Postcards from Paradise
They say variety is the spice of life, well in Trinidad and Tobago our beaches and nearby waterfalls are as varied as they come. You can enjoy scuba diving in Maqueripe Bay and discover a selection of rare fish, or choose a day at Las Cuevas, a sprawling beach with ochre sands, crystal clear waters and the sound of seagulls, or go surfing in Toco, Trinidad. Then sail across to Tobago where the cool blue waters are perfect for snorkeling at Emerald and Cotton Bay, or for paddle-boarding in the sapphire sea at Pigeon Point. Many of the beaches offer amenities including restrooms and select ones have restaurants with delicious seafood on offer.
For those nature-seekers the north coast beaches in Trinidad often host the annual nesting of the protected Leatherback turtles beginning in March, while others offer manta rays on view, like Castara Village, Tobago; and if you’re lucky you may even see the occasional dolphin pod swimming alongside the boat during a trip to the islands off the north coast of Trinidad.
After all, we are located 10 degrees north of the equator, and enjoy the balmy tropical breezes that blow in from the idyllic Caribbean Sea on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. May to September, the waters are typically calm, while from November to April, ocean swells from the north east produce favorable surf breaks. Although the popular beaches have life guards on duty on weekends and public holidays, non-swimmers should not venture into water that is higher than the waist. Don’t forget your sunblock and hat and get ready to beach more and worry less.