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Value
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With just 38 guest rooms and bungalows, Blue Waters Inn sits in 42 acres of tropical gardens directly on the beach at Batteaux Bay, Speyside, Tobago. Getting to us takes approximately 85 minutes from the airport. Speyside is super relaxed with quick access to the Main Ridge rainforest and the key underwater sites of the island. Twitchers and divers / snorkellers are very well catered for and the hotel is perfect for those wishing to simply switch off and enjoy the hotels tranquil location. The beach shelves gently and is considered safe for bathing. Lay by the pool or in the open air jacuzzi and admire the view across Batteaux Bay towards Bird Island and Little Tobago in the near distance. Learn to dive at our 5 star PADI dive centre complete with 2 Newton dive boats or explore the rainforest with one of the local guides. All our rooms are air-conditioned and face the sea. Most offer fabulous sea views and are only a few steps from the sand. The One and Two Bungalows are bigger and offer either one or two bedrooms. These are located a few steps from the beach have a patio. Deluxe Oceanview Studios are also very spacious and have an open plan kitchen / living room. Inter-connecting rooms are available for families needing more space. The fabulous Driftdeck offers dining alfresco with views straight out across the bay whilst the more elegant "Aqua" offers fine cuisine two or more nights per week.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Car hire
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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ChrisMcC_London wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
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We loved our stay at Blue Waters Inn. Great location, great rooms, super snorkelling a short boat ride across the bay (we saw 8ft reef sharks, lobster, crab, eels, obvs loads of fish). Breakfast was top, especially the Caribbean dishes, and we loved other meals. V friendly and helpful staff. Thanks BWI!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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AdanaP wrote a review Aug 2022
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My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to escape for 3 days to beautiful Tobago. Blue Waters Inn was top of the list because of all the beautiful images and a couple recommendations so we went for it…. Worse mistake ever! I’ll start by saying there’s ONLY 2 good things; the spectacular mountain and ocean views and the friendly line staff (specifically Kim from the Bar, the Head Chef and Ayzola along with her colleague at the Front Desk). Now to the deplorable facilities! Their avg daily rate ranges $250-350usd. It began when we checked into a room that was different from what they were selling on the website; no television/speaker, the room’s door knob was ridiculously rusty (photo attached) this was replaced the following day after expressing our disappointment to a person I assume is a manager. There was ZERO housekeeping service, not even water being replaced. When u think about Tobago, crab and dumpling comes to mind or any one of those delicious Trinbago dishes….but guess what?! Blue Waters Inn’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are all American cuisine so we had to venture to a local restaurant in the town for lunch. Later that day, the manager finally suggested we talk to the chef to make us a local dish for dinner. Being in Speyside with no surrounding entertainment, you’d expect the property to provide some sort of activity/social hour/entertainment for overnighting guests but that was not the case there. Last but not least, the pool and hot tub were slowly falling apart with a very coarse base that can easily scrape someone. A lot of potential however I do not recommend until this property is renovated and their services improve drastically.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Loverbeck wrote a review Jul 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark54 contributions4 helpful votes
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The most beautiful view in the world to wake up to, in the most charming bay with beautiful water and three local green turtles swimming around. It is located directly at the beach. Paddle boards and kayaks for free. Delicious food 🦀 at the restaurant, great breakfast, lunch (ooohh, the fish tacos and summer quesadillas ⭐️), wonderful dinner and a massive cocktail card. Cheers! We even asked if they could make us lobster and crab and dumplings which was not on the menu and they created a wonderful meal for us. Thanks to Erica, Kim, Jason for excellent service ❤️ and 100s of delicious smoothies- please try their batteaux bay smoothie if you go. Glass bottom tours leaving from this bay to little Tobago.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Maureen S wrote a review Jul 2022
Clearwater, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband, son and I stayed there for 2 days. Stunning location. Peaceful and beautiful. Unfortunately the hotel is very run down, The light in the jacuzzi was out of the socket and hanging by its electric cord, very dangerous. The blow dryer in our room was not working. The kitchen in bungalow 5 was not well equipped with crockery and utensils. The fixtures are all rusted. Our garbage was overflowing and I had to go and ask in the office for someone to empty it and give us a new bag. The dining room staff were more than accommodating and kudos to chef Jason his food was superb. The night before we left the manager was sitting at the bar on his cell and never even looked up to acknowledge any of the guests. I am sorry to complain so much but my son paid a lot of money for us to stay in the two bungalows.. I wonder if the owners are aware.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Adana B wrote a review Jun 2022
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My husband an I recently stayed at BWI, our stay started off not so pleasant but that was quickly rectified by the assistant & general manager. Everything was perfect,the staff was friendly and nice. Sheldon made our trip....he was the cherry on the cake .....he cleaned our room money, wallet,purse, was left in the room and NOTHING was tampered with🤗
