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Address: Trinidad
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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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Gem of a Island

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Avion C
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Diego Martin, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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1 Thank Mc1Ewen
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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3 Thank GilbertNeil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 

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5 Thank simple m
Balmaha, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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Thank Alex T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 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!

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