Attractions in Scarborough

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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. 


You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. You can click on the beach names for more detail concerning that individual beach.

If you like snorkeling, a place offering that option 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 option for beach-goers to consider is Bacolet Bay. Guarded from the nearby road and buildings by trees, Bacolet Bay enjoys a quiet and calm atmosphere that allows vacationers to imagine that they have been marooned on a beautiful deserted island. This is a prime choice for visitors who hope to avoid the crowds that typify some of the island's better known beaches.

Little Rockley Bay: Little Rockley Bay is one of the larger beaches on Tobago and is home to grey sands and stunning views of the island's beauty. The eastern side is protected by a reef, and although a bit cloudy, the waters are calm and good for swimming close to the shore.

Of course, the area is home to quite a few other choices for beaches in and around the area. To reach our guide to beaches, read this page.

Historical Sites

Fort King George

Like discovering the history of places you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting a historical site while on vacation in Scarborough.

Many travelers choose to visit Fort King George. It is found in Scarborough. Visitors will be able to explore all that the fort has. With very little in ruins, you will really be able to step back in time and get an idea of the old European conflicts in the Caribbean.

Fort Bennett: While it is mainly in ruins and buried beneath the ground, Fort Bennett was once a formidable battle-ready position that helped defend Tobago. Built originally by the Dutch around 1630, it was taken by the British in the 19th century when it got its name.

Review the table below to learn 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

Visitors can enjoy some other intriguing sites 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

Those visitors who like spending time outdoors are likely to enjoy visiting Craig Hall Waterfall. <p>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.</p>

Highland Waterfall is another outdoor attraction you should consider visiting. <p>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.</p>

These are merely a few of the options that are available. Follow this link to check out our article concerning natural attractions nearby.


Feeling lucky? Travelers interested in testing their luck on the slots will discover a handful of places to do so nearby.

Royalton Casino is located in Crown Point, 7.5 mi. West of central Scarborough. Royalton stands out for its collection of classic coin reel slots, but there are also video reel slots as well.

The casinos close to Scarborough can be seen here:

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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