The Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, poised to be Tobago’s premier leisure and business resort, will open its doors in November 2011. The 200-room oceanfront hotel will feature five fine and casual dining options, an 18-hole golf course, expansive beachfront, free-form swimming pool with cabana beds, as well as generously sized and flexible meeting/event space.
“The launch of the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort allows Tobago to increase its leisure, meetings and group travel opportunities,” said e TecK’s President Kelvin Mahabir. “This will revitalize all aspects of travel to Tobago and expand the island’s overall awareness not only throughout the Caribbean, but in North America and Europe as well,” he continued. “The hotel’s brand identity is steeped in both historical and cultural significance. La Magdalena is one of the earliest recorded names for Tobago documented on a map dated 1508 and we are delighted to have this fine hotel carry a name with such historical magnitude.”
The Magdalena Grand’s idyllic seaside location will provide leisure guests with the opportunity to be mere footsteps away from one of the island’s pristine powder-white sand beaches. For the active traveller, the resort will feature a full service water sport and dive shop, two lighted tennis courts and a well-equipped fitness centre. Guests will also have the chance to sample varied cuisines from five different locations that range from poolside casual to fine dining.
“The Magdalena Grand will offer something for just about everyone – from leisure and meetings and incentive travel to destination weddings and honeymoons,” said Nikolas Eastwick-Field, EFM Hospitality. “From our inclusive dining programme to our amenities and offerings, our goal is to provide our guests with superior service, convenience and added value.”
Road warriors can quickly get down to business – as the resort is a short 15-minute drive from A.N.R Robinson International Airport – either in the state-of-the-art business centre or in the comfort of their Wi-Fi connected guest room. The Magdalena Grand will feature 5,000 square feet (approx. 465 square metres) of meeting and event space that will include two meeting rooms and the largest ballroom on the island.
Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, 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. In addition to offering sun, sand, sea and diving, Tobago also provides many cultural, historical and ecological points of interest that appeal to visitors.