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.

Located in Bacolet, 1.6 miles east-southeast of downtown Scarborough, this beach is on the South West coast of Tobago. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Bacolet Bay has fast become the favorite of many vacationers; it has a somewhat urban and convenient setting, but is usually not over-crowded. If you're not interested on Trinidad and Tobago's completely quiet and hidden beaches, but also want to be able to claim a spot without any trouble, this beach offers a comfortable middle ground.

How to Access The Beach
A crudely paved rad leads to a parking area under tree cover just before the beach begins.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Bacolet Bay is on the South West coast of Tobago; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort George, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort King George, which is less than a mile away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Bacolet Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort George Lighthouse 0.9 WNW Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 0.9 WNW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 1.0 WNW Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 4.5 W Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 4.6 WSW Tobago

Cities and Towns

Bacolet Bay is in the Scarborough area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Scarborough, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Bacolet Bay, Scarborough isn't far off, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Since the beach is located in a fairly popular tourist destination, it usually isn't all that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors wanting to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the closest accommodations to Bacolet Bay.

Accommodations near Bacolet Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bacolet Beach Club 0.6 W Hotel
Blue Haven Hotel 0.7 W Hotel
Half Moon Blue Hotel 0.7 W Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Cafe Havana. This restaurant offers both Asian and Cuban menu items. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Bacolet Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Havana (868) 639-2357 Asian, Cuban, Fusion Informal 0.6 mi. W
Blue Haven Hotel Restaurant (868) 660-7400 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. W
Old Donkey Cart (868) 639-3551 Caribbean -- -- --
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 1.8 mi. NW
Blue Crab Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-2737 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Bon Mange T (868) 639-3288 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Cottage Restaurant & Bar (868) 648-3329 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Dencil's Dinette (868) 635-0505 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Elizabeth's Famous Island Gourmet Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-7103 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Flavor Pot Restaurant (868) 639-2753 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
G A M Food Services Limited (868) 639-4000 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Jack In The Box (868) 639-3360 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Tobago besides Bacolet Bay.

Another option worth considering is Bacolet Bay Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile to the west.

Trinidad and Tobago has so much to offer, and dropping by Bacolet Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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