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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Everything the other reviewers were spot on about Sean and Kat. Fantastic hosts. Would recommend to anyone. The food was fantastic, and Kat hooked me up with a driver who took me all around the island to see the beaches and waterfalls to make the most of my short trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Before I get into the body of this review, it should be known that the Manta Lodge is actually closed. Just 50 yards up the road from the old Manta Lodge is the home of the former owners, Kat and Sean. Kat runs the apartments at their home as accommodations for persons utilizing the services of Tobago Dive Experience, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Just arrived right in the middle of their main facility renovation. They actually directed me to a nearby apartment a few minutes walk away from there. Apartment was pretty decent, clean and new with more than I needed for my 2 night solo stay (3 beds + kitchen). Only complain is the wifi which that wasn't working, which they were... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cozy 22 room property may be small, but it still features a number of 'big' amenities - the Green Moray Bar & Restaurant, soft sand beach, full service dive shop, freshwater swimming pool, reading nook with a multi-lingual lending library, endless hiking trails and plenty of room to relax! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manta Lodge

Address: Windward Road, Speyside, Tobago
Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Speyside
Price Range: $60 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Manta Hotel Speyside
Manta Lodge Tobago/Speyside
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