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Maracas Bay

North Coast Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
+1 868-393-8664
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (121 reviews)
“bake shark” (83 reviews)
“sandwich” (58 reviews)
North Coast Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
+1 868-393-8664
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice family beach with newly renovated parking area and world famous ‘bake n shark’ and other local foods. This beach is great for swimming or playing in the sand. It can get rough around the Christmas though to Easter time so be careful. Avoid staying...More

Thank Dominic d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's an okay beach where lots of locals go "liming" which is hang out, eat shark and bake which is fish and chips.

Thank NealPetersen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect day at the beach with family friends food drinks. Chairs and umbrellas for rent and coconut trees galore.

Thank Paula-Mae L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is awesome!!! The beach is beautiful but you must pay attention to how far you go into the beach because the current is strong and pulls you in further quickly. You must also pay attention to where the major waves evolve and come....More

Thank Princess Sweetn... D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend bake n shark! And make sure to bring sunscreen as it gets intense midday. A cooler full of beers could be good but the shops also sell a local beer called Carib for only $12 TT dollars (about $1.50 USD)

Thank Jon F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, groups, families, children. Everyone having fun. Not too much litter. Brandnew parking area. Shops, bars, music and souvenirs for sale. Crazy waves but the most beautiful white sand and green hills surrounding the bay. 🌴☀️😎

Thank Helle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to maracas at least once a year during our yearly Trinidad visit for the last ten years. The last couple of years the construction has made a mess. The new car park is finished, very nice. The temporary bake/shark huts on...More

Thank edandcathy2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I could say is that we were excited to go to the beautiful Maracas Bay to enjoy the sun, have a little fun and eat at Richard’s Shark & Bake visited by Anthony Bourdain on his trip to Trinidad & Tobago. During December, it...More

Thank karyn A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came with a tour driver and found this place in a real mess with construction going on. Poor excuse for a beach. Ate the famous Shark & Bake with a Carib Beer for lunch but otherwise no real reason to spend much time there....More

Thank vagabondginger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maracas Bay offers lovely soft sand and warm sea for swimming. There are lifeguards on duty at all times. You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas if you wish - much cheaper on weekdays than at the weekends. There are a couple of good beach bars...More

Thank Andrea W
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22 August 2017|
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Response from 17Bmack | Reviewed this property |
The road is very narrow for the 2 lanes and it has many twists and sharp turns. Would highly recommend to go with an experienced local (tour guide). They also drive on the opposite side as North America so that is something... More
Christina S
23 July 2017|
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Response from kennethv544 | Reviewed this property |
It's not expensive, I would compare it to a motel from about 40 years ago. Bare bones. But it's right on the beach basically. You just cross the street. But it is run down. I stayed at the Hilton in POS and that was 3 stars... More