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Maracas Bay

North Coast Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
+1 868-393-8664
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This popular beach spot fulfills the fantasy of the ideal Caribbean beach, but is just as famous for the scenic rainforest drive that must be made to reach it.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (121 reviews)
“bake shark” (82 reviews)
“sandwich” (58 reviews)
North Coast Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
+1 868-393-8664
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is wide but can get crowded at times with loud music. Lots of facilities such as bars and restaurants with very reasonable prices. Some vendors on the beach but they do not harass people. The sea is pretty rough overthere and you have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would recommend for a day trip--great location for taking photos and grabbing a traditional Trinidadian meal along the shoreline.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a family outting day of fun in the sun but the water is not the cleanest but once you go with the right persons you would love it. And the bake and shark .. to die for.

Thank Akiba F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach, refreshing waters of the Caribbean Sea surrounded by lush green mountains,fantastic food. A must for family time

Thank trinib0y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach with its little restaurant huts and bars was a great experience. I can see why Trinidad is doing so much construction there to ensure there are adequate parking, and also easier access to beach and the restaurants.

Thank TBSoCal71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my friends to Maracas beach and we loved it.. the waves are strong and got pretty high. There are lifeguards.

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its something you must experience for yourself. The waves are a bit rough, so be cautious if you are an inexperienced swimmer. But the location , the views the entire atmosphere will take your breath away. Do try the famous Bake and Shark whilst there...More

Thank beach_loverz369
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a pretty beach and there's a few nice bars and restaurants close by with cold beer and very good local food. The street vendors sell very cheap crap. We were looking for some beach towels but that turned out to be hard to...More

Thank EmmanuelPF
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The beach itself is stunning. The drive there is a bit of a white knuckle drive. Ensure you go with someone who is used to driving through the hills and turns. The bake and shark is a must. Beach can get quite busy. Water is...More

Thank Barstool_Prophet25
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful!!! Try Richard's Shark and Bake... super yummy with a cold beer! The views from the beach are awesome.

Thank carolbC5722PK
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22 August 2017|
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Response from 17Bmack | Reviewed this property |
The road is very narrow for the 2 lanes and it has many twists and sharp turns. Would highly recommend to go with an experienced local (tour guide). They also drive on the opposite side as North America so that is something... More
Christina S
24 July 2017|
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Response from kennethv544 | Reviewed this property |
It's not expensive, I would compare it to a motel from about 40 years ago. Bare bones. But it's right on the beach basically. You just cross the street. But it is run down. I stayed at the Hilton in POS and that was 3 stars... More