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Manta Lodge

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Windward Road, Speyside, Tobago
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Woodstock, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Even though the Manta Lodge is temporarily closed, we stayed in one of the owners' apartments called the "Mot-Mot House" which is located right next to the Manta Lodge building and the Tobago Dive Experience dive shop. Speyside is very quiet and not ideal for someone looking for exciting night life. But if you are looking for an out-of-the way... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband and I are avid scuba divers and like to travel at the beginning of Dec, because it’s generally fairly quiet and not crowded. We stayed at the resort for 7+ nights and had a wonderful time. The resort arranged for our transportation, Cary was our driver. What a lovely way to start the trip. Cary was friendly, helpful,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been in some nice places. But this is something else. Lovely friendly staff and owners - you feel at home, not like being in some megabucks establishment. For example, I wondered about a fridge and was immediately sorted out. The food is very tasty and the breakfast on the terrace perfect. If there's an occasional rainstorm you can... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We are a swedish couple that intended to stay 2 nights, but ended up staying 4 nights at this amazing place and great diving spots. Sean runs the dive center while Kathleen takes care of the lodge and kitchen. Both are fantastic people, they are really easy going and do everything to make your stay the best ever in Speyside.... More 

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1 Thank Modiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I'm have another trip to the peacefully and beautiful manta lodge once again!!! The place is so nice staff is friendly and the food is great!!! The view from your room is just excellent and especially a nice view from your room when the sun is rising!!!!

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1 Thank MollyBrown1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I don't usually write a review in Tripadvisor (my first time) , but after 2 amazing diving days with Sean and Tooly (and the wonderful personal attitude from Kathelin) I must share this experience. i dived with my oldest who just finished the dive course , my youngest for an intro and my boy with snorkeling . they were all... More 

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1 Thank hagai z
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Booked a trip to Tobago to go diving during the rainy season, but it was anything but - beautiful sunny weather, excellent visibility (100 feet plus), and exceptional treatment by the lodge and dive staff. Kathleen manages the lodge and Sean manages the on-site dive shop. The lodge is primarily a small, island hotel focused on divers and birders. I... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Kathleen and Sean made us feel like family. This is the first place out of 33 countries we have visited that we felt like a part of the island. The sounds, smells, food and the friendly people all added to an island experience like no other. We filled up 3 pages of new fish, coral, sponges, etc. that we have... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had the pleasure to go diving in Tobago and stayed at the Manta Lodge. We had an amazing experience from start to finish. The owners Sean and Kathleen took care of all incidentals including our transportation, dives, equipment, meals and entertainment. They, along with their staff treated us like family and made our visit exceptional. The diving sites were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

My last visit to Tobago I stayed elsewhere but visited Manta Lodge for dinner and it was excellent: 1. The resort friendly dogs were wonderfully friendly (I love dogs) 2. The food was completely unique compared to what we were getting in the area and it tasted excellent 3. The staff was friendly and courteous; they made me feel comfortable... More 

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