Scarborough Attractions

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Scarborough, the largest and most populous city on the island of Tobago, is home to a wealth of cultural attractions for tourists to explore including a military fort and a history museum.  If you prefer to spend your time outdoors, the awe-inspiring beauty of one of several waterfalls, or a day spent at the beach should do the trick.  If the slots are calling your name, you're in luck as well, because even though it is hard to find a gaming facility in the center of town, you shouldn't have to travel more than 10 miles to try your luck. 


There are several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.

One beach where you can go snorkeling is Bacolet Bay Beach. The beach is shaped in a crescent with soft, light sand and just enough surf to make it interesting. There is a beach bar and some changing facilities, but they are for the use of guests staying at the hotel that backs the beach.

A second location worth considering is Bacolet Bay. Features of Bacolet Bay include lush trees, dark tan sands, and deep blue-green waters. Just along the shore the water appears a bit cloudy and perhaps almost brown, but this is only a reflection of the dark sand that is stirred up as the waves crash down.

Little Rockley Bay: More than just a place to take a swim or sun bathe, Little Rockley Bay is perfect for a good jog or a slow stroll down the shore. Likewise, many watersports are available on the western end where kite surfing is especially popular.

Fortunately, the area is home to quite a few other choices for beaches in and around the area. Readers can learn more here.

Historical Sites

Fort King George

If you like to learn about the history of foreign countries, you should consider visiting a historical site while vacationing in Scarborough.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort King George. It is found within Scarborough. Fort King George was a British outpost built in 1779 and is today the most completely remaining fortification on Tobago. In addition to the fort itself, there is a park around the fort that makes for a nice walk.

Fort Bennett: Visitors can walk the down the paths that line Fort Bennett and stop to look at the many signs, ruins, and beautiful views.

Glance through the table just below to find out more about historic sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Scarborough
Name Phone Location
Fort Bennett -- Black Rock, 3.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Scarborough
Fort King George (868) 675-7034 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Scarborough

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers will explore some other worthwhile sites to visit in Scarborough.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Scarborough
Name Type Location Island
Fort George Lighthouse 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Scarborough Tobago

Natural Attractions

Tobago Forest Reserve

Craig Hall Waterfall is one of the most enjoyable natural attractions. One of the easiest waterfalls to get to on the island of Tobago is Craig Hall Waterfall, which subsequently makes it one of the most visited.

Another option you should consider visiting is Highland Waterfall. Located just outside of Plymouth and Arnose Vale, Highland Waterfall is the tallest on the island, yet one of the least visited. This is great for experienced hikers looking for a spot to call their own.

These examples are only some of the choices you'll find. Make your way to this article which is all about natural attractions close to Scarborough if you want to find out more details.


Feeling lucky? Those wanting to try their luck on the slots have a handful of opportunities to do so nearby.

Royalton Casino is found within Crown Point, 7.5 mi. West of central Scarborough. Known for having some of the loosest slots on Tobago, the Royalton Casino at Crown Point Hotel is always busy with tourists trying to hit the jackpot.

The gaming venues close to Scarborough are listed in the following chart.

Gambling Near Scarborough
Name Type Located At Phone Location
Crystal Palace Gambling Site -- (868) 639-5565 5.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Scarborough
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade Jade Monkey Casino Bar & Grill (868) 631-0044 Bon Accord, 6.5 mi. West of Central Scarborough
Royalton Casino Casino -- (868) 631-8500 Crown Point, 7.5 mi. West of Central Scarborough

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