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Fish Tobago Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 8 Buccoo B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Wow! I came for a few days and ended up staying a few weeks! The guest house itself is very comfortable and the rooms are nicely set up and maintained but that's not what makes the place so special. There is never a boring day at Fish Tobago! Brandon (the owner) organizes all sorts of trips from snorkeling to fishing to tours by car to boat parties... All have been an absolute blast! If there is something specific that you're into he will do his best to make it happen. I tagged along on a spear fishing expedition specially put together for some guys who were into that and we even followed it up with a chicken hunt that produced a delicious curried chicken lunch! We'd have big family style dinners at the guest house whenever the fishing trips produced fish which was often! I can't thank Brandon enough for his hospitality and the myriad of unforgettable experiences. However, I will say that sometimes it is difficult to get a clear answer out of him so if you're the type of person who always needs to know what the plan is you may find yourself frustrated. But if you just relax into the island vibe and go with the flow you'll have an incredible time at Fish Tobago!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Fish Tobago is the cheapest place to stay in Tobago, if you lucky (and if you are a girl) you will get the dorm room for 10 USD... but be ready to be constantly harassed by the owner (Brandon) and his friends who offer you taxi rides, boat tours and drugs (right at the breakfast table)... the owner refuses to give you information about the island, its beaches and ways to get to them, unless you take a tour with him. if you are going to stay in this hostel and save your money, be sure that you can get around the island cheaply and there is absolutely no need to be guided or toured around for money by Brandon or his friends. Tobago has collective taxis that are very cheap and buses as well.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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8  Thank marinarya
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FishTobago1, Manager at Fish Tobago Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2012

We always try to make everyone comfortable at Fish Tobago. We publicly offer different rates and specials to our clients, and the female dorm rate is a crowd favourite.

Tours are part of our service to clients. We give our clients the option of using our tours upon check in and offer free maps and leaflets on how to get around. Clients aren't forced or harassed to buy tours, but we may occasionally informally ask clients if they wish to join tours if large groups from the guest house are heading out. We also think this client would have enjoyed any tours that she may have opted to buy of her own free will.

Regarding any interactions with folks from the village who she may have met on our lawn, or who may have also been offering their own island hospitality, these actions were limited to these individuals and not those of Fish Tobago, especially when it comes to the offering of drugs at the breakfast table. Fish Tobago does not allow the use or sale of drugs on the compound and if she had reported this to management we would have immediately addressed it.

Its unfortunate that this client did not have as pleasant experience as she should have and we will continue to do our best to make people happy.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Fish Tobago is a laidback guesthouse at a laidback Caribbean island =). The guesthouse in nice and has good facilities and the owner Brandon was a very welcoming and hospitable host. Thanks for all the fish bbqs!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank Jonatan_Ai
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Really loved staying at Fish Tobago! booked for 2 nights and ended up staying 6! it has everything you need! rooms are spacious with AC and etc..
Brandon the owner really goes out of his way to make sure you're comfortable and enjoying your stay! ..and if you're lucky enough to get to go on a fishing trip with him.. expect BIG game fishing and the BEST fish bbq in the evening! (how fresh would you like your fish..)
Buccoo Bay is awesome.. nice beaches fantastic snorkelling.. all the way to pigeon point.. you won't be limited in things to do, and just to be a part of this amazing lifestyle for even just a few days is a privilege.
Sunday evening is "Sunday School" in Buccoo.. the Islands highlight of the week which I'd highly recommend

Room Tip: Don't book trips/ excusions with anyone other than Brandon.. he is the man in the know! so speak...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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5  Thank Charliedonkin
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Fish Tobago Guesthouse was an absolutely incredible place, the owner Brandon was welcoming and very hospitable and the house itself is really beautiful. It's in a great location on Tobago, very close to beaches and places to eat. The rooms were super nice and comfortable and you will not find a better place at a better price anywhere in Tobago. I would recommend Fish Tobago to anyone and it is the only place I will stay when I go back!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Lindsay P
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Just returned from 2 nights at Fish Tobago with my daughter. Brandon has to be the most welcoming host I have ever met. We were fed and watered (with endless supplies of rum) both evenings on the house and I have never tasted such fresh fish - caught that day by Brandon. I didn't have such luck on our boat trip unfortunately! We stayed in the Sandbank Room which was lovely and quiet and well equipped with aircon, fridge, kettle etc. the en-suite was great and hot water plentiful. The place is spotless and the bed comfortable. A great base for a holiday in Tobago. Going back soon and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from the touristy hotels and stay in a fantastic location with the friendliest of people. Thanks Brandon.

Room Tip: Sandbank Room was upstairs and at the back so quieter if people were sitting out in the garden at th...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Fish Tobago Guesthouse has been by far the most generous and hospitable guesthouse I've stayed at. Brandon was really welcoming and accommodating. I would come back here in a heartbeat and would recommend it to all my friends and family.

Room Tip: I can NOT complain about anything, whatever room you end up with you will thoroughly enjoy.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Fish Tobago Guesthouse

Address: Buccoo Point 26A, Buccoo Tobago, Tobago
Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Buccoo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Buccoo
Price Range: $25 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fish Tobago Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fish Tobago Guesthouse is a family owned guesthouse that is a traditionally built two storey house nestled in its own spacious grounds. We are located on the western coastline of Tobago which is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt islands in the Caribbean. ... more   less 
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