Sandy Point Beach Club - Reader Reports & Opinion
anyone have a bit of insight/reflection/bad poetry on Sandy Point Beach Club from 2004?
Where To Stay?
My sister and I will be traveling to Tobago next week, and are having difficulty deciding where to stay. We are both single women in our late twenties, and while we would like to be near to and part of the local nightlife...we would also like for our trip to Tobago to be a relaxing one. I am currently trying to decide between Crowne Point (for location reasons...)Kariwak Village, Hummingbird Heights, Blue Haven Hotel or Sandy point Beach Club...oh, or Toucan Inn (Bonkers). I realize all are quite different, but would appreciate any insight.
It's a 9 out of 10, with one point deducted because nothing is perfect.
Even though there was some construction going on while we were there May 6-13, who can fault a resort for expansion? Also, the workers stuck to the schedule apparently set by the SPBC owner, which meant most of the noise was happening while guests were out an about.
Pool: Great for a dip, but nothing you'd spend all day sitting around. Try the slide! Also, incredible ocean view.
Bar (Clubhouse): The best sunset in Tobago, they say. They were right, and the staff was friendly and had a good sense of humor. Also, who lines up a billiard shot with the Caribbean Sea perched just over the ball? SPBC pool players, that's who. Finally, can you say "beach-bar hammock"?
Restaurant: Well, we never went. Its hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rooms: Our studio was spacious for two people. Clean and comfortable, with remote-control air-conditioning, TV and a full kitchen (stove/oven, blender, toaster, coffee maker and all the dishes and untensils you'd need). Cleaning staff was friendly and accommodating.
Laundry service: Affordable and same-day. Go early.
Hot tubs: 3 of them, all of differing degrees C (F). Nice places to unwind at night.
Activities: A host of activites are planned, from Charlotteville/Speyside trips, to Scarborough shopping to rainforest tours. We won a scuba diving trip in a raffle our first day. What's not to like about that?
Frontier Divers: Try them, you'll like them. They're on-site. Ask for Big Doggy. Our first time scuba diving was a pleasure and not stressful.
Location: You can walk to Store Bay in 7 minutes; it's close to Flaming Dragon Chinese restarant, Ru-B-Lou's, Tropikist's ocean-view bar, the airport; and a taxi to Pigeon Point takes less than 10 minutes.
We'll be back as soon as we can make it.
Thanks, Sandy Point Beach Club. We had a great trip.
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.
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.