The White House, Charlotteville – things to do

Swimming, snorkelling and lazing on the beach

The beaches here are all soft beautiful sand.

There is good safe swimming at the Charlotteville Beach – 7 minutes walk from the house.

Pirates’ Bay, pictured on the left, probably the most beautiful little beach in Tobago is a 10 minute walk along a track from the village or a short boatride with one of the fishermen. Excellent snorkelling.

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

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

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

Scuba Diving

There is a diving centre at the Shark Shacks 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 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

Various happenings from time to time in the village like the International Fishing Tournament in March, Heritage Festival in July,  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.


One Response to The White House, Charlotteville – things to do

  1. Doreen Joseph says:

    Steve I love to read your history about Charlotteville, Tobago. It is so sensational. It brings back lot of memories. I am from Charlotteville, living in London Ontario Canada. I am in Canada 47 years. Keep the good works up.

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