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
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.
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.
Guest Report 18 Jan 2015
Kurt.Halfyard from Toronto
We stayed December 15-19th, 2014 while waiting for Villa De Lena to become available.
A little bit too Nickle-and-Dime at times (They provide tennis rackets but make you buy your own balls for their tennis court, for instance. Also, a steep early check-in fee (to get room by 1pm instead of 4pm), we were also saddled with an additional service charge for using a credit card to pay for a meal on-site. Charges for making payment is NOT particularly flattering to someone already paying to stay for four nights. Furthermore, they charge --per person-- for an airport shuttle when the resort is only a 2 minute drive from the airport. Pigeon Point shuttle was free, however. As was Wi-Fi. But at this point, getting the usual things in most hotels seemed like a bonus after all the little fees and such.
The rooms were nice, clean, and easily accessible to beach and the rest of the facilities. The best feature of the Beach Club, is the long beach that isn't on the Sandy Point property, but a 3 minute walk down the road. It's gorgeous with few people on it, but not entirely obvious that it is there unless you walk down the road. May people go there for sunsets.
I am more of a free-range explorer in Tobago, but opted to stay here until the villa we rented for 3 weeks became available. Thus, my impression of being a little too self-contained on their property was palpable. If you wanted to just sit by the pool or the beach and drink TT$12 Carib's then this place would be fine. But for our purposes, it felt that it was unconsciously conspiring to not show the visitor the true wonders of the Island...that is to say, anything outside of the Crown-Point area.
Your mileage may vary.
I didn't realize replies were timed. i just spend time writting a good page report and once I hit submit it was all lost
so for now I will just say it was a great place to stay. I will try to re-write my report in word and cut and paste later to meet the time limit.