Pigeon Point, Trinidad & Tobago
Pigeon point is a picturesque beach located on the northwest coast of Tobago. Situated on a small peninsula with crystal clear turquoise water, tall swaying coconut trees, open palm-thatched huts and a wooden jetty, Pigeon point is considered to be the perfect Caribbean beach.
It was privately owned for many years, but has just been re-purchased by the Government 'for the people'. You have to pay an entrance fee to get to the beach and use the facilities, and there are several souvenir shops and fast food bars at the main end of the beach. The far end is dedicated to watersports - windsurfing and jet skis.
Buccoo Reef is an extensive coral reef lying a 2 km’s offshore from Pigeon Point. Excursions can be made in glass-bottomed boats and it is an excelent place for snorkeling. These trips run from Store Bay or Pigeon Point.
Things to See & Do
* Pigeon Point beach
* Buccoo Reef
* Water sports
* Beach activities
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TTD; TT$)
Language – English, French Patois & Spanish
Land Area – 300 sq km’s
Population – 20,000 (Tobago)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1 + 868
Port Location – Ships dock at the cruise terminal in Scarborough which is located close to the downtown area.
Transport Links – Crown Point International airport is 13km from Scarborough. The national airline is BWI, which flies to other Caribbean islands and to several towns on the North and South American coasts. BWIA operates frequent services from London (Heathrow), Miami and New York to Port of Spain. The main ports are the Port of Spain and Scarborough. There is a daily (except Saturday) car ferry/passenger service from Port of Spain to Tobago (Scarborough), which takes approximately six hours.
Shared taxis are most commonly used to get around. Rental cars, motorbikes and mopeds are also available.