The dual-island Caribbean Nation of Trinidad and Tobago is a culturally diverse, tropical paradise, with distinct Creole traditions and cuisines.
These two powerhouse Caribbean islands have so much going for them - unique and inspiring wildlife, one of the world’s oldest protected rainforests, world-famous carnival celebrations, the birthplace of the limbo, welcoming people, and a fusion of cuisines found nowhere else on earth.
Whether you’re looking to stay on the lively island of Trinidad or the more secluded Tobago, there is something special to be found.
Although there’s a good case for making it on our own when on holiday, there’s nothing like checking into an all-inclusive resort and feeling the weight of the world slip straight off your shoulders.
Below is the creme de la creme of all-inclusive Trinidad and Tobago resorts that are eager to sweep you off your feet and place you in a warm and fluffy cloud for however long you very well, please.
When someone asks you to picture your dream oceanfront resort, you unknowingly dream up Starfish Tobago Resort. Situated front and center in the majestic Great Courland Bay, this evergreen resort will have you living the tropical high-life for a whole lot less. For the price you can't expect the most upscale of resorts but the location makes up for this.
That’s right folks, this slice of paradise is considered budget-friendly when compared to the more premium all-inclusive resorts of Tobago.
Included in the standard all-inclusive packages, expect daily entertainment, an all-day kids club, water sports, sunfish sailing tours, access to the two resorts bars, and a chic little coffee shop.
On the wining and dining front, Starfish is more than accommodating with a swanky seaside restaurant, casual eatery, and an international buffet that mixes classic Italian cuisine with specialty local dishes - making sure to cater to all dietary requirements - naturally.
Once you’re on the other side of your day’s exploration there is no better place to watch the afternoon go by than the resort’s private beachfront pool. This large palm-tree-lined pool is the most impressive feature of Starfish and one of its main drawcards.
No resort pool is complete without a swim-up bar, and you can bet your evening’s last margarita that Starfish’s Surf Bar is ready and waiting to take your order.
With a varied selection of room types from standard right the way up to elegant suites, this picturesque beachside resort has something for everyone.
This idyllic 4-star resort is located in the tropical plantation estate of Tobago, so get ready to be surrounded by plenty of palm trees! With its own private golf course, tennis courts, spa, gym, and pool, it is safe to say that you won’t be running out of things to do at Magdalena.
In case the first-grade facilities aren’t enough for your insatiable palate of adventure, there is also diving, birding, water sports, and tours to Pigeon Point that can be booked onto in-resort.
For the all-inclusive-seekers amongst us, it’s all about Magdalena's “Grand Experience”. This package really takes the “all-inclusive” ethos and runs with it, featuring a list of benefits so long, we’d be silly to try and list them all.
Things like in-room dining, unlimited alcohol, use of the fitness club, shuttle to Pigeon Point, access to lighted tennis courts, a choice of four dining options, discounted golf green fees, we could keep going, but you get the picture, and the picture looks good.
Choose between an oceanfront standard room or consider an upgrade to the oceanfront suite if you’re looking to splash some serious cash.
Whether you’re a family looking to have fun, a couple on their honeymoon, or a solo traveler looking to escape it all, Magdalena has been designed to make every stay a memorable one.
With adult-only pools, kids clubs, and other special events that cater to adults and kids separately - Magdalena knows the importance of the kids having a good time, and the parents having a better one.
Do yourself the favor of the year and book onto Magdalena’s (5-night minimum) all-inclusive package, you deserve it!
Ok, we admit it, we are suckers for a beach resort, and while the first two do a mighty fine job at it, nobody does the beachfront better than Coco Reef. Once you take one look at Coco Reef’s prime real estate on the Southwest coast of Tobago, you will understand why.
Their private lagoon that has been protected from swell and wind by a purpose-built rock wall offers calm, crystal clear waters year-round. It’s also just a 5-minute drive from Crown Point International, which means you’ll be straight off the plane and checking into paradise in no time.
