Three, Five-, or Seven-Night Stay in a Junior Penthouse or Deluxe Bay Room at Bacolet Beach Club in Trinidad and Tobago
- Pay: $299
- Value: $630
- Savings: $331
Upscale boutique hotel steps from the ocean with tropical gardens and infinity pool
Must book by10/12/12 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 5/31/13. Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 3 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies; 24hr notice or fee up to Groupon price applies. Must be 18 or older to check in. Must be 18+ with valid US drivers license to drive rental vehicle. Credit card required at check-in. 10% tax not included.
Luxurious Boutique Hotel Overlooking Coast of Tobago
Every year between March and August, leatherback turtles come to the small island of Tobago to nest on its beaches and lay eggs. It's a ritual the reptiles—the largest sea turtles in the world— have followed for thousands of years, and it’s also become a ritual in Tobago to watch the creatures as they make this pilgrimage. Steps away from Bacolet Beach Club, you can head to a wooden deck on the beach and, if the timing is right, see the turtles as they approach the white sands of Bacolet Bay. When it’s not turtle-watching season, keep an eye out for other native wildlife, including West Indian manatees and tree sloths.
At the Bacolet Beach Club’s secluded beach area, you'll find The Rok, the hotel's beach bar, located right on the sand. There, staffers serve cold drinks and hand out complimentary lounge chairs and towels. Back at the hotel, which is built into a lush green hill, take a dip in the infinity pool, or head to your room’s private veranda, where you can see the bay and Caribbean Sea. Each of the property’s 20 rooms reflects the tropical landscape, with gauzy curtains and dark, exotic wood furnishings.
A one- or two-day Jeep rental is included with this deal; pick up the car at the hotel before driving around Tobago or checking out the nearby city of Scarborough and its beautiful forests. After returning to the hotel, cross the quaint wooden bridge to Cafe Havana, the freestanding outdoor restaurant. Chefs here fuse Cuban, Asian, and creole culinary traditions, resulting in dishes such as ancho-chili-dusted calamari and spicy Cajun pork chops. A complimentary light breakfast is served each morning, including toast, croissants, juice, coffee, and tea.
Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago: White Sand Beaches, Unspoiled Rainforests, and a Historical Fort
The little island of Tobago floats on the southern end of the Caribbean Sea, fewer than 150 miles from the shores of South America. Tobago is also right above the larger island of Trinidad. The two islands comprise one republic, but Tobago is the more undeveloped island; it's famed for its natural, forested beauty and unspoiled beaches.
Located in the center of Tobago is the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which became a protected area in 1776—the oldest rainforest reserve in the Caribbean. Its tropical wilderness is virtually untouched. Hiking trails crisscross the reserve, as do rare birds, such as the island's famous blue-crowned motmot. Tobago is lined with white sand beaches, too. Some are crowded tourist spots, and others, such as Englishman's Bay, are often empty.
The island's capital city, Scarborough, is only made up of 17,000 people, but it's packed with traditional Caribbean restaurants and handicraft markets. To get an idea of Tobago's past as a colonial port, stop by the sprawling Fort King George. As you walk across the fort's landscaped grounds, you'll see its original cannons among views of the coastline.
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