Blue Waters Inn - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 33 votes = 3.7 (max 5)
John Ankrett from U.K. visited in December 2015 and awarded
The Blue Waters Inn is situated on an excellent beach in a most beautiful bay, and our room was only 20 feet from the beach.
The beach and bay are effectively private - there are no other properties, only one road in and this has a gate which is attended at all times.
The hotel is lovely, the staff are almost unfailingly nice and we hardly got bitten at all!
The food however is not good. very little choice, rather ordinary and very overpriced for what it is (even compared to European prices...). We expected this (from previous reviews) and had not taken the "all inclusive" option but underestimated how difficult it would to get food elsewhere. It is about 30 minutes walk to the nearest "village" which would be just about OK if it were not the far side of a rather high headland... which means a pretty tough hike in both directions(and it does sometimes rain).
If you have a hire car this will not be a problem, but booking taxis every night is a bit of a pain - there are none locally.
In the village are a couple of reasonable restaurants. Simple and with limited menus but nice food, a small shop and a couple of smaller hotels happy to serve hikers.
Having driven about quite a bit Blue Waters appears to be in the best location on the Island - it just need to get the food sorted out!
Royston Smith from U.K. visited in December 2014 and awarded
Again this year was over-run by one family from Trinidad.Their behaviour and attitude to other guests was nothing short of diabolical.The staff,as always were fantastic.The owners for some strange reason,decided to remove all of the coconut palms,from the beach,WHY WHY WHY????????DO NOT GO HERE,IF HOTEL IS TO BE LET TO LARGE GROUPS!!!FIND THIS OUT BEFORE BOOKING is my advice!Dirty and broken beach chairs.Dirty beach!This was our 3rd visit!
Terry & Sandy from U.K. visited in April 2013 and awarded
We stayed here for 4 nights April 2013, you certainly get what you pay for, we were in a suite complete with kitchen and a huge bed. The staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs, the property was what you expect from a 5 star hotel, spotlessly clean, very comfortable, excellent food and really quite reasonable prices for the extras such as dinner and drinks. The recently completed upgrading work gives the whole place an air of comfort and relaxation. The grounds are really extensive and the wildlife stunning, the birds in particular. We did the trip to Little Tobago, doing the birdwatching trip rather than the glass bottom boat & snorkel trip, we did get to snorkel during our trip but, the birdwatching was the highlight and made even more interesting by the guide from Frankies Tours who operated the boat. If we had a complaint it was the breakfast, this is advertised as a buffet but, you get to serve yourself cereal, toast, juice and tea/coffee, you are given a menu for main breakfast which is a good selection but limited, as full is only bacon or sausage with an egg wheras it should really be bacon, egg, sausage etc as we English expect, having said that if you can eat the Divers Omlette you will not need to eat again that day until your evening meal and certainly do not eat it if you intend diving!!!!
All round a wonderful experience in a top class hotel which richly deserves its 5 star rating.
Royston Smith from U.K. visited in December 2012 and awarded
My wife and I stayed here from December 15th-26th.We had a wonderful stay.A few hiccups here and there(odd power cut)but to be honest it didnt spoil our stay at all.In fact we are in the process of booking for Christmas 2013,that should tell you all you need to know.The staff,the location,the food,the whole package was great.
Gracev from U.S.A. visited in May 2012 and awarded
Blue Waters Inn is all about the unbeatable location. You can walk out of your room and jump into the ocean in a matter of seconds. Batteaux Bay is beautiful; I spent my entire stay looking out in awe of the view.
The food is good, the grounds are well-maintained, and the staff is friendly. There's plenty to do in the water during the day, whether you're in the mood to swim, snorkel, or kayak. The village is a 10 minute walk down the road, and there's plenty of beautiful views along the way.
The beds are fine, the shower is spacious but does sometimes run out of water temporarily, and the rooms can flood a little if it rains too hard, so make sure you don't store your luggage near the doorway.
If you like excitement at night, you'll have to make evening plans with a rented car or taxi. The hotel is very quiet after dark. If the taxi driver Andy Orr is available during day or night, I recommend him. His knowledge of the area and pleasant personality will brighten your day. Snorkeling tours run from the hotel, and we had a great time using Frank's Glass Bottom Boat tours. Make sure to eat at Jemma's restaurant in town and try the breadfruit pie!
Overall, Speyside is beautiful and I would stay at the Blue Waters Inn again. If you value location over luxury, you'll feel the same.