As far as facilities go, Coco Reef mixes it with the best of them, putting worth in wellness wherever and whenever possible.
With a state-of-the-art fitness facility and luxurious spa in the resort, you’ll be feeling, looking, and living your best life while holidaying at Coco Reef.
When you’ve worked up an appetite living out your wildest Caribbean dreams, surely it’s time to have a drink or two and get ready to dine right?
Coco Reef is known for its art-deco architecture and vintage aesthetic, which is no more evident than in Bobster’s Champagne Bar (for which all drinks are on the house in the exclusive/ inclusive package, of course).
If you’re now thinking about the exclusive/ inclusive package then keep following your intuition as this is one seriously scorched all-inclusive.
Think deluxe oceanfront rooms, transfers, nightly entertainment, Swedish massage, use of exercise facilities, day/ night tennis, and more drinks and food than you’ll know what to do with.
It may be the name, it may be the architecture, it may be the quirkiness, we can’t quite put our finger on what makes Coco Reef so special, but it is.
Tropikist is another fabulous oceanfront resort on the pristine Southwest coast of Tobago. Unlike the previous resorts, this beach hotel is actually incredibly affordable and has worked a commendable all-inclusive package into its program.
Known for their customer service and willingness to go above and beyond, the staff at Tropikist will be one of the main reasons why you’ll be looking to come back for another visit.
Depending on your budget you can check into a standard room with a view of the pool, or upgrade to the superior, or suite rooms with uninterrupted views of the ocean.
Their all-inclusive package endeavors to keep you well-fed and hydrated during your stay, with breakfast, dinner, and drinks included.
They have two on-site restaurants with first-class menus that feature a vast selection of international and traditional local dishes that use locally sourced produce wherever possible.
Two of the feathers in Tropikist’s pineapple-shaped hat are its purposefully designed flowing pools that have ample sun-loungers, a swim-up bar, and palm trees surrounding them.
There’s also a tucked-away jacuzzi which is the perfect place to escape with a loved one and watch the sunset over the ocean. If you’re looking to explore Tobago from underwater, then there’s a dive center right opposite the resort that’s ready to take you on a guided dive tour you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
Sure, Tropikist may not have the 5-star credentials of Coco Reef. But, getting to experience this special part of the world in style for a whole lot less is music to many prospective-holidayers' ears.
Proudly towering over prime waterfront real estate in Trinidad’s capital city Port-Of-Spain, the Hyatt Regency is a hard hotel to miss.
Checking into this 5-star is a clear indication that you don’t mind spending money to get the best of everything.
Known globally for its attention to detail and impeccable service, The Hyatt Regency is Hyatt’s up-scale brand that knows what it takes to impress its guests, and they achieve this every time.
Hard to find an all-inclusive on the island of Trinidad, we thought it would be a shame not to include at least one hotel on the island, so we went with the best, naturally.
Hyatt Regency Trinidad has many room configurations that cater to a wide array of business and leisure guests.
Booking a room with “Club Access”, means you get treated to a daily buffet breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, and all-day refreshments, and who doesn’t love refreshments!
The number of dining options would be cause for astonishment if they were found in any other hotel, but this commitment to experience is easy for Hyatt Regency.
Its waterfront restaurant, sushi bar, lobby lounge, cinnamon cafe, and infinity pool bar’s grill serve a mouth-watering selection of traditional Caribbean dishes, fresh seafood plates, and international classics cooked by world-class chefs.
With your every need and desire taken care of, you’ll be able to relax into a tropical state of mind, Hyatt Regency Trinidad style.
As is evidenced by the beachfront resorts above, a trip to Trinidad and Tobago is all about digging your toes into pristine beaches and soaking up that sweet and warm tropical island life.
All-inclusive is the ideal style of holiday for anyone wanting to let go of their stresses and press pause for a week or more.
By featuring a varied selection of five, four, and 3-star hotels, this article strived to put everyone where they belong - on Trinidad and Tobago time (otherwise known as island time). We hope it worked.