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 should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Maracas Bay stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Trinidad and Tobago's urban areas. Most other beaches you'll come across on Trinidad and Tobago may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Maracas Bay, but are usually more cramped since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Picnic tables are some of the most useful amenities found here——especially around lunchtime.

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.

Visitors hoping to take full advantage of the comforts extended at this beach, will like this news; Maracas Bay happens to be located in a region that is generally free of crowds. With this in mind, no matter the time of day you visit, since there's only a very little possibility you have to compete with too many additional beach-goers who will be needing access to the amenities and services that can be located here.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North coast of Trinidad. It is close to St. Andrews Golf Club, which is an easy cab ride away, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

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 seven and a half miles to the south west.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Guests visiting Maracas Bay who are looking for some additional excitement should think about checking out Port of Spain, since it's close-by and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

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

Travelers seeking a hotel room not far from Maracas Bay shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown 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

Food

Though the area surrounding Maracas Bay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants 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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach on Trinidad will have lots of options besides Maracas Bay.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Tyrico Bay, located within a short distance.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Trinidad and Tobago, and Maracas Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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