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“great break out of POS” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maracas Bay

Maracas Bay
North Coast Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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$40*
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Trinidad Highlights and Scenic Drive Tour
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Fishing
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Owner description: 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.
ireland
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“great break out of POS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

great for swimming, very safe local, park in the official car park only tem TT$. life guards present

Visited January 2013
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Medford, MA
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“Beautiful beach and great Bake and Shark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a very pretty beach in Maracas Bay. We went on a Wednesday when it wasn't so crowded and stopped at a Bake and Shark stand across the street. The condiments for the Bake and Shark were great, so many to choose from, from garlic sauce and mango chutney to standard (trini style) ketchup and mustard, cole slaw, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pineapple, hot pepper sauce, etc. We ordered the king fish because shark is endangered but the king fish had some bones in it. Still overall, beautiful beach and great food.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Limin' at Maracas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Try the FISH (fried slices of king fish) and bake (sort of like focaccia) from vendors on the beach at least once. It's delicious. Go during the week when it's less busy - didn't like the crowds and having to pay 10 TT for parking then walk to try to find an open spot. Beautiful beach but sand is darker than Cay-Mahn, Bermuda and Bahamas. (Limin' - trini for hanging out)

Visited December 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I had kingfish and bake one day and flying fish and bake the other day - I am still dreaming about the kingfish. The water is beautiful and I spent hours with the kids building sand castles. A great beach!

Visited December 2012
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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“Amazingly low key beach... while still active and very beautiful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Location..the drive is stunning.. through the rain forest clinging to the side of a cliff. he Shark & Bake (food) at the beach!
The casual air and ease of the scene at the beach.. the no problem attitude of a fantastic day to be had in the sun.

Visited December 2012
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