Blue Waters Inn - Tobago
‘Our room was splendid plus the restful sound of the waves swashing up the beach. Newton George was excellent, knew the whereabouts of things it would have taken us months to find’
This property offers good birding in and around the grounds, set in a paradise bay location with the aforementioned beach hammocks. Turnstones walk around your feet in the bar picking up the scraps, Bentleys are recommended as a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, whilst the Speyside Mudslide is definitely only suggested for the evenings after the sun has set! Bananaquits will join you on the table for breakfast; they nest in the flower baskets hanging above you. Birds can be found in the grounds and especially along the dirt road to the right of the entrance of the property as you walk up the hill from the beach. When the heat of the day is up, sit on the beach in the shade under a tree or take a dip in the bay. If you wish, the reception desk will arrange for Newton or another birding guide for you to explore the island with, or to rent a self-drive car.
Half day trips run to Little Tobago, just across the water, currently costing US$35 (c£30) per person U$80 (c£70) per person, with a guide, and usually including a short snorkel over the coral reef, for those that wish. We strongly recommend taking a packed lunch and drinks and spending the whole day on the island. The breeding seabirds (November to June) can be photographed at close range but do take care on the steeper sections. Red-billed Tropicbirds, Brown and Red-footed Boobies, Laughing Gull, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Sooty and Bridled Terns are easy. A few pairs of White-tailed Tropicbird now breed (January – March the best chance) and Audubon’s Shearwater can be seen offshore. For the brave, the usually rough boat trip to St Giles should also yield Masked Bobby.
The property is about a half-hour drive from the Tobago Rain Forest Reserve and it’s special species, the drive to / from the airport taking about an hour and a half or so.
Tailor-made / Extra nights
First floor beachfront rooms with private facilities & balcony including continental breakfast, per person per night. A variety of other rooms and bungalows are available for a supplement, please enquire.
Aug – 19 December 2018
20 December 2018 – 14 April 2019
15 April - 20 December 2019
Half board supplement from £44 per person per night
Return airport transfers from £65 per person.
About Blue Waters
Rooms: 38 on 2 floors in main building and other rooms in units in the gardens and grounds. All with private facilities, ceiling fan and air conditioning, tv, terrace and/or balcony. No lift, steps, garden steep in places, stairs inside.
Facilities: Beachside location with safe swimming and snorkelling, swimming pool, terrace, lounge, library, restaurant, bar with good food, gift shop, dive centre and watersports plus the occasional steel band.
Meals: International and local, buffet and/or waitress service. Packed lunch provided if out for the day and early breakfasts available for birders.
For birders: Birding guides available and excursions with transport available (subject to availability).