We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 25 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
Island of hope and dreams

Beautiful little island well worth the visit. Pack your picnic basket and get ready to explore this forgotten gem.

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Suna-illse T
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 25: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little island well worth the visit. Pack your picnic basket and get ready to explore this forgotten gem.

Thank Suna-illse T
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

its a cool little island that can be explored. but there is little shade and the sun stings. so bring your water and your sun screen. you will need it

Thank Peter D
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great for a hiking and boat trip in one. The island itself is very nice with two very warm water beaches. There are a few good hikes to the salt pond, abandon nunnery and lighthouse. At the light house you will get the best views of Venezuela than any other spot in the country. The water surrounding the island is... More 

Thank Avion C
Diego Martin, Trinidad
Level Contributor
64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This tiny uninhabited island off the northern cost of Trinidad is a gemstone. It's truly beautiful, from it's beaches to its hilly trails. The locals of Trinidad often come down to the island by boat and enjoy a day on the beach or in the water. Unfortunately, this small island has been completely decimated by it's garbage. The people have... More 

Thank Johnny L
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Level Contributor
38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 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 

3 Thank GilbertNeil
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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 

5 Thank simple m
Balmaha, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 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 

5 Thank BobRedley
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 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 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 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 

10 Thank Keren W

Travellers who viewed Chacachacare also viewed

Tabaquite, Trinidad
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Tunapuna, Trinidad

Been to Chacachacare? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chacachacare and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Chacachacare staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?