Black Rock -- One of the Most Tourist-Oriented Locations in Trinidad and Tobago

Black Rock -- frequently referred to as the Rainbow Country for the diversity of its population and abundance of flora and fauna, Trinidad and Tobago is a nation in the southern Caribbean Sea, located some seven miles off Venezuela's coast. The birthplace of steel drum music, limbo and calypso, the islands were more interested in steel industries and natural gas rather than in tourism development. However, the situation is different today, with more and more travelers coming to explore the destination and admire its natural beauty.

Ranked currently with the best holiday destinations in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago plays host to a great number of festivals, notably pre-Lenten Carnival, in addition to being the birthplace of the calypso music and limbo. One its most tourist-oriented sites, Black Rock is located at the intersection of Shirvan Road, Buccoo Bay Road and Auchenskeoch, and is recognized as one of the smallest residential districts in Tobago, where large and luxurious villas are nestled close to small villages.

Until recently fishing has remained a major industry in this area, but with the nearby reef becoming a prominent attraction, Black Rock has experiences significant growth of tourism. Covering nearly eight square miles of the Caribbean Sea bed, Buccoo Reef is both the largest and most visited of Tobago's reefs. To its south is Nylon Pool, a spectacular sand bar that forms an attractive swimming pool in the middle of the sea. Other major attractions and activities include the goat races established in 1925 and held annually ever since, and crab races which are taken less seriously.

Whenever you decide to choose Tobago as a destination for an exciting holiday, Black Rock offers a wide selection of accommodations, from comfortable hotels to spacious villas and luxurious spa resorts. Among those maintaining the reputation for superb location and friendly service are Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort, Plantation Beach Villas Ltd, the Villas at Stonehaven and Grafton Beach Resort among others. Some of Tobago's well-favored lodging options can be found in Charlotteville, the foremost fishing community in the country.

Fronted by the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by wonderful tropical hills, Grafton Beach Resort is regarded as one of the premier hotels in Black Rock, providing its guests with the best of Tobago. It is nearly five miles from the Crown Point International Airport, five miles from the capital of Tobago - Scarborough, two miles from Buccoo Reef and Pigeon Point, nine miles from the Rainforest and just one mile from Little Courland Bay and Fort Benneth. Such a favorable location makes Grafton Beach Resorts one of the most popular in the area.

Some of the hotel facilities include Oceanview Restaurant, Neptune's Restaurant and three bars, while all-inclusive rates cover all meals and beverages, as well as daytime and nighttime entertainment, the use of the tennis courts, squash courts, swimming pool and gym facilities at the neighboring property - Le Grand Courlan Resort and Spa. Room amenities include terraces or balconies, individual climate control, ceiling fans, mini refrigerators, telephones, safes, satellite TV and hairdryers.

Nestled on the Caribbean coast of Tobago, Plantation Beach Villas is surrounded by lush tropical trees perched on a hillside that overlooks the alluring sands of Stonehaven Bay. Here you'll be offered to choose from six Caribbean villas, designed in the gracious style of traditional West Indies gingerbread houses. Located on one of Tobago's most spectacular beaches, Plantation Beach Villas place emphasis on elegant comfort in beautiful natural surrounding.

Each of the villas is filled with modern amenities and offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea from the spacious verandah.

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