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We are considering Tobago for our winter trip and are trying to narrow down a place to stay. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good place to stay or places to avoid?
We want a nice beach with hopefully off shore snorkeling.

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    Cheri,

    When I went to Tobago last winter, I didn't stay right at the beach, but while travelling around the island, I did take a look at a few places. Here are a few observations:

    Rex Turtle Beach - The only hotel on a nice, long sandy beach with calm water. The place looked well-kept and laid-back. It has a beach bar. It's a short walk from the town of Plymouth.

    Man O' War Bay Cottages - At the far north end of the island about a 5 minute walk from Charlotteville. A good place to go if you really want to get away from it all. Simple accommodations. It is located on a nice palm-shaded beach on Man O' War Bay. I heard there was good snorkelling just offshore and at nearby Pirate's Bay.

    Palm Tree Village & Ocean Point Hotel -
    These two hotels are located near Little Rockley Bay, south of Scarborough, on the Atlantic side of Tobago. I really didn't get a good look at these places, but spent some time on the beach. The beach is long, but can be quite narrow during high tide. It's a nice place to walk, and there is a constant breeze. The water is probably too rough for swimming.

    Good luck in your search. Tobago is a great vacation destination; I'll be back there next month!

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    I was wondering what sights I should not not miss in Trinidad& Tobago, and also, should we stay on Trinidad or Tobago? We like peace, quiet and beautiful scenery and historical sites. What is the food like? We would appreciate any tips!

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    cheri i'm certainly envious about the amount of travel you get to do. We were in Tobago about three years ago. We stayed at the Coco Reef Resort which was in the pigeon point area. It was a very nice upscale hotel. The Food was very gourmet and whoever was there pastry chef at the time was superb. A couple of nights we ate elsewhere but came back for dessert at the Coco Reef. The big drawback of the hotel was that there was only a small man made protected beach and for that reason we would not stay here again. I agree with Brian that the beach at the Rex Turtle was a great hotel beach, nice and long. Don't know how good the hotel was although it fared well in guidebooks. Pigeon Point is the picture postcard beach. It costs a couple of dollars per person but is well worth it - truly beautiful. The beaches further away from the pigeon point end of the Island are very undeveloped and free of crowds. We toured the Southern end all the way to Charlotteville. What a wild ride that is just one hairpin curve after another and descending into Charlotteville is like going down into a bucket. We stopped at Kings Bay Beach along the way and there were maybe 5-6 people on the whole beach. Argyll Falls which is on the way not to far from Kings Bay is worth the stop and they allow you to swim in the waterfall pool which was a lot of fun. If you take an excursion to that end of the island it might be worth spending the night because though the distance is not that far the mountainous roads do not allow you to make great time. There is a lot of advertised snorkeling over that way in the Speyside area which is supposed to be in better shape than the Bucco Reef these days. I'm not sure it is one of top islands in the area of snorkeling but when we were there the only American chain infiltration was Kentucky Fried Chicken. I would recommend Kariwak Village for dinner, excellent food and tremendous home made ice creams with island flavors -Coconut, Mango. We used a travel agency out of San Antonio?? called Pan Caribe Travel which was recommended in Frommers. The woman was extremely knowledgeable about the hotels etc. in Tobago and it might be worth your time to consult her.

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