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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” (120 reviews)
“bake shark” (82 reviews)
“sandwich” (58 reviews)
North Coast Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dropped in briefly after a tour of the north coast. Wonderful, palm fringed bay, very popular with locals and tourists alike.

Thank Kent_Kipper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend a few hours. Beach is patrolled and there are plenty of options for food, drink and music. When we visited they were almost finished an upgrade of the beach facilities and parking areas - will be great when they have finished....More

Thank TouringTurtles
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go for the "Bake and Shark" but enjoy the BEACH! Maracas is the place to enjoy a sea bath, the ambiance is being updated which would make it even more inviting.

Thank raym0ndd657
Reviewed 1 week ago

The different beaches in Trinidad all have their own unique charms, but Maracas is the most popular beach for a good reason. There's sufficient beachfront and lots of food options. There are temporary issues with parking right now, that's the only major problem.

Thank aneil4lom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local favorite! One of the best beaches along the north coast of trinidad. Your visit is incomplete if you haven't seen the shark.... bake and shark!! Fried bread with chunks of breaded and fried shark filled with fillings of your choice such as pineapple,...More

Thank Ksims
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The beach is wide but can get crowded at times with loud music. Lots of facilities such as bars and restaurants with very reasonable prices. Some vendors on the beach but they do not harass people. The sea is pretty rough overthere and you have...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Would recommend for a day trip--great location for taking photos and grabbing a traditional Trinidadian meal along the shoreline.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a family outting day of fun in the sun but the water is not the cleanest but once you go with the right persons you would love it. And the bake and shark .. to die for.

Thank Akiba F
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great beach, refreshing waters of the Caribbean Sea surrounded by lush green mountains,fantastic food. A must for family time

Thank trinib0y
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This beach with its little restaurant huts and bars was a great experience. I can see why Trinidad is doing so much construction there to ensure there are adequate parking, and also easier access to beach and the restaurants.

Thank TBSoCal71
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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
24 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