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jonelle wrote a review Jun 2022
Trinidad and Tobago9 contributions7 helpful votes
I was very disappointed with my stay at Blue Waters Inn. The pictures on social media painted a picture of a well kept resort and we decided to visit for a weekend getaway. For the cost to match and possibly exceed competitor’s such as Magdalena and Hyatt, this was definitely not worth it and I wished I visited one of the other establishments. The bathroom was very small and dirty. The mattress for the bed desperately needs changing and under the bed had garbage that we met when we checked in. We were told of a complimentary breakfast so I expected a buffet breakfast. To our surprise, the breakfast was a choice of three options two of them being egg based. Therefore, if you’re like my partner and do not like eggs you’re stuck with the last option only. At breakfast also, we removed our masks to eat and while the staff would bring the food or cutlery I’d have to quickly rush to put my mask back on as their mask would be by their chin etc when approaching our table. To me that was unacceptable as we are very much still in a pandemic. The cutlery and condiments were also outdated and dirty. Blue waters I believe was once well maintained and a great resort but definitely hasn’t retained that standard over the years.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sherry-anne C wrote a review Jun 2022
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We booked 3 rooms at Blue Waters Inn, every room was exceptionally clean and fully equipped with what we needed , not to mention the Beautiful ocean views. Kim , Erica and all the staff was extremely welcoming and hospitable. Special thanks to Erica and the awesome chef that took great care of everything we needed to eat and drink . The food was amazing ! We will definitely be returning. We love the location and can’t wait to return . Great memories with my family !
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Yazz_e1990 wrote a review May 2022
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Blue waters review Given the multiple reviews I’ve gotten through both word of mouth/online… I thought staying away from the regular hustle and bustle of the “town/city” area would be well worth distance… unfortunately… this was FAR FROM the reality… After what was supposed to be a stay of “mental self care” … turned into feeling as though I was being conned, I stayed in room 17… the room was NOT properly cleaned (there was a used panty liner I discovered under the chair cushion along with other trash, the bins were not emptied, the room had NO towels and even up to day 3 of my stay WIFI never worked! The food was mediocre AT BEST…. Same goes for the drinks😶… Whilst admittedly the staff there are very kind and pleasant, the most that was offered when I complained at the front desk was “I would have to look into that.” Somehow… what I paid for and what I received in exchange SEVERELY lacked! Would definitely never ever return or recommend anyone here..
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Melissa H wrote a review May 2022
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Problems began the moment we got there The room- The bathroom had 2 towels and it was 4 of us. My husband, children and myself. One of the bathroom lights was blown and the lotion/ soaps that came in the room seemed used by a previous guest.The floor was also dirty with sand and sticky. The bathroom sink did not have a soap available to wash hands. The balcony floor was also dirty with bird feces and the lighting in the bedroom was poor. The food (takeaway) - We checked in late on the Friday night so we ordered food from the restaurant to take to the room because they do not offer room service. The plastic utensils received came in Pollo Tropical packaging (picture attached) this was not a one off mistake as we did a to go order twice. This was confusing as the restaurant name is Aqua and Pollo Tropical is a restaurant chain that closed in Trinidad some years ago. The food- In general the food is good with a few exceptions. One night I ordered a soup and coming to the end of the pumpkin soup I got a piece of plastic in my mouth. The soup itself tasted great so I overlooked the piece of plastic. The chef apologized and explained they package the pumpkin in plastic bags and maybe that's where it came from. Then in my children's food there was a bone in the chicken alfredo. The chicken was supposed to be boneless. One day we ordered hotdogs and fries for the kids and the hotdogs were terrible. My kids didn't bother to eat it and ate the fries instead. The price they charged for the hotdogs and fries was ridiculous considering it was a local inferior brand of hotdogs. I would never offer local hotdogs on a menu catering to tourists. Breakfast Service- the staff was friendly however they were so busy talking to one another that they lacked attention to the guests. Here are a few examples, the kids (ages 1 and 3) had orange juice served in a glass and only on our last morning did the waitress serve the juices in plastic tumblers with straws. On our table we had 2 sets of utensils to use for 4 of us. There were condiment caddy's available but when we ordered eggs the server did not think to put the caddy on the table and we had to ask for salt and pepper for the eggs. We ordered French toast and pancakes on different days and we had to ask for syrup. Housekeeping- The second day we were at the beach for the day and on returning to the room we noticed that our room was not cleaned by housekeeping. I went to the front desk to be told that housekeeping is only available every other day- an item which was never mentioned to us prior to arriving or even at check-in. So imagine being in a room with food from the night before and dirty diapers. They then promised to clean our room every day. On the 3rd night housekeeping continued to be absent and we returned to an uncleaned room. I was too exhausted from the day to remind them that they said they would come every day. 4th Day- We decided to go to Pigeon Point for my Husband's birthday which is 1.5 hours away. I thought about reminding them to clean the room before we left but decided to leave it alone as they should know what to do. We had an amazing day at Pigeon Point, the kids had a great time but were