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.

Positioned in Maracas Bay, this beach is on the North edge of Trinidad. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you might really enjoy an afternoon at 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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

You will be able to use a public restroom 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.

the area right around Maracas Bay is rarely very crowded, With this in mind, regardless of the time of day you show up, since there's very little chance you'll need to contend with possible other visitors who will also want access to the amenities that are there.

What's Nearby


Found on the North coast of Trinidad; it will be near other attractions like St. Andrew’s Golf Club, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're intrigued by Trinidad and Tobago's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is President's House, which is a rather short taxi ride away from the coast.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Maracas Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Andrew’s Golf Club Golf Course 5.1 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 is near Port of Spain, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Maracas Bay who are looking for a little additional excitement might think about going to Port of Spain, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. Maracas Bay is not located near many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are lots of hotels to choose from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those shown in the table below.

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


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Las Cuevas Beach Lodge, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Trinidad, of course, so if Maracas Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another option worth considering is Tyrico Bay, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Trinidad and Tobago; then again, Maracas Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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