Turtle Beach by Rex Resorts - Reader Reports & Opinion

First Visit To Tobago And Rex Turtle Beach - Advice Please   


Hi, i hope that you will be able to help me.

We are going to Turtle beach in August 2004, and need some general advice.

Is there a dress code for dinner

what sort of food is availabe

what sort of drinks are included within the all inclusive range

Is the hotel as neglected as i think after reading all reviews?

any more advice over and above that above would be most appreciated.



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Just wondering - should we take our snorkelling stuff to RTB when we visit in May; is the ocean clear around the Hotel, and are there any coral reefs?

If the ocean is not clear enough at RTB, are there other beaches on the Island we could visit :?:


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Walking Distance From The Rex   

Marc Jones

Anything? Restaurants etc.

I've hurt my knee playing football, and it's not looking good.

I see a specialist tomorrow who will be considering if I have damaged my Posterior Cruciate Ligament badly enough to need surgery.

My trip to Tobago is my first family holiday for 8 years and the seriousness of the operation has cast a big shadow on the trip - to put things into perspective, I'd end up in a full leg brace for 4 weeks after the op - and given it's NHS... you can see where my head is at :-(

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Rex Turtle Stay - 22nd Mar-5th Apr   

Jan C

My husband and I returned from a great holiday to Rex Turtle beach 2 weeks ago. Before we went we were scouring this and other forums trying to settle our minds we had chosen the right hotel. For the benefit of those people with future holidays booked I'd like to give the benefit of our experiences.

On arrival at the Rex we were warmly greeted with a refreshing peppermint face towel and cold drink...after the long journey this was very much appreciated! We didn't realise when we booked that we'd be required to wear AI wrist bands (bright green at that). Both myself and my husband refused to be branded in such a way - I believe we were in the minority, but it was something we felt strongly about....it just meant we had to sign for everything.

From the reviews we'd read we were expecting the rooms to be fairly basic and in need of some attention, so it was no surprise to see just that. The bathroom was in need of some TLC, but it was clean and that above everything was the main thing. The air con was extremely noisy, however with the very comfy beds the noise didn't actually keep us awake - in fact it helped us get to sleep!

The food was tasty. We were a bit disappointed that food was buffet style every night, although there was a limited ala carte menu available...same food each night - the steak was excellent.

The beach was nice. The first week the sea was too rough to swim, but by the second it had calmed down. There are a few vendors scattered along the front of the hotel, but they weren't any bother. The only annoying one was a guy who plays guitar and sings a song which ends in what colour note (money) he'd like you to give him. I had my nails painted by a lady called Rachel.....how many places can you have your nails painted on the beach?

Before booking Rex we were tempted to stay at the Coca Reef Hotel, so during our two day car hire we paid a visit to see what we were missing. We were shown around and OK the rooms were pure luxury, but watching the residents crowd onto the tiny beach (which has imported sand and is an un-natural white tone), each sun bed is regimentally lined up and it was a relief to get back to our spacious rex hotel.

Whilst there we were lucky enough to witness 3 turtles laying their eggs...

Rex's swimming pool is very impressive - it's also good for children as it only has one depth all the way around. The swim up bar is a nice idea but service is very slow.

Summing up our stay I'd say we had a great time and met some nice people. The Rex is a really nice hotel and with a little more TLC could be wonderful....

f anyone has any questions please let me know...

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Does Rtb Provide Hairdryers And Irons?   

Dave Guest

Hi folks, it's a pretty basic question to ask in my first message on the forum but it's one my fiancee has been begging me to ask for a few weeks now :)

We'll be staying at the RTB from next Tuesday for our honeymoon and are busy making the last minute arrangements. Starting to pack last night we soon realised that space in the suitcases is severely limited so if we can leave the hairdryer and travel iron at home we may just be able to fit in the snorkel gear that we bought for this trip. I think one of the reviewers here mentioned a hairdryer in their room but is that standard?

Also are there any laundry facilities available?

Thanks in advance :) And thanks Steve for mytobago.info ... it's the best travel site bar none. I'll be popping up in the General and Activities forums later with plenty more questions.

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