very cranky on the drive back to the Hotel. The kids were hungry and tired so we decided we were going to eat in the room as the kids would not have been great guests to others at the restaurant in the mood they were in. Get to the room and it's the exact same way we left it. I was so upset as they didn't clean the room the day before and to come back to a room that hasn't been cleaned in 2 days was my boiling point. I went to the front desk in tears as on top of having to deal with hungry cranky kids (which is the least of it) the front desk staff said they would send someone over to clean at 7 pm. So now we had to reluctantly have dinner at the restaurant while they cleaned. Our kids were frankly fed up of the food from the restaurant and we had bought them KFC on our way back to the Hotel. ( another reason we wanted to eat in the room as we think it's discourteous to eat food from another establishment at the restaurant.) We had ordered 1 meal (rack of lamb) and after numerous staff members tried to appease the situation (small hotel so word of our experience spread to the staff) we were offered dinner on the house and a bottle of wine but that did not make us happy and we didn't take the offer because we shouldn't have had that experience in the first place. The pool- needs to be maintained better and the floor of the pool felt harsh on our feet. The pool towels which you get at the front desk were old and fraying at the ends and smelt damp and used. I spoke to the manager about the things written above and he said "please don't let these things ruin your stay." I was so upset after speaking to him I felt he was defensive and using covid as an excuse. Covid should have been a time to improve and pivot. He also made me feel like I didn't have a right to be upset. If a guest is having problems at your hotel saying don't let this ruin your stay is not something you say! Forgot to mention for my Husband's birthday we had breakfast at Aqua and our waitress said to wait a bit so we stayed after breakfast. My son had a dirty diaper to change and after 10 minutes of waiting i went up to the room to change him instead of letting the smell affect the other guests. My husband waited for us to return but they came out singing Happy Birthday to him while we were gone. It was my fault for leaving but we appreciated the gesture just not the timing. There is so much more I could have put here but this was a bad experience overall. I cannot imagine staying there or recommending it as a place to stay to anyone going to beautiful Tobago. To end it all the day we were leaving the Manager saw us and said his Assistant Manager would be coming in and would be in touch with us. I just said ok. It's been a month since we were there and we haven't heard from them. Also, what can an Assistant Manager do for us that a Manager can't? They entirely spoilt my Husband's 40th Birthday weekend and this was our first vacation as a family since Covid and having a baby during a Pandemic. I can't go back in time or get back our money for an overpriced room.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sean K wrote a review Apr 2022
Inlet Beach, Florida16 contributions
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My wife and I had the most delightful stay at Blue Waters Inn. We stayed in one of the oceanfront bungalows (Room 5). Our accommodations were very spacious and clean. We slept like babies every night to the sound of waves right outside our door. Our bungalow patio is literally only 5 steps to the beach. While the Inn was absolutely perfect with an amazing location on a secluded beach and bay that look right upon Little Tobago Island and Goat Island, what made it really special was the helpful and friendly staff. We spent two days just sunbathing and relaxing at the BWI infinity pool. Erica was so attentive refilling our pina coladas, serving us breakfast and lunch and simply being a joy to be around! The food at Aqua (the restaurant onsite) was excellent. For breakfast, we had fresh fruit at every breakfast, and savored French toast, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches during our stay. For lunch we enjoyed fish tacos, shrimp curry, BBQ wings and delicious cavassa fries. For dinner, we feasted on caesar salad, bruschetta, rack of lamb, filet mignon and blackened mahi mahi that was very memorable and top notch. Jason, the Executive Chef, at Aqua is very skilled and was very attentive at taking good care of us and the inn's guests. During our stay we also enjoyed a glass bottom boat ride out to Little Tobago island that included a tour of the unihabitated island with spectacular views of tropic birds and the Caribbean. Our tour guide, Troy, and his first mate were friendly and very attentive (as my wife has a tendency to get sea sick). Others might desire the hustle and bustle on the west end of the island. But for a true wind down, relaxing time where you want to feel special, be treated like family and made to feel at home (though most people's home is not oceanfront on a secluded beach on a Caribbean island), the Blue Waters Inn is the place to stay if you travel to Tobago! Enjoy!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$249 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
blue waters hotel northeast coast, blue waters inn tobago
LOCATION
CaribbeanTrinidad and TobagoTobagoSpeyside
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Waters Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Waters Inn?
Nearby attractions include Pirate's Bay (2.1 miles), Little Tobago (2.0 miles), and Genesis Nature Park & Art Gallery (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Waters Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Waters Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Waters Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Waters Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Waters Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jemma's Seaview Kitchen, Suckhole Restaurant & Bar, and Birdwatchers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Waters Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Blue Waters Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Blue Waters Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Blue Waters Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Blue Waters Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.