Pigeon Point Beach,
Crown Point, Tobago
by Cassandra Lindsay
(A Canadian living in Playa del Carmen, Q.Roo, Mexico)
Photo From: http://www.oneorchid.com/
Ahhhhh, I always like to refer to this beach as a little slice of paradise. I was fortunate enough to be able to take my 6 year old twin daughters to Tobago for the first time in February. I've been a few times to Tobago myself (though we were born in Canada, my family is from Trinidad, the twin country to Tobago) and I always LOVE IT!
The pace is so easy and slow, it's indescribable the feeling of Tobago. No worries, and the days are lazily calm. The sun on the point is very strong, so you can only lay on the beach for a half hour at most before you absolutely must to take a dip. The water. Ahhh, nothing more cool and clear, and refreshing. It's the only way to describe it. While it is soooo hot on the island the water is always cool and crisp.
I could easily stay at Pigeon Point from early in the morning until the sun sets. There's lots of places to eat local food and traditional, and there's even a playground for kids right on the beach. You can take a glass bottom boat tour right from the jetty that Pigeon Point is famous for. If you're a kitesurfer, just on the other side of the point is where you can experience that, or just watch the colourful kites in the sky.
My girls just loved it! And I was so happy to see them happy. The lazy, not-a-care-in-the-world feeling is something everyone should experience at some point in their life and Pigeon Point Beach is just the place to do it!
Nori's Reply: Cassandra, thank you for your beautiful description of Tobago! Another Canadian who decided to leave the cold winters behind, eh? Living in Mexico and vacationing in Tobago? Doesn't sound too bad at all! ;-)
My family and I have visited other Caribbean islands, but Trinidad and Tobago remains a mystery to us. It sounds beautiful, lush, calm and with some of the most delicious food in the Caribbean, or so they tell me!
I was very eager to see Pigeon Point, so I uploaded the photo above of the beach's famous jetty. If you have any pictures I would love to see them. :-)
I hope to one day have the opportunity to head to the southern Caribbean islands, and experience their charm, which I hear is far different from the northern islands. Wherever in the Caribbean though, that feeling of calm and ease is everywhere...