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Charlotteville Cruises

Charlotteville is a village lying on the north-eastern tip of Tobago on Man-o-war Bay.

First European settlers to the area arrived 1633, with more settlers arrived in 1639. The history of the village is closely linked to sugar farming, and Charlotteville's deep water harbour was also of importance for the town's development. In more recent times fishing has been important for Charlotteville's economy.

Charlotteville has one of the few remaining tamboo bamboo bands in which rhythms are produced by banging bamboo on the ground. This originated in slavery times when slaves were not allowed to play musical instruments. Today a saxophone player is in the band.

There are a few good small restaurants and the in place for a drink at sunset is Lyda's Bar. It is excellent that there are no large hotels but only a few small guesthouses and apartments to rent. There is a good beach in the village and Pirate's Bay is 20 minutes walk along a track.

Hidden at the other side of the village is Pirates Bay, also known as "Little Italy" for its popularity in playing football.


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