Bacolet Bay Beach

Used to shoot scenes from the Swiss Family Robinson film, this beach is of course a beauty, but it also has great conditions and a limited amount of facilities.

Positioned in Bacolet, 1.1 miles southeast of downtown Scarborough, Bacolet Bay Beach is on the South coast of Tobago. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, although Bacolet Bay Beach is by no means secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. It's makes a great option for families who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, lounging chairs can be used by visitors seeking a relaxing spot to rest. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Bacolet Bay Beach including its offerings for comforts happens to be located within a commonly visited area. Because of this, if the amenities are a crucial feature, naturally, it's a good motivator to get there earlier in the morning well before the other tourists come or go to a different beach in a more remote area. Otherwise, you could not use all the services which the beach offers.

What's Nearby


Bacolet Bay Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South coast of Tobago; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort George, which is a half mile away.

If you want to learn more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort King George, which is a half mile to the north-northwest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bacolet Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort George Lighthouse 0.4 mi. NNW Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 0.5 mi. NNW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 0.5 mi. NNW Tobago

Cities and Towns

The town of Scarborough is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Scarborough isn't far off, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though travelers will generally find few places to stay in the surrounding areas, those options closest to Bacolet Bay Beach can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Bacolet Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Haven Hotel 0.0 mi. W Hotel
Bacolet Beach Club 0.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Half Moon Blue Hotel 0.1 mi. NW Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Blue Haven Hotel Restaurant. The restaurant features eclectic cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Bacolet Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Haven Hotel Restaurant (868) 660-7400 Eclectic Informal 0.0 mi. W
Cafe Havana (868) 639-2357 Asian, Cuban, Fusion Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
Old Donkey Cart (868) 639-3551 Caribbean -- -- --
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 1.3 mi. NW
Blue Crab Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-2737 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Bon Mange T (868) 639-3288 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Cottage Restaurant & Bar (868) 648-3329 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Dencil's Dinette (868) 635-0505 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Elizabeth's Famous Island Gourmet Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-7103 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Flavor Pot Restaurant (868) 639-2753 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
G A M Food Services Limited (868) 639-4000 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Jack In The Box (868) 639-3360 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Tobago, of course, so Bacolet Bay Beach is not your only option.

You may also enjoy Bacolet Bay, located within a short distance.

Trinidad and Tobago has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Bacolet Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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