Sandy Point Beach Club - Reader Reports & Opinion
Bill Brunner (BILL B) from U.S.A. visited in January 2007 and awarded
This was our second stay at Sandy Point (the first being in 2002). It is not a fancy glitzy resort; rather it has a more authentic Caribbean charm. We had a 1BR unit and while the rooms are a bit small they were more than adequate for just the two of us. The view from our patio was exceptional overlooking the pool and then the water beyond.
The rooms were recently updated, were very clean, and daily maid service was very good. The grounds are beautiful and meticuously kept. Overall the resort has a very comfortable and relaxing feeling.
The restaurant on site (open for breakfast, lunch & dinner)served decent meals, albeit a little expensive in relation to other restaurants in the area, and was hard to beat for the convenience and the great location overlooking the sea.
We found the entire staff to be very friendly and accomodating. The resort also had planned trips and evening activities on most days.
While the beach at the resort is not good for swimming it is only a 15 minute walk to a good beach at Store Bay and daily free shuttles were offered to Mt Irvine and Pigeon Point. The resort is also only a 15 minute walk into town where there are a number of shops and restaurants.
In total a very enjoyable place to stay while in Tobago.
Bill & Mary Lou
Bryn Sealy from Canada visited in April 2006 and awarded
We find the actual resort quite nice (as far as the grounds and the units). This was our third stay at Sandy Point Beach Club. We were really put off by the attitudes of the staff this time. Every request seemed too much for them to handle. The maid service was horrid. Our unit was never properly cleaned until we asked for it. In the two weeks we were there the toilet wasn't cleaned at all. The floor was only swept at the end of the first week when we asked for it to be done.The maid actually had the nerve to suggest that I wash the sheets myself. They are overly concerned with details that don't matter and in constant search of 'drama'. We were called several times to remind us when we were leaving (as if we don't know!). It made us feel like they couldn't wait to get rid of us when we still had 4 days left!
The staff need to be seriously trained in customer service and the importance of treating the guests well.
The general feeling we got was that it's a timeshare so they already have our money so why go the extra mile to ensure we have a good time?? They know most people will be back because they own there.
Joyce Elliott from U.K. visited in April 2006 and awarded
We stayed here in 2003 for 2 weeks and loved it so much we returned in 2006 for 4 weeks.
The staff on site are absolutely brilliant, every one of them. Our maid came in every day and was so lovely and helpful.
Elvira, who is in charge of trips and entertainment will arrange anything you fancy doing and is such a character.
Restaurant on site was excellent, a little more expensive than local restaurants but worth it. Shop on site has most things if you want to self cater and are really helpful.
Relaxing and taking everything slowly is the order of the day. The beach and facilities at Pigeon Point are excellent. Store Bay is a ten/fifteen minute walk with lots of local eateries if you are feeling energetic. Lovely beach lots of local people. There is a shuttle service if preferred.
Super coffee/scrummy cake shop opposite the airport.
We dived every other day with Frontier Divers on site and cannot praise them enough. Dougie and his team are special and took the boat out even when we were the only two people diving.
We must like it there as we are going back for another 4 weeks in 2008.
No Car, Female Solo - Where??
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 17 March
hi can you all help me? i have a budget of around 50 USD-70USD (for a nice place). my top needs: a) easy access to pidgeon point or some other beach where i won't be hassled, but where i will not be all alone either (i will be too nervous); b) accommodations that are not isolated, in case i want to go out for a snack in the early evening, i want to return someplace not remote. c) nothing too creepy in decor. if i could afford a hilton, that would be my idea of nice accommodations. i'll be coming from an eco rafting trip and this is my chance to be clean and happy. thank you- i'm leaving in two days for the first part of my trip- all advice great;y appreciated! d) car rentals seem really pricey, and i don;t drive stick shift. thanks- deedee
June 2003 Visit To Sandy Point Beach Club
My family and I have just returned from a week long stay in Tobago. We are RCI timeshare owners who traded for a week at Sandy Point Beach Club. Overall, we were very happy with Sandy Point. The rooms were terrific, the staff (especially housekeeping) were polite, thoughtful, friendly, and efficient. Sandy Point seems to attract many families and my kids made friends with those of another family quickly which made our stay all the more comfortable.
Weight room, hot tubs, pool, outside bar, restaurant, on site dive shop, excursions, internet access - Sandy Point has all the amenities you could ask for and I think we used them all.
I won't say that our Sandy Point was perfect, but I've never stayed anywhere that was perfect. Sandy Point is fairly low key even compared to other local hotel/restaurants. I prefer low key places, so Sandy Point suited me nicely.
I recommend Frontier Divers whcih is on site at Sandy Point. They go out of their way to make sure your dive experience is as good as you can get. Again, the emphasis is on fun - Frontier Divers are not pretentious.