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.

Located in Bacolet, 1.1 miles southeast of downtown Scarborough, Bacolet Bay Beach is on the South coast of Tobago. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. The surrounding area is not very urbanized, however, the beach itself has plenty of appeal.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Conveniently, lounge chairs are available for use at this spot. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Bacolet Bay Beach on the South coast of Tobago; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort George, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Fort King George, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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

Scarborough is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Scarborough is not far away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within a several miles, the ones found closest to the shore are listed 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 hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Blue Haven Hotel Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists dining options located 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Bacolet Bay Beach.

You might also want to visit Bacolet Bay, located only a short distance away.

Maybe Bacolet Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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