Gloucester Place Guest House & Villa, Parlatuvier, Tobago

Location

Parlatuvier Bay - click to enlargeOne of the most popular local spots is Glasgow's store just 100 meters down the road on the hillside above the bay. There you can purchase snacks and drinks of all types and enjoy its famous view of Parlatuvier Bay.

The bay, just a 10 minute walk down stairs along the hillside, offers excellent swimming and snorkeling. Imagine yourself floating above the coral surrounded by schools of thousands of small fish, or sighting one of the rays that frequently appear, or a shy turtle if you're really lucky. (Snorkel equipment is available for our guests.) In the late afternoon you can try your hand at fishing off the end of the pier, or greet the local fishermen as they return with their day's catch. If your timing is just right and you have energy, you might even get a chance to help pull in a seine net. We highly recommend, for at least one night, that you linger by the pier until sunset. Your reward is a smashing display of glorious colors as the sun sinks into the Beach at Parlatuvierwestern sky. For adventures on the high seas, it is possible to arrange boating or fishing trips.

The village itself is very small with about 250 inhabitants, a few stores, a local school, church and dispensary. The people here are very friendly and helpful, and many of them have been involved in building our houses or maintaining the property.

There are several local trails nearby that take you through the rain forest and along rivers to idyllic tropical waterfalls, showing off the tropical surroundings to their fullest. The entrance to the main Rain Forrest trial is only 10 minutes away and registered guides are available to help spot and identify the local birds, wildlife and vegetation.

Transportation

Gloucester Place is about 28 miles from Crown Point Airport. Taxi service is available and there are several car rental companies at the airport. Once we have confirmed your reservation, we will send you a packet of information that will include directions.

Visitor Information

For detailed tourist information about Tobago, including extensive information on how to get here, we recommend www.myTobago.info.

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