Maracas Bay

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The north coast of Trinidad is home to Maracas Bay, one of the more popular beaches on the island. Sit along the shore or enjoy the often rocky waters with strong current under the safety of a lifeguard.

Located in Maracas Bay, this beach is on the North coast of Trinidad. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider visiting Maracas Bay.

How to Access The Beach
A beautiful drive through the Northern Range Mountains will lead you right to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Maracas Bay is dazzling with its powder white sands, palm trees, and forestry that encircles the area. The rolling waves are from a water that is blue-green, and are just strong enough on most days for visitors who want to surf. A small fishing village can be seen from this natural bay.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also order some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Vacationers can take advantages of picnic tables at this beach, so your food won't get sandy.

Restrooms are available at Maracas Bay. Expect other people along the beach, for this area is popular with both locals and tourists who come to ride the waves and try the popular shark-and-bake snack.

Secluded away, Maracas Bay with its amenities and services will most likely be a hit among anyone hoping to enjoy some time free of the crowded beaches, since it happens to be located within a calm region. Taking that into consideration, you can give less thought to the time you visit, as there's only a small possibility you need to vie with too many additional visitors who might need access to the amenities available.

What's Nearby


Maracas Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Trinidad. It is near St. Andrews Golf Club, which is a quick taxi ride's distance, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection. This museum is located only a taxi ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If a visit to the Maracas Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Maracas Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Andrews Golf Club Golf Course 5.3 SW Trinidad
Club Casablanca Casino 7.3 SSW Trinidad
The Gallery 1 2 3 4 Art Gallery 7.4 SW Trinidad
President's House Historical Site 7.6 SW Trinidad
Queen's Hall Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 7.6 SW Trinidad

Cities and Towns

Maracas Bay guests hoping to find some additional excitement will want to think about heading over to Port of Spain, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Trinidad and Tobago.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a hotel room close to Maracas Bay won't find it that difficult, as there are lots of hotels to choose from in the area. You will find the closest hotel booking options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Maracas Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Maracas Bay 0.3 NW Hotel
Crosswinds Villa 3.4 WSW B & B
Las Cuevas 3.8 ENE Lodge


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Las Cuevas Beach Lodge, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Maracas Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Las Cuevas Beach Lodge (868) 669-6945 -- -- -- --
Bandanya (868) 669-1914 Caribbean, Fusion, International Very Casual 0.3 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Maracas Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit on Trinidad.

You may also enjoy Tyrico Bay, located one and an eighth miles to the east.

Perhaps Maracas 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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