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Chacachacare

Trinidad
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Ranked #21 of 52 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Islands
Owner description: This mysterious, uninhabited island, once the site of a colony of lepers run by a group of nuns, is only five miles off the northwest coast of... more » Owner description: This mysterious, uninhabited island, once the site of a colony of lepers run by a group of nuns, is only five miles off the northwest coast of Trinidad. « less
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Balmaha, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If only the locals loved their islands like we do. Rubbish is everywhere. Here is a gem of an island, paradoxically accessible only some 12 miles from TTSA yet with a remote aura about it, yet strewn with rubbish despite it being uninhabited! 30 years ago it was a leper colony. When a cure was found overnight it became deserted.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Assuming the opportunity (your really need a private charter or your own boat) a visit to the island is definitely worth your time - there something to be said about these abandoned constructions and relics. Sometimes spoiled by partiers but definitely worth your time !

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I went to Chac about 10 years ago when my grandparents has a yacht in T&T. I was only about 11 at the time, and we spent a week out there. We were the only yacht and visitors there and I remember it being eerie but all fantastic. The whole island is abandoned. You can look through all the old... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Located at the edge of the Bocas, this island is quiet and deserted save for other bathers or boaters. While Scotland Bay and others tend to overflow with loud partiers, this is a rarity here. There are beaches on different sides of the island, but the best are closeby the jetty. Go through the treeline straight from the jetty and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I visit Trinidad about once every two years to visit a friend living there. I was luck enough to be able to dive off their boat to swim through amazing waters and walk up onto the island. Explored fascinating old ruins and tracks and it really was just a unique and special place. Highly recommended!

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Trinidad
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I was finally able to visit this island as part of a tour with Caribbean Hiking Adventures. It is a beautiful island that is slowly being destroyed by Trinidadians. But destruction aside I would recommend anyone to visit. The boat takes about 45 - 60 minutes with departure from Crew's Inn (in Chaguaramas). As you sail through the Bocas it... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This is a great location for many activities. Camping for a long weekend or spending the day with friends and family. Learn about Trinidad's history. Take a hike to different parts of the island such as various bay, the salt pond, or see the amazing view from the light house. Excellent fishing from different points. Snorkel to your delight as... More

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were lucky to hop on the Treasure Queen Tour boat..what a surprise to find more than 100 people on the 3 deck Cruiser, having a sound system that blew us away...Trini's had a party, "Wining on da cruiser" and they made sure we joined them..with security guards, staff and a DJ asking people not to drink too much, we... More

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Trinidad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

we took a cruise down to the islands, which involved sailing through Five Islands, Diego Islands and we sailed past Gasparee, Monos and Huevos, took 3 hrs to reach chacachacare. the boat we went with, Harbour Master, can sail up to the shore and dock, so all we did was walk off the boat and we were on the beach.... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

A pretty little islet off the coast of port of spain. You can hire a boat to take you there for about US$10-20 based on what time of day and season. Nice beach and some abandoned houses. Locals swear that the island is haunted. I did not get a chance to spend the night nor did I see/hear anything unusual,... More

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