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Address: Trinidad

This mysterious, uninhabited island, once the site of a colony of lepers...

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.

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Had an excellent time on a boat cruise to this place, music, food, friends and fun. We got to swim so it made it more special

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Port of Spain, Trinidad

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had an excellent time on a boat cruise to this place, music, food, friends and fun. We got to swim so it made it more special

1 Thank Mc1Ewen
Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I were looking for an adventure and wanted to see more of the Chacachacare Islands off the northeast coast of Trinidad. The Crew's Inn recommended Greene (868)755-8972, the captain of the Island Princess. We were delighted that he was willing to meet us on the same day. We headed out from the Crew's Inn Marina at 4pm... More 

2 Thank GilbertNeil
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Its 12 years going on 13 years now and I still go to this island 3 times a year I walk all over this island at night by my self I never come ah cross anything like dat I even go LA tinta to fishing by my self at nite sometimes my battery dies and I walk back to the... More 

4 Thank simple m
Balmaha, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

4 Thank BobRedley
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 !

Thank Alex T
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

9 Thank Keren W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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323 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 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 

1 Thank Traveler O
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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!

Thank Artybetty1
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

4 Thank psykick
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

2 Thank Dylkees

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