Celebrate Women’s History Month at these women-owned resorts and hotels in Tobago

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  • Published on March 3, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
  • In Places

Women are making huge contributions to the tourism sector of Tobago. Support the movement and book your island stay at one of these luxurious resorts.

If Tobago wasn’t on your travel destinations list for 2023, it definitely should be.

Unwinding on the unspoiled island will leave you feeling relaxed and brand new. As the smaller half of Trinidad and Tobago, the 116-square-mile island is covered in almost 10,000 acres of tropical rainforest and is a top ecotourism destination.

Tobago is the perfect place to visit if you want to kayak through mangrove swamps, mountain bike through trails, or even deep dive with sharks.

March has the lowest rainfall, compared to the remaining months, andaverages a high of 90 degrees. If perfect weather isn’t enough, celebrating Women’s History Month on the island should do it.

Women run the tourism sector and female businesses contribute to the economy to help create jobs. One of the most significant contributions is the island’s resorts and hotels. Women own several of the most luxurious accommodations on the island. Here are a few places to book a stay at, while simultaneously celebrating Women’s History Month.

Regina Dumas owns the Cuffie River Nature Retreat in the middle of one of the island’s lush rainforests. The property used to be her father’s cocoa farm and was abandoned for years. Dumas transformed the land into a beautiful property blending attractive architecture in an idyllic rainforest with warm and welcoming hospitality awaiting every guest who enters the eco-lodge.

The Mount Irvine Bay Resort is your home away from home. Jacqueline Yorke-Westcott, owner and Executive Chairman, keeps her family’s traditions alive by greeting guests individually upon arrival and treating them like family. Jacqueline’s grandfather purchased the property in 1985 and has kept it in the family ever since. The resort is on 18 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Each room has a private balcony, which offers scenic views of the Caribbean Sea, the pool, property grounds and the golf course.

With only 35 rooms, Bacolet Beach Clubis a boutique property that captures the land’s beauty to give an authentic Caribbean feel. Gloria Jones-Knapp has run the property since 2008, keeping privacy and wellness at the forefront. With private beach access, it is one of the few properties in Tobago that can take you directly from your hotel to the beach in just a few steps. Bacolet is 15 miles from Crown Point International Airport and one mile from Scarborough, Tobago’s capital.

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