Canoe Bay Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Lisette from Trinidad visited in June 2010 and awarded
My stay at Canoe Bay was very relaxing and enjoyable, at first I was a bit disappointed due to the vast amount of bushes and gloomy scenery, but as the days passed I enjoyed the scenery though dark, and I love the beach as it is calm, and besides I can't swim, so that was good for me. lol. One problem I have though is the frogs and mosquitoes, but that is nature and there is nothing anyone can do about that. My son and I enjoyed our stay, together with my sis and her husband and son, we will be back this time with a bigger family crowd, for them to share this relaxing time. Thank you to the caretakers of Canoe Bay, see you soon.
Rrampersad from Trinidad visited in February 2010 and awarded
Serious, serious attitude problems. Rude, rude woman! This was a real bad decision by my uncle. He thought it would be a holiday treat for my Stateside cousens. It was an embarasment. We will never return.
Gloria from Tobago visited in January 2009 and awarded
In fairness to this resort,I think they do the best they can. The road to Canoe Bay is now paved so it should be easier for the owners , staff and potential guests.
Simple beach front accomodation is present. Large grounds suitable for safe group activities and family days out.Good place to keep a party or public event if well planned.
This place deserves a second look and a second chance.
Priscilla J. from Canada visited in June 2008 and awarded
Canoe Bay Resort is a great place to stay. I was reading other reports on trip advisor and other sites like it and I did not come with high expectations. I came prepared with other hotel names and locations just in case I didn't like it and I ended up extending my visit. I stayed in apartment #1. It was very clean, spacious, had A/C, a living and dining area, a full kitchen, and it was overall very comfortable. The staff were very helpful with organizing outings and getting food. The beach is very nice and the pool was okay - -it could use a little more chlorine. The only thing missing was a meal plan. If you are going to be staying there come prepared with your groceries/snacks as places close up early and it is difficult to get food in the nights. Also, organize your transportation ahead of time so you can get around.
David M Smith from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
We visited Canoe Bay Resort at the end of a fabulous holiday in Tobago with a view to booking apartments there for a family trip next year. We made it clear that we wished to look around first and then we intended to stay at the beach for the morning so would come across to pay the older gentleman on duty at the pay desk. We were shown around very courteously by the young lady on reception. We found the double room suites to be very dark and certainly not luxurious as described on the brochure. We then walked over the lawns to have a look at the facilties including the pool and beach. There was a small pool which was above ground with a very small wooden deck tacked on one end We were the only persons in sight apart from one couple already on the beach and in full view still of the pay desk. We stood back from the beach to take in the view before heading towards the pay desk which was at the bar to pay entrance for the morning. At this stage the elderly gent started waving angrily at us to come over to him which we did with the intention of paying. We explained to him that we had just been looking which he already knew anyway. (Our beach bags and swimsuits were still in the car at this stage). He then became very unfriendly and said we had to pay right now and that we had no right to walk over towards the beach. Even though we explained again what we had been doing he then said they had enough people staying there without needing our clientele – at this stage I might add we are a couple in our late fifties with our adult daughter accompanying us. He told us the owner was nearby and we spoke to him. Unfortunately even though we explained what we were doing to him he was just as unfriendly and basically said that if we crossed the lawn towards the beach it was not allowed and no photos were allowed either.
Does this establishment want guests?! This was our first experience of an unfriendly and frankly antagonistic Tobagonian and it was very upsetting and disappointing. Up to that point we were very interested in staying but nothing would entice us back there to stay now, or even visit the beach. Neither would we recommend it to anyone else from the UK as who wants to be treated the way we were.