Canoe Bay Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion

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John Walsh from U.K. visited in April 2006 and awarded  Three out of Five

We have stayed as a group in excess of 40 for the last two years. The Canoe Bay location is, I believe one of the best in Tobago.

The service is however one of the worst that I've encountered. The proprietor is not very understanding of guest needs, and this year went too far.

During our holiday we lost water for 1.5 days without apology, were initially banned from the beach and grounds [as a as the proprietor had also booked a local wedding party, and similarly on the following day for the Jazz Festival.

In order to preserve our guest rights, we needed to take direct confrontational action which on holiday is not acceptable.

We hope that Mrs James will learn from this experience.

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Mr. And Mrs. Murray from Trinidad visited in November 2005 and awarded  Three out of Five

In November 2005, my husband and I spent our honeymoon at Canoe Bay Beach Resort. Our stay was for 3days and 4nights honeymoon package. The resort was set away from the highway so we felt as if we were truly getting away from it all. Although it is absolutely essential to have your own vehicle to get around, for my husband and myself it was the perfect way to spend our honeymoon.......ALONE! The lush natural environment was definitely refreshing to the eyes and spirit with the sounds of the cocrico and other local birds all around.

We were given the honeymoon suite complete with a bottle of Merlot. The staff is very friendly, exuding true Tobagonian charm and hospitality. The owners wished us every great blessing and did all possible to make our stay a memorable one. The resort is a small one that is set on the bay and it was great awakening to the sounds of the surf breaking not too far from our apartment. There were thatch-roof huts along the beach for picnics or just the perfect place to view the most spectacular sunset we have seen yet!! The sea is calm for the most part with slight ripples. It is shallow and very good for those of us who are not too adventurous in the water and for snorkeling as well.

We heartily recommend this resort not only for honeymooners, but also for families with young children who get the opportunity to explore the sea and sand in relative safety.

Words of caution though: come prepared with insect repellant if you plan to spend any time outdoors.

This resort is a self-catering one with apartments being fully self-contained. However, there is a bar and mini-restaurant of sorts which serves good hamburgers and fries and the local sorrel-coconut ice-cream. It was truly a relaxing and revitalizing time for us after hectic months of preparations for our wedding.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Williams and God bless you!!!

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I'm planning my second trip to Tobago and one of the accomodation options is Canoe Bay resort. I would be grateful for any information anyone has on the resort or accomodation - particularly the two bed apartments. I've seen one or two references to the beach as being very pleasant but not much about the resort itself.

I would be very grateful for any comments.



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Good Stay At Canoe Bay   

K. Boone

I spent a week at Canoe Bay in mid-August and found it to be excellent value. With an offer of stay-6-nights/get the 7th free, available through the cost was just a little over $50 US a night (including tax!). The grounds are beautiful, spacious and peaceful, the beach very pleasant. I don't know what it's like during high season, but it was very uncrowded without one's feeling isolated either. Laid-back and relaxing, with especially glorious sunsets!

My studio apartment was spacious and well-appointed. Get a first-floor (2nd-floor for Americans!) room to catch the ocean breezes and a lovely view.

Just a few caveats. The Woolers are right -- a car is absolutely essential, as Canoe Boy is located down a long dirt track (which adds to the uncrowded charm, in my opinion). Don't plan on strolling into town from here! Although there is mention of a restaurant, Canoe Bay is better viewed as a self-catering accommodation, at least in low season. The restaurant was not open during my stay, although the pleasant beach bar was open in the afternoons. Not a problem, with the aforementioned essential car, but you'll need to make that essential early morning coffee yourself! The apartments are well-equipped with dishes, utensils, a two-burner hotplate, electric kettle, toaster oven, and refrigerator, so cooking is very plausible. Lastly, the lack of in-room telephones may present a few inconveniences, although guests may use the hotel phone when the office is open. A guest with a need to make regular calls, or be regularly accessible, however, would want to have a workable mobile.

I should add that I am a woman who traveled solo; I didn't find Canoe Bay's relative isolation to feel unsafe, somewhat the contrary actually. The staff are congenial and helpful, and all in all, it's a very good place to stay. If you're looking for pampering and amenities, look elsewhere, but if you're looking for a very clean, comfortable, VERY reasonably priced, beautiful and "unspoiled" little corner of paradise -- as I was -- I would definitely recommend Canoe Bay.

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Nick Mason

What a show. Stayed 9 nights, loved every moment of it. Even when Hurricane Ivan came to visit. The staff were phenomenal and the place was incredible. Couldn't ask for anything better. Of all the Hotels and Beach Resorts I visited including the HILTON, this one is tops. Loved it all guys and hopefully Tony you may have some news on the Camera.


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