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Arnos Vale Reef

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Ranked #20 of 63 Attractions in Tobago
Type: Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Stingray sightings are common at this shallow reef.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed at Coco Reef Hotel in February and went with our daughter , her boyfriend and a couple of other friends for a really great trip on this speedboat. Very interesting snorkeling, visiting the "nylon pool" and general tour of the coastline. Marlon is great fun and very competent and knowledgeable. He has an obviously genuine passion for his... More

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Watersmeet, Michigan
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48 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The reviews should be heeded, as the beach is very secluded. The Arnos Vale Hotel does not operate, and we were not eager to go through the path next to it. We asked a local, who was in a car next to the entrance of the Hotel, the best way to get to the beach. He said "Follow Me." It... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

finding this beach was very difficult when we drove down from the side of englishman's bay but extremely easy when coming from the opposite direction. the gate to the hotel, which is now closed, was padlocked so we parked on the other side on the road/dead end. the snorkelling was great here especially when the weather was nice...nice drop offs,... More

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Kinver, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

i did this reef scuba diving plenty of fish life the surge made taking photo's interesting the only downside was the vis the other side of the island was much better

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Nairobi, Kenya
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We had mixed feelings about the beach at Arnos Vale. For snorkelling it is incredible, with fantastic corals just seconds from the beach and lovely rocky walls dropping away to sand at 10 m or so, where we saw rays, turtle and many fish species. It was the best snorkelling we experienced on Tobago and the visibility (mid-April) was amazing.... More

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Rosetown, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Spent one day here, group of 4....lots of fish and coral in the reef. We drove here, some people came on boats. The beach is very private here as the resort has been neglected the last few years, and there is no one staying there. The other couple on the beach...yes, there were only 6 of us most of the... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Very incredibly beautiful sunset! The pelicans pass over there at twilight, very beautiful indeed! Also the trees are very diverse.

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That London
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Snorkeled and dived it. Lots of things going on and the visibility got better as you went out to sea. there is a local road that get you close to the beach with out going through the hotel, but that was interesting too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Snorkelled here one morning as well as Nylon Pool and Buccoo Reef. This was my favourite spot. Healthier coral and reef, great amount of sea life. Location coukd be very appealling as you can swim and snorkel right from the beach.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Very good location for a shore dive or snorkelling. Healthy and colourful coral specimens with numerous fish. Even saw a few squid/cuttlefish close to shore.

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