Nestled on a 46-acre estate that once served as a sugar plantation, the Blue Waters Inn is an idyllic retreat in the northeast of Tobago. Its luxurious rooms and bungalows overlook an island-dotted bay, with private patios and balconies that are just steps away from a white sandy beach.
This Tobago dive resort is home to a PADI 5-Star dive center, Blue Waters Dive’N, which offers daily dive trips to explore the exceptional surrounding reefs. An infinity pool and jacuzzi await at the end of the day, together with delicious Tobagonian cuisine at the Drift Deck Restaurant.
Superior Beachfront Room Situated on the ground and second floors, the Superior Beachfront Rooms offer picturesque views of Little Tobago and Goat Island from their private balconies or patios. They feature a king-size bed or two double beds, as well as an en-suite bathroom and flat-screen television.
Beachfront Room Situated on the ground floor near the restaurant, bar and pool area, each of the Beachfront Rooms come with a private balcony offering panoramic views of the bay. There’s a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, and flat-screen television, as well as a private balcony.
Deluxe Beachfront Studio The Deluxe Beachfront Studios are located on the ground and second floors, with a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, and private balcony. Each boasts a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, as well as a flat-screen television.
One-Bedroom Bungalow Beachfront The One Bedroom Bungalows offer scenic views towards Little Tobago and Goat Island from their private patios, which are on the edge of a secluded stretch of sand. Each is equipped with a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and flat-screen television, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.
Two-Bedroom Bungalow Beachfront The Two Bedroom Bungalows offer scenic views across the bay from their private patios, which are on the edge of a secluded stretch of sand. Each comes with two interconnecting guest rooms, one with a king-size bed and the other two double beds, both of which have en-suite bathrooms. There’s a luxurious living area with a flat-screen television, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.
Bungalow # 9 Bungalow #9 is the largest and most luxurious option for guests and is positioned at the end of the beach. It boasts a spacious patio area with a barbecue pit and an outdoor Jacuzzi, as well as a large modern kitchen and an open dining/living room. There are two deluxe guest rooms with either a king-size bed or two double beds and both are equipped with en-suite bathrooms.
At the end of a day’s diving, you can relax beside the infinity-style swimming pool or enjoy a soak in the jacuzzi, with a spacious sundeck for kicking back with a good book. There’s also an air-conditioned games room with a large-screen TV, table football and table tennis at this Tobago dive resort, not to mention complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the property.
All meals at the Blue Waters Inn are served in the Drift Deck Restaurant where both international and Tobagonian dishes feature on the menu. Begin the day with pancakes, eggs cooked to order and omelets or try the local specialty known as saltfish buljol. Fish burgers, quesadillas, and hearty salads are highlights of the lunch and dinner menus, with a dedicated kids menu if you’re travelling with kids.
The Drift Deck Restaurant’s bar also features an extensive wine list, imported and local beers, together with creative cocktails and martinis.
Blue Waters Dive’N is the on-site PADI 5-Star facility at this Tobago dive resort and is staffed by a team of highly qualified instructors. They offer daily dive trips to explore the surrounding dive sites, most of which are just a few minutes’ boat ride from the resort’s private dock.
Diving in Tobago ranges from beginner-friendly sites such as Angel Reef to more advanced drift dives at the Japanese Gardens, London Bridge and Blackjack Hole. Moray eels, eagle rays, and octopi are among the highlights of diving here, together with rare dwarf angelfish, schooling jacks, manta rays and scalloped hammerhead sharks.
If you want to further your dive training, Blue Waters Dive’N also offers a range of certification courses and refresher courses in their state-of-the-art training facility, with high-quality rental equipment also available for hire.
As Tobago is situated just outside of the main hurricane belt, it rarely feels the full force of the hurricane season. The rainy season extends from July to December and generally sees lower visibility in the water (around 30 feet/10 meters) while in the dry season (from January to June) it can extend to between 50 and 100 feet (15 and 30 meters). One of the great things about diving in Tobago is that if conditions aren’t favourable on one side of the island, they’re often better on the other.
Water temperatures generally hover around 80-85ºF (26-30ºC) between November and May and 77-83ºF (25-28ºC) from June to November. Most divers are comfortable in a 3mm shortie or full-length wetsuit.
There are plenty of activities to keep non-diving family members entertained during your Tobago dive vacation, including kayaking, glass-bottom boat tours, and waterfall hikes. Tobago is home to more than 200 species of birds, including blue-headed motmots and bananaquits, many of which can be spotted within the resort’s 46 lush acres.
Slowly paddle around Batteaux Bay and the surrounding reefs with a rental kayak and go snorkelling on beautiful Angel Reef or experience the majestic underwater world while staying dry on a glass-bottom boat tour. You can also embark on a short hike to Tobago’s highest waterfall, Argyle Falls, which features a series of stepped cascades or learn about the history of cocoa production on the island at the Tobago Cocoa Estate.