|The Magdalena Grand Beach Resort will be Tobago’s first large branded resort in 12 years.|
Tobago, like most islands in the Caribbean with a more popular “sister,” is often considered, at best, a decent day-trip option by clients who prefer to stay on its more frequently visited neighbor, Trinidad. However, with its first branded large-sized resort in 12 years, the chips are in place for Tobago to reverse the roles, making this friendly sibling rivalry a potential goldmine for agents.
Travel Agent got the skinny on the soon-to-open Magdalena Grand Beach Resort and then spoke with Warren Solomon, Tobago’s director of tourism, about the impact the opening will have on the future of this destination.
About the Resort
The Magdalena Grand Beach Resort will open its doors in November. The 200-room oceanfront hotel will have five fine and casual dining options, an 18-hole PGA-designed golf course, expansive beachfront, multiple swimming pools, generously sized and flexible meeting/event space, and the newest spa on the island.
All the accommodations on the property are deluxe oceanfront rooms with a large furnished terrace. Each comes with, among others, a large bathroom with separate shower and tub, and flat-screen TVs.
The hotel’s location puts leisure guests mere footsteps away from one of the island’s many pristine, powdery white-sand beaches. For the active traveler, it will have a full-service water sports and dive shop, two lighted tennis courts and a well-equipped fitness center. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample varied cuisines from locations that range from poolside casual to fine dining.
Tobago is the quintessential Caribbean island with secluded beaches, quaint villages and award-winning eco-attractions that include the Main Ridge rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere.
Ten Percent Plus Override
The Magdalena Grand Beach Resort gives a standard 10 percent commission on all agent bookings based on published rates. It has also announced a 5 percent override incentive for agents making multiple bookings during 2012, apart from the discounted introductory rates.
Agents can contact Reservations Manager Saha Smith (868-660-8800, [email protected]) for further queries.
|One of its 200 deluxe oceanfront rooms is pictured on the right.|