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.

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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Sep 4, 2021 Shugee123 Trinidad and Tobago

My husband and i were supposed to vacation here from the 10th August-14th of August 2021. However, the hotel was closed. After several unanswered emails and phone calls, i got a reply and asked for a full refund, i was told my reservations were on hold and i can rebook at a later date or when a dates become avaliable. I asked again for a full… Read more
My husband and i were supposed to vacation here from the 10th August-14th of August 2021. However, the hotel was closed. After several unanswered emails and phone calls, i got a reply and asked for a full refund, i was told my reservations were on hold and i can rebook at a later date or when a dates become avaliable. I asked again for a full refund as i did not cancel but rather they closed (not my fault). I was told my information was fowarded to the accounts department, I am yet to get a response on my refund. I have never visited this hotel and i am already unhappy with their customer service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful setting and lovely staff

Jul 4, 2021 Jacknmads Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Tobago is one of the nicest carribean islands I've ever been to. The Starfish is a 3 star hotel, the rooms are fairly basic but do have everything you need. All the rooms have sea views, so I wouldn't necessarily say you need to pay extra for your room. The showers worked fine as did the aircon. At night we would sit out on our balcony and… Read more
Tobago is one of the nicest carribean islands I've ever been to. The Starfish is a 3 star hotel, the rooms are fairly basic but do have everything you need. All the rooms have sea views, so I wouldn't necessarily say you need to pay extra for your room. The showers worked fine as did the aircon. At night we would sit out on our balcony and watch the sun set, it was magical. The hotel pool isn't as big as it looks but we were there in January so had no problems getting a bed and enjoying a swim. The staff here are mostly so friendly (especially the pool cleaners and the lovely ladies on reception!). You will find there are a lot of repeat visitors (some people we chatted to were staying for 8 weeks!). The grounds are really well kept and you might find the odd chicken coming off the beach and having a mooch about! The downside of the hotel was the food, oh it was just awful and I really hope by now that has changed. There was hardly any choice and to be honest, quite unidentifiable! I just had bread rolls and soup. But what it lacked in food choice, it made up for in the surroundings - beautiful birds everywhere, pelicans on the beach and fishermen bringing in their nets. What made the holiday for us were the guys down on the beach - so, so friendly and not pushy at all! We made some friends for life down there, if you get a chance go and see Bago Blacks and he will give you a flavour of what a real Tobago holiday is all about. Apart from the food, we loved it and will be returning as soon as Covid allows! Read less
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Apr 11, 2021 Sonia J Arouca, Trinidad

Visited on numerous occasions and its always a pleasure being here. Food is always good, close to the beach and pool is nice. A bit secluded from shopping area but all in all, the ambience is great. Had a good time.
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Apr 9, 2021 Rootsnculture Trinidad

By no means an all inclusive resort. Food runs out at every meal and there is a long wait or no refill. Dinner is late. Food is untasty with limited options. There is a cat that sits near your table meowing thru your lunch. Food is only served at those times . No in between snacks like other All inclusive resorts provide. Lunch is 12:30- 2:30 … Read more
By no means an all inclusive resort. Food runs out at every meal and there is a long wait or no refill. Dinner is late. Food is untasty with limited options. There is a cat that sits near your table meowing thru your lunch. Food is only served at those times . No in between snacks like other All inclusive resorts provide. Lunch is 12:30- 2:30 which is quite late since it should be at least from 11:30. I opted to buy food off the resort after spending a day. Servers were no gloves but touch guests plates and glasses while guests are provided with gloves. Straws need to be provided at least if these servers are touching my glass with bare hands in time of covid19. Rooms are buzzing with mosquitoes. At least they hv a complimentary can of bug spray sitting in the corridor for you to use. Omg. Rooms are not like the pictures on internet. Very dark. Had to use my phone light to navigate thru suitcase at night. Many 220v plugs in the room with only 2, 110v outlets away from the bed . A family of 4 has to decide who gets to charge their device each night. Perhaps unplug the dim lamp to access an outlet. Pool is not dirty but dingy. Pool towels run out. You are told its in the spin dryer. So you are left either wet in the pool waiting for a towel or dripping to your room. Pool chaises are mildew. As a resort, once it starts to look like that, please replace. This is an average hotel. I would not stay here again or recommend to anyone. There is no carpark. Only a public lot next door. However several disclaimer signs posted by hotel. Guests are to park at their own risk in that public space. On arrival, that was the first signal that this place was not going to be nice. My options were here or a villa but because they were selling an all inclusive experience, I opted for Starfish. What a regret. Oh did I mention that when u check in early, you are told you can change and use the pool but cannot eat anything???. No changing room. It is a small washroom and no place to stow your luggage. There is a sign in the dining area that ALL MEALS BE CONSUMED INSIDE THE DINING ROOM. what if I'm not feeling up to dining there. Or prefer to sit in my room. Why should I be forced to eat in one particular space? On the positive side, the pool bar is open all day, the view of the ocean is lovely and the a/c compressor out in the balcony provides enough heat to dry your wet clothes. Management, please do a bit of research, perhaps some visits to real all inclusive resorts to try to step up your game. Try getting info on how things are done maybe on other Caribbean islands to get an edge on your local market. Hint...try Barbados. Read less
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Apr 6, 2021 wendymO1298AD

Checked in Easter Sunday. No internet. No TV. Room #355. Tired complain Need more staff Everywhere Today is the 3rd day. Still No TV and NO Internet Yesterday maintenance said they need a part. Still waiting.