We came back for more!
Posted Mar 1, 2013 on Hotels
This was a place that just grew on us - we had booked 4 days at the start of our Tobago visit and planned to go to Crown Point for the balance of our Tobago trip of 5 more days. We ended up taking a couple of days in Crown Point at a 4 star resort. But, found we much preferred the location at Speyside, and the layed back atmosphere at Manta Lodge, so we booked for another 3 days to complete our vacation.
During our stays at Manta we found the owners and staff extremely friendly and helpful, arranging a car hire, setting up snorkeling and hiking trips, lending us Snorkels & Fins when we wanted to go out on our own. In our experience the other visitors were also part of the great time we had there, when we returned from our 2 day sojourn – we were greeted with hugs from staff and other guests – clearly this place fosters a friendly welcoming environment. We did get lunch a couple of times at a very similar property next door, but we found the service so-so and there certainly was not same friendly atmosphere.
So for the detractors, yes the place needs some TLC – painting and new pool furniture would be high on our list. As far as cleanliness, it was not as good as we would have expected, however this was our experience at all the places we stayed in Trinidad & Tobago including the 4 star which was only marginally better in this regard.