I stayed at the Sandy Point Beach Club for a girls vacation in June/July. The hotel was nice but had a few strange and annoying quirks.
Our room was great. It was two stories with a kitchen, dining area, balcony, bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, and a loft. It was clean and in a great location. The air conditioning worked well.
We felt safe, there is visible security at all times.
The beach was nice and very close to our room. It was kept very clean. The pool was OK, nothing to rave about.
The hotel is right next to the airport landing strip. It was fun to watch the planes come in. We knew when it was time to get up when the first am plane arrived.
The hotel bar is open to the beach. It was a great place to hang out.
The hotel staff were helpful and friendly while we were making arrangements for our stay. We missed our first night's reservations because our flight was delayed. They were very accomodating.
They have entertainment in the bar at night; karaoke, calypso band, drumming, etc...
Upon arrival we were given a three page list of everything (I mean everything) in our room and we were told to go through the list and make sure everything was there or else we could get billed for it. There were over one hundred items on the list. They wanted us to count towels, plates, etc... After a LONG trip to get there the last thing we wanted to do was inventory our room.
The front desk is not open all night. If you need something after hours you are out of luck. For example when we realized we were out of toilet paper at 10 PM...
The power went out three nights and we blew the circut at least three times.
We asked the front desk ladies to call a taxi to take us to dinner and were told there was only one taxi and he was busy. They told us when he was done he had another group to pick up and then he would be here to take us to dinner. Instead we walked five minutes to the airport and grabbed one of the many taxis available there.
The hotel says you can get wireless internet for $10 US a day. They tell you to bring your laptop to the front desk so they can get your IP address. Both my sister-in-law and I did this and they did not do anything to our computers. Just search for their wireless network and save yourself the $10.
The hotel has an airport shuttle for cheap. However the shuttle only runs certain hours. Because we had to be at the airport early we had to take a taxi (we should have just walked). The taxi fare was more than three times the cost of any other taxi we had taken all week and it was the shortest trip. The driver told us the cost goes up that early in the morning.
The hotel restaurant is nothing to write home about. We ate there once and that was enough. The food was expensive and not that good. Walk next door to the Steak and Lobster Grill, much better.
Overall if I ever go back to Tobago I would consider staying there again. The quirks were not bad enough that I wouldn't stay there. It would just help to be prepared for some of the surprises.
- Also Known As:
- Sandy Point Beach Club Hotel Crown Point
- Sandy Point Beach Club Tobago/Crown Point