Tobago Beaches flocked by Trinidadians 

By Rumi Samuel Published on April 05, 2021
Tobago Beaches flocked by Trinidadians 

For the second consecutive year, Easter celebrations in Tobago are mainly sea, sun, and sand.

The Goat races and Easter bonnet parade at Buccoo and Mt Pleasant have been canceled because of the pandemic.

COVID protocols were uppermost on vacationers’ minds yesterday as this country’s COVID-19 figures begin to rise. “All COVID protocols were followed, and there is no decrease in security on the island.”

Said acting Inspector and TTPS

Tobago Division’s Media Ambassador Alicia Piggott told Guardian Media.

As they enjoyed the beach, many said they are conscious of the need to be responsible, social distance, and wear masks when not in the water.

Another visitor echoed similar sentiments, saying it’s “a wonderful opportunity” to visit with his family. “You can’t travel, so this is the best place to come,” he said.

On the beaches, hundreds enjoyed the sea, sun, and sand, including Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s wife Sharon Rowley and other family members.

Media practitioner Pixie Du Coudray said not many people can boast of having the privilege to visit a twin Island during the pandemic.

Many beachgoers said as the international borders are closed, Tobago is the next best bet.

As they enjoyed the beach, many said they are conscious of the need to be responsible, social distance, and wear masks when not in the water.

“There are so many people around that you keep thinking about COVID, and maybe that is not a bad thing, so you are always conscious of what you do,” St Rose said 

It is a sentiment echoed by Reyaz Ahamad.

He said, “So far, since I have been here, everybody is taking their precautions, wearing masks social distancing, even on the beach here, social distancing is taking place. Still, I am very aware of what could happen, so my family and I are taking precautions,”

Meanwhile, not all beaches were suitable for bathing. In Lambeau, Sargassum lined the beach.

“It’s fabulous that we can come to an island; there are a lot of people who don’t have a getaway...we are fortunate,” she told Guardian Media.

 

Rumi Samuel

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