I will try not to repeat other reviews – apologies if I do. In summary, the hotel kind of grows on you.
We had a family room, which was fine for myself, wife and children aged 16 and 12. We got used to the sound of the air conditioning, which at least drowned out any other external noise (not that there was a lot).
We had mixed views on the food. Myself and my semi-adventurous son enjoyed the choice of food, especially the local food, whilst my wife and less adventurous daughter struggled on some nights to find something that was sufficiently plain. The food however was always plentiful, although a rolling two week menu would avoid having the same meals in the second week of a two week holiday.
The location was brilliant. The pool area was great, although we only went in the pool twice, preferring the sea, which was always warm and calm. We had sun beds on the beach and were not disturbed too much by the vendors – a polite no thank you did the trick. If you go, you must look up Jerry (Jerry’s Art and Craft Shop) who has a stall on the beach and is a real character. Mary gives massages on the beach, which my wife enjoyed. We also bought leather belts from another of the beach vendors whose name I did not get – but would certainly recommend his work. He makes all of his products on the beach and makes belts and shoes to order.
We hired a jeep for a couple of days and had no problems. We found Pigeon Point a little artificial, although it did look beautiful. Our favourite beach was Englishman’s Bay, which is a must see - a perfect beach with very few people to share it with. We also went on the Twin Rivers Hike with Lyndon (arranged through Virgin Holidays). This was a really worthwhile trip, a hike to a waterfall and a pool in which we enjoyed a refreshing swim – we had it to ourselves, which was very special.
Finally a big thank you to Toby, the deputy manager at the hotel. He was always around and would sort out any problems you might have. He was also always on the go, collecting glasses or helping out behind the bar.
All in all, a very enjoyable holiday in a hotel which, although not four star, represented great value for money.
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- "best beach resort experience in Tobago" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Beach By Rex Hotel Scarborough
- Turtle Beach Tobago
- Turtle Beach Rex Resorts
- Turtle Beach Hotel Tobago