Tobago’s premier tourist beach with its white sand, coconut palms, shallow turquoise sea and pretty jetty. Price to get in is $2US but the bar is cheap, as is the food. High-quality craft stalls abound. Recliners are available and there are palm-covered huts with seats and tables for shade.
Glass bottomed boat trips to the reef leave from here. Whilst close to the airport, it is reached by a long, narrow, shady road running along the sea.
Fondest memory: the marvellous beaches and palm-trees
There are so many interesting places to visit and things to do.
Fondest memory: I was born in San Fernando and lived in Tunapuna, Barataria, Belmont, Cascade, Petit Valley, St. Joseph and D'Abadie.
Great Places that I've been include Maracas Beach, Mayaro, San Fernando Hill, the Caroni BIrd Sanctuary, Fort George, Devuk's Woodyard (mud volcano site), Salybia, Matura, Chatham, Macueripe, Carenage and too many to list.
Vist the Beaches in Trinidad
The beach lies west of Vessigny Village about 3 km south of La Brea and the Pitch Lake. The water is generally very calm and is cleaner during the dry season. There are well maintained service facilities including a car park, snack bar, camp grounds, changing rooms with showers and toilets. There are no lifeguards on duty. It is about 2 hour's drive from Port of Spain.
South Coast. Access by the Coora Road and the Penal-Quinam Road. Beach - about 1600m. About 3 hours drive from Port of Spain.
South Western peninsula. Access through the Granville Road. Beach -about 900m. About 3 hours drive from Port of Spain.
Fondest memory: Domestic Ferry Service
The Domestic Ferry Service is operated by the T&T Port Authority, providing transport for passengers, vehicles and cargo. Services include dining (on the Panorama) and bars.
TT$60.00 (return ticket)
Cabin (double occupancy) TT$160 (return ticket)
Light vehicles TT$108.00 (one way)
Fondest memory: I met up with Island_Babe (she lives here, and has a page on VT) - but everyone here is so outgoing that it is incredibly easy to make lots of new friends - I did! The photo shows scurly and Island_Babe together, after we had met up at Maracas Bay beach one Sunday (lots of Trinis go there at the weekends). This is the closest beach to Port of Spain, with excellent facilities and delicious 'shark-and-bake' available from lots of kiosks. The sea may be a bit rough for swimming, but lots of people still splash around in the surf, and the dramatic scenery (and beautiful people!) more than make up for it....
... well must... as far as local beers are concerned you can either drink Carib or you can drink a 'MAN'S BEER' (- as it is advertized) called Stag.
Personally I prefer Stag since it is not as light as a Carib. When I say light I don't mean alcohol wise
cause both have about the same percentage.
Nevertheless, I do like my share of Caribs once in a while as you can see from the picture... :)
Favorite thing: Well, when visiting Tobago you definitely have to take the busride from Scarborough to Charlotteville. Wow, what a ride! It's a real rollercoaster. I couldn't believe people on the bus were actually reading a book or even sleeping, while I was holding on to my seat with both hands! Anyway, if you're in the neighbourhood: Take the ride!
Favorite thing: Trinidad and Tobago are only just off the coast of Venezuela, yet they share little of the culture of South America. The people are a cosmopolitan mix of African, East Indian, Chinese and European. Beach tourism has been developed on the smaller island of Tobago. Both islands offer a wildlife sanctuary. Together the islands have more species of birds than any other Caribbean Island.
To enjoy a nice vacation in Trinidad, take the opportunity to visit the Maracas Beach or maybe you can stay at the exquisite Maracas Bay Hotel.
Fondest memory: I just love this place for the various mountain range, the moment getting up early in the mornings and walking up those massive steep streets and looking over the horizon. The hospitality of the Trinidadian people is great.
Pigeon Point: When you buy a travel guide of the West Indies or T&T, there is mostly one beach on the front cover, this is Pigeon Point. If you are seeking for THE beach what is supposed to be the 'real' Carribean postcard beach, then go there...
It is in the Southwest of Tobago, you have to pay an entrance fee of a few T&T Dollars. It is definetely worth it!
Fondest memory: The people really take their time....if on the markets, going to the post office or go on a party.
Reggae music everywhere, old American cars going slowly, people sitting on benches and chatting...this is laid-back, relaxed Caribbean life.
i loved the main city - port of spain... very beautifull place.. and very poor... but it doesnt matter cause the people over there are so rich in heart and that what is importent.
i really recommand to se the place
Fondest memory: what i miss the most is the people that i met over there... very genouros people... very happy people... very friendly...
Try all the local food - Shark and Bake, Roti, Doubles and the great variety of fruit available !
Fondest memory: One thing I miss the most about Trinidad is the atmosphere - Always charged with excitement and if you want to visit the town that does not sleep, try St. James ( Near Port of Spain )
Must drive or be driven to Maracas, Las Cuevas, Blanchisseuse Beaches. Savour the local beach cuisine: eat Shark and Bake, Polouri, and drink coconut water straight out of the coconut.
Fondest memory: Turtle watching at Grand Riviere. Most fascinating thing to watch this huge ungainly creature delivering her eggs into the beach. Awesome!
Visit Tobago.Trinidad is not a tourist Island,our economy is based on Oil and Natural Gas, so you will find the pace here much faster than most Caribbean Islands.
Trinidad is great for explorers and adventurers and is quickly becoming a haven for nature lovers as eco tourism is on the rise.Of course what we are most famous for is our Carnival which you must experience at least once in your life...stay for two or three weeks.
Tobago is much more relxed and quiet, what you imagine a typical Island to be..the ones you see in the brochures,with white sand and tourquoise waters.
Make a stop over in Tobago and discover all it has to offer, from the Buccoo Reef to eating curry crab and dumpling at Store Bay.....Tobago is rich in possibilites to explore.
Pitch lake which is located in Labrea, deep south. It is kinda interesting... Then off to the wonderful beaches and rivers, especially in Tamana.
Fondest memory: The atmosphere, the people, my family and just being free. The beaches, the food and most of all Carnival.
Go for carnival in Trinidad!!! Be sure to get your costume in advance and prepare for the party of your life. 3 days of hardcore fun is exhausting so take a short flight to Tobago to relax and recover. The beach at Pigeon Point is lovely.
Fondest memory: Dancing and laughing with a bunch of people I just met
and feeling like I've known them my whole life.
Buy some CD's there. Steel pan, songs from carnival Whenever I listen to that music I feel really happy!!!
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