Lorraine from the CTO office recently returned from a holiday in Tobago, staying at Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort; a great property for couples, families or groups of friends.
It is situated approximately 15/20 minutes from the airport, and a similar distance from Scarborough, the main city. The hotel was quiet, due to it being off season, but what a great time to visit – no bookings were required for the restaurant; the staff were amazing and so hospitable and welcoming. I had almost sole use of the amazing pool and not forgetting the glorious Grafton Beach, which is only a short stroll away with Buccaneers Bar, a great place to visit during the day or on a Friday night with lovely cocktails and tasty food, which are included in the all-inclusive plan of the Le Grand Courlan. The Hotel also has a tennis court for those who are feeling sporty and allows use of some of the facilities, of its sister property, the Grafton Beach Hotel, which is just a few feet away.
On the subject of inclusions, those looking to relax and treat themselves will be very pleased to know that one treatment per day in the luxurious Spa, is also included, on the all-inclusive plan. I was able to indulge in some wonderful treatments including a neck and shoulder massage, honey polish body wrap and aromatherapy hydro bath.
If you can manage to drag yourself away from this lovely property, there are so many things to do in and around Tobago. I was lucky enough to enjoy a Catamaran Cruise with Island Cats, which visited Cotton Bay and Emerald Cove and included unlimited drinks and a lovely barbecue lunch!
For those up to a challenge, I would definitely recommend a Stand Up Paddle Board session with Duane Kenny of Stand Up Paddle Tobago; this was a great and exciting session and something different, from the regular water activities. Duane also conducts Bioluminescence evening tours, which is definitely on my list, for when I return. These sessions operate from the stunning Pigeon Point Beach.
Another must do is a visit to Buccoo Reef, Coral Garden and the Nylon Pool on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour. A perfect tour for non-swimmers, who still want to experience the underwater life of the Caribbean Sea. The Nylon Pool is a shallow section within the middle of the Ocean and amazing to experience. Our tour guide, Ted of Sunshine Tours offered some great information and additional tour options.
There really is so much to mention; a visit to the beautiful Store Bay Beach is also a must and a great day out – try some local food, I had some delicious Crab and Dumplings and purchased some local crafts to take home. I also visited the amazing Coco Reef Resort and enjoyed a relaxing and fun-filled day on its private white sand beach.
Finally, and in closing, I have to add that if your stay includes a Sunday, you need to plan a visit to ‘Sunday School’; this is no regular Sunday School – it’s a party vibe, where the locals and tourists gather to enjoy great music from the local Steel Pannists and lovely drinks and food – all-in-all, a great ‘Lime’!
Find out more about Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort, from Denise Greene at Sunrise Marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sunrisemarketing.co.uk