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Blue Waters Inn, Speyside, Tobago

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
Batteaux Bay
Speyside , Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: 868 660 4341's insider take:

Few tourists venture to the east end of Tobago, but that's where you'll find this secluded 46-acre beachfront resort on a bay that's always calm and safe to swim in. There's a single sleepy bar, a restaurant too far from anywhere to host anyone but guests, and no TV or phones in the 38 rooms—although a common room has cable TV and Internet access (for a fee). All this is invaluable to the divers, bird-watchers, and nature lovers who prefer things quiet. Blue Waters has a full-service P.A.D.I. dive shop with its own dock—the island's best—and easy access (a ten-minute boat ride) to the adjacent bird sanctuary that is Little Tobago. There's also great snorkeling, kayaking, glass-bottom boat tours, and tennis. The generic-Carib rooms have no pretense toward style but they all sit right on the oceanfront (there are no second floors) and have whitewashed walls and either twin or king beds. The West Indian-Creole food at the Fish Pot restaurant is good, which is just as well since the nearest fishing village is a 15-minute drive away and hasn't much in the way of cafés.

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