The first all-inclusive in Tobago —Grafton Beach remains a very popular choice for young couples. This is not a luxury hotel, and the restaurants are mediocre; however, it is not a bad value for those looking for the basics. Although the hotel is on one of the nicer beaches in Tobago, it is a public beach—like all of them—and peddlers may sometimes be a problem. Guests here can also use the spa facilities at the tonier Le Grand Courlan for a fee.
Shirvan Rd., Black Rock, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Jan 14, 2008
The Grafton is in my opinion a two star hotel it cannot be classed as a resort at this time 20/12/07-03/01/08 there was no swim up bar no water sports due to insurance problems no new fine dining restaurant the rooms do not feel like they have been renovated with old soft furnishings and non working showers the sun beds were filthy the food was very poor and you might as well not go all inclusive as they run out of food as well as drinks. We were
lucky to be moved don't take that chance avoid it like the plague
Apr 23, 2002
When I think about getting away from it all, this place comes right to the top. Next door to the Le Grand Courlan, which I stayed and rated as well, the Grafton Beach is the sister hotel to it. Best yet it is cheaper, AND you still can get access to all the benefits (pool, spa, tennis courts, workout facilities) that the Courlan has. Grafton also offers an all inclusive package, but I would opt out of it and take your date/wife/partner/friend/copilot
to one of the many local restaurants that provide much better service. Checking in is quick and bell staff was spit spot. The free Rum Punch upon check in puts you in the right frame of mind after dealing with the airlines all day. The rooms are somewhat quaint, could use a little touch ups here and there, clean, comfortable, and very quiet, but the view from my room was the best of all. The ocean crashing on the beach was the best sleeping pill I ever had. Don't worry, the balcony door was open all night and not one skeeter bite. The grounds are very well maintained. When I was there, they were having a wedding on the beach which the Grafton set up very nicely, with decorations and small can band. There is a huge Black Rock in the surf, hence the name of the location I suppose. The only real negative thing I can say is that the drink selection at the swim up bar is very limited, which isn't that big of a deal. Just walk up to the regular bar in the lobby area located next to the pool and get what you need. The Neptune Restaurant was closed when I was there, but the main dining facility can support your hunger if you need, and the food is of a local variety and good. Service is a little better here than most all inclusive types I've been to, and far better than the Le Grand Courlan. Bring slacks for dinner and make reservations anywhere you go. I would recommend Tobago, and the Grafton, but I hate to give away a great place that I like to keep to myself.