Footprints Eco Resort & Spa - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Footprints Eco Resort & Spa forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 10 votes = 4.1 (max 5)
Lutchman Balgobin from Trinidad visited in July 2011 and awarded
I absolutely loved my stay at footprints eco resort, the service was great,staff friendly and the food was out of this world...i think i put on a few pounds lol.
this was actually my second trip to footprints and believe me, it wont be my last!!!!
i would recommend footprints to anyone, its a great location away from everything and everyone, just you and that special person (if you go as couple) with lots of privacy in pvt pools and jacuczi. and the garden rooms are comfartable with a perfect view of the cocoa house resturant,the best view of the garden to relax with the sound of birds and the waves, the scent of fresh air, and the most amazing butterflies and birds that welcome you everyday!!! beautiful and peaceful and relaxing and i enjoyed every minute of my stay and actually plannin my next trip right now!
its the perfect getaway.................perfect!!!!
Linda Levy from U.S.A. visited in December 2010 and awarded
I am writing from Footprints at this moment, our tenth year here. This is paradise, this is Tobago. Ocean, the best local cuisine around, a family atmosphere. Two gorgeous saltwater infinity pools flowing into the coral beach.
Eco lodge, yes, "spa" no. If you were expecting a US Canyon Ranch-style spa with massages and yoga, forget it. This is an extraordinary rustic experience, though the rooms - now renovated - are luxurious cabins. The villas have their own little swimming pool and there is a jacuzzi.
The comment below by "Azad" is worth reading: this is not the typical hotel.
But why bother with typical. You can even open the thatched roof over the restaurant by pulling on the ropes.
I notice that ALL the negative comments seem to come one person with a variant of the name "Natasha." It goes back three years to a bad period of renovation. I was there. It was a little ragged; but all is fixed now as I sit here typing (they now have WiFi).
There is also a two-mile long hiking trail above Footprints overlooking the sea.
I only hope that one day they will restore the extraordinary look-out deck on the sea cliff. But then, from your room, the sound of the waves and the view are just astonishing. There is no parallel on Tobago.
And as the other guest said, the Persad family are excellent guides to the island.
Hiromi Ichida from Canada visited in October 2010 and awarded
Footprints Eco Resort was exactly what we needed to feel instant relaxation! We were looking into taking a trip but something not too commercial or "big box" and our good friends recommended it to us. After hearing they stories and looking at their photos we decided to see it for ourselves. The flight from Toronto, On. Canada was only a few hours to Trinidad and a few more minutes (flight) to Tobago. The Footprints shuttle bus picked us up from the Airport and away from the city we drove! The drive was great, not too far from the city (if you do need to pick something up) and scenery just got better and better as we got closer to the resort. Very lush with greenery - large tress, colourful flowers and winding roads up a small mountain. This resort is an oasis for anyone looking for a private getaway as a couple (without all the glam/money grabbers) or a great place to "lime" with your close friends and family.
The staff were very courteous and caring of our needs, food/drink were excellent and fresh and our room was very clean/comfortable. (There were different Villas or rooms you could book depending on what you required - kitchen/separate rooms and very cleverly constructed from recycled or re-used materials, ie. old telephone poles for beams)
We vividly remember feeling like we had already been there for a week on our first day - stress free and complete relaxation.
This is our new "home away from home".
Azad Harripaul from U.K. visited in September 2009 and awarded
When we were looking for a vacation spot in Tobago we were seeking some quiet and a place to unwind from the long transatlantic trip. Footprints fits that bill completely. The staff were waiting at the airport to take us to the resort on a drive through rural Tobago that is the equivalent of driving back through time. We rented the King of the Woods Villa which is very private and has its own pool and jacuzzi. The staff were very helpful and the manageress, Mia, very friendly. We also had an excellent and knowledgeable driver who was willing to take us wherever we wanted to go.
The food was excellent and sourced locally.
We understand that the resort is under new management and there is work being done on the resort. This does not interfere with the enjoyment of the facilities.
There are a few things that you need to note when booking this hotel/resort.
1. Don't expect 4 star or 5 star hotel facilities. This is a rural Tobago experience.
2. Be aware that there is refurbishment taking place and plan accordingly. The King of the Woods Villa is in need of some refurbishment to the bathrooms and the fixtures need updating. It added to the rustic nature of the place for us but some might find it off-putting. In fact I would say that the bathrooms could do with a complete refit.
3. There is set menu. Do not expect a wide range of dishes to choose from. The food is delicious, authentic and filling.
4. It is secluded and far from the major town and tourist hotspots. If you are looking for seclusion, you found it. If you are looking for hustle and bustle and excitement, look elsewhere.
All in all we found this experience very enjoyable. We liked the privacy and seclusion a lot. We plan to return in the future to see how things have developed and wish them success in their venture.
Tony Himraj from Trinidad visited in September 2009 and awarded
My stay at the Footprints Eco & Spa can only be described by words such as excellent, wonderful, exhilarating, relaxing and fantastic. The setings and accommodations was only surpassed by the service.
The staff was extremely helpful and their only aim was to satisfy me needs. The meals were exquisite. I would recommend to anyone to stay at the Footprints Eco & Spa Resort. My only regret was that I had to leave.