, which was a nice touch but unfortunately the chef who cooked it, managed to mess that up too! The bar was pretty good, Raul was brilliant, most of the other bar tenders were to say the least, in need of customer service training. I would add here that we weren't expecting 5* service or anything but a smile would be nice! Maintenance was never great but waiting 10days to get the shower fixed is ridiculous. Asked for new batteries for the a/c & tv remote as neither were working but they never turned up at all during out 14 day stay. The housekeeping isn't that great either, completely missed our room for 3 days on the trot, sheets were not change during our stay either, they also had a habit of wanting to clean the room at about 6pm, just as you want to shower & get ready for dinner, which is rather annoying. Entertainment was ok if you like that sort of thing but we found it was all far too loud, was impossible to carry on a conversation with the volume that loud. Read less
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Aug 28, 2019 antoniaphilip Trinidad

Room super out-dated Food was not impressive (breakfast, lunch and dinner were all buffet) Cocktails were served in basic, small glasses Wi-Fi did not work in the room The beach was right outside our room which was the best part of the stay.
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Aug 26, 2019 KEMRAJ B

Just stayed at the 'new' Starfish resort aka Turtle Beach during 23-25 Aug 2019. The place is run down but what the heck, already spent my money so might as well enjoy it. However, whilst I was willing to overlook the physical structure, the attitude of the bartender on the eve of Fri 23rd & Sat 24th (his name states that his name starts with 'T'… Read more
Just stayed at the 'new' Starfish resort aka Turtle Beach during 23-25 Aug 2019. The place is run down but what the heck, already spent my money so might as well enjoy it. However, whilst I was willing to overlook the physical structure, the attitude of the bartender on the eve of Fri 23rd & Sat 24th (his name states that his name starts with 'T' has a 'V' somewhere in the middle and ends with 'R') was the straw that broke the camel's back. Every time you request a drink, it's like you are bothering him. This is depicted in his tone of voice and body language. When asked to mix a drink with water he insists that the guests in the pool get out and get the water themselves whilst the other bartenders don't. When asked about it he got aggressive and hostile. His behavior is totally unbecoming of someone who works in the hospitality industry. It is rude and extremely unprofessional. Good luck Starfish.... I know you definitely would not be getting my hard earned money again. In addition, members of my group had allergic reactions to the curry fish that was prepared for dinner and these people have never had any allergic reaction like this before. This was my 1st and it will be my last time. Read less
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Aug 26, 2019 Seeta B Trinidad

This is my 3rd and last visit to starfish tobago. The bartender, trevor was very rude, disrespectful and abusive. I ordered a tequila shot, when i enquired about the lime and salt that would usually accompany this drink, he shouted, that is how he serves a shot of tequilla ,mind you Raul was serving tequilla shots the entire afternoon with lime… Read more
This is my 3rd and last visit to starfish tobago. The bartender, trevor was very rude, disrespectful and abusive. I ordered a tequila shot, when i enquired about the lime and salt that would usually accompany this drink, he shouted, that is how he serves a shot of tequilla ,mind you Raul was serving tequilla shots the entire afternoon with lime and salt. Trevor explained that he is not Raul, that was my last drink. He verbally abused my family by telling us just because we have money we cannot order people around and why we think it is a RACE THING i dont know why he made these assumptions. My brother went to apologise to him, trevor was even more loud and he started using explicit language. I will not be visiting Starfish again in the future, my extended family and my young children were there and it was a great embarrassment. Some type of customer training needs to be done here. Damien and Gaitree, also Cheryll were very helpful and accommodating. Read less