Blue Haven Hotel

Bacolet Bay, Scarborough, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

Justifiably celebrated after its initial restoration in the 1990s, this 1940s-era luxury hotel overlooks a spectacular secluded beach on Bacolet Bay just outside Scarborough. Though long neglected, it was brought back to life by Austrian Karl Pilstl and his wife but, sadly, has succumbed to serious maintenance issues and has descended into what can be described (at best) as shabby chic. In its heyday Rita Hayworth and Robert Mitchum stayed here. Rooms have teak floors and glass-partitioned bathrooms (with curtains). Rooms in the so-called new wing have sunken sitting areas. Those who appreciate history may be able to overlook the many shortcomings. The staff are still wonderfully attentive despite the decaying infrastructure.

PROS

  • historic charm
  • beautiful beach

CONS

  • lacks the range of services of the larger hotels
  • far from the attractions of Crown Point
  • serious, pervasive maintenance issues
  • beach is a short walk down a hillside

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
On the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 868-660–7400

HOTEL DETAILS

51 rooms, 8 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive; No meals; Some meals

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