Half Moon Blue - Reader Reports & Opinion
Any Half Moon Blue Updates?
Myself and my partner are planning on going to Tobago in Nov.
We had been looking at Half Moon Blue but after reading some posts here, now not so sure although the last post seems to be from April 05. Are the rooms (still) a bit poky?
We're also contemplating the Blue Haven in the same area which seems to get good reviews.
We're looking for a quiet break. I will hopefully be windsurfing at Pigeon Point and my partner will be happy next to a good pool or on a nice beach.
We're put off the main area by Crown point as it may be a bit busy/ touristy and also aircraft/ airport noise. Are these unfounded views tho?
I guess if we're staying a Bacelot Bay then we need to think about getting taxi's ($14us round trip?) to restaurants or driving - what are the roads like for driving at night? Bit hairy?
Any thoughts and opinions, espec of half moon blue gratefully received.
Half Moon Blue
We've just returned from our first visit to Tobago- what a fantastic 2 weeks, I am a complete Carribean convert and cannot wait to go back! I should point out right at the start that I picked all our accommodation on the basis of food and any place that didn't have an interesting menu or a good food review was automatically discounted!
We had 4 nights at Half Moon Blue to start the holiday, a medium sized hotel (10 rooms) in Bacolet more or less opposite the Blue Haven. It was perhaps a bit overpriced at US$140 per night per room and not as luxurious as it thinks it is although the penthouse room is apparently wonderful. The other rooms are spacious and stylish with cable television but there are no tea/ coffee facilities which was a bit disappointing. They are quiet and very private, surrounded by hibiscus and lime trees and have lovely views towards Scarborough and Little Rockly Bay. There is a small pool with the same breathtaking view but with Bacolet Bay is only 2 mins away I must confess we never used it. The staff were friendly and helpful and the driver who picked us up from the airport (Captain Cook) was a treasure.
Now the important bit. The restaurant is a lovely place to sit on a rainy day, open and full of sea breeze but with fatally comfy chairs- we both fell asleep in them on several occasions! The creole menu was limited but what they do, they do very well, spicy creole pork and jerk chicken salad being two particular favourites. The puddings were delicious! Breakfast is a choice of flying fish or ham and eggs with the usual fruit and toast and the coffee is very good. Otherwise eating in Bacolet is not up to much. We went to Blue Haven ( the only other option in walking distance, apart from Della Mira's which is not open in the evening) and were sorely disappointed. The atmosphere was awful and the food very ordinary certainly not worth the money or putting up with the snooty service.
Half Moon Blue is trying to market itself as a hip hotel for those in the know (which is obviously why we went there ). More accurately it is a peaceful, comfortable retreat with good food that is still near enough to Scarborough to make a useful first base. One nice touch was when we returned home to Leeds, we had been sent a miniature of rum and a card from Half Moon Blue thanking us for our visit and wishing us Merry Christmas.
We went on to Speyside Inn and finally Indigo which I have reviewed elsewhere- if anyone wants details I'm happy to answer any questions.
Old Donkey Cart House
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 22 October
I stayed at the Old Donkey Cart House in feb this year, and will return again in december. We booked the penthouse, and had a fabulous stay. The appartment afforded magnificent views over Bacolet Bay, with the beach just 2 mins away. There is a small pool, and a good restaurant. It was peaceful and very relaxing! I advise a hire car for getting around!