We hit Tobago when G was 4 and stayed at Turtle Beach, so almost 12 years ago. This is a very family-friendly resort tucked away on the shores of its very own beach on Courland Bay and is a part of the Rex Resorts Group.

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To ensure you enjoy the beach to the full, all rooms face the ocean with great views. There are 125 rooms in 2 buildings. 1 with 2 floors and one with 3 floors and there are no lifts. I would have gone back there, not least for the location and even made a note of my preferred room number had I done so.

The lagoon-style swimming pool at the time, was the largest on the island – with its swim-up bar and whirlpool is also located right next to the beach..

Tobabo pool

turtle beach pool

We thought the hotel was a little tired at the time of our visit and having read some of the 2015 reviews on Trip Adviser, it sounds like it is due for refurbishment again.

Sea-based activities at the water sports centre include Sunfish sailing, snorkelling and scuba-diving with everyone from beginners to the more advanced catered for. If you have children aged 4-12 years old, point them in the direction of the Rexplorer Kids Club while you kick off your shoes and relax in the sun. Dining is a casual affair at the Kiskadee Restaurant serving Creole and international dishes. Afterwards, there’s entertainment at the Crusoe Bar, including steel pan music, local bands and cultural shows.

Plus during the months of March and July the chance to spot some turtles if you’re lucky.

turtle beach

All in all though, it is the perfect place for a family holiday and I leave you with the sunset over Courland Bay.

turtle beach sunset

 

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