A trip to Maracas Beach

This is going to be predominantly a photo dump just a warning.

Last Saturday my bestie Nads asked me if I was down to going to the beach on Sunday. Now I know most folks think that if you live in the Caribbean, there is a beach round every corner. Not so in my neck of the woods. My country is pretty mountainous and so a trip to the beach can sometimes be an ordeal. In Barbados or even Tobago (the sister isle) for example, there really is a beach around every corner, however in Trinidad there are far fewer beaches. The beach I went to was an hour away from where I live. 

Anyway once we made the plan we were all set ... To get to Maracas Beach you have to drive through a lot of heavily vegetated areas ...


There is a lookout as you get closer to the beach where people stop and take pictures and buy preservatives, local goodies for tourists and handmade jewellery.

After the lookout there's about 15 more minutes of driving until you get to the beach.


We were starving when we got to the beach ... We took a sip of some beer and then had a local favourite called bake and shark.



Then we relaxed on some beach chairs and enjoyed the beach .... We didn't feel to swim .. Too many people were on the beach


Phew photo dump indeed. Most pics are unedited save the one of me eating which was just horribly cropped.... I tried to get the colour better as well since there was a shadow over me but I suck at editing.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed a little Caribbean-ness on the blog :)

Have a great Thursday! :)


               

12 comments:

  1. It looks amazing, even if you had to travel quite a ways to get there. The beach closest to me looks super nice but it's full broken glass beer bottles and dog poop from people not cleaning up like they should *sigh*

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvillelife.com

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  2. Wow, beyond gorgeous! I could stand to soak up some rays right now! Looks like a really fun outing.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. oh shut up this is amazing! so jealous.
    the beaches i went to at home were about an hour away as well, sometimes mum and i would drive even further to escape the people. that food looks amazing, as does everything else. can i come visit?!?

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  4. So... got an extra bed or room on the couch for me to crash?? These photos are gorgeous and that beach looks like heaven. I mean, we have great beaches here in NJ too... ;) but they aren't quite the same haha. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great photos!! Carib Pilsner and Shark & Bake = two of my faves!!! My parents just moved really close to Maracas so when I go to visit, the drive will be much easier.

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  6. Oh. Okay. I would give up my local wineries if I could have fun trips like these more frequently!! Love all the pictures :)

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  7. You're right, I always think everywhere in the Caribbean is minutes from a beach.

    Thanks for sharing these photos. It looks like a wonderful day.

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  8. Your trip to the beach looked like lots of fun. The beach looks absolutely gorgeous.

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  9. An hour to the beach sure beats 14+ ! Yay for living right in the middle of the country!!!

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  10. Wow, this is just picture perfect. It looks amazing, even if you had to travel quite a ways to get there. The beach closest to me looks super nice but it's full broken glass beer bottles and dog poop from people not cleaning up like they should. Great post.

    -Stan Smith
    http://www.musclebully.com

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    1. This is the "best" beach but I sure do love it! Thanks for the comment Stan (or Eddy :) )

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