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 on the eastern outskirts of Bacolet, 1.6 miles east-southeast of downtown Scarborough, this beach is on the South West coast of Tobago. You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. You will generally find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, since the beach and its surrounding area is not overly congested.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Bacolet Bay is on the South West coast of Tobago; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort George, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort King George, which is a walk or a short cab ride away.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

Not far away you'll find Scarborough, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Scarborough is a quick trip away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Since this beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation area, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows 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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Bacolet Bay; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Cafe Havana. The restaurant has both Asian and Cuban menu items. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

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

Tobago has many beaches, and Bacolet Bay is just one option.

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

Perhaps Bacolet Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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