Things to do in Charlotteville and surroundings

Swimming, snorkeling and lazing on the beach

The beaches are soft beautiful sand.

There is good safe swimming at the Charlotteville Beach near the beach bar and there are lifeguards here each day – 7 minutes walk.

Pirates’ Bay, probably the most beautiful little beach in Tobago is a 20 minute walk along a track from the village or a short boatride with one of the fishermen. Just ask in the village or at the fish market.

Pirates' Bay - a short walk or boat ride from the village










You can also go to one of the other lovely beaches in Man’o’war bay by fishing boat from the village.

From Speyside, a ten minute drive from Charlotteville, you can visit little Tobago and go snorkeling and swimming in the bay.

There are many other beautiful beaches within easy driving distance, such as Englishman’s Bay, Castara, Parlatuvier.

Scuba Diving. Some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean is within minutes of The White House. There is an excellent dive centre in Charlotteville

There are 3 dive centres in Speyside which is 10 minutes drive from Charlotteville.

Birdwatching / Ornithology

Tobago is renowned for the variety of beautiful and interesting tropical birds. Many of these can be seen from the White House.

A motmot in the White House garden

A short trip to the Tobago Forest Reserve, to Argyle waterfalls, Little Tobago and other beauty spots gives you access to many other species. You can go alone or take an expert guide.


There is a floodlit tennis court for hire at Blue Waters Hotel in Speyside, 10 minutes drive away. Don’t try this in the daytime as it is too hot.

Night Life

Night life is generally quiet in Charlotteville.

There are several interesting places to eat and drink in charming rustic surroundings – see places to eat and drink

There is usually a Party night at the Beach Bar on Fridays.

Occasional barbecues with steel band music at the Beach Bar.

Various happenings from time to time in the village like the International Fishing Tournament in March and many others throughout the year.


The local evening pastime is meeting people for a chat or lime as the locals call it.

The usual place is on the wall at the seafront where the locals and visitors will be ready for a chat with you.

Lyda’s bar at the seafront is a popular liming spot and good for sunset watching.

Sunset from The White House