Hotels in Chaguanas, Trinidad

by Joanne Thomas

Chaguanas, a small city in Trinidad, is located between the major tourist hubs of Port of Spain to the north and San Fernando to the south. The city offers only a few hotel options around its marina, but visitors have several other options near Piarco International Airport, and ample choices further afield in Port of Spain and San Fernando.

Coral Cove Marina Hotel

Coral Cove Marina Hotel overlooks Chaguaramas Bay and has its own docks to accommodate guests sailing into the harbor. The hotel conveniently shares the marina with an Italian restaurant, travel agency and a mini mart. Its 14 apartment-style guest rooms feature kitchenettes with cooking equipment and utensils. Guests have a choice of standard rooms or larger deluxe rooms, both with neat, unfussy decor and elegant pine furnishings. The hotel also offers laundry facilities and Internet access. Guests enjoy access to an outdoor swimming pool and furnished sundeck with views of the yacht-filled harbor.

CrewsInn Hotel

CrewsInn Hotel is part of a large yachting center at Chaguaramas Bay that also includes a marina, a dive center, a car rental company, numerous stores and the Lighthouse Restaurant, which offers a casual atmosphere, Caribbean cuisine and a weekly barbecue night with live entertainment. The 46-room hotel sits on the water's edge. Every guest room and suite has bright, tropical decor and features a private balcony with views of the bay or the hotel's swimming pool. They also offer a galley area with a mini-refrigerator and coffee maker. A continental buffet breakfast is included with all room rates.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Trincity Trinidad Airport

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites at Trincity Trinidad Airport is designed for business travelers, but also offers one of the closest lodging options to Chaguanas. It is a choice hotel for golfers as the Millennium Lakes Golf Club is nearby. Another notable local attraction is the Trincity Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in the Caribbean, which is less than a mile away. Guests enjoy several complimentary inclusions, such as Internet access, an airport shuttle, buffet breakfasts and a daily newspaper. The hotel offers a choice of standard guest rooms, executive club level rooms and spacious suites, all with satellite televisions, ergonomic work areas and noise-blocking double-glazed windows. The suites and club level rooms include a kitchenette.

Picaro International Hotel

Picaro International Hotel is located within minutes of both Piarco International Airport and the Trincity Mall. The guest rooms open onto verandas overlooking a central courtyard with an outdoor swimming pool. They are air conditioned and feature brightly patterned linens and curtains alongside all-white furniture. In addition to its 40 standard and superior guest rooms, the property includes a full service restaurant and bar. A free airport shuttle service is provided, and wireless Internet access is available.

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