If the little island of Tobago is diving's best kept secret, then the Blue Waters Inn is the very heart of that secret. Nestled in its own exquisite bay on the north coast of the island, far from more touristy locations, it is surrounded by some of the most phenomenal dive sites in the region, teeming with life and opportunities to explore the underwater world.
The resort is aptly named, and this is evident from the first breathtaking glimpse of Batteaux Bay. Every room faces the ocean for a view of the water that changes color with the hours, from pale turquoise to electric cobalt to a silvery ultramarine. Guests have their choice of suites, kitchen efficiencies and standard rooms, all providing comfort, convenience and relaxation in between dives. The on-site dive facility, AquaMarine Dive, is a PADI 5 star dive resort, and caters to all levels of certification and divers. The dive shop is open 365 days a year, guests are guided beneath the blue horizon to fascinating underwater sites just minutes from the private dock. Divers are invited to experience drift dives such as the exotic Japanese Gardens, or take the plunge and be awed by the wide range of marine and coral life, including precious encounters with manta rays, hammerheads, turtles and more. The influence of Venezuela's nutrient-rich Orinoco River is a contributing factor to the vibrant health of Tobago's reefs, and the island proudly boasts having the world's largest brain coral to prove it (12 feet by 16 feet). Once divers dry off, there is no lack of activities topside! Blue Waters Inn offers some of the island's best hiking and bird watching, tours that include one of the oldest protected rainforests in the western hemisphere, waterfalls, tennis, basketball, and hammocks perfect for napping and finally finishing that great book.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Standard rooms; one- and two-bedroom efficiencies; one- and two-bedroom bungalows
AMENITIES: PADI 5 star dive resort; wash tanks; gear storage; new equipment; all safety requirements; two covered dive boats; private dock; breakfast included with room rate; free internet access; self-catering units available; tennis and basketball courts; glass bottom boat and rainforest tours available; onsite restaurant and bar