Bacolet Beach Club
What We Love
- Secluded but easy to get to: 15 minutes from the airport and five from Scarborough, Tobago's capital
- Beautiful infinity pool overlooking Sandy Bay
- Lively on-site beach bar and restaurant
- All rooms have enormous sea-facing balconies
What To Know
- The beach can only be accessed only via stairs from the hillside location
- A small boutique hotel, it lacks some amenities of larger resorts
- The tropical-style interiors feel a little dated
- There isn’t much in the way of Tobago nightlife; even lively bars close early
- Valet parking is available for no additional cost
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Bacolet Beach Club in Scarborough (Bacolet), you’ll be minutes from Fort King George and Tobago Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Dwight Yorke Stadium and Scarborough Botanical Garden.
Make yourself at home in one of the 35 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. 38-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spend the day on the private beach or dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and wedding services.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar.
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
It was my second visit there and I am so glad I went back.
The staff were the same and knew me and cherished both of us.
The addition of the beach extension was a genius move.
The facilities were excellent and the staff were wonderful.
The private cove beach is enough of a reason to visit. It's gorgeous. And if you're there during the off season as we were, then you'll truly have a private experience.
And for any of my complaints, 125$ US for two nights with a private beach is unbeatable. And the pools are lovely as well. There are some cats on the property and a beautiful orange tabby took a liking to us and she would lie outside our door. We made sure to pack up any shrimp/lobster tails from our meals, along with other leftovers, and we'd sit with her feeding her upon returning to our room.
Now for the bad stuff:
They have 4 buildings, the most recently built has the more modern and therefore more expensive rooms. We stayed in the towers. These rooms are not well maintained. Our bed was terrible, an old spring mattress as thin as my iPhone. They accommodated me and let me try a different bed in the room next door. This bed was a thicker mattress and they were good enough to transfer mattresses instead of making us pack up and move.
The bed still wasn't great though and we eventually got them to bring us a foam mattress topper. The service here was friendly and my complaints are about the amenities, not the people.
The bathroom was frustrating because the shower fixture was broken, when you turned it on water would spray all over the place from a cracked pipe. And to take a hot shower we had to ask them to come mess with the water heater and even then they wouldn't let us get the water HOT, only warmer.
And the televisions? Forget it. Their cable package is 97 channels about Jesus and a couple soccer channels. The screen says you're watching HBO... you're not.
If you want to watch a movie in your room, bring some of your own equipment. When I called the desk about the awful cable situation, they told me they've gotten lots of complaints about the HBO not working. And that was that.
The cost alone is amazing.
Some consistency amongst the rooms would be great. Why did the room next door have a completely different, newer mattress?
Some better maintenance in the rooms would be great. And they really need to upgrade the cable tv in the rooms.
The food in the little cafe bar was fine, breakfast was your basic buffet style.
The staff was awesome, and very accommodating. We booked the Junior Room for a one night stay. Once we got to the room and realized the A/C was not working properly, and reported it to the front desk, the attendant immediately came to the room, checked the A/C unit realized it was not working properly and immediately upgraded us to the Superior Penthouse Deluxe Suite at no additional charge. Thank George & Akeela.
So myself and a friend saw thus hotel was having a special and decided to take a quick get away to tobago....upon arrival the front of the building was a huge disappointment...the lobby even worse.."please see pics attached"....there was no one at the front desk so we sat and waited almost half an hour for someone to come...the hotel is clearly under staff and use everybody to micro manage the place...the receptionist goes and fetch towels. The masseuse cleans rooms its just absolutely ridiculous....the rooms itself is nothing left to be desired and I stayed in an upgraded one...I would not like to see the regular ones...the restaurant is filthy. That's the best word to describe it...for breakfast they dropped two old toasters on a table and tell u toast ya own bread...like really...the cook walks around in leggings lol this place is a joke. I will not recommend it return to this dump...the staff although pleasant needs to wear proper attire I don't know how this place is still running...this hotel was an epic fail....there was even blood on the ground on the way to my room....power went out there was no generator so no air condition and no t.v.....waste of money
I spent 3 nights and 4 days at Bacolet and it was a very unpleasant experience.
On arriving to the room I noticed the bed had just a fitted sheet and a flat sheet. I called the front desk and asked if we could have a blanket/comforter/coverlet of some sort and an extra pillow. I was told that they have no blankets/comforters/coverlets and that they do not give guests “extra pillows”. When I enquired as to why I couldn’t be allowed an extra pillow, the staff member said they don’t allow that service here.
A couple hours passed and I went to the front desk to ask about the extra sheet and was told that they were “working on it”. The entire night went and we received nothing.
This was extremely disappointing as I paid for a Superior King room and the room I received was most basic and bland. The shower head did not work, and we had to use the hand shower for our entire stay.
The next morning I wrote a message to the hotel via Expedia and magically received a blanket and pillow.
On the second morning, we woke up to no water in the bathroom. We called the front desk and notified them, they told us they would get back to us shortly. No one called us back. We called an hour later and was told they were “working on it”. No one called us back. After another hour we called again and begged for another room to shower in and use the bathroom. We were given keys to the “massage room” where we had to shower in an old, dingy, dirty shower.
The same thing happened the next morning! The staff never once called to notify us. They showed basic lack of consideration by never informing us of the situation.
The breakfast was very basic, cold and bland; and the menu is the exact same thing every day. The hostess was very passive-aggressive.
Overall the view was the only good thing about this hotel. I definitely would not recommend it to anyone nor would I ever return.