Fort Bennett is located in Black Rock, Tobago, overlooking Grafton Beach. The Fort was built by the Dutch between 1628 and 1636. Later on, in the 1680’s the Courlanders refortified it in order to protect their then flourishing settlement in the Great Courland Bay area.
The fort then fell into the hands of the British in the 1800’s, and was again refortified to protect their claim to Tobago. The fort was mainly for military purposes when it protected sugar loading operations in the adjacent bay from American Privateers harassing the British during the American Revolution. Archaeologists suggest that the remnant walls can be found under the undulating surface of the fort, an indication of the constant reconstruction that took place in the wake of the numerous battles fought there. The signature cannons are still positioned safely in a recess near the entrance to the grounds, illustrating how the British battery may have originally looked. The turbulent history of the fort stands in stark contrast to the modern day serenity of this spot. A small gazebo sits on the end of the short winding and sloping path, offers shelter from the elements and a panoramic view of the bay.
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You can not leave Tobago without a visit to the unique jewel that is Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve, a 12 acre working organic estate which engages in sustainable agriculture. This small plantation grows citrus and other fruits and the best place for bird watching as it is home to many species of birds like the Mot Mot, Blue Tanagers, Humming Birds, and many more.
Back Bay is an 8-minute walk from the Mount Irvine Bay hotel. Snorkeling, body surfing and tanning is generally excellent at this bay. It also very secluded so best go in a group.
This group offers guests a chance of a special experience with some horses with personality! Stroll along wetlands, ride through clear blue waters of Buccoo Bay all while learning about horse care, body language and being one with nature. A truly magical experience!
This beach which is a great spot for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing and sun bathing is located in the Black Rock area just below Fort Bennett.
Great scenery and clears water welcome you to the Bay at Buccoo Village, one of the main centres of Tobagonian entertainment. The bay is long and sandy but the better bathing waters are found further out where snorkelling at the famous Buccoo Reef is allowed through tour and glass bottom boat operators.
Located in Plymouth – one of Tobago’s oldest towns – this Fort overlooks Great Courland Bay on a well manicured headland which makes this destination excellent for sightseeing, relaxing and picnicking.
Grange Breach (also known as the wall by locals) offers great swimming and is a perfect destination to relax and watch the sunset.
Mount Irvine beach is popular for surfing; you can come and enjoy good surf from December to March. In addition to this Mount Irvine is the place to do some great snorkeling. The beach also houses a great bar and restaurant.
Stonehaven Bay is a picturesque beach destination that comprised of soft, light brown, medium grain sand that is ideal for destination weddings, leisurely romantic walks, sunbathing, snorkeling, kayaking and surfing.
This sculpture was built to honour the early settlers to Plymouth who came from Courland (now called Latvia) It was created in 1976 by a local artist and sculpture and represents “freedom”.
The Mystery Tombstone of Betty Stiven lies in the quiet fishing village of Plymouth, Tobago. Its mysterious inscription has been unsolved for over 200 years to date.
Turtle Beach also known as Great Courland Bay, got its name from the amount of turtles that will come ashore and lay their eggs. For you turtle lovers, turtle nesting period starts from March to August and it is also said to be a good spot for bird watching on the Northern side. The large shaded bay is also a great and relaxing bathing, surfing and kayaking site. Even though there are no lifeguards on duty, the nearby hotel puts up flags for sea bathers that indicate the safer areas.