We stayed here for a diving holiday in November. It is a bit of a trek from the airport, being located at the opposite end of the island. It was about 1.5 hours which seems a long way when you've had a long plane journey. We got a very warm welcome from the owners who continued to be extremely good hosts throughout our stay. Our room was on the top floor of the main building. It had a balcony overlooking the amazing view. The sea was just over the road and it was lovely getting rocked to sleep by the sound of the waves. The room had a very high ceiling which unfortunately meant the ceiling fan was too high to be very effective but the aircon worked pretty well. The room itself is fairly simple. There is no hairdryer or tea making facilities. But it did come with a fairly inexpensive mini bar and there is tea and coffee making facilities in the bar/ breakfast area. There is also free wifi in the bar area and in rooms situated close to the office. Others here have mentioned the shower curtain was too short. We found this too and also found that the shower head was angled so that the whole bathroom got drenched each time we showered. Fortunately, my husband is pretty handy and was able to fix both these issues!
The food is pretty average. The breakfast is ok. They do toast, fruit and egg dishes such as omelettes (which came with raw peppers and onions), but it was all quite substantial.
Speyside itself doesn't have much more in the way of restaurants, only 3-4 in total, the best of which is Jemma's where we went twice. The lobster there is lovely!
Overall, there isn't that much to do in Speyside and you are a bit remote from the rest of the island, so I would advise against it if you don't dive or you're looking for a lively holiday.
For a diving holiday it was fine. The diving is pretty good although the currents are very strong and is probably best suited to fairly experienced divers. You soon learn all about drift diving here! The coral and varieties of fish were lovely and you see some massive lobsters.
Overall it was good for a week's diving holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- The Speyside Hotel Speyside
- The Speyside Inn Tobago